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Vernon, CA (On-Site)

Environmental Health and Safety (“EHS”) Engineer

TITLE: EHS Engineer                          

SUPERVISED BY:  VP of Operations

FLSA STATUS: Exempt             

SALARY RANGE: $75K-115K D.O.E.         


The EHS Engineer plays a crucial role in providing comprehensive technical safety and health support to both production and office personnel. This role involves developing and implementing robust safety and health programs and objectives, while also overseeing the coordination of effective safety training programs. In addition, the EHS Engineer diligently monitors safety and health regulations, ensuring that plant and office personnel receive the necessary technical support to maintain full compliance with federal, state, and local safety and health regulations.


  • Works closely with staff in engineering, human resources, and operations to ensure compliance with OSHA regulations.
  • Provides technical safety and health support and information to production and office personnel.
  • Develops, prepares, and updates written safety and health programs and policies.
  • Identifies company safety training needs and develops and coordinates safety training programs.
  • Trains new employees & existing employees in safety procedures.
  • Designs methods for appraising safety conditions in plant and office.
  • Inspects working conditions to ensure all activities are compliant with safety guidelines.
  • Develops annual company safety and health goals.
  • Participates in new product/process reviews, including process hazard analyses, operator training, etc.
  • Supports engineering to implement engineering controls to minimize safety and occupational health hazards.
  • Supports plant personnel in the selection & appropriation of appropriate personal protective equipment.
  • Maintains corporate safety library (e.g., videos, regulations, reference manuals).
  • Promotes safety and health awareness through internal company memoranda, newsletters, and specific training programs and incentives.
  • Serves as member and lead of the environmental & occupational health and safety circle.
  • Leads implementation of a hazard communication program and preparation of reports.
  • Reviews SOPs and provides input for safety and health considerations.
  • Understands federal and state occupational safety and health regulations and monitors regulatory changes as they occur.
  • Provides technical support to office and plant personnel to ensure compliance with applicable occupational safety and health regulations.
  • Identifies opportunities, creates project proposals, collaborates with subcontractors, and executes projects with the support and cooperation of management.
  • Advises manufacturing plants and office staff of regulatory changes with which the plant(s) must comply.
  • Audits practices and records of manufacturing plants to ensure compliance with company programs and federal/state occupational safety and health regulations.
  • Monitors & reports lost-time injuries/illnesses.
  • Oversees and provides guidance to leadership and operations, ensuring that they effectively execute incidents and investigations while also ensuring the completion of reports.
  • Monitors worker’s compensation claims and works with claims adjusters & consultants to close claims out as soon as possible.
  • Reviews plant safety circle meeting minutes and safety inspection reports and follows up as necessary.
  • Conducts weekly reviews of EHS data points with operations, ensuring thorough analysis and assessment of safety and health metrics.
  • Reviews injury/illness and noninjury incident investigation reports and follows up as necessary.
  • Actively contributes to the development of leadership and safety practices.
  • Actively collaborates during orientation for new hires, providing valuable insights and guidance regarding safety and health practices.
  • Develops and tracks Key Safety Indicators and develops improvement plans against them.
  • Prepares and submits annual reports to keep management and others informed about the status of safety-related activities.
  • Responsible for collaborating with vendors to ensure compliance with safety and health standards and implementing necessary safety measures.
  • May be required to travel 15-20% of the time.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Required to be fully on-site.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.

  1. Leadership.
  2. Collaboration Skills.
  3. Communication Proficiency.
  4. Customer/Client Focus.
  5. Decision Making.
  6. Learning Orientation.
  7. Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.
  8. Problem Solving/Analysis.
  9. Teamwork Orientation.
  10. Technical Capacity.

Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, typically:

  • An Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Safety Science, Environmental Health & Safety, Occupational Health & Safety, Safety Management, or a related field is required.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ previous experience in the health and safety field is required.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in a manufacturing environment required.
  • Experience with multi-site/multi-unit required.
  • Experience working within a manufacturing industry of 100+ employees is required.
  • Certified Safety Professional (“CSP”) is preferred.
  • OSHA30-hour certification preferred.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrates broad knowledge of state and federal safety guidelines for the workplace.
  • Exhibits knowledge of appropriate emergency protocols.
  • Possesses knowledge of the legal repercussions of workplace accidents.
  • Is able to read and interpret dense legal and federal OSHA documents.
  • Demonstrates familiarity with job site machinery and products.
  • Possesses strong leadership skills.
  • Communicates clearly and effectively.
  • Pays close attention to detail.
  • Exhibits strong organizational skills.
  • Possesses solid problem-solving and analytical abilities.
  • Is proficient in the use of word processing programs.
  • Works well with a team.
  • Possesses strong writing skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to remain calm and cool-headed in the event of an emergency.
  • Excellent people skills, with an ability to partner with a dynamic leadership team.
  • Possess personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to corporate mission.
  • Flexible and able to multitask; can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment, while also driving toward clarity and solutions; demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities.
  • Ability to set direction: develop and set strategy, encourage fresh thought, understand the business, and communicate effectively.
  • Detail Orientation and highly analytical.
  • A collaborative leadership style that demonstrates confidence, assertiveness, sound judgment, and a straightforward tenor to interpersonal relationships.
  • Capable of shifting quickly between the tactical and strategic.
  • Is credible and demonstrates adaptability, while leveraging differences and learning through others.
  • Will step up quickly to address issues, sees conflicts as opportunities, reads situations quickly, is good at focused listening, and can hammer out solutions.
  • Able to quickly develop relationships and generate trust within the organization.
  • Command of the English language through written and spoken word.
  • Ability to communicate and express ideas clearly and concisely, in both written and oral formats.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent planning, organization, leadership, presentation, decision-making, analytical skills, and reasoning.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, exercising tact, patience, and diplomacy.
  • Ability to read and interpret policies and procedures.
  • Work to the highest standards to represent the Company in an exemplary manner.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information with professionalism and discretion.
  • Expected to possess the skill to constructively challenge management with innovative ideas, consistently striving for the betterment of the company and its safety and health practices.

The work environment characteristics described here represent those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job with or without accommodations.

  • Office and plant setting. The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), and working near moving mechanical parts.

The physical demands described here represent those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without accommodations.

  • Sit, walk, and stand for sustained periods of time on a daily basis.
  • Sustain frequent movement of the fingers, wrists, hands, and arms.
  • Requires the ability to occasionally lift or move objects up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to lift files, file, and retrieve documents.

I have read the job description above and I understand that the knowledge, skills, abilities, and assigned responsibilities listed are conditions of my employment with Coast Packing Company. I also understand that the job description may be changed or altered at any time and may not include all of my job responsibilities.