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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Lemoore, California
United States
Job Categories:
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Training: Safety/EH&S-related
Industry Segments:
Manufacturing - Miscellaneous
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Safety Leader

The Plant Safety Leader is responsible for leading the plant Safety & Health process to drive risk reduction, injury prevention, and compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. This position serves as the location subject matter expert for safety and health, administers safety and health policies and programs, serves as the plant liaison for Corporate Safety initiatives, and partners with the plant operations team as a safety resource.

Position responsibilities are in the following functional areas: safety training and education, safety inspections, safety engagement, regulatory compliance, incident analysis and response, and PSM/RMP/HAZMAT.


Safety Training & Education

  • Helps to conduct New Employee Orientation safety training
  • Facilitates and/or helps to facilitate compliance-based and job-specific safety training
  • Responsible for conducting safety training
  • Assists in making safety “visible” in the workplace through various postings, safety messages, campaigns, and other strategies, including daily interaction with production and maintenance team members (60% of time on manufacturing floor)
  • Participates in pre-shift safety meetings on rotational basis in all departments

Safety Inspections

  • Performs various inspection (hazard recognition) techniques related to general industry and food manufacturing to continuously improve workplace conditions and behaviors, such as emergency exits, fire extinguishers, eye wash and shower stations, confined space air monitors, and HAZMAT equipment
  • Helps to monitor compliance with pre-use inspection process (i.e., hoists, ladders, fall protection, PIT) and record retention
  • Actively participates in the audit and supports the corrective actions to the annual Corporate MAPP Audit
  • Inspects and maintains critical safety signage, such as lockout tagout, confined space and container labeling

Engagement in the Safety Process

  • Supports employee engagement teams for safety by actively participating and supporting teams where applicable
  • Supports an effective rewards and recognition process to energize, engage, and empower employees for continued safety process improvements
  • Participates in projects to eliminate or reduce safety and health risks in the plant
  • Helps to facilitate the creation and maintenance of job safety analysis (JSAs) processes plant-wide

Regulatory Compliance

  •   Assists to maintain compliance-based safety policies and programs to support compliance with corporate, federal and state OSHA standards
  • Coordinates annual Audiometric testing, HAZMAT medical surveillance, and First Aid/CPR training for the plant
  • Conducts basic industrial hygiene sampling for noise, dust, and chemicals
  • Helps to motivate all personnel regarding existing company rules and safety obligations and newly promulgated rules for regulatory compliance improvement initiatives

Injury/Incident Response

  • Helps with initial employee injuriy/incident triage as needed (medical care)
  • Assists departments with incident investigation process, root cause analysis and corrective actions for all injuries, near-miss incidents, property, and environmental losses 


  • Helps to maintain HAZMAT and other emergency response equipment
  • Administers the medical surveillance program for HAZMAT
  • Supports site-specific emergency response plan
  • Participates in monthly PSM Committee meetings and supports action items  

Minimum Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Safety Management or similar work experience in related industry
  • 2+ years of experience in Safety position, with a substantial portion of it in a manufacturing environment.
  • 1+ year of experience leading, mentoring, and/or delegating work to others

Preferred Qualifications & Experience:

  • Active affiliation with appropriate safety networks and organizations
  • Associate Safety Professional (ASP) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification
  • Dairy/Cheese manufacturing experience

 As one of our valued team members, you’ll be an integral part of our family-owned company where individual contributions matter. Supported by professional development and leadership growth opportunities, a Leprino Foods career will give you the opportunity to have a direct impact on our global business, while being recognized for your dedication and hard work.