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Safety Specialist

Company: A. Duda & Sons Inc.
Location: Oxnard
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Duda Farm Fresh Foods , is currently seeking a Safety Specialist for our Oxnard Plant and nearby locations. As the Safety Specialist, you will ensure that all Duda Farm Fresh Foods employees, vendors/ contractors, and management are aware of safety requirements as well as following safety procedures by providing safety education and training, planning, and support for the Duda Farm Fresh Foods business unit as well as consistency in application of the rules and standards. This position reports to the Senior Manager of Safety and Compliance. Duda Farm Fresh Foods is a wholly owned subsidiary of A. Duda & Sons, Inc. Benefits and Perks: At Duda Farm Fresh Foods, we offer a wide range of benefits as part of our total compensation package including but not limited to medical, dental and vision insurance, optional supplemental insurance options, paid time off, 401K retirement savings plan, flexible spending account, tuition reimbursement and professional development. Essential job responsibilities: Responsible for implementing Cal/OSHA, OSHA, EPA, and DOT regulations and communicating necessary information to all areas of the company. Ensure a safe work environment and safety culture exists for all employees and contract partners in the responsible areas. Evaluate, interpret and communicate regulatory and technical information relating to occupational health, safety, and environmental issues to management. Act as liaison for consultants and regulatory agencies. Assist in developing and maintaining working documents relating to safety, occupational health and environmental compliance. Track and report EH&S metrics as required to management and, local, state, and federal authorities as required. Identify and inform management of safety, occupational health, and environmental concerns involving employees, the company, and the public, including employee violations of safety regulations and codes. Conduct employee training, perform site safety audits, follow up investigations of near-miss incidents, inspect job sites and other company properties, and machinery and equipment, to identify and recommend correcting potential hazards and to ensure compliance. Assist in collaboration with A. Duda and Sons, Inc. management team to review and update the Safety Management Plan, the Injury and Illness Prevention Program, and the Emergency Action Plan on an annual basis. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Associates Degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Safety Sciences, or Environmental Sciences preferred or applicable safety certification(s) will be considered Experience working in a processing plant environment, cold warehouse, or packinghouse preferred. Bi-literate in English/Spanish required. Basic knowledge of applicable Federal and State Administrative Laws pertaining to safety and occupational health compliance. Experience with general industry occupational hazards, including incident analysis and prevention techniques. Knowledge of spill prevention countermeasures and control plans. Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills at various levels of the company for working cross-functionally in a fast-paced work environment with the ability to influence and motivate a diverse and geographically dispersed employee and contract workforce dealing with a wide variety of safety issues. Proficient computer skills, including usage of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint Ability to manage multiple projects while remaining organized and detail-oriented. 10% Travel to Salinas location, with possibility of travel to other locations in the future. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Valid Driver---s License, First Aid Certificate/CPR Training (Company will Train), OSHA 10 Hour or 30 Hour General Industry Safety preferred, OSHA 511, OSHA 501 preferred. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Physical demands of the essential functions: Capable of working in high or low temperature conditions in the field or pack house. While performing the essential duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift or move objects of up to 25 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be exposed to cold and wet conditions, moving mechanical parts, outside weather conditions, and 36-degree cold room temperatures. Duda Farm Fresh Foods provides a fair and equal employment opportunity for all employees and job applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. We expect and require the cooperation of all employees in maintaining a discrimination and harassment-free work environment. Powered by JazzHR f9dAvO5wqa

Keywords: A. Duda & Sons Inc., Oxnard , Safety Specialist, Other , Oxnard, California

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