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HSE Specialist - Manitowoc, WI

Requisition ID 39269
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Health, Safety and Environment 
Posting Type DNI


Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

About Kerry

Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment

About the role

Along the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, our Manitowoc, WI location is part of our Smoke and Grill Division and creates condensed, natural smoke for our customers and brands. You’ll work in a state-of-the-art facility with a team that’s committed to helping each other succeed in their roles through structured training and a committed, engaged supervisor. Are you looking to build a career in manufacturing with a team you can have some fun with? With our engagement program, volunteer days and energetic culture, we might be the team for you. 


The HSE Specialist will be the Health & Safety expert for the implementation, maintenance, coordination and monitoring of Health and Safety Management Systems and will report directly to the HSE Manager. This role will participate in development and maintenance, regulatory compliance, and industrial best practices in Health and Safety, including procedures, processes, and training to promote safe working practices and to protect the company’s interest. The primary goal of the HSE Specialist is to support activities to raise the safety awareness of all the organizations departments to a higher level and follows the company’s key initiatives. 

What would you do?

  • Ensures compliance with Company & Facility policies, Health and Safety standards, Environmental regulations and good housekeeping practices.
  • Enforces HSE policies to establish a culture of Health and Safety.
  • Promotes good practices related to Health & Safety matters by coaching and training employees.
  • Promotes improvements in Health and Safety and recommends solutions to issues, improvement opportunities, or new prevention measures.
  • Supports HSE Manager with the development and execution of Health and Safety goals in the workplace according to regulatory and company guidelines.
  • Monitors compliance to policies and regulations by inspecting employees, operations, and equipment to observe possible unsafe acts and/or conditions.
  • Conducts training and presentations for HSE matters and accident prevention.
  • Conducts and support accident/incident and occupational illness analysis.
  • Assist HSE Manager with Workers Compensation claims. 
  • Oversees Facility Safety Committees.
  • Controls the observance of Health and Safety requirements in the facility and reports nonconformance.
  • Supports and performs audits and Health and Safety related surveys.
  • Maintains and controls Health and Safety related documentation and activities

What will you need to be successful?

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Safety & Health or related field.
  • At least two years of relevant experience.
  • OSHA 30 General Industry.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Power Point, Excel, Word.

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 .  

Nearest Major Market: Green Bay
Nearest Secondary Market: Appleton

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