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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 1976, Hill's Pet Nutrition offers the highest-quality pet nutrition available through product lines Prescription Diet® and Science Diet®. Veterinarians worldwide recommend and feed their own pets Hill's products more than any other brand of pet food.

Available in approximately 80 countries around the world, our extensive line of products includes more than 60 Prescription Diet brand pet foods and more than 50 Science Diet brand pet foods.

We believe all animals should be loved and cared for during their lifetimes. That is why we are proud our pet foods can make a difference in your pet's life.

A career at Hill’s Pet Nutrition or Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  EHS Coordinator

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Nov 23, 2022
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 146644 - Topeka, Kansas, United States


Do you want to make a difference in the lives of people and their pets? What about having the opportunity to connect with others across the world, full of stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions?
If this is how you see your career, Hill’s is the place to be!


Hill’s Pet Nutrition is a multi billion dollar, global division of Colgate-Palmolive Company and the maker of Prescription Diet, Science Diet, and Healthy Advantage brand pet food. Our mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets by providing the best leading-edge pet nutrition technology, products, and expertise to pet owners, veterinary professionals and other key pet professionals worldwide. Our company is a globally recognized Best Place to Work.


The EHS Coordinator will provide support to the Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) department in order to ensure the safety and health of plant employees, as well as the community and environment; and to ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local regulatory agencies.



What you will do


  • Coordinate industrial safety and environmental systems, e.g., environmental compliance monitoring, hazardous chemical inventories report, MSDS maintenance.


  • Assist in developing programs / projects to meet plant sustainability goals.


  • Inspect machines, equipment and environment for accident prevention devices, fire prevention and energy/sustainability improvements.


  • Formulate EHS programs and procedures to ensure compliance with environmental, occupational health and safety regulations and corporate standards as well as become an SME (subject matter expert) on site’s standards compliance.


  • Conduct and/or coordinate EHS training, including new hire and refresher for all employees.


  • Supports employee recognition and engagement programs that improve the EHS culture.


  • Support investigating accidents to ascertain root causes in order to recommend preventive safety measures and to aid in developing safety programs to prevent recurrence.


  • Coordinate industrial hygiene sampling (e.g., noise, dust, toxics, etc.), to ensure employee health and safety and coordinates both annual and as needed testing for employees.


  • Assist in performing internal audits (e.g., annual EHS self-assessment, etc.) and external audits as required.


  • Develops training materials such as SOPs, SWIS ( and OPLs; will train peers. Actively and openly shares knowledge and develops skills of others in the work team. Actively participates in continuous learning opportunities.


  • Oversees OSHA record keeping, coordinates testing and supports worker’s compensation program which may involve communication with hospital resources, and federal, state and local regulatory agencies.


  • Meets business needs by flexing scheduled work hours or contributing additional work hours when needed.


  • Models safety and quality behaviors and meets or exceeds compliance with all internal standards, such as GMPs, AIB, Micro standards, PPE guidelines, safety procedures and quality standards.


  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Complies with all policies and standards




Required Qualifications


  • Associate's Degree, preferably in a EHS related field.


  • Proficiency with Google Suites (e.g., gmail, Sheets, Slides, Docs, forms, calendar).


  • Fluent in English


  • Good communication skills


  • Ability to work varying shifts, up to 12 hours a day, up to 7 days a week.




Preferred Qualifications


  • Bachelor's Degree


  • Two years or more experience in a manufacturing setting


  • Two years experience in environmental and or health/safety role


  • Experience in delivering safety training, interpreting data from tests and published materials, and writing OSHA and/or KDHE reports


  • Proficiency using SAP


  • Experience creating Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)


  • Technical certifications to include forklift instructor, first aid/CPR instructor,  DOT hazardous materials shipping, management of equipment utilizing x-ray devices and sealed source radioactive material


  • Technical writing proficiency, excellent written and oral communication skills


  • Ability to give and receive feedback to all levels of the organization


  • Demonstrated initiative, ownership/accountability for work and seeks information for self-directed learning




Salary Range $46,560 - $67,095 USD

Pay is based on several non discriminatory factors including but not limited to experience, education, skills and office location. In addition to your salary, Colgate-Palmolive offers a performance based bonus and competitive benefits package.


Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!  At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. 

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

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