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Environmental, Health & Safety Coordinator

Ventura Foods

Ventura Foods

Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Employment Type: Hourly
Work Designation: Onsite

Position Summary:

To assist the Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager in planning, establishing, implementing, and maintaining a variety of Environmental, Health, and Safety programs to ensure the highest possible degree of safety for employees. Works closely with plant personnel, including supervisors and employees.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with maintaining OSHA and EPA compliance with mandates from Corporate. Duties include planning and organizing training, conducting training, maintaining training documentation and certifications.
  • Assist with EHS program implementation and the use of EHS compliance applications. Assist with conducting accident investigations, reporting using company applications, assist with root cause analysis, corrective actions, focusing on incident reduction and working to meet and improve incident rates.
  • Help identify and evaluate hazardous conditions in the workplace, conduct and coordinate daily rounds to audit physical conditions and safe work practices. Provide advice and counseling to employees, visitors and contractors for all compliance regulations.
  • Oversee regulatory inspections are completed, such as fire extinguishers, eyewash, and shower stations, area inspections, egress, and exit signs, environmental program inspections, and other regulatory inspections and audits. Conduct safety and hazardous material inspections and maintain inspection documents and verifications. Assist with environmental compliance reports, sampling, and any inspection mandates.
  • Assist in maintaining and executing site awareness and incentive programs, including corrective actions and tracking sustainability and utility reduction projects. Assist with maintenance of Safety Committee.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Associate-degree or equivalent, required.
  • A minimum of one year of EHS experience, preferred.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Proficient in training methodologies, curriculum development and soft skills (communication skills, critical thinking, time management, team building, etc.)
  • Strong organizational, planning, project management, problem resolution, communication, presentation, facilitation, and motivational skills required.
  • Superior organizational skills, attention to detail, and communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • High energy, enthusiastic, motivational training style.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Computer literate with in-depth knowledge of MS office, web-based systems, and visual aids technology.

Why Join Us:
Ventura Foods innovates and manufactures food solutions for foodservice and retail businesses. We make exclusive products for the world's most iconic restaurants and retailers, we provide ready-to-go product solutions for professional kitchens, and we make consumer brands everyone knows and loves. When you work for Ventura Foods, you get a strong foundation of training, a manager who cares about you and celebrates your success, a safe environment, and challenging work. As part of our team, your future is limited only by how much you’re willing to push yourself to get there. We invest in your growth because you invest in ours.

Ventura Foods offers career growth opportunities as well as competitive compensation and benefits:​

  • Medical, Prescription, Dental, & Vision – coverage beginning on your 1st day for eligible employees​
  • Profit Sharing and 401(k) matching (after eligible criteria is met)​
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Time, and Holidays​
  • Employee Appreciation Events​ and Employee Assistance Programs

Physical Demands:
Regularly requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, climbing, squatting, kneeling, pushing, and pulling. Physical strength and dexterity sufficient to perform the required task(s). Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more with assistance. Additional demands may be required.

Work Environment:
In addition to normal business hours, work schedules may include after hours and weekends as needed. May work outside and in adverse temperatures which include extreme hot, cold, and humidity. May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration. Must be willing and able to wear personal protective equipment as required by established Company Safety standards. May require work in confined and dark spaces, and at heights in excess of 18 feet for prolonged periods of time.

Diversity & Inclusion:
Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment in which all employees are treated with respect is evident in our company culture and values. We believe that fostering an environment of inclusion and a focus on diversity across our organization is vital to attracting top talent, driving innovation, and meeting the high expectations of our customers in a rapidly evolving global marketplace.

Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.