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EHS Specialist

Job Category:  Environment, Health and Safety
Work Location:  Corbion Site
Office Location: 

Totowa, NJ, US

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  4254

At Corbion, we exist to champion preservation in all its forms, preserving food and food production, health, and our planet.


The EHS Specialist is based at the Totowa, NJ plant and reports directly to the EHS Manager. This position is responsible for creating, facilitating, and implementing programs to increase group and individual effectiveness and capability. This individual will identify areas that need improvement and how to increase performance results through training and development courses.



  • The EHS Specialist will promote, coordinate and maintain all Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) programs for two facilities.
  • Monitors and ensures compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements, industry standards, and company procedures and initiatives.
  • Research best practices and current EHS issues to develop and present training programs that improves understanding and engagement in the EHS Program.
  • Reads and interprets equipment and/or machinery handbooks in order to prepare material to train operators.
  • Identifies and anticipates environmental, health and safety concerns and hazards.
  • Stimulates a positive safety culture through visible efforts to prevent employee injury and illness and damage to the environment.
  • Participates in meetings as needed to review the status of EHS initiative, progress of training programs, and the general effectiveness of the EHS Program.
  • Track and record the effectiveness of the programs, and able to communicate effectively with leadership to identify and recommend new learning opportunities.
  • Utilizes web-based computerized programs, on-the-job training, classroom/instructor led based training.
  • Partner with various departments and other subject matter experts within the company to design/revise new training projects for the staff
  • Updates and maintains all EHS files, records, metrics, training materials and SDS sheets.
  • Supports areas in cross training initiatives
  • Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.



  • Minimum two plus (2+) years of experience in the EHS field
  • Experience in developing and presenting training programs, preferably in a lean manufacturing or food industry environment
  • Ability to identify resources to partner and create programs quickly and thoroughly while taking initiative to work with little guidance
  • Must have experience dealing Production Training, Safety, Quality, HR, and general basic training skills.
  • ISO, FSMA, or Global Food Safety Initiative system experience preferred.
  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills required.
  • Computer and internet knowledge, problem solving, multi-tasking and strong organizational skills are necessary.
  • Willingness to work second or third shift with occasional weekend shifts



  • Manufacturing plant is large, open floor areas with loud machinery, with some areas requiring hearing protection due to elevated noise levels. Production/Warehouse areas are dusty.
  • Workers may be exposed to elevated temperatures during the summer months; and some work may be required in cold environments during winter months.
  • Workers are required to wear GMP compliant hair and beard nets, company-provided uniforms, and gloves to protect the product from possible contamination. Certain areas require respirators.

About Corbion

Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid and its derivatives, and a leading supplier of emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins, and algae ingredients. We use our unique expertise in fermentation and other processes to deliver sustainable solutions for the preservation of food and food production, health, and our planet. For over 100 years, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to safety, quality, innovation and performance. Drawing on our deep application and product knowledge, we work side-by-side with customers to make our cutting-edge technologies work for them. Our solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. In 2022, Corbion generated annual sales of   € 1,457.9 million and has a workforce of over 2601 employees. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information:


Corbion is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workplace.  All applicants will be considered equally without regard to race, color, ethnicity, veteran status, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an organization or any other non-merit factors.


Corbion provides reasonable accommodation to applicants.




Corbion does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. All candidates must be submitted by approved Corbion vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission by our Talent Acquisition team for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless such a request has been made by the Corbion Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the Corbion Talent Acquisition Team.

Nearest Major Market: New York City

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