EHS Compliance Specialist

Posted: 06/02/2024

Who we are!

 Schwan’s Company, a U.S. affiliate of the global lifestyle company, CJ CheilJedang Corporation, is a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of quality foods offered through retail-grocery and food-service channels. Our many popular brands include Red Baron®, Tony’s®, Big Daddy’s®, Villa Prima™ and Freschetta® pizza; Mrs. Smith’s® and Edwards® desserts; and Pagoda® and Bibigo Asian-style snacks. Schwan’s is a place for people with an appetite for more. To learn about joining a team where you can belong, contribute, and thrive, visit

We are hiring a EHS Compliance Specialist at our manufacturing facility in Marshall, MNThis position is responsible for the development, implementation, evaluation and maintenance of moderate to complex safety programs, policies and processes in an effort to achieve a workplace free of work- related injuries and to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations and/or company standards.

What you will get from us:

  • Opportunity to work on exciting, strategic projects in partnership with key leaders and showcase your creative, communication and technical skills.
  • A culture focused on ensuring the health, safety and well-being of its employees
  • Support and mentorship from team members who are authentic, good-natured and highly skilled
  • Competitive wages, incentive pay and a comprehensive package of benefits
  • Assists in organizing and administering a comprehensive safety and compliance program.
  • Performs root cause analysis to investigate incidents and identifies possible changes to reduce the potential for reoccurrence or failure of a covered process; in the event of employee culpability, develops action plans for remedial training, provides coaching and counseling, and/or recommends disciplinary action.
  • Formulates and communicates general safety practices to be followed by company personnel to ensure all covered processes comply with applicable regulations and/or standards.
  • Develops and maintains cross-functional partnerships and acts as a consultant regarding the design and use of equipment and/or processes to reduce the potential for loss or risk exposure and to ensure compliance and that safety goals are being met.
  • Assists in organizing and maintaining an active safety committee to include facilitating meetings and promoting employee engagement
  • Coordinates the Risk Management Program (RMP) and Process Safety Management (PSM) program for 24/7 operations to include documentation, compliance initiatives and reporting requirements to EPA, OSHA, and local authorities to ensure all PSM program elements meet or exceed applicable regulations.
  • Assists in coordinating the PSM Mechanical Integrity audits, Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), Compliance Audits (CA),and Management of Change (MOC) as required to effectively manage covered processes in compliance with all applicable regulations, including, but not limited to creating and maintaining all required documentation.
  • Helps ensure recommendations from audits/inspections are completed in a timely manner.
  • Inspects facility for hazards to reduce the potential of loss/risk, further define hazards, recommend improvements, and monitor compliance initiatives and recommendations.
  • Coordinates the inspection and monitoring of all fire protection systems to ensure they are maintained and operated in compliance with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requirements, company standards and insurance carrier recommendations to ensure fire protection systems perform as designed.
  • Develops and conducts training programs in coordination with Learning & Development to enhance existing programs or develop new programs to further reduce the potential for accidents, injuries or other loss.
  • Interfaces with federal and state regulatory agencies for inspections, audits, and compliance issues.
  • Monitors, updates and distributes changes to the Emergency Action Plan (EAP) and assists with training.
  • Coordinates hazardous materials response team training, documentation and facilitates coordination with local, state and national response teams as directed.
  • Responsible to conduct yourself and ensure your subordinates (if applicable) conduct themselves in a manner consistent with company mission, values, code of ethics, policies, and other standards of conduct.
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent preferred
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years related experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Computer experience, preferable in Microsoft Word, Excel and/or Access. Able to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Working knowledge of EPA, OSHA, and other State or Federal program requirements.
  • Work experience or education in Occupational Safety and Health, Industrial Hygiene, and/or Industrial Safety and Health.
  • Must be willing to obtain training in safety, PSM and environmental regulations and related programs.
  • Experience with plant operations and processes preferred.
  • Able to work in both hot and cold environments.

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications associated with the job. An individual must be able to perform all of the duties and responsibilities listed in a fully competent manner to be considered successful in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties and responsibilities.