DUTIES – Responsible for assisting the Safety Manager with facilitating and conducting company-wide safety and risk management training.  Must be a knowledgeable and efficient hands-on safety resource to all operations company-wide, with the ability to identify safety issues and recommend a resolution to management in a timely manner. This position reports directly to the Safety Manager.

Knowledge of:

  • Possess a strong foundation of knowledge in safety along with pertinent federal and state regulations/standards and required 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:

  • Responsible for coordinating and conducting HR and Safety trainings for all operations of the company in all districts.
    • Communicate with current Foreman/ Supervisors/ Injured Employees/ Management to provide safety trainings as needed.
    • Maintain training records using various spreadsheets and computer programs
    • Scan and verify safety trainings using TeleForm Verifier or other document imaging system
  • Coordinate, conduct and track company’s antiharassment training program.
  • Recommend new approaches and procedures to improve existing company training programs.
  • Coordinate safety training programs, including ordering, inventory, and distribution of safety training material. Revision of training forms as needed.
  • Conduct safety training meetings with employees, including members of management.
  • Coordinate, conduct and track CPR/First Aid/AED trainings for the company.
  • Assist in coordination of pesticide safety training meetings for production personnel.
  • Assist with coordination and execution of annual corporate office evacuation in conjunction with Post-Harvest.
  • Maintain all employee safety training records in compliance with the IIPP.
  • Develop, implement and maintain a company-wide training tracking system.
  • Prepare and present required and special reports as needed.
  • Assist with audits/investigations by governmental agencies including OSHA.
  • Assist in responses to inquiries by governmental agencies by gathering information needed.
  • 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, pertaining to safety, arising under federal, state and local laws, including OSHA 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 keep skill set current.
  • The position is based in Salinas with seasonal relocation to Yuma, Arizona from November through March, or optionally, seasonal relocation to Yuma during the month of November thru mid-December. Relocation of approximately one week per month thereafter through March.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 30 pounds
  • Must be able to work outdoors (rain or shine) in warm and cold temperatures.