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Plant Safety Manager

Lemoore (West), CA USA
Requisition ID:  15543
No of Openings:  1
Posted Date:  Nov 24, 2022
Job Function:  Facilities

Within our flagship “Lemoore West” manufacturing facility in Lemoore, California – we are seeking an extraordinary Plant Safety Manager who is well-versed in the food industry and has a passion for driving safety related improvements. EHS Today voted Leprino Foods one of America’s Safest Companies in 2016 – will you help us continue this trend?


  • Main responsibilities include safety leadership, safety training & education, safety inspections, engagement in the safety process, regulatory compliance, incident analysis and response, and PSM/RMP/HAZMAT.
  • The right candidate will be visible on production floor with regular weekly interaction with front-line leadership and department managers. 40% of your time should be spent on the production floor.
  • Provide technical safety support to reduce risk and prevent injury by performing hazard assessments for major risks such as machine guarding, ergonomics, confined spaces, construction, and work at height.
  • Participate in annual operating plans and interim reviews.
  • Report on metrics and maintains safety systems to drive compliance, including developing detailed performance and tracking mechanisms for leading and lagging safety performance.
  • Regularly report formally to the site leadership team on the status of safety systems progress and results.
  • Develop and run safety training plan and content for the site, including New Employee Orientation, and compliance-based and job-specific safety training for technical subject matter (i.e., HAZMAT, confined space, energized work, PSM, combustible dust, industrial hygiene).
  • Develop and lead safety trainings, promotions, and engagement activities by providing regular safety communication material for plant-wide distribution.


You Have At Least (Required Qualifications):

  • Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Safety or any Safety Management discipline.
  • (6) years of progressive leadership experience as an EHS/Safety Supervisor or Safety Manager within an industrial/manufacturing environment.
  • Strong functional/technical skills and knowledge of state and federal health and safety regulations including OSHA CFR 29-2910 General Industry Standards.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA CFR 29-1926 Construction Industry Standards.
  • Prior experience with employee coaching and development.


We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Associate Safety Professional (ASP) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification.
  • Active affiliation with appropriate safety networks and organizations.
  • Familiarity with a 24/7 food or beverage manufacturing environment.


Leprino Foods celebrates and supports diversity. We believe in equal opportunity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. We know we are better together and are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive culture that leverages the unique talents, experiences, background, and perspectives of each individual employee.


Offering You In Return:

A chance to be part of a global team of individuals passionate about producing and delivering high-quality products that help feed and nourish families around the world. Leprino Foods could not be where it is today without our incredible employees. That is why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring great people who are in it for the long run is our goal. Through competitive salaries and bonuses, life, medical/dental/vision coverage, voluntary benefits, employee assistance programs, wellness incentives, tuition assistance, vacation, nine paid holidays, sick time, annual merit increases, as well as the LFC Profit-Sharing & 401(k) plan. Your impact will be noticed and rewarded, as you seek to further our company, our customers, and one another.


Our Story:

Leprino Foods’ history dates back over 65 years, when Jim Leprino first started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries in the Little Italy neighborhood of Denver. We’ve grown a bit since then. Today, Leprino is the world’s largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose, and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by Jim and the Leprino family, our sights are set to be the “World’s Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company.” To help us achieve that bold vision, we’re looking for our secret ingredient: You. A motivated team member who is the best at what you do. Three people in a small corner grocery store in the early 1950s have now grown to almost 5,000 employees throughout 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey?

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