Safety/Environmental Manager - Smithfield BioScience

Job LocationsUS-OH-Cincinnati

Your Opportunity

Are you an ambitious, compliance-focused Safety and Environmental, professional that excels in highspeed work environments; evaluating processes, and identifying opportunities to mitigate deficiencies? Then join Smithfield Foods, a $15 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor! For more information, visit

As part of our Smithfield BioScience team, you would conduct routine safety and environmental checks, ensuring that applicable regulations are strictly enforced providing technical expertise to track facility compliance from start to finish, and develop corrective actions when needed. You will be responsible for ensuring that we are able to safely deliver our products to customers.

The Safety - Environmental Manager has overall accountability for the development and implementation of worker safety and health policy and procedures, and environmental compliance programs at the facility. The Manager is to be the resident expert regarding worker compensation laws, OSHA industrial workplace requirements, and federal/state/local environmental regulations, and they will be the key facility ISO certification representative.

Core Responsibilities

Manage the safety and health process to ensure compliance with OSHA regulations and company standards. Complete annual reviews of each program, including review and updates of plant procedures. Complete employee safety training and exposure surveys throughout the plant as necessary. Encourage health/wellness programs and assist with injury/illness prevention and correction. Track and reduce worker’s compensation costs, absenteeism, and turnover by ensuring quality health care is provided following incidents involving plant workers. Review and monitor all accident investigation reports through to completion, including participation in claim reviews, mediations, and hearings. Key Measurements: Number of OSHA violations, Employee Turnover Rate, Number of Accidents, Costs and Number of Worker’s Compensation claims, FSRMP/SIPS/SCAP audit results.

Develop and maintain environmental programs that meet all permit requirements, including timely renewals, field inspections and documentation, field sampling such as wastewater sampling, and all required permit recordkeeping. Programs include: solid waste, hazardous waste, air permitting, wastewater pretreatment, water conservation, storm water compliance, and others where applicable. Generate and encourage facility wide sustainability projects, and submit projects for consideration of environmental awards. Key Measurements: Monthly report, WEBEMS entry, Sustainability project entry, Number of Notice of Violations

Insert all environmental, ISO, Process Safety Management/Risk Management Plan and plant Sustainability program documentation into company electronic management systems. Lead/facilitate plant ISO certification management teams, process safety teams, and documentation control requirements. Key Measurements: WEBEMS, SMS, ISO PSM entries updated and action items complete, few or no internal and external audit findings

Train all applicable employees as required by OSHA, environmental permits and environmental/emergency response regulatory programs, and company standards. Key Measurements: Training completed by annual or other established due dates.

Review capital expense requests, new chemical purchase requests, and other plant changes (i.e., capital projects, land disturbance, equipment modification) prior to implementation, so environmental, health, and safety program impacts are discussed and required permits/notifications are made to regulatory authorities.

Key Measurements: Permits received prior to project initiation

Understand and facilitate the Process Safety Management/Risk Management Plan program requirements as appropriate for the facility. Lead internal and external release reporting requirements, if applicable, for chemicals to the environment. Key Measurements: proper release reporting policy followed, successful PSM audits, both external and internal.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in a field that adds value in the environmental, health and safety field and a minimum of 5 years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.

Good decision maker and ability to perform in stressful situations, including leading emergency response efforts

Detail oriented.

Self-motivated, result-oriented, focused on meeting deadlines

Experienced air, water, waste permitting for industrial plant setting

Working knowledge of OSHA regulations, Process Safety Management requirements for ammonia refrigeration

Knowledge of the worker’s compensation processes and injury investigation requirements

Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals in English

Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Demonstrated ability to effectively work on a personal computer, access company programs and files, work in and learn Windows-based database systems, Excel worksheet navigation, word processing programs, Human Resource electronic systems, SAP (preferred), Internet software; manufacturing software

Math skills to calculate efficiencies, % reductions, air emissions on a rolling 12-month basis

Able to adjust work schedule to cover evening/night shift training of employees, troubleshoot production problems, as determined necessary by Plant Management

Travel 10-15% of the time

Work Environment & Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Stairs, heights, some ladder climbing, extreme temperature swings both indoors and out, wet and humid atmospheres

Occasionally work alternate shift, then adjust back to normal hours.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Extremes of cold, heat, humidity, heights, loud noise (required to wear hearing protection), odors that vary dependent upon particular work area

Careers and Benefits

To learn more about Smithfield’s benefits, visit

About Smithfield Foods

Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. With more than 60,000 jobs globally, we are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly®" and serve as one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in our U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our communities. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield®, Eckrich® and Nathan's Famous®, among many others. For more information, visit, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield, is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status or status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.

Job Type
Full Time
53 days ago

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