Health, Safety & Environmental Lead
About Syngenta Flowers Syngenta Flowers is one of the largest wholesale breeders of flower seed and cuttings in the world
developing and producing flower seeds and cuttings for growers internationally. Syngenta Flowers is dedicated to the breeding of innovative flower varieties that offer outstanding performance in the professional greenhouse, at retail, in the landscape and in the home garden. In addition to best-in-class genetics, we support industry professionals with outstanding customer service, in-depth cultural information, flexible and exciting marketing programs, and a deep understanding of plants from many points of view.
Please note: Position located in Gilroy, CA – Full Syngenta relocation benefits available.
About this Job: Manage all aspects of the Health, Safety (personal and process) & Environmental programs including overall program development, training requirements, environmental permitting, waste disposal, risk management, fire protection, and emergency response. Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Manage environmental programs under the supervision of the Operations/Station Manager
Manage compliance with any California required permitting
Compile and submit any required reports including SARA inventory, Syngenta annual letter of assurance and SERAM reporting, specific CA requirements ( IIPP, Hazardous Materials Business Plan, Farm Water Quality Management Plan
Oversee the site Waste Minimization plan and waste disposal practices per regional and State requirements Coordinate all aspects of the site HSES programs:
Participate on the site safety teams and as a member of the site management teams:
Local, regional, global, State and Federal HSES related reporting
Manage new employee/contractor HSE training
Work closely with 3rd party contractor onsite.
Manage and ensure all other required HSES related training for the site including respiratory, Greenhouse Safety, confined space, lockout/tag out, forklift operations as examples
Development of management systems to afford compliance with current and proposed regulations as well as Syngenta requirements
Manage and maintain local accident investigation/reporting processes and related training and include involvement of line management when incidents occur
Represent the site on the regional HSES Team for Flowers
Ensure that required IH monitoring for the site is completed as required including but not limited to respiratory fit testing, flex hood monitoring, and ergonomics assessments
Assist Security Officer with the implementation and compliance of security policies
Manage site emergency response program:
Lead and train the site spill response team
Maintain emergency response program for the site including keeping all information up to date
Represent Syngenta on the Local Emergency Planning Committee if applicable Skills:
Qualifications Degree or3+ years of experience in Safety, Science or related Technical discipline
Knowledge of Federal and State HSES related regulations Fundamentals of HSES program development and management including working through others to achieve critical goals
Knowledge and experience with Cal OSHA and EPA
3+ years operational experience in industrial production and/or laboratories
Functional knowledge of HSES management systems, data needs, and reporting requirements
3+ years of experience of HSES management with proven track record of delivery
Supervisory experience preferred but not essential
Spanish language a plus
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