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Director of Environmental Health and Safety

Category: Management

Is Full Time: Yes


Based in Wheeling, WV, the Ziegenfelder Company is a private, family owned frozen novelty manufacturer that focuses solely on producing the highest quality frozen ice novelties, commonly referred to as twin pops. We are the largest manufacturer of twin pops in the country with production facilities in Wheeling, WV; Chino, CA; and Denver, CO, with more locations on the way!

The Ziegenfelder Company has averaged solid double-digit growth for the past 15 years while growing our tribe from 60 employees in one facility with three production lines to over 350 employees across three facilities and 10 production lines. Core to our success has always been making the highest quality, best tasting products in the market and selling them to valued customers at the best possible price. The Ziegenfelder Company owns and produces the brand Budget Saver, as well as, licensed and private labeled products for premiere retailers, such as Albertsons, Dollar General, Kroger, and Walmart. 24/7 operations in our three facilities, generates over 2.2 million pops per day.

Ziegenfelder s growth and success is clearly due to our dedicated tribe. We value integrity, creativity and innovation, and are committed to positively impacting our workforce and the communities in which we live and work.


Growing together, revolutionizing our company, and bringing smiles to every home in America.


Making people smile with really cool treats.


Growing Better Together.


Think Tribe First

Win by Always doing the Right Thing

Inspire Each Other

Nurture our Zieggy Economy

Serve Others


We are currently searching for an outstanding individual to serve as our Director of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS). As a member of our Leadership Team, you will report to the President of Ziegenfelder. The Director of EHS primary responsibility is to assure safe and secure facilities, behaviors, and practices by establishing, and monitoring current and new safety practices, policies, and initiatives. Our Director of EHS will be expected to bring innovative, as well as compliance-based safety behaviors and practices to our facilities and team to ensure our values, vision and mission are achieved.

You will be the subject matter expert for EHS, risk mitigation, and advancing Ziegenfelder to the highest levels of safety.


The Ziegenfelder Director of EHS is responsible to:

  • Insure the health, security and safety of all employees, vendors, visitors, customers and stakeholders throughout the company.
  • Provide strong leadership, oversight, and guidance to all facilities in their safety efforts.
  • Conduct safety audits and inspections to ensure compliance with occupational, environmental health & safety, and industrial requirements for all regulatory agencies; federal, state and local. Audits should also identify and eliminate potential hazards and unsafe behaviors.
  • Develop, coordinate, and implement comprehensive training programs in all areas of occupational, industrial and environmental safety.
  • Responsible for and direct all Risk Management Plan (RMP) and Process Safety Management (PSM) efforts throughout the company.
  • Initiate root cause analysis and preventive measures to avoid future accidents.
  • Establish and maintain complete safety and training records; develop update and manage workplace safety programs, procedures, and policies.
  • Provide on-site guidance and articulate corporate safety and security messaging to all levels of employees, on-site vendors, and visitors throughout the company.
  • Analyze all facilities and operations and develop security modifications for emergency management and contingency planning.
  • Analyze facilities and all operations to develop ergonomic modifications to reduce the potential strain and repetitive use injuries of both plant and office personnel.
  • Drive a safety culture as a leading indicator of behaviors and performance of employees at all facilities.
  • Work closely with leadership in all facilities to manage and develop teams to continuously improve safety and security performance company wide.
  • Foster and develop relationships for long-term effectiveness.
  • Innovate, recommend, and support plant processes and equipment improvements to maximize safety results.
  • Solves moderately complex problems; takes a new perspective on existing solutions; exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information.
  • Communicates difficult concepts and works with others to achieve the optimal solution.
  • Responsible for the OSHA process safety/EPA risk management programs.
  • Develop and deliver EHS related trainings.
  • Maintain recordkeeping/management systems that prepares our facilities for random OSHA/Cal OSHA inspections.
  • Responsible for compliance assurance process to ensure reoccurring compliance deadlines for OSHA/State environmental permits are achieved for the plants using EHS Velocity and/or the Preventative Maintenance System or similar.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


Leaders at all levels and in all roles at Ziegenfelder strive to demonstrate leadership competencies. As the Director of Environmental Health and Safety, you will demonstrate:

Integrity: Is direct and truthful, is ethical in making decisions and speaks candidly about tough issues. Is open-minded and listens to tribe members at all levels. Is widely trusted by others and keeps confidences.

Self-awareness: Has an accurate picture of strengths and weaknesses and is willing to improve.

Accountability: Seeks to take responsibility before placing blame. Able to react when unexpected problems arise, and proactive in developing plans to prevent problems from reoccurring. Admits mistakes, owns failures and commits to deliver expectations and responsibilities.

Credibility: Makes decisions and problem solves based on regulations, facts, data and science. Clearly understands and communicates performance standards and expectations to others and is willing to hold self and others accountable to performance standards.

Commitment: Contributes maximum effort to support company initiatives and is tenacious when problem solving for the good of the tribe and organization. Willing to go above and beyond to support success for others and the company.

Teamwork: Focuses others energy on common goals, priorities and problems. Seeks common ground in an effort to resolve conflicts. Works harmoniously with colleagues and departments.

Initiative: Works to identify and seize opportunities when they arise. Demonstrates initiative and is motivated to drive improvement. Skilled at original thought when evaluating problems and developing action plans. Able to consult with peers and third parties when additional expertise may be needed.

Values and gives feedback: Seeks out, responds to, shares, and uses feedback.


  • Bachelor s or higher degree in safety management, engineering, chemical or environmental highly preferred. Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification desired.
  • 5+ years experience in leading EHS efforts (food/beverage environment is a plus).
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with tribe members, leadership teams and the public.
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and be flexible in working on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to develop internal and external relationships.
  • Proficient in computer applications including Microsoft and Google applications.
  • Strong knowledge of the engineering practices and OSHA process safety management 14 elements.
  • Experience working with waste water, ammonia or other chemicals or environmentally hazardous materials


  • Must be able to function in a production environment using standard equipment.
  • Subject to environmental conditions inside and outside, atmospheric conditions, noise, hazards (such as mechanical parts, electrical currents, etc.), working in high places (scaffolding or roof tops)
  • Must be able to ascend/descend ladders, stairs, ramps and the like using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally


This position is based in Wheeling, WV.
At least 25% travel is required to other facilities.