Duties – Responsible for assisting Human Resources with Safety Compliance, Employee Relations and Trainings company-wide. Must be a knowledgeable and efficient hands-on HR and Safety resource to all operations, with the ability to identify employee relations and safety issues and recommend resolutions to management in a timely manner. This position reports directly to the Safety Manager.

Knowledge of:

  • Possess a strong foundation of knowledge in HR and Safety along with pertinent federal and state regulations/standards and required company policies and safety programs.
  • Experience with incident investigations, OSHA inspections.
  • Operation of standard office equipment, including personal computers, photocopier, fax machines and appropriate software such as Windows, Word and Excel.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with compliance of existing and implemented safety programs and company policies with all Spreckels Campus shops and facilities.
  • Provide assistance and educate employees and supervision on the Injury, Illness and Accident Reporting and Investigation Policy.
  • Assist in investigating and documenting all accidents (100%) and provide information to the Safety Department and Finance & Accounting Department for insurance reporting purposes.
  • Monitor daily Security and Patrol reports to determine the need for further investigation by the Safety or Human Resources departments. Maintain log of all reports.
  • Recommend policies and or procedures for security, safety and employee relations improvements.
  • Assist with coordinating employee orientations and presenting material.
  • Assist with providing effective trainings for all safety sensitive positions such as but not limited to: forklift drivers, mechanics, vacuum tube & ice house operators, etc. and verifying trainings are current.
  • Assist with company-wide OSHA compliance of all existing equipment, newly introduced equipment, and equipment transferred between districts during transition.
  • Assist with coordinating trainings/tailgates company-wide along with supervision and the Training Coordinator, based on incident trends and hazards.
  • Respond to facility emergencies as backup to the Safety Coordinator as per the company’s Emergency Action Plan (ICP).
  • Assist with coordination and execution of annual corporate evacuation of Spreckels campus shops and facilities.
  • Coordinate First Aid Kit servicing with vendor.
  • Ensure compliance of all log checklists, including pre-trip/pre-use inspections of equipment such as but not limited to: forklifts, golf carts, etc., and of all safety devices such as: AED’s, Rescue Hoods, Shower/Eye washes, etc.
  • Administrate Spreckels Campus Visitor and Safety Vest Policy.
  • Verify and maintain third party safety training documentation, including Contractor Safety Program required documents.
  • Establish and maintain a good rapport with management and all work associates.
  • Inspire a safety culture that creates a safe work environment throughout the organization.
  • Translation of training documents and programs.
  • Assist Safety Coordinator with creating SOP’s.

Qualifications:

  • Proven experience in training and safety – preferably in an agricultural environment (cooler and field operations), or a related industry.
  • Possess knowledge of employee rights and employer responsibilities, and other regulatory agencies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively present facts and recommendations in oral and written form, in both English and Spanish.
  • Ability to take direction from multiple managers.
  • Ability to keep skill set current.
  • Organized team player who works well with a variety of people with a minimum of supervision.
  • Ability to prioritize and thoroughly complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Thrive in a fast paced environment and handle pressure while managing multiple tasks.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft desktop products including strong knowledge and experience with Excel and Word.
  • Valid driver license and clean record.
  • Regular and consistent attendance mandatory.
  • Work schedule may include OT and weekends.
  • The position is based in Salinas with occasional overnight travel to Yuma, AZ and Brawley, CA November through March.
  • Ability to sit and/or stand for several hours at a time.
  • Must be able to walk on uneven ground.
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
  • Must be able to work outdoors (rain or shine) in warm and cold temperatures.