EHS Specialist (McAllen, TX)

  • Apeel Sciences
  • McAllen, Texas
  • Jul 29, 2020

Job Description

About This Role 

Environmental, Health, and Safety at Apeel Sciences is focused on supporting our expanding global operations. We are looking for a McAllen TX-based EHS Specialist with 3+ years of experience supporting organizations with driving safety performance and ensuring compliance with EHS regulations. This role is the main EHS contact for our McAllen TX/Reynosa MX operations and will own the full suite of EHS operations (regulatory/permitting and workforce health and safety) in the region from establishing ground-up compliance at new facilities to supporting and maturing EHS processes for existing operations. Apeel is looking for EHS specialists who are excited about enhancing EHS culture and driving targeted improvements in EHS performance. This role reports to the Sr. EHS Manager.

What You’ll Do

  • Act as the key EHS representative in the McAllen/Reynosa area supporting produce treatment operations.
  • Drive EHS regulatory compliance and workforce safety assurance in Apeel’s operations by working with office and field level stakeholders. This requires effective in-person engagement and using digital tools to support a distributed workforce.
  • Lead proactive hazard identification, analysis, and control efforts for your sites.
  • Own responsibility for a variety of safety processes and tools designed to limit and control risk in our operations. This will require understanding and deploying these tools to all employees and adapting and improving them to meet current and forecasted needs. The processes will include:
    • Environmental and Facility Permitting
    • Incident Investigation
    • Equipment and Operational Risk Assessments
    • Auditing and Inspections
    • EHS Training
    • EHS Data Analysis and Reporting
  • Travel required up to 20% of the time and for durations of up to 2 weeks.

What You Bring

  • B.S. Degree in Environmental, Safety or related technical field required; M.S. Degree in Environmental or Safety Engineering or Technology preferred.
  • Previous job experience in supporting/leading EHS compliance at the site or corporate level
  • Experience performing hazard assessments and incident investigations strongly preferred
  • Possess or working towards a third-party or government-sponsored certification/accreditation in safety and health.
  • English with Spanish language skills required.

Apeel believes that the scale of our impact is determined by the teams that work with us. As such, we seek to build high-performing teams of people from various experiences and backgrounds who can collectively push our company into new realms. We seek a diverse pool of applicants and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, Veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status. If you have a special need or disability that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Please note that Apeel Sciences does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the event of a recruiter or agency submitting a resume or candidate without a signed agreement being in place, we explicitly reserve the right to pursue and hire such candidates without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted directly to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Apeel Sciences.

Headcount

11-50 employees  

Categories

Food & Agriculture

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