Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager Job Description



This position is responsible for managing all aspects of the Environmental, Health and Safety function for the ethanol manufacturing facility, while supporting and adhering to policies, goals and objectives of the company.  This individual will be a key member of the Heartland Corn Products management team, and will interface with onsite personnel, suppliers, contractors, and regulatory agencies.



  1. Environmental compliance
    • Ensure facility has proper, complete and up-to-date permits as required by Federal, State and local regulations.
    • Ensures discharge of water is properly tested, documented and reported.
    • Ensures air quality is properly monitored.
  2. Safe Work Culture
    • Oversee employee and contractor training programs, with specific detail pertaining to PSM requirements. Ensure employees and contractors are properly trained for the duties they are required to perform.  Provide Leadership to department managers to ensure employees and contractors perform those duties in a safe manner.
    • Maintains a strong understanding of OSHA Regulations, and provides leadership to department managers to establish best work practices to promote a strong safety culture throughout the organization.
    • Proactively monitors work activities and intervenes were necessary to ensure employees, assets and the environment is protected and facility complies with federal state and local regulations.
    • Oversees OSHA Reporting and ensures it is properly documented and the required communications are posted onsite.
    • Work with Insurance carrier for Safety and Environmental monitoring to ensure adequate progress is achieved.
  3. Industrial Hygiene (IH)
    • Establish IH monitoring and reporting program as required throughout the facility
    • Establish and update PPE guidelines as required from observation and testing results
  4. Security
    • Ensure plant security plan is developed, updated, implemented and complies with Federal, State and local regulations, and adequately protects employees, company assets and the environment.
  5. Emergency Response Management
    • Act as liaison to authorities regarding emergencies involving the plant, employees, or contractors on site.
  6. Housekeeping
    • Provide Leadership to department managers and employees to ensure plant is maintained in a clean, professional manner. Report any potential issues to Plant Manager and work proactively to implement corrective actions.
  7. Reporting
    • Ensure all Reporting requirements are met for all Federal, State and local regulations. This also includes Hazardous Material, Homeland Security.
    • Report any potential regulatory violations immediately to the CEO
  8. Regulatory Communication, Permitting and Audits
    • Will be the primary interface between HCP and agency personnel during onsite audits, for permit updates, renewals and new applications.
    • Will coordinate the preparation of documents to support all internal and external communications regarding these matters



  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college/university in a related scientific or technical field required.
  • 3-7 years work experience implementing effective EHS programs in a manufacturing facility, with exposure to PSM work environment. Experience with environmental and industry hygiene testing and reporting.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required
  • Knowledge of general office equipment required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and experience working in cross-functional teams
  • Strong basic math skills
  • Ability to interact professionally and effectively with internal and external customers
  • Ability to maintain good relationships with internal and external customers, use tact and diplomacy, and possess a customer service focus
  • Strong analytical abilities, problem solving skills, negotiation skills, dispute resolution and ability to overcome obstacles
  • Manage multiple priorities with efficiency and accuracy
  • Ability to anticipate needs and accomplish necessary tasks
  • Strong motivational ability
  • Act with honesty and integrity



Time will be spent in a temperature-controlled office-based environment at the manufacturing facility.  Ability to sit for long periods of time.  Able to view computer screen for lengths at a time.  Time will be spent in the plant.  All types of chemical industry equipment are used in the plant to include, but not limited to fermentation vessels, steam injection valves, agitators, mixing and milling equipment, distillation columns, centrifuges and distributive control systems.  May be exposed to loud noises, wet and humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic chemicals, extreme hot and cold depending on weather conditions.  Must be able to speak and listen clearly. Fine visual acuity to read for accuracy.