Environmental Health & Safety Manager


Momence, IL, US

Shift:  First Shift
Requisition ID:  51234

Momence Packing is a harvest and manufacturing facility and exclusive supplier to Johnsonville, LLC, the No. 1 national sausage brand. Momence Packing members earn more than a paycheck. Our members enjoy competitive wages, generous benefits and growth and development opportunities.  



Momence Packing Company


Environmental, Health and Safety Manager


Position Overview:

To help Momence Packing reach our goal to be the "Best Company in the World", a successful candidate will strategically plan, direct, and lead the implementation of safety and environmental programs and guidelines through member ownership.



  • Create the "Safest" Company in the World through continuous improvement, ownership, member engagement, and drive
  • Lead the facility safety effort through the creation, implementation, and direction of processes and programs to meet operational needs while maintaining and managing safety compliance to world class safety standards
  • Lead, design and implement environmental management systems to monitor and mitigate the environmental impact of the organization’s activities and ensure all organizational processes meet the required standards
  • Oversee adherence to safety and environmental policies performing regular audits and addressing instances of non-compliance.  Compile detailed and comprehensive reports and maintain meticulous records as mandated by law
  • Serves as the emergency response coordinator and works in conjunction with emergency services to conduct a thorough investigation of incidents to determine the root causes and preventive measures
  • Facilitate Safety education and training throughout the membership and during meetings making safety part of day-to-day activities, while inserting safety into every related process of our business
  • Lead efforts to create and maintain a safety culture that leverages member ownership, involvement, and personal accountability
  • Take an active role in the Corporate Safety Leadership team and facilitate the sharing of ideas between facilities at the corporate level (incorporate Johnsonville programs into Momence Packing practices)
  • Coach the Safety Coordinator of the Momence facility
  • Actively participate as a member of the Momence Packing Core Team
  • Facilitate the Safety Team to lead and ensure compliance with all governmental safety regulations, procedures, guidelines and best practices
  • Develop and lead efforts on the attainment of all safety key performance indicators
  • Lead safety compliance evaluations for facility specific requirements
  • Manage Workers Compensation Claims and Property Insurance recommendations
  • Actively participate in continuous learning to grow knowledge and skills through classes, webcasts/seminars, OSHA compliance trainings



  • Bachelor’s Degree required – safety emphasis preferred



  • 5 years of experience leading safety in a manufacturing environment preferred


Skills and Competencies:

  • A passion for safety that motivates others to want to succeed
  • Proven leadership qualities in managing teams, getting work done through others, meeting timelines, and holding yourself accountable for safety results
  • The ability to complete safety actions even when you have to rely on others to help complete those actions
  • A history of motivating individuals and teams to rally around safety KPI’s and complete upstream actions to promote world class safety
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and balance multiple ongoing tasks. Strong technical knowledge of regulatory programs in safety


Other Requirements:

  • Responsible for safety oversight of 2nd and 3rd shift operations and the ability to visit those shifts at times.


Date:                                                 February 9, 2024

Coach:                                               Plant Director

Location:                                          Momence, IL (Our facility is about a 1 hour south of Chicago)

Member Status:                             Full Time, Salaried

Travel:                                              About 15% of your time


About our Company

Since 1945, our family-owned band of sausage-makers has invented better ways to make, eat and prepare crave-able sausage. Today, we are 3,000 Members strong. We sell our famous sausage in all 50 United States and more than 40 countries. We have a culture built on the idea that if we make developing your talents our top priority, great business results will follow naturally. We call it The Johnsonville Way. It has been our secret sauce for decades, and we hope you get to experience it for yourself!


How to Apply:  

External Candidates: careers.johnsonville.com


Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.




We value the diversity of our workforce and we embrace the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment. M/F/Vet/Disability

Johnsonville values the service Veterans and their family members have given to our country. We support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.