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Health, Safety & Environment (Graduate Rotational Role) Specialist

Requisition ID 38015
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

At Kerry, we hire graduates into real roles with real responsibilities from day one. This position reports to the HSE Manager and carries out responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
This role is rotational, so you'll get the chance to start at a year 1 location and then rotate to a year 2 location. After that, our and your goal is for you to be an HSE site leader and a career-long contributor to Kerry.

You want your first job after you graduate to set you up for success for the rest of your career.  This is that job!  Kerry's New HSE Graduate Program offers a unique 2-year rotational experience in the food and beverage industry.  This program offers two one-year ‘rotations’ at different plants in the US.  The goal is for your third rotation to be a permanent role as an HSE site leader.  If fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and global opportunities appeal to you, then introduce yourself to Kerry!

What would you do?

The HSE Grad 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. Are you passionate about health and safety? Do you enjoy developing plans that will further sustainability or environmental goals? If so, please consider applying. Other job duties are listed below: 

  • 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.

What will you need to be successful?

  • Four Year degree in a health, safety or environment related field. Targeted graduation date of May 2022.
  • Dynamic personality with ability and willingness to promote appropriate change and improvement.
  • Practical experience in HSE in a food or manufacturing facility preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to build strong interpersonal relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Inquisitive nature that enjoys problem solving and identifying business improvements.
  • Computer, planning, and problem-solving skills.

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: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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