Environmental Health & Safety Cold Spring, Minnesota


Position at Pilgrim's

POSITION SUMMARY: This position will be responsible for providing guidance, direction and leadership to the site’s safety process.     


At Pilgrim’s, Safety Is A Condition, which means the safety of our team members comes first - always.


We have implemented safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We are working to ensure social distancing within our facility. We have installed physical barriers throughout our facility such as plexi-glass or plastic barriers between team member workstations. Each day, temperature screens are performed for each employee and visitor before entering the facility. Face coverings are provided and required over the mouth and nose at all times when inside the facility, and enhanced cleaning and sanitation is regularly performed


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned

  1. Implement, and maintain all corporate Safety and Health programs.
  2. Develop and maintain site’s Share Point.
  3. Maintain open lines of communication with the Area Safety & Health Director
  4. Assists in the investigation of all near misses, first aid cases, recordable cases, lost day injuries, as described in the Corporate Safety Leadership and accountability Program.
  5. Assist the Fleet Safety Regional Manager in the investigation of vehicular accidents.
  6. Track injury trends and develop action plans to address identified accident trends.
  7. Keep the management team informed of any safety and health related issues and/or concerns identified within your respective scope of responsibility.
  8. Interact daily with the Occupational Health Nurse(s) in a way that builds a team atmosphere within the safety and medical areas of the site.
  9. Spend time being visible in the processing plant and other site locations.
  10. Conduct periodic safety and health audits and track findings to ensure closure.
  11. Provide the Corporate Safety Office with the site’s monthly safety performance numbers by the deadline dates.
  12. Be actively involved in the site’s Workers’ Compensation program by attending regularly scheduled meetings, providing supporting documentation for claims in litigation, and assist the Occupational Health Nurse/Third Party Administrator in effectively managing all open claims.
  13. Provide training support to the organization and ensure that all required monthly training is completed as scheduled.
  14. Be the site’s liaison when outside agencies come on-site to conduct annual assessments (i.e., insurance carrier, local fire department, OSHA, EPA, etc.)
  15. Generate, manage and monitor the safety departmental budget by evaluating ways of saving costs associated with training, travel, as well as personal protective equipment.
  16. Be the site’s liaison with the Property Insurance Company to provide closure to open recommendations in addition to working with company’s Engineering Construction Department to ensure all new construction meets FM Global specifications.
  17. Other duties as required by management



  • Bachelor’s degree in Safety Engineering/Management or related field. Master’s degree preferred
  • Five or more years of safety experience in the food industry preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Extensive knowledge in the areas of Workers Compensation, OSHA, DOT, etc. is essential.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) capabilities would be a plus.
  • Must be available 24/7 as needed.
  • To perform this job successfully, applicant must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.