EHS Manager – Topeka, KS

Company Name: Colgate-Palmolive

Location: Topeka, KS, US - 66601


Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 84043 – Topeka, Kansas, United States


The EOHS Manager is responsible for the safety and health of plant employees, as well as the community and environment. The EOHS Manager will ensure the plant is in compliance with all federal, state and local regulatory agencies.



  • Responsible for all aspects of safety and environmental issues. Ensures compliance with all government and company standards and practices and leads the plant safety programs

  • Identifies, designs and implements EOHS related projects and responsible for ensuring corrective action is taken for all EOHS issues

  • Supports facilities energy improvements, developing and implementing efforts to reduce carbon footprint

  • Serves as primary liaison for plant EOHS issues between government agencies and corporate

  • Conducts EOHS training

  • Manages plant Emergency Preparedness Program and ensures plan integrity

  • Manages all internal and external inspections and audits

  • Promotes continuous improvement within all teams by transferring knowledge that has been acquired through formal and informal training to all Hill’s employees

  • Accountable as the standard owner for EOHS processes and programs by meeting or exceeding Colgate, Hill’s and regulatory established safety standards

  • Support implementation of Quality Assurance and Food Safety initiatives

  • Ensure personnel adhere to Hill’s policies, safety standards, and Good Manufacturing Practices, including Quality Assurance and Food Safety

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, industrial hygiene or related field

  • 5+ years of increasing EOHS responsibilities

  • 3+ years' experience in a manufacturing supervisory role

  • Working knowledge of EPA and OSHA regulations

  • Proficient in Google Suite and email


Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified safety or industrial hygiene professional

  • 5+ years’ experience in a manufacturing supervisory role

  • 2+ years food manufacturing experience

  • Strong work ethic and a stable employment history

  • Able to clearly express ideas both verbally and in writing

  • Ability to develop alternative courses of action and make timely decisions based on logical assumptions and factual information


Physical Requirements

  • Bend at waist 90 degrees and flex at knees 120 degrees

  • Walk unlimited distances up to 12 hours on concrete floor

  • Must be able to climb stairs and ladders, with possibility of climbing heights of up to 120 feet

  • Wear required personal protective equipment, including hearing, eye, foot and dust protection

  • Perceive visual and audible alarms and telephones while wearing hearing protection

  • Receive and transmit information in person and by telephone communications

  • Exposure to both cold and hot work environments aligned to external temperatures as well as confined space both inside and outside the facility

  • Exposure to dry ingredients (primarily grain) producing a dusty environment (dusk mask provided)

  • Exposure to industrial chemicals used in production, equipment for testing and treatment of liquids including water

  • Computer keyboarding 

  • Type, using a computer keyboard, intermittently for up to six hours per day

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.