EHS Specialist / Representative

Fargo, North Dakota

EHS Associate Representative (Go-To-Market)
Fargo, North Dakota

This position contributes to the success of PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA) by working closely with location employees and leadership to ensure regulatory compliance (OSHA, EPA, and DOT), incident prevention, and fleet safety. This position will work to support the implementation of the Zero Zone PBNA EHS Management System across a pre-defined area. The ideal candidate must have knowledge in employee and motor vehicle safety as well as have DOT, OSHA, and EPA compliance experience.

Responsible for supporting the daily Environmental, Health & Safety operations, by supporting the location management team with integration of Safety, Fleet and Driver Safety, Environmental incident prevention, workers' compensation and regulatory compliance into day-to-day work operations. The GTM EHS Representative has responsibility to analyze incident data, develop and implement actionable safety solutions, and overall execution of Zero Zone performance strategy. The candidate is expected to provide collaborative, proactive, and creative problem solving ability to develop best-in-class EHS programs for the improvement of the overall EHS strategy at the appointed GTM locations.

Major Tasks, Key Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities:

  • Ensure compliance with the PBNA EHS policies and procedures, and all federal, state, and local OSHA/EPA/DOT regulations (i.e. Lockout, Haz Com, Machine Safety, SARA, RCRA, DOT, etc.)

  • Assist in the development and implementation of the EHS Action Plans for the Market Unit

  • Act as the primary EHS contact for specified GTM sites, with EHS Manager acting as mentor and resource for development of broader EHS leadership skills.

  • Achieve annual reduction targets rates for Lost Time, Recordable, Severity, Collision, and Environmental

  • Ensure compliance with applicable safety, environmental, and motor vehicle regulations

  • Manage strategies to prevent workplace injuries, environmental incidents, and vehicle accidents

  • Demonstrate solid employee relations experience, interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills

  • Display strong problem solving, organizational and analytical skills

  • Demonstrate professional maturity and ability to act as a change leader by influencing all levels of the organization to drive continuous improvement in safety performance

  • Conduct EHS activities such as training/auditing/assessing to ensure ongoing compliance with regulatory agency requirements, Zero Zone Management System standards, and internal PepsiCo EHS procedures

  • Perform risk assessments and assist in the implementation of effective physical and/ or behavioral control measures. Recognize and verify the effectiveness of in-place control measures

  • Identify unsafe equipment operation and conditions while demonstrating knowledge of appropriate corrective action for unsafe conditions or equipment use

  • Deeply understand and assist in the deployment of PBNA's TEST DRIVE defensive driving training program

  • Exercise a leadership, coordination, and communication role with the location leadership to drive continuous EHS improvement across the location

  • Assist with root cause analyses and develop corrective action plans to address root basic causes and management system weak spots through the use of industry-recognized cause analysis techniques (5-Why, etc.)

    Compensation and Benefits:

  • Expected salary range is $53,700 – $77,900

  • Paid time off subject to eligibility, including paid parental leave, vacation, sick, and bereavement

  • Other benefits, subject to elections and eligibility: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Health and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Insurance (Accident, Group Legal, Life), Defined Contribution Retirement Plan.

Follow all applicable facility environmental, health, & safety requirements (e.g. PPE policy), policies, and procedures for reporting incidents and/or injuries Support the continuous improvement of PepsiCo GEHSMS programs and procedures through active leadership.


  • Bachelor’s Degree. EHS focus preferred.
  • Safety degree and/or related certification

  • Five or more years of work experience in the distribution/transportation and/or direct store delivery

  • Strong communication, follow-up and influence skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to execute against an established vision and strategic plan with ability to manage change.

  • High level of urgency to provide World Class results.

  • Technical understanding of OSHA, DOT and Environmental Standards.
COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment for this role, effective December 31, 2021. Please note that all such company vaccine requirements provide the opportunity to request an approved accommodation or exemption under applicable law