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Environmental, Health & Safety Supervisor - 2nd shift

Company: Nichols Farms
Location: Hanford
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

The Environmental, Health & Safety Supervisor is responsible for driving and developing a strong safety culture. Partner with consultants, President and Directors to Review Environmental, Health and Safety programs and assist in development and implementation. Ensure compliance with all OSHA and Environmental federal, state, and local regulations. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Engage the workforce in safety awareness and involvement in safety teams.
  • Monitor and communicate environmental and safety performance and develop plans for continued improvement.
  • Evaluate and implement best Safety practices for a safe work environment.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state and federal regulations for environmental and safety areas including OSHA requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with IIPP, Heat Prevention Illness and Hearing Conservation.
  • Oversee and manage all safety and environmental incident investigations and identify root cause. Provide recommendations and ensure implementation.
  • Provide recommendations on safety performance issues and follow-up to ensure completion.
  • Assist in providing injury/accident incidents to the Human Resources Department related Workers' Compensation reporting.
  • Conduct risk assessment on Safety practices/procedures and develop plans on findings.
  • Partner with the Human Resources Department, President and Directors to identify, develop and implement Safety Training Plan, to include compliance training.
  • Maintain and monitor training ensuring certifications and annual training requirements are documented.
  • Responsible for the Safety OSHA and DOT Logs and reporting.
  • Maintain all environmental reports and documentation.
  • Participate in Plant and Farm audits as required and assist in resolving findings.
  • Organize and oversee safety inspections and partner with operations on implementation of manufacturing equipment regarding safety standards and improvements.
  • Keep apprised of developments in federal and state safety and environmental regulations.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with SQF (Safety Quality Food) and GMP (good manufacturing practices) established company policies and procedures.
  • Support all shifts, to include periodically providing third shift visibility/training as needed, as well as occasionally present on a Saturday or Sunday during Harvest Season.
  • Perform other tasks and special projects as assigned.


    • Leadership - Ability to influence others to perform their jobs Safely and effectively. Time Management: Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.
    • Prioritization: Ability to quickly prioritize among numerous pressing tasks and manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
    • Communication: Excellent verbal and written skills, as well as ability to make presentations.
    • People Development: Ability to develop and coach team, and to identify team member opportunities and strengths.
    • Goal Orientation: Attention to establishing and achieving goals and objectives for self and team on a continuous basis.
    • Team Involvement: Works effectively with teams and work groups. Actively participates in problem solving and interacts with team and work groups to achieve team and organizational goals.
    • Continuous Improvement: Active participant in continuous improvement initiatives and goals. Seeks opportunities to improve self and processes.

      • BS Degree in Occupational Health; Safety Science; Environmental Science; Engineering or related field preferred.
      • Minimum two years' experience in Safety and Environmental role in food processing or manufacturing preferred and Ag Experience in Farm Shop, Orchard and Irrigation Safety.
      • Proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
      • Strong Project Management and analytical skills.

        Physical Demands and Work Environment
        The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand for periods of time at work station and other work areas, climb stairs including high heights and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and depth perception. Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as designated by the company.
        The job responsibilities for this roles is performed in a manufacturing environment which may include high levels of noise and as well as perform work in an outdoor environment. Working in outdoor conditions can include extreme cold, heat, or humidity; and sometimes can include work in dusty or muddy work conditions. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.This job description is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Company may deem appropriate.EOE/M/F/D/V

Keywords: Nichols Farms, Hanford , Environmental, Health & Safety Supervisor - 2nd shift, Healthcare , Hanford, California

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