Environmental Health and Safety Manager

Ornua Ingredients (any location)

Join our team in Whitehall, WI!

Join our team! Ornua Ingredients (formerly Whitehall Specialties, Inc) is a Wisconsin-based cheese product company located in the heart of the Midwestern United States. Part of Ornua Irish Dairy, our company is founded on the traditions of a wholesome belief that our employees are the main ingredient to our success. As a premier provider of imitation cheese products serving a global customer base, we are proud to craft it, slice it, shred it, cube it and dice it to their needs! We take pride in our products and serving our customers.

We are excited to offer our employees medical, dental and vision benefits on their first day of employment. We also share in the achievement of business goals and offer our employees opportunity to earn up to 8% more in annual income through bonus programs.

We are seeking an Environmental Health and Safety Manager to serve our six manufacturing facilities. The ideal candidate is an experienced EHS professional interested in being part of a progressive leadership team with an excellent safety culture.


The Environmental Health and Safety Manager will oversee plant Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) programs to ensure operations minimize the impact upon the environment and provide a safe and incident-free work environment. Responsibilities include leading and supporting the development and implementation of a facility wide EHS culture through technical support, program development, and relationship building.


  • Manages all aspects of environment, health, safety, and sustainable development programs.
  • Acts as the face of OINA to all regulatory agencies concerned with EH&S policy and practices.
  • Provide leadership in awareness, tracking progress, and driving results against sustainability goals, including energy, water, and waste.
  • Promote an incident-free work environment by developing/leading programs that routinely train, monitor, and assure a safe and compliant workplace.
  • Direct environmental compliance and performance functions in accordance with regulations and compliance policies.
  • Ensures required data is entered into the EHS reporting tools and accurate and timely reporting of all EH&S metrics.
  • Assists in incident investigations and prepares incident reports.
  • Conducts inspections and audits in plant and at other facilities to detect existing or potential hazards and determine corrective or preventive measures.
  • Facilitates the Safety Committee by active participation in the subcommittee process and acts as a resource for each group.
  • Administers Workers Compensation vendor relationships, processes, leaves and return to work in coordination with Human Resources.
  • Guides and directs plants toward compliance with State, Federal and local Safety and Environmental regulations.
  • Supports OINA’s ‘great place to work’ initiatives and events.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year university in Industrial Hygiene, Safety Management, Environmental Science/Engineering preferred.
  • Minimum of five years industrial safety and/or environmental experience managing EH&S in a multiple-site(s) operation.
  • CSP certification preferred. Valid Driver’s License

Knowledge and skills for success in this role:

  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Industrial hygiene testing
  • Thorough understanding of OSHA, EPA and DOT regulations
  • Creation of regulatory reports, business correspondence and standard procedure manuals
  • Problem solving and root cause analysis
  • Write professional reports, prepare presentations and other business correspondence
  • Excellent team-leading / building skills
  • Influence consensus in a matrix organization
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and act upon them
  • Time management skills
  • Document management
  • Uphold confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • High attention to detail
  • Maintain excellent attendance


  • Health, Dental and Vision benefits are available on your first day of employment!
  • 4 Major Medical Plans to choose from
  • FSA (Flex Spending Account), HSA (Health Savings Account) available
  • Company provided Life Insurance, AD&D, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability
  • 80 hours of Vacation Time, Paid sick time, Paid Holidays
  • 401k with up to 4% company match
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Company provided Uniforms, Safety Glasses and Safety Shoes
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