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Environmental, Health, Safety & Security Manager Print

Company: Alto Ingredients

Date Posted: Nov 19, 2021

Job Title:                         Environmental, Health, Safety & Security Manager
Reports to:                     Plant Manager
Dotted Line Report to:  Corporate Director EHS&S
Department:                   Environmental, Health, Safety & Security
Location:                       Burley, ID
Supervises:                   N/A
Classification:               Exempt

Build your career with Alto Ingredients!  Earn a competitive salary, eligibility for annual cash incentive and stock-based incentive, benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and 401k with a company dollar-for-dollar match up to 6%, a Wellness program, a stipend for fitness center expenses, a generous paid time off (PTO) program, and service awards for career longevity.  Alto Ingredients values the communities where we work and live and offers an extra 8 hours of paid leave for employees who volunteer their time and talents in their community.

Environment:  Alto Ingredients, Inc. (ALTO), formerly known as Pacific Ethanol, Inc., is a leading producer of specialty alcohols and essential ingredients. The company is focused on products for four key markets: Health, Home & Beauty; Food & Beverage; Essential Ingredients; and Renewable Fuels. The company’s customers include major food and beverage companies and consumer products companies. For more information, please visit

Our Pekin campus produces products destined for Health, Food and Beverage, and Industrial markets.  All personnel are responsible for the safety of these products, which includes participation in training, following cGMP and food safety requirements in the facility, and reviewing and following SOPs for incoming ingredients and outgoing products.

Job Purpose:   The EHS&S Manager role is to manage the fundamental regulatory programs that serve as the backbone of Alto Ingredients, Inc. environmental, health, safety, and security compliance systems. This is accomplished by utilizing a teamwork approach incorporating strong values of integrity, respect, trust, and excellence.

The following is a list of major duties and responsibilities for this position along with certain supportive duties.  It is not all-inclusive.  Other duties and responsibilities may be added as needed and in addition; and management may modify this job description as needed.

Essential Functions
Environmental-Overall responsibility to manage the following programs at the Magic Valley plant:

  • Air Permits
  • Leak Detection and Repair
  • Emission & Toxic Release Inventories
  • Green House Gas
  • Toxic Substance Control Chemical Data
  • Storm Water Management
  • Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Plan
  • Hazardous Materials Management Plan
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal
  • Wastewater Discharge

Safety & Security-Overall responsibility to manage the following programs at the Magic Valley plant:

  • Site specific written Safety Program
  • Process Safety/Risk Management Plan
  • Emergency Action Plan
  • General Security Plan
  • Permits: Safe Work/JHA, Hot Work, Confined Space, Red Tag, Energized Electrical Work, Line Opening
  • Facilitate employee lead safety committee
  • Participate in the local LEPC and Safety Coalition meetings
  • Administer safety shoe and safety eyeglass reimbursement program
  • PPE supply and distribution
  • PPE Hazard Analysis
  • Maintain and calibrate gas monitors
  • Industrial Hygiene Monitoring
  • Annual hearing and respirator testing
  • Manage Safety Data Sheets according to site inventory in the EHS management software
  • Participate in new chemical approval processes
  • Manage third party vendor for fire extinguisher inspection & maintenance
  • Reviews & maintains department inspections on eyewash/safety shower stations
  • Daily audits of safety permits and processes, resolve deficiencies
  • Lead and/or audit departmental toolbox topics and assist managers with improvements
  • Maintain FCC licenses and plant radios including batteries, microphones, base stations, repeaters, or schedule repairs through vendors
  • Conducts contractor safety training and annual renewals
  • Conduct routine In-plant contractor/driver safety audits
  • Maintains all contractor/driver training records, OSHA 300A logs and PSM agreements
  • Conducts all new hire safety training and issues safety equipment for position
  • Enter work orders for the repair of environmental or safety equipment
  • Manage EHSS activities during routine plant outages
  • Dust Hazard Analysis
  • Support quality programs such as FSMA


