Join Our Community of Food People!Leads aspects of Environmental Compliance within the US Foods Safety, Health and Environment function. Provides targeted Environmental Compliance support to multiple sites. Guides and supports the implementation of environmental efforts that effect sustained compliance with relevant regulatory requirements, prevent adverse environmental impacts, and promote environmental sustainability. Focuses significantly on ammonia system processes across the USF network in alignment with EPA RMP and OSHA PSM. Identifies, supports and coordinates targeted initiatives to address spill prevention and response, stormwater / wastewater management, above-ground and underground storage tanks, and fueling operations. Builds and maintains relationships with internal stakeholders and vendors to help ensure positive outcomes from targeted environmental projects and regulatory interactions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Leads assigned aspects of Environmental Compliance and ensures alignment with overall US Foods SHE direction.
• Helps design and develop US Foods corporate SHE standards in conformance with environmental regulatory requirements and best practices.
• Drives consistent implementation of environmental requirements per US Foods expectations and in conformance with applicable laws and regulations and governmental guidelines (EPA, OSHA, DOT, etc.).
• Supports the Ammonia / Process Safety initiative throughout US Foods. Ensures periodic Process Hazard Analyses, Mechanical Integrity Inspections, Compliance Audits, and other required reviews occur at appropriate intervals to meet compliance obligations and help ensure proper operation of ammonia systems.
• Partners with operations and Region SHE teams to ensure adequate local knowledge and abilities to maintain regulatory compliance with applicable requirements, such as stormwater (wastewater) management, fueling operations, and fuel storage.
• Engages with Legal, Facilities Management, and local operations teams to coordinate responses to and alignment with required follow-ups from compliance directives and environmental agency inquiries.
• Maintains strong partnerships with environmental consultants to ensure adequate support to local operations regarding necessary remedial operations, environmental equipment and treatment installations, spill response, etc.
• Stays abreast of regulatory developments that impact US Foods operations, and trains local operations and Region SHE teams accordingly. Assesses US Foods operations for alignment to applicable regulatory requirements.
• Models high ethical standards and employee and environmental advocacy reinforcing the “We Care” mindset.
Internal: Regularly interfaces and collaborates with Legal, Facilities Management, Field Operations, Real Estate, and Field SHE Execution.
External: On an as-needed basis, interfaces with governmental representatives (EPA, OSHA, DOT). Establishes relationships with key vendors and consultants in the environmental arena to deliver key services.
• Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Science, SHE field.
• Professional Engineer or ability to become licensed preferred.
• Minimum of 7 - 10 years of increasingly responsible environmental experience in the manufacturing, foodservice, distribution, and / or retail industries that spans regulatory compliance, SHE incident prevention, and emergency preparedness. Multi-site oversight experience a plus.
• Demonstrates sound judgment and understanding of environmental requirements. Models professional ethics and employee and environmental advocacy.
• Critical thinker who understands overlap between various environmental programs with safety and health, as well as the stakeholders who influence and are impacted by such programs.
• Demonstrates leadership skills, successful team player and team builder.
• Strong interpersonal skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent organizational skills.
• Excellent influence, negotiation, conflict resolution and facilitation skills with diverse groups of individuals.
• Excellent analytical ability, strong interpretive skills and proven success in driving change.
• Knowledge of various federal and state laws and regulations related to environmental management, including but not limited to, EPA, OSHA, and DOT.
• Knowledge of industry benchmarking metrics is desirable.
• Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
• Ability to travel up to 70%
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