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Environmental Health & Safety Specialist


Centerville, IA, US, 52533

Our Story:


Dover Food Retail (DFR) is a leading manufacturer of Display Cases, Specialty Products, Refrigeration Systems, Power Systems and Comprehensive Services; and leading our industry by Innovating What’s Next in glass doors and intelligent merchandising technologies that keep food safe under brands such as HillPhoenix and Anthony.


DFR is part of the Climate & Sustainability Technologies segment of the Dover Corporation® (NYSE: DOV). Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenues in excess of $7 billion.


DFR is built on creativity and customer-centric innovation delivered by people invigorated by a strong sense of responsibility to help our customers win in their marketplaces. The relationships we build with our customers are as important to our success as the products we manufacture. This collaborative environment delivers FRESH THINKING, reassuring our customers that they choose the best when they choose to work with the people of Dover Food Retail.


Job Title:        Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist

Location:        Centerville, Iowa


What we’re looking for:


The EHS Specialist will partner with the sites operations team to help drive safety as a core value. The EHS Specialist will work under the direction of the EHS Manager.


What you’ll be responsible for in this role:


  • Coordinate with supervisors and shop floor personnel to engage in daily safety discussions.
  • Assist in the incident investigations
  • To provide direct support to the plant EHS Leader and plant staff; investigate, recognize, report, and recommend corrective actions on safety and environmental compliance issues
  • Ability to learn, read, understand, and communicate EHS regulatory requirements
  • Assist in performing or assuring that all daily, weekly, monthly, or other periodic EHS inspections are completed
  • Develop and/or present EHS training materials to plant employees as required by enforceable statutes or company policy
  • Audit and maintain systems to ensure compliance with all applicable environmental programs of facilities
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement for safety and environmental compliance
  • This role will be responsible for providing support during regulatory compliance inspections.  EHS Specialists may also be expected to communicate inspection results to supervisor and site management.
  • Other duties as assigned. 


What are the basic qualifications?


  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or an Associate Degree with a relevant EHS Professional Certification
  • At least 1-3 years of experience in an EHS role.


What are the preferred qualifications?


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Previous EHS experience in a fast-paced, manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to contribute and participate in a team environment.
  • Ability to accomplish assigned tasks, provide feedback, construct plans, and demonstrates confidence in team leader and member roles.
  • The ability to multi-task and prioritize workload.


To be a great fit for the role:


  • Experience in Enablon or other EHS platforms
  • Lean and/or six sigma experience
  • Experience in coaching, training, networking and facilitation.


How We Define Our Values and Why You Should Join Our Team:


The backbone behind our collection of outstanding businesses is a team of dedicated employees who protect and enhance our valued reputation for quality and delivering what we promise. It’s our values that define Dover to all of our key audiences: our shareholders, customers, prospective employees and especially to ourselves.


These values must be expressed in our work and embody our actions, as they form the basis by which we do our jobs, make decisions and measure our performance. It’s our unwavering commitment to maintaining our values that defines who we are as a Company.


  • Collaborative Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Winning Through Customers
  • Respects and Values People
  • Expectations for Results
  • High Ethical Standards, Openness, and Trust


What’s in it for you?


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Flexible Spending
  • Paid Holidays











The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.


Dover Food Retail is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

Nearest Major Market: Ottumwa

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