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EHS Specialist

Le Center, MN

Why should you join our team?
Dianne's Fine Desserts is part of the rapidly growing Dessert Holdings Family, offering potential career growth opportunities. Dessert Holdings is North America’s fastest growing premium dessert company, recognized for providing retail and foodservice customers with chef-inspired innovative desserts made with real ingredients, a flexible and low-cost supply chain, and best in class service. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, it is a collection of premium dessert companies and brands: Steven Charles, The Original Cakerie, Lawler’s Desserts, Atlanta Cheesecake Company and most recently, Dianne’s Fine Desserts. Dessert Holdings is owned by Bain Capital and is continuing its journey of rapid growth.

The company employs approximately 3,000 people across eight manufacturing facilities and its headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota. The manufacturing facilities are geographically dispersed, with two facilities in Canada and one each in Colorado, Texas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and North Carolina.

Our location in Le Center, Mn and has an opening for a EHS Specialist.
This role is responsible for the day-to-day safety initiatives in our facility located in Le Center, Mn. The EHS Specialist reports directly to the EHS Manager and will be required to promote safety attitudes, safe work practices and environments as well as maintain and administer the EHS program with the objective of preventing accidents, injuries, and environmental impact.

  • Advises and assists in promoting a safe work environment at the facility.
  • Ensures compliance with federal and state/provincial regulations by understanding existing and changing laws and rules, interpreting standards, enforcing adherence, and advising management on needed actions
  • Acts as an internal resource for incident investigation using root cause analysis.
  • Responsible for keeping records of safety-related incidents and recommendation and administration of corrective measures
  • Collaborate by sharing best practices with other DH facilities and supports the execution of initiatives
  • Performs safety compliance inspections including hazard analysis & risk assessments,
  •  Reviews safe work procedures, written reports, and provides recommendations.
  • Leads others directly and indirectly to enhance safety culture
  • Responsible for monitoring adherence to the company safety program by all Dessert Holdings employees, visitors, and contractors
  • Work collaboratively with all stakeholders to ensure health and safety concerns are addressed and resolved in a timely manner
  • Follow-up on open action items, legislative requirements, and support the implementation of corrective actions
  • Partners with Human Resources in workers compensation management
  • Understands local incident record keeping requirements. Responsible for completing and submitting compliance reports (300, 300A logs, injury reports, etc), where applicable
  • Assists in the processing, tracking, recording, and reporting of accident and incident data
  • Coordinates the site health and safety committee and ensures compliance, where applicable
  • Develop site specific training materials and executes safety training to include legal compliance programs
  • Point of contact for on-site security, where applicable
  • Other duties related to maintaining a safe work environment as assigned
          A minimum of Bachelor’s degree or technical training in any safety-related field
  • A professional designation (e.g. CSP, CRSP) is an asset
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of OSHA regulations, and occupational health and safety standards (ANSI, etc.)
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) to be an effective influencer at all levels and display effective leadership skills
  • Proficiency with database applications and administration systems, specifically Microsoft office
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Must be a HIGHLY MOTIVATED, service and team-oriented individual with an attention to detail effective managing self with little supervision – self driven.
  • At least 3 years of experience supporting Safety in a manufacturing setting

  • Must be able to work in a production environment for extended periods of time, including stooping, standing, bending.
  • Use hands and fingers to handle objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms.
  • Must be able to stoop, kneel or bend.
  • Employee must lift up to 50 pounds and is required to ask for assistance if limit is exceeded.
  • Must be able to work in a food allergens environment.
  • Working environment provides exposure to environmental changes (heat, cold, dampness, and chemicals).


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