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2023 Graduate Program North America - Health, Safety & Environment (HSE)

Requisition ID 41821
Position Type Kerry Graduate
Posting Type LI

How often can you find a multi-billion-dollar company that offers you flexibility to change in your career as your interests change? You just did. Kerry's unique culture and commitment to change in the food, beverage, and pharma industries offers support and opportunities as your interests and need to explore grow. If fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and global opportunities appeal to you, then introduce yourself!


  • Clark, NJ 

  • Byesville, OH 

  • Springfield/Nixa, MO 

  • Jackson, WI 

  • Rome, GA 


About Kerry 

Kerry is the world’s leading taste and nutrition partner for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. We innovate with our customers to create great tasting products, with improved nutrition and functionality, while ensuring better impact for the planet. Our leading and proprietary consumer insights, global RD&A team of 1,000+ food scientists and local manufacturing footprint in 31 countries enable us to co-create with our customers across over 150 countries.  At Kerry, we are driven to be our customers’ most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition, and will reach over 2 billion consumers with sustainable nutrition solutions by 2030. 


HSE Overview 

This position reports to the HSE Manager and carries out responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. The HSE Specialist is fundamental to our team. You’ll coordinate the implementation of Kerry’s HSE Safety policies and HSE plans and ensure the company is compliant with legislation and requirements.  You will spend your first year in one location then relocate to a second location. 


Key Responsibilities 

What you'll do 

  • Monitor and support the HSE Management System and provide advice and assistance to the HSE manager to reduce site HSE risk. 

  • Support, implement and/or maintain specific North American HSE programs and projects. 

  • Develop and implement safety initiatives to continually improve safety performance and objectives. 

  • Support the assigned sites environmental/sustainability efforts including both achieving Zero Waste to Landfill and ISO 14001 certification. 

  • Provide assistance to the site with: HSE policy development; HSE inspections & audits; employee engagement at all levels; delivering HSE training; and leading HSE incident investigations. 

  • Actively live the Kerry values of Courage, Ownership, Inclusiveness, Open-mindedness, & Enterprising Spirit 


Qualifications and Skills 

What you'll need to be successful 

  • A Bachelor’s Degree Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university in a health, safety or environment related field 

  • Practical experience in HSE in a food or manufacturing facility preferred 

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to communicate effectively to all levels of an organization 

  • Computer, planning, and problem-solving skills 

  • A curious mindset 

  • Willingness to relocate 

  • Minimum 3.25 GPA 

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here.

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