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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Long Island City, New York
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Industry Segments:
Consumer Goods
Experience level:
1-2 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist

A Little Bit About Fresh Direct:  
FreshDirect launched in New York City in 2002, and has become an industry leader in food, tech, and eCommerce innovation. From New York to Philly, our commitment to sourcing the best in fresh and grocery through our direct relationships with farmers, suppliers, artisans, and vendors all over the world has always set us apart. With an in-house team of chefs, bakers, and experts, we live and breathe food, creating and producing a variety of freshly made meals, kits, and baked goods you can’t find anywhere else.

Our FreshDirect “At the Office” team specializes in delivering a high-quality assortment to corporate offices and schools. And in 2015, FreshDirect expanded its portfolio with the launch of FoodKick, a mobile-first food business that supplies the instant-gratification urban crowd with the freshest, tastiest finds in food, alcohol, and home essentials—all delivered in an hour.

Here’s what we’re looking for in a Environmental Health and Safety Specialist:
This position includes the development, implementation, training, periodic updating and auditing of a comprehensive Environmental Health and Safety program to ensure on the job safety of employees and environmental compliance. This person will assist development of a best-in-class safety management system through developing and implementing standards, procedures and training programs to ensure a safe and accident-free work environment. Promotes plant safety by working with all departments, employees and safety committee members to analyze processes and recommend safety improvements. Ensure compliance with government legislation, federal regulations and corporate policy pertaining to both Environmental and Safety programs.

You relish the idea of:
  • Assisting / supporting facility departments in safety training to include behavior based safety programs, company and regulatory training
  • Providing quick and efficient responses to sensitive issues where a high level of technical, systematic or emergency thought processes is required
  • Evaluating and offers advice and implementation of solutions due to complexities of health, safety, training, and industrial hygiene issues.
  • Assisting EH&S review efforts for new facility design, existing process modification, product manufacturing modifications and new equipment/machinery installations
  • Establishing systems for the monitoring of workplace safety risks and environmental impacts through the analysis of work processes, materials, equipment and the work habits of employees
  • Performing health and safety audits and reviews investigation reports to ensure that corrective actions will eliminate recurrence and/or unsafe behaviors/conditions
  • Analyzing incident data to identify trends and accident types that can be prevented
  • Responsible for supporting the development of and implementation of a facility-wide EH&S culture through technical support, program development, and relationship building
  • Providing direction and assistance to Plant employees in fulfilling their obligations for environment, health and safety and creates positive and productive working relationships with all plant employees
  • Coordinating and conducting New Hire safety orientation, Management safety onboarding and other required compliance training
  • Assisting in the planning and delivering key safety concepts to provide the road map to zero injuries and world class performance

Here's what you need:
  • One to three (1-3) years of experience in the Industrial Hygiene, or EHS 
  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific or engineering field, such as, Occupational Safety or Environmental Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Science, Engineering, or equivalent
  • EH&S experience within a food plant or manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge through formal education, training and/or experience on the principle and practices associated with environmental safety and health field
  • Proficiency with computer applications, including Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, Word, Project, and Outlook

Preferred Qualifications:
  • ASP or GSP and intention and ability to sit for Certified Safety Professional exam within five (5) years
  • Demonstrated platform skills with the ability to prepare and present technical subjects to an audience having diverse backgrounds
  • Familiarity with occupational health and safety management systems (e.g. ANSI Z10/OHSAS 18001)

How you'll stand out in the crowd:
  • Ability to influence people and outcomes
  • Exceptional writing, presentation, and communication skills
  • Proven ability to successfully develop and implement programs and systems to comply with federal, state and local EH&S regulations as well as company policies, strategies, initiatives and goals
  • Must be resourceful and a skilled problem solver
  • Experienced in the development of tools, resources, programs, and processes
  • Ability to focus on teamwork, project management and follow-up
  • Comfortable juggling and coordinating multiple projects with competing priorities
  • Capable of working in a fast paced, dynamic and changing environment
  • Must possess leadership qualities and be open minded with the ability to lead projects from concept to completion
  • Bilingual a plus (English/Spanish)

Working Conditions:
  • Work environment includes Plant, Warehouse, Production, non-production areas and plant grounds
  • Ability to work (maintenance coverage) beyond the normal hours, shift, and on weekends/holidays
  • Flexibility and willingness to work in different environments as needed
  • Physical requirements include but may not be limited to
  • Walking up and down stairs/ladders as well as standing or siting for long periods of time
  • Navigating uneven surfaces
  • Ability to tolerate temperatures of 48 degrees or below while working in the plant
  • Comfortable lifting up to 50 lbs

Wait, there’s more! Check out our #workperks:
Working here is pretty much as cool as you’d imagine—lots of food, lots of energy, and a whole lot of happy hours.

  • Flexible and generous PTO plan.
  • 20% discount on FreshDirect and FoodKick plus an employee at-cost food program (FD Market).
  • Thirsty Thursdays, book club, monthly birthday breakfasts, and other happy hours.
  • Wellness programs like weekly meditation, yoga, and Zumba, and monthly manicures and massages.
  • Monthly Lunch & Learns covering things like “The Very Best Cheese and Wine.”
  • We have a 24-hour shuttle service that runs back and forth to the subway.
  • We offer up to $5000 per hire as a referral bonus.
  • Summer barbecues and and annual company picnic for friends and family.

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Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the Team member(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of individuals in this position. Position Descriptions may be subject to change as the needs of the organization change.

As an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, FreshDirect does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of their race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age religion, creed, marital status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, or on any other basis prohibited by law. Furthermore, FreshDirect will not discriminate against any applicant or employee because he or she is disabled, a disabled veteran, or a veteran of the Vietnam era, provided he or she is qualified and meets the requirements established by FreshDirect for the job

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