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Safety Specialist

Company: Monterey Mushrooms, LLC.
Location: Madisonville
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Job Description:

" We don't just grow mushrooms; we grow and develop people too!" - Shah Kazemi
ABOUT US: Monterey Mushrooms is proud to provide fresh, locally grown mushrooms to your favorite grocery stores, restaurants, food manufacturers, and institutions nationwide. Founded in 1971, Monterey Mushrooms became a family-owned business when the company was purchased by Shah Kazemi, who began as an employee himself. Today, our 4,000 U.S. teammates are proud to grow more than 200 million pounds of fresh mushrooms yearly. Our humble family-owned business has been enhancing people's lives for over 50 years. We have locations across the U.S., Mexico, and parts of Europe.
Why Monterey Mushrooms?

  • Growth - The opportunity for upward mobility within the company & a company that plans to double YOY, in an industry with endless possibilities.
  • Culture - Family-oriented culture with good work/life balance.
  • Enhance People's Lives - Ability to make a difference with a company that is feeding the world!
  • Team - Ability to join an evolving opportunity with a company where teammate tenure is on average 11 years.
  • Benefit - Excellent benefits include but are not limited to:
    • Low deductible and out-of-pocket medical, dental, and Vision insurance.
    • Company-paid life insurance, with the option to purchase additional guaranteed coverage at group rates.
    • Paid Time-Off including, Vacation, Sick Time, and Holidays.
    • Matching 401K Retirement plan.
    • Children of MM teammates are eligible for renewable scholarships.
    • Development opportunities (training) and education reimbursement.
    • An opportunity to make a positive impact and enhance people's lives!ABOUT THE ROLE: Under the general direction of the Human Resources Department, the Safety Specialist will develop and implement safety and environmental programs to minimize the risk of illness and injury in compliance with applicable regulations. They will ensure employees receive mandated safety and environmental training, maintain safety and environmental records, and prepare reports for filing with regulatory agencies and insurance companies. This position also advises management of applicable laws and regulations pertaining to safety compliance

      Business Unit: Safety Specialist
      Location: Madisonville, TX 140MTX
      Reports To: Regional Safety Manager
      Work Schedule: Generally, M-F 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
      Travel Time %: 10%
      Position Type: Full-Time
      FLSA Status: Salary Exempt

      • As part of an effective worker safety program the person in this role develops, implements, updates policies and procedures as mandated by local, state, and federal rules and regulations and conducts audits to ensure compliance/consistent application.
      • Ensures compliance with all Federal, State, and local government requirements concerning employee safety in accordance with OSHA and the Occupational Injury Benefit Plan.
      • Prepares, sources, and/or delivers employee training related to safety, industrial hygiene, and environmental hazards.
      • Schedules training for all employees and follows up to ensure that training requirements are completed timely.
      • Prepares and maintains documents and records including chemical inventories, facility maps, lockout tag out instructions, personal protective equipment lists, etc.
      • Maintains libraries of safety documents such as Safety Data Sheets (SDS) in hard copy and online. Oversees the GHS program.
      • Investigates accidents and injuries to identify root causes and recommend corrective actions to reduce the risk of recurrence.
      • Works with HR and Department Managers to develop, implement and oversee the "Temporary Transitional Duty" program. Ensures employees are in jobs that meet their assigned restrictions and assists with job modification to aid recovery and transition to regular duty.
      • Lead project teams on Safety improvement initiatives (e.g. BBS, ergonomics, etc.).
      • Ensures that lockout tag-out procedures, hazardous energy control program, work instructions, machine guarding, and personal protective equipment are in place and that employees are trained in safety requirements.
      • Gathers and analyzes data and prepares reports for company management, local, state, and federal agencies, property-casualty insurance companies, etc. as required.
      • Performs safety inspections of the facility.
      • Tracks and reports on the status of risk mitigation projectsSECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
        • Prepares an annual calendar listing due dates for reports, testing, and other required activities.
        • Acts as a safety consultant for new equipment installations.
        • Administer Red Wing Shoe program
        • Manage hearing testing
        • Manage Safety AwardsQUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
          • Minimum 5 years experience in a responsible Safety position, preferably in Agricultural, Manufacturing, or Food/Beverage setting
          • Associate's Degree in related field required, plus Safety Specialist experience
          • Bilingual English/Spanish required
          • Ability to keep the information confidentialDesired:
            • Bachelor's Degree in environmental/OSHA safety or a related field preferred.
            • OSHA 30 Hour CertificationEqual Opportunity Employer/ Veterans/ Disabled
              For full details, including physical demands, request the full job description.

Keywords: Monterey Mushrooms, LLC., College Station , Safety Specialist, Other , Madisonville, Texas

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