Job Info
Job Title: Safety Technician
Location: Salinas, CA
Job Number: 12038
Posted Date: 9/13/2021
Job description

Responsible for assisting the Safety Supervisor with ensuring compliance of all company-wide safety and risk management programs. 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 Supervisor. This position’s core hours are 12 pm to 9 pm, Monday – Friday, during the Salinas season (March – November).

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:

  • Assist in maintaining and updating written safety programs for operations/facilities in all districts.
  • Daily safety walks and employee engagement.
  • Identify conditions that could produce accidents and financial losses throughout the company.
  • Ensure all safety signage is in place and not in need of repair/replacement.
  • Conduct documented safety inspections/audits of operations and facilities.
  • Identify, analyze and control occupational hazards in all operations.
  • Recommend new approaches and procedures to improve existing company safety programs.
  • Conduct safety training meetings with employees, including members of management.
  • Assist with coordination and execution of annual corporate office evacuation in conjunction with Post-Harvest.
  • Order and distribute personal protective equipment. Ensure proper use.
  • Coordinate the company safety incentive programs. Assist in distribution of safety incentives.
  • Maintain employee safety training records in compliance with the IIPP.
  • Prepare and present required and special reports as needed.
  • Conduct accident investigations, safety inspections and trainings as needed.
  • Provide administrative/clerical support by typing correspondence, filing and distributing documents.
  • Investigate and analyze employee/vehicle accident causes, near misses, and hazards to health.
  • Address any complaints surrounding safety issues and report findings to Safety Supervisor.
  • Provide a written report of safety-related incidents and propose corrective actions 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.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in Occupational Health and Safety, or proven experience in 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 and state 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.
  • The position is based in Salinas with seasonal relocation to Yuma, Arizona from November through March, or optionally, seasonal travel to Yuma, AZ/Brawley, CA for approximately one week per month November through March.
  • 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.
  • 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 40 lbs.
  • Must be able to work outdoors (rain or shine) in warm and cold temperatures.

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