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EHS Assistant


Location: Port. St. Lucie, FL 

Exemption: Nonexempt 

Shift: First 



Ventura Foods is a leading global manufacturer of branded and custom food products that proudly helps food providers in the U.S., Canada and more than 60 other countries earn a special place on consumers’ tables.  We do this by continually crafting custom dressings, sauces, mayonnaises, and other food solutions that exceed peoples’ expectations for great-tasting flavors and high-quality ingredients.

Headquartered in Brea, California, Ventura Foods operates 14 manufacturing facilities, 3 culinary centers, and numerous distribution centers across North America. When you work in our manufacturing and distribution facilities, you get a strong foundation of training, a manager who cares about you and celebrates your success, a safe environment, and challenging work.  As part of our team, your future is limited only by how much you’re willing to push yourself to get there. We invest in your growth, because you invest in ours.

Position Summary:

The position of EHS Assistant will coordinate and support crucial aspects of health and safety for the facility. The EHS Assistant has the shared responsibility of ensuring the safety systems at the plant are properly implemented, ensuring compliance and personnel safety. The EHS Assistant will be required to drive results by guiding implementation of company and site specific safety programs, perform job safety analysis, and identify opportunities to continuously improve safety performance.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists with the implementation of safety policies and procedures in compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations.
  • Assists in coordinating efforts to train employees in work site safety practices, fire prevention, and correct handling techniques for chemicals, equipment, and other materials.
  • Assists in updating and maintaining litigated workers compensation files, waste contracts, compliance audits and OSHA logs.
  • Conducts new hire orientation and contractor safety orientation programs.
  • Trains and coaches employees regarding various EHS topics and enters into appropriate databases.  Coordinates communication of safety programs.
  • Performs daily transactional duties such as filing, data entry and collects information and prepare weekly, monthly and yearly required reports for EHS.
  • Establishes and sustains relationships with all employees in order to foster an environment where near misses and safety concerns can be brought up without fear of reprisal.
  • Responsible for following all Food Safety policies, procedures and regulatory criterion including the current SQF code, Good Manufacturing Practices, and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and associated Preventive Controls.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Education and Experience:

  • Associate's degree from a two-year college or technical school or equivalent experience in a safety role.
  • Experience in a manufacturing setting is preferred.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills coupled with good computer skills and knowledge of MS Office. 
  • Ability to build and manipulate data in Excel and build templates for use by others.
  • Must be comfortable speaking to groups of people and facilitating meetings. 
  • People oriented and have the ability to interface with employees at all levels of the organization as well as 3rd party and regulatory authorities.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Must be organized, and have the ability to maintain accurate records.


Physical Demands:

Regularly requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, climbing, squatting, kneeling, pushing, and pulling.  Physical strength and dexterity sufficient to perform the required task(s). Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more with assistance.  Additional demands may be required.


Work Environment:

In addition to normal business hours, work schedules may include after hours and weekends as needed.  May work outside and in adverse temperatures which include extreme hot, cold, and humidity.  May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration.  Must be willing and able to wear personal protective equipment as required by established Company Safety standards.  May require work in confined and dark spaces, and at heights in excess of 18 feet for prolonged periods of time.


Diversity & Inclusion:

Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment in which all employees are treated with respect is evident in our company culture and values. We believe that fostering an environment of inclusion and a focus on diversity across our organization is vital to attracting top talent, driving innovation, and meeting the high expectations of our customers in a rapidly evolving global marketplace.


Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Port Saint Lucie

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