Ehrmann Commonwealth Dairy
  • Brattleboro, VT, USA
  • Full Time

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: all matters listed herein are considered to be essential job functions. There may be other job functions which are essential, but are not listed below. Also, Ehrmann Commonwealth Dairy may revise this description at any time deemed necessary.


  • Develop, implement and manage safety and environmental programs, compliance plans, and initiatives.
  • Champion continuous improvement in the areas of environmental, health, and safety:
  • Be an active role model for all company environmental, health, and safety standards.
  • Establish effective relationships with management and employees.
  • Participate in regular operations meetings to discuss workplace safety, environmental and regulatory concerns.
  • Lead Employee Safety Committee.
  • Promote Safety Observation process to increase quantity and quality of safety conversations.
  • Conduct facility inspections and audits to identify and correct potential hazards.
  • Review potential changes to layout, process, or equipment for health and safety implications.
  • Facilitate investigations of all injuries, illnesses, "near misses" and suggestions.
  • Support the development and implementation of appropriate corrective and preventative actions.
  • Manage required training programs and maintain organized records and recurring due dates:
  • Deliver all EHS related training for all employees (new hires & recurring annual trainings).
  • Assist in development of training materials as needed and requested.
  • Maintain all records of training, being prepared to present at any time.
  • Maintain internal and external reporting, including data collection and reporting, for environmental and safety requirements.
  • Ensure company meets compliance obligations at federal, state, and local levels (OSHA, EPA, ANR, fire codes, etc.)
  • Schedule and maintain records of all required inspections and testing.
  • Submit First Report of Injury and maintain and submit OSHA logs as required.
  • Manage Contractor Safety program, including training and monitoring.
  • Keep department managers informed of matters relating to environmental, health, and safety.
  • Keep abreast of any laws or regulation changes that may impact the company.
  • Serve as primary emergency response coordinator for plant emergencies.
  • Work closely with insurance carriers to manage employee safety and company exposure.
  • Manage all workers compensation injuries and return to work activities; liaison with outside medical and therapy providers and advisors, and coordinate with Human Resources.
  • Lead Food Safety program and assist with maintenance of site security. Serve as Food Safety Officer.





  • Bachelor's degree Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health and Safety, BioTech or similar field preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience in the Occupational Safety and Environmental Health field required.
  • Professional certificates or licenses are preferred but not required.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with: Powered Industrial Truck training; OSHA General Industry Standards; Electrical Safe Work Practices; Confined Space Rescue; Blood Borne Pathogen Training.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, procedures and policies.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers and customers.
  • Computer Skills: MS Office Programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, etc.)


SQF Requirements:

  • Maintain food safety and food quality through completing job tasks and maintaining the work area in a sanitary manner.
  • Required to wear food safety/sanitation clothing.
  • This position necessitates conformance to personal hygiene regulations.
  • Report food safety problems to personnel with authority to initiate action.
  • Ensure all programs are being upheld and documentation is current.



LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Ability to read and comprehend complex instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Must have the ability to write professional correspondence and complete manufacturing documentation completely. Ability to effectively present information to other employees at various levels.


MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.


REASONING ABILITY:  To apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


  • The candidate must pass a company pre-employment physical and drug screen prior to commencing work.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, use hands and stretch and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Must have full range of body motion.


WORK ENVIRONMENT (revise as necessary) Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and /or humid conditions and risk of electrical shock.
  • Employee may also encounter various hazardous chemicals, and may be called upon to manage the safe and responsible clean-up of spilled chemicals
  • The employee will be required to use all personal protective equipment provided by the company in compliance with OSHA regulations.




  • Must have strong attention to fine detail
  • Must have strong observation skills
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with others;
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks effectively;
  • Must be able to organize work;
  • Must be able to maintain good relations with co-workers;
  • Must maintain professional attitude;
  • Must show courtesy to co-workers, customers, and others with whom contact occurs.
  • Any other duties assigned by management.
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