Field Safety Specialist

Wonderful Orchards is seeking an Field Safety Specialist to support field operations in Kern County – Shafter/ Wasco.  As a Safety Specialist, you will be responsible for taking on a hands-on approach by doing in-field visits to our farming locations and communicating with various levels of management to enhance the company’s safety culture. Work requires a high degree of organizational skills and a desire and willingness to learn the organization’s business operations. This position reports to the Safety Manager.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Observes work activities, reports safety observations and provides suggestions for process improvement
  • Conducts safety and environmental compliance assessments
  • Conduct English and Spanish pre-harvest safety training, CPR training, safety related training and help develop training (SME’s) Subject Matter Experts
  • Conducts job safety analysis walks, field and shop inspections, harvest, spray and irrigation activity assessments for system improvements
  • Communicates safety related matters to company utilizing emails, technology devices while facilitating safety tailgate meetings and bulletin boards.
  • Coaches managers and employees on proper safety procedures and safety gaps and opportunities.
  • Assists Operations in the transport of injured employees to medical offices.
  • Investigates incidents to identify causes or to determine how such incidents might be prevented in the future.
  • Recommends measures to help protect workers from potentially hazardous work methods, processes, or materials.
  • Inspect or evaluate workplace environments, equipment, or practices to ensure compliance with safety standards and government regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Qualifications include, but are not limited to the following:

Associates degree in Occupational Health, Business Administration, Human Resources or related field and 5+ years’ experience in-field safety leadership preferred; or equivalent combination education and experience.

  • Knowledge of OSHA/ CALOSHA regulations
  • Proficient in Microsoft office products
  • Must exhibit a safety mindset and safety culture
  • Bilingual English/ Spanish — verbal and written

SPECIFIC KNOWELDGE, SKILLS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and multitask
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Public speaking and presentation skills
  • Highly organized, punctual and responsible
  • Active problem-solver and results-oriented
  • Ability to work well in a team setting

Other Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid CA driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record
  • COVID vaccination will be required for this position unless candidate has a legally valid exemption

Work Environment:

This job operates predominately in an outdoor environment. This role will be exposed to shop, warehouse, lab and field conditions under typical yearly Central Valley California climatic conditions – temperature, dust / gas / fumes, noise, sunlight. Orchard conditions are extreme, with summer temperatures regularly exceeding 100 F°.

Additional Information

Perks

  • Be on the forefront of a growing business!
  • Competitive benefits packing including Medical, Vision, Dental, 401k and bonus opportunity
  • Continued training and generous Education Reimbursement Program
  • Paid Sick, Vacation, Personal Hours and holiday time
  • Wonderful Giving (www.wonderfulgiving.com) — allowing you to donate company money to a cause of your choice

Why choose Wonderful?

The Wonderful Company is a successful, entrepreneurial, privately held company with healthy, iconic, authentic brands, and ethical, creative, innovative business practices. We are passionate about sustainability, social responsibility, philanthropy, and wellness — for our employees, their communities, and consumers around the world.

  • We are harvesting a better world – We use the power of business to make the world a better place.
  • We nourish, naturally – We believe that what you put into your body matters. The most nutritious — and best-tasting — foods are those from nature.
  • We play to win – Our employees set ambitious goals and meet challenges with unified purpose and unmatched energy.
  • We act differently – With courage and fearlessness, we are relentless in our quest to inspire healthier. food and beverage choices. As a privately held organization, we have the freedom and the power to make quick and effective decisions.

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