SAFETY & TRAINING SUPERVISOR

Food Safety & Quality Assurance Richmond, CA


Description

ABOUT US

Urban Remedy is a plant-based organic food company that embodies the belief that Food is Healing. We were founded by Neka Pasquale, a licensed Acupuncturist who saw first-hand the healing power of food with her patients. Utilizing the ancient principles of Chinese & Ayurvedic medicine combined with the latest innovations in functional medicine Urban Remedy was born. Grounded in the power of clean eating we are certified organic and non-GMO with the goal of creating the cleanest and most delicious offerings to empower people to be their best selves. Our recipes utilize ingredients that are naturally anti-inflammatory and low glycemic without preservatives, fillers, refined flours, sugars, gluten or dairy. You can feel proud of our offerings knowing we pride ourselves in transparency, authenticity, and providing a valuable service to the community.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Safety & Training Supervisor will be responsible for leading the company’s’ safety & training programs and coordinating site activities to support company objectives, eliminate hazardous activities, and minimize the risk of job-related accidents. The Safety & Training Supervisor will collaborate with department managers and provide on-going feedback to upper management on training effectiveness, employee safety metrics, and support the environmental and sustainability programs of Urban Remedy.

Urban Remedy’s core values of Our Foundation, Accountability, Creativity, Change, Integrity, and Empowerment guide our team in representing Urban Remedy to our associates, vendors, customers, and the media. All employees are expected to embrace these core values as part of their daily work-life with Urban Remedy.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct and manage all process safety improvement and training to drive cultural change.
  • Support management’s efforts to ensure compliance with Safety and Training Program expectations by identifying and informing management of compliance issues, safety risks, and improvement opportunities through the conduct of daily, weekly, and monthly audits.
  • Lead Urban Remedy’s Safety Committee including the agenda, meeting minutes, coordinated walkthroughs, and root cause analysis.
  • Work with FSQA, Human Resources, and Management to track and report monthly, quarterly, and yearly training program completion with accurate, up to date training records.
  • Utilize Learning Management Systems (Alchemy) to delivery each job/topic training (classroom, hands-on on the job training, simulations, team exercises, mentoring, videos, and computer-based training).
  • Assist company with the completion of administrative programs for the preparation, distribution and maintenance of written programs, policies, procedures, and records such as SDS, lockout/tag out procedures (LOTO) and OSHA reporting.
  • Support HR in workers compensation and insurance related incidents.
  • Maintain compliance with company, local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Understanding of company GMPs requirements and responsible for assuring that all employees are aware and execute as trained.
  • Evaluate plant safety programs and make recommendations to improve safety practices.
  • Conduct risk assessments related to jobs performed (Job Hazard Analysis).
  • Review process-operating procedures and provide input for safety and health considerations.
  • Supports and lead continuous improvement efforts as it pertains to Safety and Training by tracking and reporting monthly Safety scorecard requirements.
  • Partners with department managers to assist in the creation of training documents that meet the needs of the department.
  • Assist company with reviewing injury/illness and near-miss incident investigation reports and continuance as necessary.
  • Ensure all departments support and comply with environmental initiatives & certifications.
  • Train production staff in procedures such as waste sorting & sustainability efforts.
  • Demonstrates engagement in making the world a better place through sustainable business practices and promoting a healthy lifestyle.
  • As a member of various food safety teams, execute duties as required.
  • Assume additional responsibilities & duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Position-Specific Skills

  • Demonstrates broad knowledge of federal and state safety guidelines in a workplace and has knowledge of legal repercussions of workplace accidents.
  • Strong understanding of OSHA regulations in manufacturing.
  • Aptitude and acumen for researching and monitoring new/current safety compliance laws and trends to continuously improve systems and processes.
  • Proven success in identifying and executing process improvements and training to drive cultural change.
  • A passion and commitment to provide creative and innovative tools to help develop employee skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to make effective presentations; facilitate small-group problem solving; provide one-on-one training; give and receive constructive feedback; and work effectively with teams.
  • Willingness to flex work schedule to accommodate training for shift employees.
  • Authentic and approachable personality that can connect with a diverse range of people.
  • A motivated self-starter that can work well both independently and as part of a team.

Technical Skills

  • Project Management Skills: ability to organize priorities and effectively manage projects.
  • Ability to create training modules that can be uploaded into a LMS.
  • Effective writing skills, oral comprehension and expression, speech clarity, and reading comprehension.
  • Ability to write in explanatory and procedural styles for multiple audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to create content in a clean and polished style with an eye for detail.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, attention to details, decision, and problem-solving skills.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the safety and health programs, policies, risk identification and control strategies to include auditing processes (OSHA or equivalent guideline related) preferred.
  • Advanced skills with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is preferred.

Education/Training Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Safety or equivalent experience in a food manufacturing facility.
  • Completion of OSHA 30 course preferred.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This position works in a standard office environment with extended use of the computer/ keyboarding and sitting as well as use of other office equipment. This position may spend time in the manufacturing environment and may be exposed to extreme temperatures and loud noises.

  • This position spends long periods of time sitting while working on a computer or standing while facilitating training.
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.
  • Mobility in plant/warehouse manufacturing environment.
  • Sitting 60%, walking 20%, standing 20%