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EHS Specialist - Angel's Envy

Job Name

EHS Specialist - Angel's Envy


United States of America


Louisville, KY



Reporting Line:

EHS Manager

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Janiqua Davis

About the role

Responsible for assisting the EHS Manager in providing EH&S direction to Louisville Distilling Company.  Responsible for developing, implementing, and leading safety, health, security and environmental compliance and sustainability programs and ensuring compliance and certification in these areas.  Effectively lead, train and develop LDC staff.


·         Ensure compliance with the standards established by the regulatory agencies

·         Leads the administration of environmental protection, sustainability, occupational safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene, process safety, fire protection, security, and training programs.

·         Develops policies, procedures, programs and controls designed to eliminate company losses and reduce impacts, meet environmental and safety regulatory requirements and reduce company liabilities.

·         Prepares, submits, and maintains data and information in support of required operating permits as required by Local, State and Federal regulations.

·         Ensure compliance for the EH&S Management System, according to ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001, and related activities (i.e., training, internal and external audits, certification, and management review).

·         Responsible for the administration of the Worker's Compensation program for employees injured as a result of occupational injuries or illnesses.

·         Develops emergency response plans to include preparedness, prevention, response and recovery. 

·         Support the Global Sustainability programs.  Support the development and implementation of the Sustainability strategy for LDC.

·         Assists with Plant Security.  Acts as back-up for Security specialist to supervise Security contractor for the LDC premises & personnel of Brand Home and Operations, including other future locations.

·         Facilitates administration of document control system for medical, environmental, industrial hygiene, safety, and training records.

·         Coordinates and leads investigations of incidents involving employee injuries, environmental issues/damage, chemical spills and releases, health and safety incidents and initiates reports as necessary.  Develop corrective action plans and ensure proper implementation and closure of actions.

·         Analyze trends, audits, accident investigations, records of inspections of operational procedures, design of facilities, equipment and materials.

·         Prepares and maintains the Risk Management Plan (local EH&S policies & procedures), and Global Codes of Practices. 

·         Conducts compliance audits as necessary to ensure regulatory compliance.

·         Responsible for working with lead auditor/EHS Manager/Quality Manager in documenting and reporting non-conformance.

·         Review construction projects to ensure applicable requirements (Occupational Health & Safety Act, Environmental Protection Agency, Americans with Disabilities Act (OSHA, EPA, ADA, etc.) are met as well as Bacardi project standards (OQ, PV, PSSR etc).

·         Responsible of evaluating potential EH&S and Sustainability implications of changes within the organization, through the Management of Change (MOC) program.

·         Identify changes in laws and regulations that affect the processes and procedures established by the company and communicate them to the corresponding personnel.

·         Prepares and issues regulatory interpretations for management.

·         Assists management in development of EHS goals and objectives.

·         Coordinate and execute the inspection program to detect and correct unsafe conditions and deviations from health and safety standards

·         Responsible for training company employees and the evaluation of the effectiveness of training on ISO/OHSAS Programs and EH&S compliance related activities.

·         Develop training programs in support of EH&S activities.

·         Prepare standard operating procedures for Environmental, Health and Safety and Security (NFPA, OSHA, Fire Permits, Health Department Permits and insurance companies) that apply to the company and distribute it to all company employees

·         Conducts or supervise training, education, and refresher training sessions for employees and contract personnel as needed; evaluates effectiveness of the training for employees.

·         Provides interface between local, State, and Federal regulatory agencies.

·         Responsible for ensuring effective follow-up of non-conformance reports.

·         Represents Company at industry meetings.

·         Responsible for hazardous waste management.

·         Responsible for the updating and maintaining Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for facility as well as any training required on SDS.

·         Participates in the development and maintenance of the Business Continuity Plan (BCP) at the local and global level.

·         Ability to travel, work overtime and outside normal schedule as required.

·         Performs all other duties as assigned or requested.

·         Responsible for the continuation and development of the site safety committee

Skills and Experience

Minimum Education:

·         Bachelor’s Degree; Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Occupational Safety, or related field preferred.

Minimum Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 cumulative years of experience in Occupational Safety, Process Safety, Hazardous Waste Management, Wastewater management, Air Permitting, Environmental Engineering- Program Management in an industrial environment (e.g. OSHA, EPA, DOT, IATA, NFPA, etc.)
  • ISO Lead Auditor Training or equivalent course or on the job experience. Must be either completed in the last three years or the incumbent must complete within the first year in the role.

Preferred Experience:

·         Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the spirits production/manufacturing industry

·         Must possess and exhibit strong ability to work cohesively with others to accomplish company objectives

·         Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and follow-up skills

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills

·         Strong leadership skills

·         Must possess strong influencing skills

·         Excellent decision making and independent judgement skills

·         Must be detailed oriented and have the ability to multi-task.

·         Must possess strong facilitation, conflict management, negotiating, coaching and team building skills

·         Ability to drive problem solving, root cause analysis, and continuous improvement activities.

·         Ability to handle stressful, fast-paced, rapidly changing environment

·         Possess and exhibit strong project management skills

·         Self-motivated and possess ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

·         Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines

·         Ability to coordinate and conduct effective meetings/training for large groups (20 - 30 individuals)

·         Excellent presentation skills

·         Exhibit flexible approach and willingness to work off shifts and weekends to accomplish goals

·         Proficient personal computer and software skills

·         Excellent interpersonal skills to function as a team member, leader and business partner with a strong commitment to team concept

·         Strong commitment to dependability and timeliness

Machines, Tools, Equipment, Work Aids:

·         General office equipment, supplies, personal computer, computer software, Microsoft Office, SharePoint, SAP, reference materials regarding safety, health, and environmental issues

Environmental Conditions:

·         Work is performed in a temperature-controlled environment and in a production facility where dust, fumes, heat, cold, noise, and vibration exist; and in outdoors environment where seasonal elements and weather elements can exist

Corporate Citizenship/Responsibility:

·         Lead LDC’s Sustainability Strategy

·         Participate in and support the LDC Business Continuity Plan as needed

·         Adhere to all environmental, health, and safety guidelines and regulations

·         Promote and support the Bacardi Corporate Quality Policy

·         Promote and support the Bacardi Corporate Social Responsibility Program

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.

Disclaimer: Bacardi is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity. Diversity is core to our business: by embedding diversity into all aspects of our culture, we maximize the opportunity to achieve sustainable business success and growth. The duties and responsibilities described in the role profile might not be a comprehensive list. 

U.S. applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws.