Position Purpose & Summary
Responsible for the effective implementation, maintenance and review of Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) programs to ensure compliance with both, legal and company EHS requirements.
The person in this role is responsible to carry out risk assessments, (self) mini audits, communicate/investigate and report incidents and create and follow up action plans to eliminate or minimize the identified risks or findings. She/He provides EHS training and advice to employees at all levels in the location, establish and provides procedures for safe systems of work in line with Cargill requirements (LIFESavers, Critical Tasks, PJHA, permit to work, etc.). She/He must work close with plant manager and other supervisors and support them in the identification of site’s EHS priorities and programmes.
50% EHS Practices and procedures
- Ensure implementation and compliance with statutory (legal) and company/corporate EHS requirements; maintain awareness of current and future EHS developments and legal requirements and execute on operating permit condition expectations;
- Ensure transport, storage use, and disposal of all materials is in accordance with statutory requirements
- Execute the business EHS Year Plan (OGSM’s);
- Lead, spread and keep alive SafeStart and HOP principles;
- Carry out regular EHS (self)mini-audits in all areas and ensure any corrective actions recommended are implemented; apply learnings from shared audit reports;
- Keep company’s EHS policies and procedures updated (including input to operations S&OP’s);
- Carry out site risk assessment and SIF assessment and assist in implementing appropriate control measures for the identified risks;
- Implement a Near Miss program;
- Investigate incidents and near misses by performing adequate 5 why’s/RCA’s; develop corrective actions and track progress; apply learnings from shared accidents;
- Consolidate and report site’s data analysis of accidents, near misses, observations and communicate action plan to employees at all levels;
- Perform LIFESavers field checks and BBS observations;
- Implement, evaluate and complete quality assessments in permit to work and PJHA’s
- Leading or member of site safety committee
20% EHS Training
- Lead site’s safety induction;
- Ensure relevant licences/certifications (e.g. Fork Lift Trick, 1st Aid at work) are obtained and that conditions are adhered to; review which cases may need an occupational assessment and implement it;
- Training program of critical processes (PJHA, LifeSavers, applicable Critical Tasks, etc.);
- Assist with the identification of EHS training needs and develop and deliver EHS training programmes as appropriate;
- Create and keep up to date training matrix and follow up on EHS training.
10% Occupational Health
- Control and co-ordinate all health and safety data sheets to ensure all substances are controlled in accordance with requirements;
- Ensure all areas have current copies of MSDS sheets and necessary information for emergency response;
- Ensure all personnel using such substances are aware of the hazards practices and procedures associated with their use and have received the necessary training
- Complete substance Task based risk assessment
- Noise monitoring;
- Hazardous substances monitoring;
- Review which occupational health assessments are applicable to the site and implement it.
10% Team building and key relationships
- Establish close links with line managers guiding them to produce operating procedures to effective risk assessment and aid in identifying priorities and programmes, and to continuously develop a positive EHS Culture;
- Support and Liaise with Engineering/Maintenance Department adequate training and support on contractor’s management and PJHA requirements. Also, assist with the management of contractor related activities during normal operations and project/construction activities.
- Manage and ensure compliance with Contractor Management procedures;
5% EHS Non-operational activities
- Implement office EHS requirements to non-ops function in the location.
5% Waste Management
- Ensure site has an adequate site waste management programme and ensure practices on site complies with legislation and corporate standards.
Minimum Required Qualifications
- Hold a relevant degree in EHS or at least 5 years relevant work experience; a recognised EHS certification (NEBOSH, IOSH, ARBO, etc.), is desired;
- Fluency in English;
- Ability to lead and influence without authority
- Be able to communicate effectively through all levels of the organisation;
- Be energetic, ambitious, enthusiastic, have a flexible and positive attitude;
- Be able to work independently with minimum supervision;
- Good priority setting skills and the ability to work with people from a range of backgrounds
- Hands-on support to plant manager on the EHS field.
- Auditing/Compliance skills: Applies auditing/quality compliance skills to identify & manage risks/compliance and be able to learn from good and bad practices.
- Good Knowledge of Environmental Health and Safety, environmental permits Stays up-to-date and ensures compliance with regulatory requirements related to food and feed local production and export.
- Knowledge Cargill Policies & Standards - Applies policy and standards
- Customer Specifications Management: Interfaces effectively with internal customers;
- Managing and Improving Processes - Delivers processes that are aligned, effective, and optimize resources, applies a structured, disciplined approach to planning, administering and completing projects successfully.
- Plant/Manufacturing Knowledge - Demonstrates practical knowledge of farm safety, manufacturing processes and operations.
- Training skills - Delivers intermediate learning solutions that engage leaners and provides desired outcomes
- Business Acumen skills - Applies deep and practical business acumen to partner effectively with business counterparts.
- Documentation - Prepares documentation that meet regulatory compliance requirements.
- Scientific Knowledge - Applies scientific knowledge, principles to identify and manage risks based on risk assessment, conducts and communicates the results of a scientific evaluation of the known or potential adverse health effects resulting from human or animal exposure to food borne hazards.
- Keen sense of priorities
- Analytical skills and driven to propose solutions
- Have the ability to work in a variety of team settings
- Able to communicate effectively through all levels of the organization
- Have the ability to analyze data, interpret results & communicate plan to employees at all levels
- Have the ability to work with precision, accuracy and reliability
- Able to work independently with minimum supervision
- Flexible approach combined with good priority setting skills and the ability to work with people from a range of backgrounds
In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.
Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today.
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