Corporate Safety/Human Resource Manager

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Job Description: 
This opportunity serves an integral role with the Human Resources team, overseeing all human resources personnel at the company’s operational divisions (harvesting, processing and hauling facilities). This role is a combination of management duties and hands-on risk management, safety, compliance, employee relations and payroll functions.

If you are an established human resources professional who enjoys variety and is looking to join a growing company, this could be the position for you.

Position Reports to: 
Human Resources Director
Responsibilities & Duties: 

Safety & Risk Management

  • Serve as liaison between HR Director, Operations and Safety Committee on all Safety related matters.
  • Design and implement safety/training programs that facilitate the understanding and implementation of employee safety standards within each unique operation (trucking, harvesting, processing, cooling and administrative).
  • Create and oversee company-wide safety culture (training, incentives, risk assessments and behavior modification programs).
  • Monitor, refine and oversee workers compensation claims, Modified and Return to Work Programs.
  • Ensure worksites (buildings, facilities, fields, maintenance shops and trucking operations) are regularly inspected to identify and minimize liability, and safety/health risk exposures.
  • Work with HR/Safety onsite personnel to plan, develop and implement safety and loss prevention programs.
  • Conduct claims investigations and evaluate risk management claims to identify significant hazards and loss trends.
  • Identify and recommend preventive safety measures and corrective actions to management and safety committee.
  • Conduct periodic internal audits to ensure compliance with state and federal policies and OSHA/DOT regulations.
  • Responsible for assuring HR/Safety personnel are in compliance for safety incentive programs, random drug testing program, hearing conservation, defensive driving classes, annual driver license checks and CPR/First Aid training.
  • Assist and oversee third party safety audits (OSHA, food safety).
  • Prepares and distributes safety committee minutes, accident/injury analysis reports and safety related education.
  • Conduct comprehensive loss and claims management and analysis; follow up with all internal/external parties involved to expedite claims to closure.

Employee Relations

  • Implementation and trainings of company programs and policies such as; Driver Fleet Safety, IIPP and safety related trainings for both newly hired employees and continuing employees as needed.
  • Verify, process, and document eligibility of employee group benefits.
  • Distribute and educate personnel on company policies, practices and benefits.
  • Maintain personnel records and HR documentation (hire, disciplinary, transfers, and resignations).
  • Responsible for assisting with auditing, tracking and documentation of compliance of policies and procedures.
  • Prepare and execute disciplinary notifications and employments separations, including exit interview.
  • Must be an effective hand-on manager, capable of resolving organizational, training, communication, and interpersonal problems that may arise.
  • Business Administration, Human Resources, Organizational Behavior or related degree
  • Prior experience in a Human Resources role, with emphasis on agricultural safety, plant/cooler operations or related
  • Bilingual in Spanish (must be a fluent speaker, able to speak, read and write Spanish)
  • Effective interpersonal and relations skills including interacting with both a professional and craft workforce
  • Strong PC skills, including MS Excel and Word
  • Travel from the corporate office to outside operations within CA and AZ is required
Ideal Candidate: 
  • Experience working in the agricultural or related industry
  • SPHR or PHR (professional of human resources) license designation
  • Certified in Safety Professional (CSP) or Associate of Risk Management (ARM)

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Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.

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