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Safety Technician

  1. SE Production Operations
  2. Syngenta Seeds
  3. Pasco, WA

Job description

This role will assist the site HSE Lead and site leadership to ensure compliance with state, federal, and company safety policies and regulations. They will help the site maintain proper documentation of monthly safety inspections and conduct routine contractor orientation. The focus will be to drive awareness and accountability of site HSE programs, prepare and retain training documents, along with job safety analyses to achieve desired safety objectives. They will also be a key stakeholder in the site’s “Goal Zero” safety initiative.

Accountabilities

  • Drive awareness, ownership and accountability of the site HSE programs
  • Work with site HSE Lead and site leadership to achieve site safety goals and initiatives  
  • Strict adherence to all HSE protocols at the site
  • Continue to build on cost effective structure to achieve site HSE goals
  • Conduct HSE monthly training programs in accordance with site training calendar
  • Drive the site monthly safety observations, forklift observations to continue to drive employee engagement within safety
  • Attend continuing education in relation to Syngenta safety programs  
  • Maintain accurate HSE records as required by Syngenta
  • Conduct outside contactor orientation when contractor work is required
  • Issue site specific permits when maintenance work is required in key areas (hot work, work from heights)
  • Collaborate with other HSE technicians and Leads across sites to drive best practices
  • Prepare training documents, job-safety-analyses, and other documents related to site safety activities
  • Conduct inspections and audits of site as required by the site safety programs
  •  Actively participate in site’s safety “Goal Zero” initiative 
  • Maintain a strong presence onsite through GEMBA walks, inspections, etc.
  • Develop operational knowledge and functional understanding of both plant and field activities
  • Participate in GDD’s (Good, Difficult, Different) meeting with site leadership as it pertains to safety

Qualifications

Critical success factors & key challenges

  • Maintain safe work behaviors and environment
  • Ability to identify potential risks and safety issues throughout the site, to include engineering design reviews
  • Ability to work as part of a team to develop a strong HSE culture
  • Foster a culture of inclusion to create a positive work environment  
  • Application of HSE experience and OSHA/EPA regulations to Syngenta
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and as a team player
  • Create a “safety first” working environment to safeguard employees, Syngenta assets and the environment.
  • Identify areas for strategic improvement within assigned role scope.
  • Ability to identify risk through process risk assessment and develop and implement risk mitigation solutions.

Critical knowledge

  • High School Diploma required, Associate’s Degree or technical program certification preferred
  • Knowledge of OSHA standards and guidelines
  • Knowledge of EPA and DOT regulations
  • Ability to maintain accurate safety records for document compliance with Syngenta
  • Strong computer skills and ability to work in Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Word

Critical experience

  • Minimum 0-2 years in safety related function
  • Experience HAZMAT and chemical storage programs
  • Experience incident investigations, root cause analysis, and corrective actions
  • Experience with WPS (Worker Protection Standards)
  • Experience with Kaizen or other safety record keeping system
  • Experience with waste management and Tier II requirements
  • Experience with risk analysis tools and techniques

Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities

  • Actively champion safety collaboration across sites and functions
  • Maintain a healthy and safe working environment
  • Passion for business process improvement.
  • Excellent creative problem-solving, analytical and quantitative skills
  • Able to understand and communicate safety initiatives both from government agencies and Syngenta
  • Clearly Decisive: Ability to make timely and well thought out recommendations that are supported by data and analysis.
  • Trusted: Meets all work commitments and follows through in a responsible and reliable manner; professionally and confidentially handles sensitive information.
  • Customer-Focused: Responsive to the needs of internal and external customers.
  • Results-Oriented: Establishes measurable goals for the department to provide continual improvement in the areas of employee safety and product quality, quantity and cost.
  • Communicative: Ability to create effective and efficient communication tools for all audiences; establishes clear objectives and timelines for work; good listener
  • Team-Oriented: Works well across all Business Units and functions; values input from others
  • Innovative: Continually seeks new and unique opportunities to improve product quality, cost and employee satisfaction
  • Ability to network with industry colleagues to monitor competitiveness and share best practices where appropriate.
  • Ability to work with wide range of disciplines, including Quality, Seed Production, Seed Production Research, Product Development, and Sales & Marketing.
  • Willingness to partner with industry suppliers to optimize use of capital assets while maintaining product quality and cost.

Additional Information

  • Ability to work during the days and occasional evenings/weekends during peak season.
  • Must be able to travel by car/pickup.
  • Ability to work in the plant and be on feet for long periods of time.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment including phone, copier and computer.
  • Wear appropriate PPE as required for operations in plant or the field.

What We Offer:  

  • Full Benefit Package (Medical, Dental & Vision) that starts the same day you do. 
  • 401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution. 
  • Generous Vacation Policy in addition to paid holidays. 
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs and Corporate Discounts among other benefits. 
  • A culture that celebrates diversity & inclusion, promotes professional development and strives for a work-life balance that supports the team members.  
  • Salary Range; $39,200-$49,000


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Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.  

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