Safety, Health & Environmental Specialist
DeKalb, IL 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestle is the place for you. Nestle USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestle's presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

We're determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

The Safety, Health & Environmental Specialist (SH&E) will coordinate and execute safety, health, and environmental programs at the DeKalb, IL Distribution Center. The position interacts with all employees to ensure a culture of care where each employee is accountable and responsible for Safety, Health & Environmental conditions, and behaviors.

The SH&E Specialist ensures compliance with regulations and Company policies, routinely interacts with employees on the Site floor on a routine basis. Handles difficult, complex assignments involving performance of daily audits/inspections. Assists Site in maintaining ISO 140001 and ISO 45001 certification and daily implementation of those systems.


In addition to overall input to Site safety, health and environmental initiatives, strategies, programs and procedures, responsibilities include via hands on counsel, supervision, assessment, and implementation of:

* Site SH&E Culture - under the direction of the Sr. SH&E manager, fosters/develops a culture where safety, health and environment are ingrained as a core value with all employees, everyone believes

zero is achievable, everyone is actively engaged in performing their work in a safe manner, everyone actively interacts with co-workers to prevent at-risk behaviors.

* Actively participates on the SH&E Team/Pillar and other assigned teams. Effectively coaches

and develops operation supervision to be effective SH&E leaders/coaches in their respective


* SH&E Performance - Analyze SH&E conditions and behaviors and recommends changes to

continuously improve Site SH&E performance to world class levels. Compliance - Primarily responsible

for implementing systems, procedures, and work practices to ensure "audit ready" state of


* Develop and implement processes and procedures (SOP's) to ensure Site compliance with company and regulatory agency policies, including federal, state and local legislation and regulations pertaining to SH&E.

* Reviews, analyzes, critiques and/or approves engineering design development reports, plans and

specifications for compliance with environmental laws and regulations.

* Partners with facility PSM/RMP coordinator and Engineering to ensure compliance with PSM and RMP requirement where applicable.

* SH&E Strategies, Programs and Plans - Drives implementation of SH&E best in class programs, systems and processes, including training and coaching to establish clear procedures on SH&E measures and precautions.


* Bachelor's degree in environmental and/or safety discipline is preferred or related disciplines or international equivalents

* Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in successfully coordinating Safety, Health, and Environmental

sustainability activities in a manufacturing or complex distribution and warehousing setting. Experience with OSHA, DOT and EPA regulations and local equivalents and their application to Site operations.

* Entry level professional certifications in SH&E related fields are considered beneficial and may include CIH, NEBOSH Certificate, ASP, GSP AEM, etc.


Strong analytical, organizational, communication and computer skills required.

* Excellent interpersonal interactions.

* Ability to build teams throughout all levels and functions of the Site with respect, tact and win-win outcomes.

* Decision-making; must be capable of making well-informed decisions in both routine and emergency situations.

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestle. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestle seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestle home.

The Nestle Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 to 5 years
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