  • Daily in-plant environmental, safety, security monitoring and support (boots on the ground);
  • Acts as a liaison with state, federal and local agencies on regulatory issues;
  • Prepare and submit reports, notifications, applications required by regulatory agencies;
  • Implement any new regulatory programs;
  • Participate in the company wide EHS&S team monthly calls and in person meetings;
  • Develop and provide in person and online training to others;
  • Ensure that all programs, policies, and procedures are understood and properly followed;
  • Ensure that all who need to be informed (including the Plant Manager and Corporate Director of EHS&S) are notified in a timely manner of any event of non-compliance, 
  • Play an active role in day-to-day communication with facility staff on regulatory matters;
  • Maintain and improve metrics tracking systems;
  • Maintain all digital and paper files in an organized and efficient manor;
  • Lead investigations to determine contributing factors or cause(s), and recommend corrective measures to prevent recurrence;
  • Adhere to internal corporate procedures and policies; and
  • Coordinate with corporate Director of EHS&S.

Companywide Opportunities

  • Provide onsite support of outages at other locations;
  • Conduct audits or inspections at other locations or as part of a corporate initiative;
  • Assist with projects in areas of expertise at other locations or at a corporate level;
  • Training other EHS&S professionals in areas of expertise; and
  • Assist with development and implementation of new systems or programs companywide.

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong strategic thinker with the ability to set and drive long-term goals and objectives in part through EHSS investments;
  • An active leader who earns trust, inspires teams, builds collaborative relationships, and leads by example;
  • Serve as an advocate for a positive safety EHS&S culture fostering an engagement and feedback rich environment;
  • Committed to training campaigns promoting EHS&S initiatives and learning opportunities;
  • Proven leadership skills including the ability to advocate for, coach, and mentor plant staff;
  • Strong ability to influence management and employees to educate, garner buy-in and ultimately gain approval to move initiatives forward.
  • Personal Characteristics
  • In addition to being a level-headed, clear communicator, here are some other beneficial qualities;
  • Ethical and principled: These are the single most important qualities.  Lead by example.
  • Fair and modest: Willing to scrutinize all the facts without making a snap judgment and interview any relevant employees for their perspective.
  • Proactive: A honed alertness and vigilance to potential breaches in compliance. This means actively enforcing a mandatory reporting policy and seeking out any weakness in company dealings.
  • Intelligent and willing to keep learning: Staying on top of constantly changing legislation, and the evolution of continuous improvement.
  • Diligent: Even when it becomes a hassle, must be willing to see an issue through to resolution. Every time.
  • A strong constitution and extra conviction: Solid backbone and the strength to stand by difficult decisions and be more influenced by right versus wrong than by relationships. Willing to take the lead in setting the tone for corporate integrity.

Education, Experience and Qualifications

  • 5+ years of EHS&S experience and a 4-year college degree in a science related field or equivalent combination of training and/or experience.
  • Hazardous chemical industry or fuel ethanol or alcohol beverage manufacturing experience required.
  • Understand basic chemistry and process involved in hazardous chemical/flammable materials production, water/wastewater analysis, as well as hazards related to grain handling and processing.
  • Extensive understanding and interpretation of appropriate federal requirements, as contained in 40 CFR, 29 CFR, 6 CFR and related state specific legislation and regulations.
  • Proficient in technical writing to include communications to regulatory agencies, policy, and procedure updates.
  • Ability to utilize qualitative and quantitative methods to determine issues of significance and steps to take to judge the effectiveness of improvements, programs, and processes.
  • Computer skills related to normal business use, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and additional skills in data management; and
  • Human resources: including giving and receiving feedback, proper interpersonal communications, writing objective progress reports and other related human element skills.

Physical Requirements

  • Able to lift, pull, carry, and pick-up average to heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Extensive walking on paved and unpaved surfaces, climbing, stairs, ladders, kneeling, stooping, and reaching.
  • Standing or stationary work may be occasionally required for long periods of time.
  • Operate a computer and keyboard; visual acuity to review written documentation, ability to hear, speak, and understand speech at normal room levels and on the telephone; manual dexterity to operate a telephone.
  • Occasional driving may be necessary.
  • Physical dexterity to operate tools, equipment, and machinery.
  • Sensory requirements include hearing, listening, smelling, touching, speaking, tasting, seeing, distinguishing colors.
  • Ability to work at elevated heights.
  • Must be able to work in cold to hot temperatures; work around dust, fumes, and/or moderate to loud noises; works inside and/or outside; and
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

Alto Ingredients participates in E-Verify; Criminal background check and drug screen required.


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Location Burley, ID
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