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Safety, Security, Health, & Environmental Manager

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  • Chicago, IL
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Chicago, IL

Posted 2 years ago

Seeking a Safety, Security, Health, and Environmental Manager for our Client in Chicago, IL. This is a direct hire opportunity offering competitive growth opportunities and compensation packages.


  • Development of policies and procedures in safety, health, and environmental matters to enable the Company to meet its Legal & Statutory obligations.
  • Implementation of policies and procedures in order to develop a high level of safety awareness on the site and a low-risk working environment;
  • Minimize the risk to Company assets including plant, buildings, equipment, and stocks of process materials, and is a member of the food safety/defense team.
  • Ensures that the necessary equipment and operating procedures are in place in order to prevent the discharge of any effluent that does not comply with local specifications.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensures that the Company, employees, and agents comply with regulations, procedures, policies, and codes of practice.
  • Observes requirements for statutory notifications and maintains relevant records to ensure compliance (i.e., federal, state, and local)
  • Collates reports of incidents and ensures remedial actions are carried out. Prepares metrics/statistics relevant to Company safety and the associated costs.
  • Keeps the Site Manager aware of developments on safety, health, and environmental matters including internal trends related to auditing and incidents.
  • Works as a member of the Food Safety Team/Food Defense team to ensure that the  requirements of FSSC 22000 and 22002 are met and the site achieves and maintains GFSI status
  • Advises the company on all aspects of fire protection; ensures proper selection and operation of fire warning and fire-fighting equipment and procedures; and maintains statutory records in this respect,
  • Monitors new projects and existing processes to ensure compliance with health, safety, and environmental requirements. In this respect, ensures that proper hazard and operability studies are carried out so the best design and operation is attained,
  • Keeps abreast of present and proposed legislation, codes of practice, and standards.
  • Keeps informed on the chemical, physical and biological properties of chemicals present on site also, all plant processes, and up-to-date principles of safety management, fire protection, and loss control.
  • Chairs the Safety Committee and ensures that regular safety inspections are carried out; reported and remedial actions are agreed with line managment.
  • Acts as company contact with statutory, official, and other organizations in the field of safety, health, and environment.
  • Promotes interest and awareness of health, safety, and environmental issues at all levels through the development of training materials and up-to-date SSHE procedures.
  • Organizes, develops, and carries out appropriate safety training in both a face-to-face setting and computer-based training format.
  • Ensures that contractors and their coordinators are properly briefed to work on-site in accordance with the Company's rules, practices, and governmental regulations
  • Liaise with the Company's insurers on matters relating to: employee liability claims, fire prevention/detection, and other regulations/requirement
  • Ensures that safety data on all materials used on site are available to all relevant employees (SDSs)
  • Works closely with site security to ensure all security procedures are well understood and known for emergency situations (e.g. evacuation, fire, tornado, etc).
  • Develops procedures for inspection/monitoring of safety and environmental installations; also, analyzes results and maintains proper records.
  • Ensures that proper contact is maintained with: Governmental agencies (i.e., EPA, OSHA, etc.), State and city agencies (i.e., IEPA, MWRD), and other companies owned by the corporation.


Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree, preferably in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or a related science
  • 0-5 years experience in safety space
  • A degree or certificate in industrial Hygiene is desirable, but not essential
  • The individual should have a persuasive personality that, when combined with the necessary technical background will command respect from employees and third parties alike
Contact the Recruiter:
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Gabrielle Tenuta
Sr. Talent Advisor
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Gabrielle Tenuta
Sr. Talent Advisor
I cannot thank Gabby enough for her continued support and prompt response time during my job search! She was there every step of the way and made the process seamless. I’m excited to continue our working relationship and highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to make a career change.
– Tammy J | Quality Control Chemist
Messina Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer
We provide and promote equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
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