Dean Foods

  • Senior EHS Manager, Operations

    Job Locations US-CA-City Of Industry
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    General Management
    High School or Equivalent
    Relocation Assistance
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    The Environmental, Health, and Safety Senior Manager position will offer the opportunity to work at Dean Foods, the largest milk manufacturer in the United States. This position will provide direct EHS support and services to two of Dean Foods largest dairy manufacturing plants while supervising one Environmental, Health & Safety Manager who is responsible for a Northern California and Reno, Nevada manufacturing locations.


    This position offers a variety of experiences and frequently interacts with other regional EHS and Operations management in the organization.  Be a part of a dynamic EHS organization that is collaborative, tenured, and innovative.


    This position will have an office at both Alta Dena Dairy locations in the City of Industry, CA.  

    Job Description & Requirements

    The Senior Environmental, Health and Safety Manager oversees the Environmental, Health, Safety, and Security programs at multiple locations ensuring compliance with all federal, state and local regulations, standards, codes, and company policies. The Senior EHS Manager is responsible for full integration of safety and environmental management into the facility’s operations. He/she will work with facility management to ensure the facility safety and environmental goals are met. Additionally, The Senior EHS Manager will make recommendations to the management team with regard to program implementation and improvements.


    • Support multiple locations in a complex regulatory framework.
    • Improves the quality of and ensures the effective execution of safety and environmental management processes following established regulations, policies, standards and best practices;
    • Directs and is actively involved in a proactive safety and environmental program.
    • Contributes and engages in the development, maintenance and reporting of PSM, RMP, Wastewater, Solid Waste, Hazardous Waste, Universal Waste, Used Oil, and Storm water programs.
    • Educates, trains, and provides support to operations in the development and execution of consistent safety and environmental management programs.
    • Executes, measures, and monitors process to assess the overall safety and environmental performance and identify opportunities for improvement.
    • Supports the partnership with risk management to identify trends and opportunities for improvements in tools, training or processes.
    • Ensures compliance with all safety and environmental programs.
    • Directs accident investigation programs, develops accident trends and develops programs for improving performance.
    • Manages the program for underground and above ground storage tanks and Spill Prevention and control programs at the facility and related locations.
    • Participates as an active member of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know (EPCRA) programs.
    • Works with transportation safety on common safety and environmental issues related to the facility.
    • Works with regional corporate EHS Director on setting priorities and goals consistent with Corporate priorities and goal.
    • Cooperates in a cross functional manner as a change agent with all departments within the Company.
    • Engages in the typical responsibilities of a manager requiring planning, evaluating, organizing, integrating, and delegating.
    • Provide for the management of employees to ensure effective selection, retention, development, disciplinary action and performance management. If a collective bargaining agreement exists, may participate in negotiations, grievances or other contract related activities and discussions.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Knowledge of OSHA PSM and EPA RMP regulations. Knowledge of International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) standards is required
    • High School diploma or equivalency required; Bachelor’s degree is preferred
    • A minimum of 5 years of process safety management (PSM) experience is required
    • Possesses extensive working knowledge of PSM/RMP regulatory requirements for federal and state programs, processes, and program implementation strategies.
    • An EHS-related certification such as (CSHO, OSHT, CET, CHMM, ASP, CSP, and CIRO) a plus.
    • Strong analytical skills to evaluate performance metrics and outcomes.
    • The ability to develop, conduct and maintain training programs using lecture, power point, or practical methods.
    • Familiarity with Good Manufacturing Practices.
    • Experience leading and following Safety/Security Policies and Procedures.
    • Ability to follow all Sanitation and Quality Policies and Procedures, and report and follow through on any deficiencies.
    • Ability to follow Continuous Improvement (CI) Processes in the Management Operating Structure (MOS).
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and computer-based applications.
    • Excellent verbal/written communication skills.
    • Ability to adapt to changing organizational and operational needs; ability to lead others through change.
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • Skill in organization, prioritization, and attention to detail.
    • Strong team player and leader with the ability to work across multiple functions and disciplines.
    • Ability to select, coach, develop, engage, and retain a team of employees.
    • Food industry experience a plus.
    • Must have flexibility to travel as required for EHS Regional position (up to 40%).
    • Must be able to pass all pre-employment screens (including drug, background and criminal checks).

    EEO Statement

    Dean Foods considers marijuana (including medical marijuana) to be an illegal drug. Dean Foods will rescind offers of employment to applicants who test positive for marijuana (unless restricted from doing so by state or local law). Dean Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


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