HSE Supervisor

  • Company: Kerry
  • Location: Fredericksburg, Iowa
  • Posted: November 19, 2017
  • Reference ID: 2017-10794
Company Overview

Want a job you can feel good about? Leading to better encompasses everything we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the world's leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building sustainable solutions for consumers or building benefits and opportunities for employees, the main thread of the Kerry fabric is #LeadingToBetter. With focus on a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

Leading to better.

Through sensory science and technology, Kerry develops and manufactures food and beverage solutions for popular brands throughout the world. In fact, you've most likely experienced Kerry in the food or beverages you've consumed in the past few days!

Leading to better, together.

Together, we shape how the world views food and beverage. Leading to better, together means we do this in a culture that nurtures agility, speed, quality and safety and we do this through:
  • Celebrating curiosity that leads to action
  • Empowering our people
  • Promoting diverse thinking
  • Investing in innovation
  • Acting on sustainability
  • Embracing our differences

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.

Description and Responsibilities

We'd love to talk with you about the HSE Supervisor role in Fredericksburg, Iowa!

Within 70 miles of Fredericksburg, ther are wonderful towns and suburbs: Waverly, Cedar Falls, Waterloo, and Cedar Rapids.

Demonstrates leadership in the areas of health and safety. This requires observing and enforcing safety rules and practices, encouraging safe work behaviors, and promptly correcting conditions and unsafe behavior, which may lead to accidents.

Provide support and leadership to site operations management through implementation of HSE programs, procedures, and education initiatives focused on compliance assurance, incident reduction, and risk mitigation.

Major Responsibilities include the following:
  • Manages, organizes, coordinates and implements all health and safety programs and the associated documented procedures to ensure employee and facility safety. Develops and manages tracking systems associated with monitoring performance against site goals.
  • Maintain and report HSE records to ensure adherence to corporate polices and/or regulatory requirements. Includes, but not limited to, OSHA 300 log, incident records, safety metrics, training, inspections, permits, etc
  • Responsible for overall coordination of safety training within the facility in accordance with pertinent regulations.
  • Advisor to Safety Committee, responsible for coordinating and implementing approved recommendations of this committee.
  • Responsible for following, monitoring and enforcing safety rules, policies and procedures and applying corrective action when necessary. Responsible for developing awareness and promotional programs aimed at operational safety and a safe work environment.
  • Completes safety portion of new hire and contractor orientation.
  • Reports monthly and annual safety statistics to corporate entities.
  • Tracks employee safety training to ensure compliance with regulatory mandates and company policy.
  • Support site management with the investigation of HSE incidents at the site. Where necessary, lead investigation process and/or collaborate with appropriate corporate staff on serious incidents.
  • Communicate HSE incidents and corrective actions in a timely, thorough, and effective manner.
  • Partner with Human Resources to monitor the status of all open Workers Compensation claims and coordinate activities to minimize lost and/or restricted work days.
  • Maintain Safety Data Sheets (SDS) original file and index by entering new and updating SDS when received, copying and distribution of SDS for all departments involved, filing in master book in front offices.
  • Writes work orders as necessary.
  • Provides technical information on facility safety and government regulations as they pertain to health and safety to the site.
  • Recommends policies and procedures ensuring all employees maintain safety and regulatory compliance.
  • Responsible for knowledge and implementation of all upcoming Federal and State legislation relative to safety and ensures informing the various departments of upcoming changes.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Education: Bachelor's degree, preferably in Safety, Industrial or Environmental Engineering.

Experience: 3-5 years experience working in a manufacturing facility. In-depth knowledge of HSE regulations, including OSHA, EPA and local requirements. Knowledge and experience with relevant consensus standards such as NFPA and ANSI, and systems such as ISO 14001.

Skills: 3-5 years experience working in a manufacturing facility. In-depth knowledge of HSE regulations, including OSHA, EPA and local requirements. Knowledge and experience with relevant consensus standards such as NFPA and ANSI, and systems such as ISO 14001.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements: This position requires working in high noise areas, high heat areas, standing for long periods of time, and desk work.

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