This position assists with the planning and implementation of all Ocean Mist Farms and subsidiaries’ Safety & HR programs to ensure a safe work environment and compliance required by the company and all regulatory agencies. This position coordinates and implements safety, injury and illness prevention programs, conducts training, investigates accidents, and identifies possible causes, recommends corrective action, and provides effective compliance support. This role requires a strong presence at all our field, cooler and plant operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Coordination and administration of company safety programs to include, but not limited to, the Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), Emergency Action Plan & Evacuation Procedures, Hazard Communication, Tractor Safety, Forklift Safety, 1st Aid/CPR, and Accident & Injury Response and Procedures.
  • Develop, conduct and facilitate safety training, certification and education programs, and demonstrate the use of safety equipment and machinery.
  • Serve as a key member of the safety board meetings and activities by providing leadership and subject matter expertise. Will facilitate safety board meetings as requested.
  • Travels to other OMF and affiliate locations to support operations with all personnel matters, conduct and/or attend site location trainings, “tail gate” meetings and otherwise promote positive employee relations.
  • Inspect and evaluate workplace environments, equipment, and practices, to ensure compliance with our safety standards, as well as government regulations.
  • Perform periodic site inspections, annual safety compliance audits, and assist with governmental inspections and third-party audits to include customer social responsibility audits.
  • Investigate accidents, identify root causes, determine corrective and/or preventative action and ensure all described actions are completed.
  • Manage Motor Vehicle Record Driver Program, and administer authorized driver Pull Program with Samba Safety software program.
  • Assist with DOT driver files and DOT Drug/Alcohol Testing.
  • Conduct on-boarding safety orientations and develop/prepare respective materials.
  • Serve as an HR liaison to field, cooler & plant operations by advising employees regarding policies, procedures and programs while providing superior customer service.
  • Provide personnel policy and procedure guidance and counseling to managers.
  • Support all aspects of Human Resources team activities or execute other projects or process improvements as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience is highly preferred.
  • Minimum of three years experience is preferred in safety, preferably in an agricultural environment. Strong knowledge of current OSHA regulations, IIPP and employment labor law compliance requirements.
  • Bilingual fluency in English/Spanish is required. This includes reading, writing legibly and communicating clearly and concisely.
  • Must be able to communicate issues in a constructive manner and handle difficult and/or confidential situations in a professional and confidential manner.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of applications and other HRIS systems is required.
  • Ability to work with and manage a high level of detailed and confidential information; ability to identify and resolve complex problems.
  • Excellent presentation, analytical, and decision-making skills; ability to learn new duties with minimal repetition; resourceful, well organized, and flexible.
  • Self-motivated and ability to work with limited supervision; must be able to work both independently and as part of a team; able to work in a dynamic environment and capable of managing multiple high visibility projects simultaneously.
  • Valid class “C” California Driver’s license is required and must be insurable.