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West Coast EHS Manager

PepsiCo Inc.

Modesto, CA
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JobId: 116822BR
Job Title: West Coast EHS Manager
Location: Modesto, CA
Category: Health/Safety/Environment


This position contributes to the success of Frito-Lay North America Foods by ensuring regulatory compliance (OSHA, EPA, and DOT), accident prevention and injury management. This position reports to the Divisional EHS Manager and will work to support implementation of the NAF EHS Management System across a defined region. The ideal candidate will be a subject matter expert in employee safety and environmental regulations as well as have OSHA, EPA, and DOT compliance experience and be highly skilled at implementing processes that will lead to sustained EHS performance improvements.

This person is responsible for deploying, implementing, and leading the EHS agenda, throughout the west coast of the US, by supporting the site business unit teams with integration of Safety and Environmental, prevention, workers' compensation and regulatory compliance into everyday work life. The West Coast EHS Manager has responsibility to provide auditing and assessment support, to collect and verify accident data, assist with developing and implementing actionable safety and environmental solutions. The candidate is expected to provide collaborative, proactive, and creative problem solving ability to improve the overall EHS strategy at the appointed location. The role can be based remotely within the region. The candidate can be based remotely across the west coast/region.

Role Overview:

  • Implement, execute, ensure compliance with the Frito-Lay Inc. North American Foods EHS policies and procedures, and all federal, state, and local OSHA/EPA/DOT regulations (i.e. Lockout, Haz Com, Machine Safety, SARA, RCRA, etc.)
  • Serves as single point of contact for assigned sites for critical incident management and regulatory agency audits/inspections.
  • Lead the development and implementation of the EHS Action Plans for the region
  • Achieve annual targets rates for Lost Time, Recordable, Severity, and Environmental
  • Support site safety audits / assessments / inspections for assigned sites to ensure compliance with regulations and company EHS programs
  • Develop, implement, execute, and manage strategies to prevent workplace injuries, environmental incidents, and vehicle accidents
  • Demonstrate solid employee relations experience, interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills
  • Display strong problem solving, organizational and analytical skills
  • Demonstrate professional maturity and ability to act as a change leader by influencing all levels of the organization to drive continuous improvement in safety performance
  • Supports and facilitates training, root causation analysis, incident investigation and regulatory advisement to internal customers within assigned sites.
  • Perform risk assessments and assist in the implementation of effective physical and/ or behavioral control measures and corrective action solutions for assigned sites. Recognize and verify the effectiveness of in-place control measures
  • Identify unsafe equipment operation and conditions while demonstrating knowledge of appropriate corrective action for unsafe conditions or equipment use
  • Exercise a leadership, coordination, and communication role with the location leadership to drive continuous EHS improvement across the location
  • Complete root cause analyses and develop corrective action plans to address root basic causes and management system weak-spots through the use of industry-recognized cause analysis techniques (5-Why, 8-D, etc.)
  • Lead all OSHA VPP initiatives. Work with OSHA, PepsiCo management, and union employees to effectively manage the program at the site level.
  • Prepare training material and conduct EHS education programs for assigned sites


  • Bachelor's Degree with greater than 5 yrs work experience in EHS
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills including public speaking skills and presence in meetings and training environments

Ability to:

  • Make/deliver training presentations
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to create a results driven, team oriented environment
  • Maintain confidentiality/Make independent decisions
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational skills
  • Use PC and related software (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Handle multiple priorities and meet critical deadlines

Preferred Job Qualifications:

  • Environmental or Safety mgmt experience in a related industry, including consumer packaged goods, distribution/transportation, manufacturing or grocery industry
  • Environmental or Safety degree and/or related certification
  • Knowledge/experience with EHS Management systems and their deployment
  • EHS auditing/CSP, CIH, and/or CHMM desirable

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
PepsiCo is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/People with Disabilities/Protected Veterans/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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