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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
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Location:
Oxnard, California
Country:
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
Food & Beverage
Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
Reference Number:
160000AP

EH&S Manager (Bilingual - Spanish/English)

Job Title:                     Environmental Health and Safety Manager
FLSA Status (US):      Exempt          
Department:                Operations
Reports To:                 Vice President of EHS & Sustainability

Summary:
This position is responsible for establishing policies and delivering safety training and education that will create and maintain a safe workplace.  Evaluates, assesses and alters safety procedures and policies for the benefit of employees.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:                  

  • Develop and execute health and safety plans in the workplace according to legal guidelines
  • Prepare and enforce policies to establish and maintain a culture of health and safety
  • Evaluate practices, procedures, and facilities to assess risk and adherence to SunOpta safety policies and regulatory requirements
  • Monitor compliance to all SunOpta health and safety policies by inspecting operations
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory bodies, standards, and laws (including OSHA, EPA, etc.)
  • Inspect equipment and machinery to observe possible unsafe conditions
  • Investigate accidents or incidents as needed to discover causes
  • Interface with workers’ compensation carrier as needed for claims processing and support
  • Recommend solutions to issues, identify improvement opportunities or new prevention measures
  • Visit plant facilities and offices to conduct safety reviews of personnel, equipment and practices
  • Evaluate, assess and alter safety procedures and policies for the benefit of employees 
  • Analyze accident reports to ensure root cause(s) have been identified
  • Prepare and conduct health and safety training sessions for employees and/or assist with securing outside resources  for safety training and education
  • Initiate accident prevention measures
  • Develop and Track meaningful incident metrics
  • Research environmental regulations and policies and lead efforts to ensure compliance
  • Oversee the applications for and receipt of necessary permits
  • Lead development efforts of facility safety committees  
  • All other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
None.

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education:
B.A. or B.S. Degree in environmental health and safety, business, or related field preferred

Experience:

  • Minimum of six years of safety related experience in manufacturing, food industry preferred
  • Solid understanding of health and safety laws and regulations including EPA, OSHA and other relevant governmental bodies

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent bilingual (English/Spanish) communication skills (oral and written) and cabilities to create and deliver group training
  • Solid computer skills including Word, Excel and PowerPoint with an ability to generate system reports Good knowledge of data analytics and risk assessment
  • Good attention to detail and observation ability to identify hazards
  • Ability to train, motivate and influence team members

Travel Requirements:
Estimated at 50%. 

Work Environment/Physical Demands:
Approximately 50% of work is performed in an office environment and 50% of work will involve being in a  manufacturing environment.

 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

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