Schwan's Company Sr EHS Manager in Salina, Kansas


At Schwan’s Company, we are a fast-paced, innovative team, focused on bringing delicious foods to our customers. If you’re passionate about food and creating a successful future, this is the place for you. Based in Minnesota, Schwan’s is a national, multibillion-dollar company that manufactures and markets quality foods through home-delivery, retail-grocery and food-service channels. Its many popular brands includeRed Baron®, Tony's® and Freschetta® pizza, Mrs. Smith's® and Edwards® desserts, Pagoda® Asian-style snacks and Schwan's® home delivery. To learn more about Schwan's, visit

We are hiring a Senior Environmental Health and Safety Manager at the largest pizza plant in the world and home to our Red Baron and Tony’s brand frozen pizzas, located in Salina, KS. If you consider yourself someone who is passionate about ensuring a safe working environment for employees by implementing and monitoring facility safety programs this may be your next career!

  • Opportunity to work on exciting, strategic projects in partnership with key leaders: showcase your technical skills to make a big impact on the profitable growth of Schwan’s Company

  • Opportunities for career growth with a well-established food company. For the right candidate, the Senior EHS Manager role is a starting point on the path to a Corporate Director of Safety role.

  • A culture focused on ensuring the health, safety and well-being of its employees

  • Support and mentorship from team members who are authentic, good-natured and highly skilled

  • Competitive wages, incentive pay and a comprehensive package of benefits


  • Oversees the facilities and all contractors/vendors are in compliance with all Federal, State, and Local Safety and Environmental Regulations. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following areas: Safety, Environmental, and Risk.

  • Maintains all safety reports, logs, and other documentation to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local agencies.

  • Facilitates all government safety inspections and responds in a timely manner, in coordination with facility management, to inquiries/inspections by loss control service provider and government agencies (OSHA, EPA, Insurance Carrier, etc.).

  • Develops, maintains, and implements safety/environmental procedures, programs, incentive programs, and awareness material to reduce control and eliminate occupational safety/ environmental and health hazards.

  • Develops and provides direction for Safety Committees.

  • Performs accident investigations, conducts safety audits to ensure compliance with company & governmental regulations, ensures understanding and enforcement of plant safety rules.

  • Provides special training programs including Supervisor safety training and special employee safety training programs and maintains accident records and supporting documentation.

  • Ensures that facility and all contractors/vendors are in compliance to include timely submission of all environmental reports with the appropriate interface with regulator agency personnel and lost control service providers.

  • Conducts environmental audits to ensure compliance with company and governmental procedures and regulations.

  • Supervises the undertaking of identification of hazards, evaluation of risk, and the design and implementation of hazard control measures applicable to research projects, teaching fieldwork, purchasing plant equipment and chemicals, and service operations.

  • Maintains appropriate documentation of procedures and interventions arising from risk assessment including occupation health and safety considerations in the design specification purchase hire lease and supply of new plant equipment, materials, products, and substances used in the work place.

  • Ensures the provisions of plant safety systems and personal protective equipment required to control the risk of hazards in the workplace.

  • Oversee the implementation of corrective action arising from an accident investigation and hazard reports. Provides audit advice and counsel as requested for other locations outside of own.

  • Manages trains and develops subordinates.


Years of Experience:8-10 years related work experience

Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

  • The desire to make a meaningful difference. Must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently. We need someone who competes to win!

  • Authentic leader: direct communicator, able to build strong relationships across the company, with all levels.

  • Must have great collaboration skills, with the ability to effectively work closely with cross-functional teams.

  • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Previous Management Experience in Risk Management/Safety area.

  • Working knowledge of Federal and State regulations with respect to OSHA , ADA EPA regulations, USDA, and other applicable Acts

  • Experience in Loss Control Consulting or Industrial Health and Safety and Managed Care Return-To- Work and/or Claims Management.

  • Ability to effectively supervise employees.

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to conduct training sessions and give presentations to small and/or large groups of people

The employing subsidiaries of Schwan’s Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.

Job Type: Exempt

Business Unit: Schwan's Shared Services, LLC

Req #: 18008531