Field Safety Specialist, Wonderful Orchards

  • Shafter, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

With approximately 100,000 planted acres in California's San Joaquin Valley, Wonderful Orchards is the world's largest grower of almonds, pistachios and pomegranates.  Wonderful Orchards is a part of The Wonderful Company, a privately held $5 billion global company dedicated to harvesting health and happiness around the world through its iconic consumer brands which include Wonderful Pistachios, Wonderful Halos, POM Wonderful, FIJI Water, Teleflora, and JUSTIN Wine.

Job Description

Position Summary:

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 3+ 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.

To learn more about The Wonderful Company, its products and core values, visit www.wonderful.com or follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram

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