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Field Human Resources Safety Manager

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Job Description: 

Department: Fresh Harvest, Inc., Human Resources
Job Status: Full Time / Exempt
Supervise: 8-10 Field HR/Safety Representatives
Reports To: HR Director
Personnel Work Schedule: Field Ops Monday- Saturday

Responsible for implementing Occupational Health Education and safety programs for all of the Scaroni Family of Companies (SFC) employees. Education and Training efforts include but are not limited to providing: on-site field safety audits, and agricultural safety and food safety training for example: First Aid and CPR, Produce Safety Rule and GAPs Training, Pesticide Safety Training, Heat Illness Prevention Training, Moving Equipment and Hand Safety. You will serve as the staff specialist in safety, field HR and training to prevent injuries and will diligently work to keep the company in compliance with all regulations applied to our job sites. Must develop and implement; procedures that effectively control accidents, health exposures, minimize OSHA citations and reduce workers compensation costs. You will also assume full responsibility for initial accident reporting and accident investigation. Lead and inspire a safety culture that creates a safe work environment coupled with the production demands of a “perishable reality” Spanish Bilingual / Bicultural required

Reasonable Accommodations Statement To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide passionate, convincing, effective safety leadership to ensure all SFC companies are aligned with Executive Management safety vision and initiatives.
  • Manage the team to the vision of onsite compliance of any findings.
  • Notify executive management of pertinent details immediately with full transparency of details.
  • Models the highest standards for health, safety and human resource policies.
  • Develop and influence the organization to successfully implement programs and accomplish milestones and goals.
  • Ensure that information is communicated, understood and flows from management to employees and from employees to management.
  • Conduct observations and teach others to observe in order to improve overall safety performance.
  • Assist staff to understand Cal/OSHA regulations and standards, including guidance on handling Cal/OSHA compliance, inspections and citations.
  • Interface and negotiate with regulatory agencies on health and safety issues and train others on how to successfully interface with outside regulatory agencies.
  • Provide technical advice and guidance to line organizations on how to manage ergonomics related issues and make needed changes.
  • Research and evaluate new personal protective equipment (PPE) and tool opportunities and demands for potential products.
  • Investigate injuries in conjunction with line and staff personnel.
  • Evaluate hazardous conditions and practices and develop hazard control practices and programs.
  • Assists in communicating hazard control information and evaluates the effectiveness of the control.
  • Guides and assists production, trucking and maintenance personnel at all locations with critical safety and health problems.
  • Oversees company accident statistics with the Workers Compensation team and makes recommendations for correction of problem areas.
  • Plans and directs safety and industrial hygiene services to obtain optimum service.
  • Works with trade and professional associations to promote goals and objectives in the health and safety area that affect the company's business.
  • Establishes target areas and long-range accident prevention and cost-control objectives.
  • Ensure all field binders are Up to date with the grower list, location of pesticide records and safety data sheets.
  • Assist Human Resources as needed
  • Manage field HR of production and logistics employees.
  • Ensure all payroll is released on time to proper employees

Ensure you are continually training all personnel on key Safety/HR/Miscellaneous Training, including but not limited to:

  • Pesticide Worker Safety (A-9 Series)
  • Heat Illness Prevention
  • Chalequero (Crew Safety Rep)
  • Tractor Driver Training and Certification
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Safety in Moving Equipment
  • Process of Reporting of all accidents


Competency Statement(s)

  • Leadership - Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions.
  • Ability to inspire others to excel to positions of Leadership
  • Ability to communicate passion and importance of company Health and Safety initiatives, process and procedures
  • Spanish Bilingual / Bicultural, Spoken and written
  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Analytical Skills - Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.
  • Autonomy - Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
  • Conflict Resolution - Ability to deal with others in an antagonistic situation.
  • Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures.
  • Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
  • Goal Oriented - Ability to focus on a goal and obtain a predetermined result.
  • Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
  • Loyal - The trait of feeling a duty to the employer.
  • Relationship Building - Ability to effectively build relationships with customers and co-workers.
  • Problem Solving - Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.
  • Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.
  • Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.
  • Conflict Resolution Skills.


  • Field of Study: Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Human Resources
  • Experience: 5 plus years of experience in Health, Safety and/or Human Resources
  • General Office Equipment Technical Google & Google Apps

Certifications & Licenses:

  • First Aid/CPR Train the Trainer Certification Licenses:
  • Pesticide Safety Train the Trainer Certification, OSHA General Industry Certification (Desirable)

Other Requirements:

  • Knowledge and expertise in Safety and Human Resources Compliance laws, procedures and regulations.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize responsibilities, meet deadlines and work well under pressure.
  • Must be willing to relocate to the Imperial Valley/Yuma Area in the Winter (Appx. Nov. - Feb)
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize responsibilities, meet deadlines and work well under pressure.
  • Valid Driver's License Insurable (to drive company vehicle)
  • Bilingual/Biliterate English/Spanish

Amount of Travel/Relocation Required:

  • Relocation to Northern Area: Salinas/Monterey County, Bakersfield, Porterville, Santa Maria, Huron, Yerington, Tulelake/Klamath, Oxnard, Sacramento.
  • Relocation to Southern Area: Yuma/Imperial.
  • Out of State Travel: Any other area management teams deems as necessary for you to travel too.


  • Generally office and field environment, which will encounter extreme weather, hot, cold, wet and/or muddy conditions.


  • Bend: O (Occasionally) Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)
  • Grasping: O(Occasionally) Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)
  • Stand: C (Constantly) Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)
  • Walk: C (Constantly) Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)
  • Sit: C (Constantly) Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)
  • Climb: O (Occasionally)Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)
  • Speak: C (Constantly) Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

The company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the company may deem appropriate

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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