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Safety Manager - Bettencourt Dairies, LLC

Company: Idaho Milk Products
Location: Jerome
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Department:OperationsReports to:Operations ManagerLocation:Main Plant - Jerome IDEmployment status:Full timeShifts:Day ShiftFLSA Status:Exempt# of openings:1Company Summary:Bettencourt Dairies, LLC is a large commercial dairy operation which has been in business in Southern Idaho for over 40 years. The dairy currently operates 8 separate dairy locations, located in Jerome and Gooding Counties, with approximately 450 total employees. The dairy milks over 50,000 cows and farms over 12,000 acres of land. Annual Revenues are approximately $250 million.Bettencourt Dairies is a family-owned business with over three generations involved in the farm and dairy industry. They take pride in milking dairy cows and raising crops to feed them. Their commitment to the dairy industry is to provide the highest quality milk and dairy products.SCHEDULE:Monday-Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm, subject to change according to business needs.BENEFITS:

  • Benefit package availablePOSITION SUMMARY:This position is responsible for maintaining a proactive safety culture by providing leadership and expertise to all employees. The Safety Manager regularly conducts assessments to identify safety areas of risk and implements proactive strategy to drive sustainable results and improvement. This position leads the investigation of accidents and injuries and cooperates in the preparation and execution of materials for hearings and insurance investigations. In addition, the Safety Manager designs, implements, and continuously improves all safety programs and trainings.Vehicle will be provided.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES AND PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Ensures company safety programs are fully implemented and functional in meeting compliance with all local, state, and federal laws, regulations, guidelines and Bettencourt Dairy Protocols.
      • Advises dairy management of regulatory changes with which the plant must comply. Sufficient advance notice should be provided so that compliance on the effective date of new regulations is assured.
        • Ensures the safety of dairy personnel and their compliance with established safety policies, procedures and practices, and completes all required training programs.
          • Monitors lost-time injuries/illnesses and Worker's Compensation Claims.
            • Reviews injury/illness and non-injury incident investigation reports and follows-up as necessary.
              • Promotes safety and health awareness through internal company memoranda, newsletters, and specific training programs.
                • Provides technical support to plant personnel to ensure compliance with applicable occupational safety regulations.
                  • Audits practices and records of plant to ensure compliance with company programs and Federal/State occupational safety and health regulations.
                    • Eliminates or controls hazardous conditions resulting from human error, equipment and machine operations which may lead to human injury and/or property damage.
                      • Conducts and coordinates safety inspections on a weekly and monthly basis as needed.
                        • Supports plant personnel in selection of appropriate (PPE) personal protective equipment.
                          • Assists with the Return to Work Program.
                            • Identifies company safety training needs and develops and coordinates safety training programs, policies, and procedures.
                              • Maintains company safety records and manuals.
                                • Prepares and maintains reports and documentation concerning the aspects of the safety program.
                                  • Keeps current on federal, state, and local legislation on OSHA and NFPA.
                                    • Provides 24x7 on-call support for emergencies and critical issues,
                                      • Completes other projects as assigned.POSITION SPECIFICATIONS/QUALIFICATIONS:Education:
                                        • Required: High School Diploma/GED or equivalent work-related experience.
                                          • Required: Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and OSHA 10 hour.
                                            • Preferred: Bachelor's degree in Occupational Safety or related field.
                                              • Preferred: Certified Safety Manager (CSM) and/or Safety Manager/Trainer Course - 40hrs (STS/SPS).Experience:
                                                • Required: 2 to 5 years of experience in Safety, preferably within an agricultural or manufacturing setting; consumer products, food or beverage industry.
                                                  • Required: Experience conducting inspections/audits of safety policies and programs for regulatory compliance as well as investigating and reporting accidents/incidents.
                                                    • Required: Valid state driver's license.
                                                      • Preferred: Prior expirence on the development and delivery of safety training courses.
                                                        • Preferred: Prior expirence on farms with animals.Knowledge:
                                                          • Must have comprehensive knowledge of and the ability to interpret and apply complex local, state, and federal regulations from governing agencies such as OSHA, and NFPA.
                                                            • Knowledge of federal, state, OSHA regulations, safety equipment and proper handling of chemicals.Skills:
                                                              • Required: Bilingual (English/Spanish)
                                                                • Good written and verbal communication skills.
                                                                  • Effective prioritizing, organizing, and time management skills.
                                                                    • Demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.
                                                                      • Demonstrated ability to be flexible, execute plans, strategies and achieve desired results.
                                                                        • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively to achieve defined goals on time.
                                                                          • Experience solving problems, analyzing information, highlighting relevant information and suggesting appropriate actions.
                                                                            • Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
                                                                              • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
                                                                                • Ability to anticipate and solve problems, act decisively and persist in the face of obstacles.
                                                                                  • Demonstrated success managing large projects and initiatives, documenting procedures and building and executing safety programs.To apply for this position please visit our website at and click the JOIN OUR TEAM link in the top right-hand corner.Job Type: Full-timeSchedule:
                                                                                    • Day shift
                                                                                    • Monday to FridayApplication Question(s):
                                                                                      • Do you have experience in conducting inspections/audits of safety policies and programs for regulatory compliance as well as investigating and reporting accidents/incidents?
                                                                                      • Are you a Certified Safety Manager (CSM) and/or Safety Manager/Trainer Course - 40hrs (STS/SPS)?
                                                                                      • Do you have prior experience in the development and delivery of safety training courses?
                                                                                      • Are you certified in OSHA 10 hour?Education:
                                                                                        • Bachelor's (Preferred)Experience:
                                                                                          • safety: 1 year (Preferred)Language:
                                                                                            • Fluent Spanish (Required)License/Certification:
                                                                                              • Driver's License (Preferred)Work Location: One location

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