Health & Safety Specialist - Upfield

Health & Safety Specialist

About the Role! 

We are looking for an EHS Specialist to join our new, state-of-the-art food manufacturing facility located in Brantford.   

You do not want to miss out on an opportunity to work for a globally recognized plant-based food leader and a major new employer in the Brantford community! 

What are the perks of working with Upfield?

  • Permanent position
  • Benefits eligibility on day one!
  • 3 weeks’ vacation + 2 floater days per year
  • Generous pension plan with company matching

Role and responsibilities:

  • Management of overall site EHS program (LOTO, Process Safety, Environmental stewardship, Training, Data analysis, Incident Management, Inspections, Audits etc.).
  • Manage and interpret EHS-related documentation, including but not limited to: EHS key performance indicators (leading/lagging), incident logs (near miss, injury, and environment).
  • Perform thorough incident investigations to ensure actions are put in place to prevent further occurrence: facilitate incident reviews, risk rank incidents, follow-up with operational line management.
  • Use indicator analysis to determine key focus areas and goals for the site.
  • Provide sustaining support for the Plant operations team (safety review board support, permit to work reviews, provide instructor-led training).
  • Create Toolbox talks, safety communications, and informational presentations.
  • Perform EHS site walks
  • Lead behavioral safety observations in partnership with operations teams.
  • Be a key influencer to improve overall safety culture in partnership with other team members.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and experience:

  • Formal education in Environmental, Health and Safety or related field of study, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 4+ years of work experience in a field directly related to Environmental, Health and Safety.
  • Must be proficient in all Microsoft applications and able to create polished, professional presentation material.
  • Proven ability to balance stakeholder needs within multiple levels of an organization.

To thrive in this job, you’ll need the following skills:

  • Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work.
  • Can learn and apply new information or skills.
  • Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
  • Result driven-demonstrate ownership and accountability.
  • Identifies bottlenecks and drives improvements.
  • Work independently or as part of a team and follow through on assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrate open, clear, concise and professional communication.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with managers and co-workers.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Function well in a collaborative environment.
  • Highly skilled as an active listener.
  • Strong focus on excellent workmanship and attention to details.
  • Self-driven and flexible/adaptable to change.
  • Able to analyze date effectively.

About Upfield! 

Upfield is the largest plant-based consumer products company in the world. Our purpose is to make people healthier and happier with nutritious and delicious, natural, plant-based foods, plant-based butters and vegan cheeses that are better for you and better for the planet. Although Upfield is a new company, started in 2018, our iconic brands like Imperial® and Becel® are known by generations of Canadians. Our newest products include Becel® Plant-based Bricks and Becel® with Oat Beverage, and Violife® vegan cheese alternatives. These products will be made in our new Brantford facility.

Upfielders have the mind-set of a start-up. This makes us think fast, agile, entrepreneurial, cost conscious and accountable for our products and for delivering great tasting and high-quality plant-based products to our consumers. Performance, Passion, and Care define the values that guide how we act as a company, and how we work as Upfielders every day.

We have big ambitions and we are looking for people with ambitions to match. If you enjoy a challenge and a dynamic working environment, join us and we’ll give you the ownership you need to make a real impact on people’s lives and our planet.