We're looking for an EHS&S Coordinator to join our team!

The Environmental, Health, Safety and Security Coordinator directs and supports the implementation and maintenance of all comprehensive EHS&S systems and programs within the Vermicrop Organics facility. The position provides leadership and technical expertise to obtain company-wide excellence in environmental, health, safety and security, while continuously promoting improvements within the facility’s EHS&S program. This position ensures compliance with all applicable local, state and federal regulations throughout the facility and ensures that the facility maintains an environment free of recognized health and safety hazards.

Essential Functions

  • Coordinate, implement and enforcement of the company’s safety programs.
  • Provide daily guidance and direction in EHS&S programs at the employee / supervisor level to ensure a common and effective approach
  • Responsible for assisting in the identification of possible environmental, health and safety hazards
  • Evaluates the risk and recommends improvements with all site environmental, health and safety hazards; develops, communicates and implements a plan to correct or prevent these hazards and reviews the plan to ensure their effectiveness
  • Maintain and update as needed SOP’s for all safe work practices including equipment operation and utilize them in the day to day training
  • Assist in the documentation and tracking of performance and consistent compliance of plant EHS&S programs
  • Coordinates and perform to the facility training plans by conducting employee orientations; emergency response training; and coordination of training and safety programs for the entire staff within the company
  • Coordinate with EHS&S Regional Manager and Director of Operations on facility deficiencies and monthly safety inspections. Maintains all regulatory logs and documentation associated with permits and regulatory requirements
  • Assist with maintaining the Emergency Action Plans
  • Participates in investigation of incidents, near misses, property damage incidents. Ensures proper reporting is completed and manages the corrective actions based off company policy
  • Maintains and tracks all facility environmental permits on site
  • Works with Regional EHS&S Supervisor to ensure the timely submission of applications for renewals, modifications and/or changes to the site’s environmental permits
  • Maintain, document and file all employee training and safety records and violations
  • Ensures proper training, care and use of production equipment and machinery
  • Works closely with Regional EHS&S Supervisor to determine the need for outside environmental consultants on plant specific projects
  • Works closely with Regional EHS&S Supervisor to coordinate health and hygiene monitoring activities to insure proper noise and dust levels meet standards at facility

Equipment Operation

  • Provides training and certification for all company equipment
  • Ensures equipment operation is in accordance with state and federal laws and company policies

Safety

  • Promote, execute and adhere to the company’s safety program, and encourage all employees, to adopt safety as a culture
  • Works in a safe, responsible manner to not intentionally or unintentionally injure oneself, or endanger the wellbeing of others
  • Participates as a vital team member, and contribute towards the success of the organization

Housekeeping

  • Maintain clean and safe working environment
  • Ensure all hazardous spills are cleaned up and disposed of properly
  • Ensures all loading and unloading of hazardous materials takes place is designated areas
  • Ensures all spill kits are in designated areas when not in use
  • Ensure all emergency exits are free of obstruction
  • Ensure all fire extinguishers are in proper working order and accessible

General

  • Regular attendance and timeliness
  • All other tasks as assigned

Required Specialty EHS&S Training

  • OSHA 10 Hour Certification
  • California Title 22 Certification
  • Basic First Aid Certification
  • CPR Certification
  • AED Certification

Knowledge, Skill and Experience

  • Must be safety conscious
  • Knowledge of state and federal safety laws
  • Knowledge of state and federal labor and environmental laws
  • Ability to implement OSHA & industrial safety programs
  • Must have good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work positively in a team environment
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Must have basic problem and decision making skills
  • Ability to speak Spanish is preferred
  • Basic understanding of MS Word, Excel & Global Shop

Financial Responsibility and Authority

  • Supervisory:  Carelessness, lack of planning, lack of enforcement, and lack of attention to detail could result in excessive waste of human resources, loss of morale, and/or excessive injuries

Typical Working Conditions

  • Warehouse environment
  • Warehouse covered by California Proposition 65
  • Exposure to hazardous materials
  • Exposure to natural temperature fluctuations
  • Exposure to varying noise levels
  • Exposure to air particulates
  • High levels of equipment traffic
  • Exposure to moving machinery

Equipment Used

  • Typical Office Equipment
  • Construction tools
  • Forklifts

Essential Physical Tasks

  • Must occasionally lift approximately 60 lbs
  • Must stand for extended periods of time