Operations Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

The Wine Group, 7409 West Central Ave., Fresno, California, United States of America Req #1735
Thursday, May 18, 2023
At The Wine Group we are passionate about our people, our future and our wine. We are America’s second largest wine producer by volume with over 1,200 employees globally across 12 locations in California, New York and Australia. We are proud to be responsible for many of America’s most beloved wine brands, including Cupcake, Franzia, Chloe, Concannon, Benziger, Imagery, AVA Grace, 7 Deadly and more. We are dedicated to our culture built on values like entrepreneurialism, innovation, social responsibility and stewardship. To learn about us and our career opportunities, check us out at and then come join the exciting journey at The Wine Group.


Under the direction of a multi-site Plant Manager, the Operations Environmental Health and Safety Specialist reports to the Plant Manager and conducts a variety of environmental and safety activities, reporting, and data analysis/entry functions in support of multi-facility regulatory compliance assignments. Assists in the management of site-specific regulatory permit programs and communicates with regulatory agencies. Helps in managing safety and environmental contractors and consultants and coordinates with the Corporate EHS Department for program management.


  • Support Plant Management and the company’s EHS Department with all aspects of regulatory compliance and program management
  • Manage environmental and safety projects with internal staff and external contractors/consultants at individual sites including review and interpretation of compliance data
  • Manage permit activities associated with but not exclusive to USEPA, OSHA, CalEPA, CalOSHA, Local Air Pollution Control Districts, Regional and State Water Resources Control Boards, County Environmental Health Agencies, FDA
  • Work directly with plant personnel to manage permits including, but not limited to: Waste Discharge Requirements, Supply Water Permits, Title V and Non-Title V Air Permits, RMP/PSM/CalARP, Hazardous Material and Waste Facility Registrations, Refrigerant Management Program
  • Ensure timely completion of activities and tasks assigned through the company EHS Management System
  • Assist in managing and maintaining the current and accurate condition of regulatory documentation
  • Assist in the preparation and submittal of regulatory reports
  • Attend and assist sites, as needed and available, with both internal and external EHS audits
  • Assist site management in the application and management of wastewater land application areas
  • Work with and direct contracted water system operators to ensure permit compliance is maintained
  • Work with management teams to identify, develop, and implement continuous improvement projects applicable to both regulatory and operational improvements
  • Assist in leading internal safety improvement teams and initiatives
  • Conduct re-occurring internal safety program audits and inspections
  • Stay current with laws and regulations set forth by State, Local, and Federal Agencies as it relates to Environmental Health and Safety
  • Analyze, interpret, and understand laws and regulations enacted by State, Local, and Federal Agencies, its impact on company’s operations and provide recommendations to implement lawful and cost-effective compliance
  • Gather in-field data from multiple facilities and compile into one central location
  • Attend, participate and represent our company in government or private committees and industry groups in the process of formulating balanced laws and regulations affecting environmental matters
  • This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences/management and health and safety or related field (engineering, public health)
  • Must be 18 or older at the time of hire
  • 1+ years’ experience in the EHS field
  • Must have a strong commitment to workplace safety programs and policies
  • Must be able to read, fully comprehend, and implement requirements of laws, regulations, and technical documents
  • Skilled in effectively communicating in oral and written form with all internal and external individuals
  • Skilled in technical data analysis and report writing
  • Skilled in the use of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint at an intermediate level.
  • Must be willing to continue to upgrade professional competence by attending appropriate seminars, meetings, and trainings
  • Support and model all company procedures and policies
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with attention to detail
  • Demonstrated reliability and punctuality, work effectively in team/crew environment, adherence to all safety regulations and operating procedures
  • Must have interpersonal skills to deal with Plant Workers, Plant Management, Company Management, and Regulators
  • Ability to travel frequently between facilities, industry meeting, and events
  • Prioritize while able to adapt to changing priorities


  • Occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Working environment has exposure to both indoors and outdoors and related warehouse/production equipment and associated noise levels
  • Ability to perform tasks requiring bending, stooping, standing, and in a warehouse/production environment


  • Hiring Salary Range Posted: $64,500 - $83,600
  • Actual compensation will be based on factors such as experience; skills, knowledge, and abilities; education; and other position related factor

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship

At The Wine Group, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to an environment of mutual respect, diversity, and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristic protected by law.

Other details

  • Job Family General EHSS
  • Job Function EHSS
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $64,500.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $83,600.00
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  • The Wine Group, 7409 West Central Ave., Fresno, California, United States of America