Michael Foods, Inc.
Michael Foods, Inc. is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that’s First in Food.
The Regional Farm Safety Manager supports Michael Foods Inc. initiatives for risk reduction, injury prevention, and safety regulatory compliance. This position reports to the Director of Safety and supports strategy for the execution of the overall Company safety process and is responsible for partnering with the MFI Farming Operations to assess the effectiveness of safety policy/protocol efforts and assists with implementation strategies for continuous improvement.
This position serves as the subject matter expert of safety and is responsible for providing functional support of the Safety and Risk Management Process for operations at each farm. This role is responsible for tracking key performance indicators and EHS metrics.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supports all farm locations and Farm Managers, their staff, and site Safety Leaders to continuously raise performance and to integrate superior practices and high expectations into culture.
Provides visibility of progress, performance, and issues to executive management through: Conducting and/or assisting with internal and external audits of all farm locations with benchmark scores to ensure execution of company policies (SRMP audit process).
Visit all locations to ensure execution of company policies and safety action planning to ensure compliance with, federal, state and local regulations.
Direct and counsel on activities of Farm Managers and Safety/HR Leaders to ensure compliance with MFI policies, federal, state and local regulations.
Supports the risk assessment process and partners with Engineering on capital budgeting prioritization for safety and loss control projects including a comprehensive insurance strategy to reduce catastrophic risk.
Provides hazard assessment guidance for injury loss prevention, property protection, and business continuity planning efforts. Assist with the professional development of farm managers and supervisors, monthly calls:
Various hazard recognition skills learning for effective safety inspection execution related to farming activities for improved workplace conditions and behaviors.
Develop and share these techniques with others to develop a team approach for numerous required audits and inspections required in farming operations.
Leads the planning and implementation of training programs necessary to meet safety regulatory requirements and established voluntary safety standards.
Act in an advisory capacity to hourly and salaried employees on matters involving compliance throughout the organization.
Coordinate with the Risk Management team and monitor workers compensation claims along with guidance for difficult or complex case management with claim adjusters.
EDUCATION AND EXPEREINCE REQUIRED:
Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health and Safety or related field. In exceptional cases, relevant and extensive work experience may substitute for the degree requirement.
Minimum of 5 years of EHS experience preferably with farm experience and demonstrated professional expertise and accomplishments leading safety change initiatives.
A proven track record of successful results.
Knowledge of local, state and federal safety compliance and regulatory issues, including the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
Ability to travel up to 50% including all locations
OSHA 10 or 30 Hour Training (or equivalent)
Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or similar quality or EHS certifications desired, but not required
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
Strong knowledge of QEH&S standards
PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
Excellent interpersonal, influencing, verbal and written communication skills required.
Strong presentation skills for all levels of employees
Proven teamwork experience in a fast-paced environment
Passionate and self-motivated to excel
Team player able to build consensus and lead successful teams
Detail orientated, flexible and responsive
Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet tight deadlines
Knowledge of case management procedures and issues relating to workmen’s compensation and other workplace safety issues.
Ability to multi-task, deal with employees with diverse background and good problem solving skills.
Ability to use Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access.
Must be available to provide support for 24/7 Farm Operations, including weekend and off shift hours.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.
Michael Foods, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, medical condition, marital status, or a physical or mental disability.
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Michael Foods, Inc.
Website : http://www.michaelfoods.com
Michael Foods, Inc. is a leading food processor and distributor with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products, and with net sales exceeding $1.5 billion. At Michael Foods, our customers' wants and needs serve as a foundation for all we do. We have become a leader in the food industry by introducing innovative, value-added food technology and customer solutions.