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10 Jan 2018

West Coast Safety Manager – California

Posted by Jennifer Mazza, – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #32586

A well-established grower/shipper/packer is searching for a Safety Manager to join their team. The Safety Manager will be responsible for company-wide safety and risk management programs. These functions include responsibility for developing, interpreting and recommending program goals and objectives, policies and procedures, and courses of action. Responsible for managing the employee safety activities according to established guidelines and sound administrative practices and in accordance with the organization’s mission, values and goals.  This position reports directly to the Vice President, Northern Operations. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify, analyze and control occupational hazards.
  • Guide, train and advise company supervisors and managers in recognizing employee and employer rights and responsibilities and in establishing and maintaining positive employee safety programs.
  • Responsible for understanding critical safety issues and developing sound recommendations that result in the effective management of the people assets of the organization.
  • Provide safety leadership and inspire a safety culture that creates a safe work environment throughout the organization.
  • Manage comprehensive and compliant employee safety-training program that relates to our entire operation.
  • Effective overall management and implementation of safety inspections of all harvesting and field operations, shop and plant operations.
  • Provide annual reports to Environmental Health Department in all aspects of ranch properties, chemical inventories, and management personnel.
  • Answer any questions and/or requests by DOL, OSHA and other governmental agencies, including employee complaints. Represent the company at hearings.
  • Prepare and present required and special reports as needed.
  • Recommend new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of department and services performed. Evaluate and revise internal processes and policies to reduce costs and increase efficiency.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in Ag Econ, Ag Business Management, Business Administration
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required
  • Experience working in a union environment a plus
  • Minimum 5-7 years of proven management experience in safety, preferably in an agricultural environment (harvesting and field operations).
  • Must be an effective hands-on manager capable of resolving organizational, training, communication, and interpersonal problems that may arise.
  • Competencies include business acumen, communication, consultation, critical evaluation, ethical practice, cultural awareness and leadership.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft desktop products including strong knowledge and experience with Excel and Word
  • Excellent customer service skills on the phone and in person
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to effectively present facts and recommendations in oral and written form
  • Ability to keep skill set current
  • Organized team player who works well with a variety of people with a minimum of supervision
  • Thrive in a fast paced environment and handle pressure while managing multiple tasks

Please contact Jennifer Mazza,


Job Categories: Human Resources. Job Types: West Coast. Job expires in Endless.

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