EHS&S Coordinator in Santa Rosa, CA at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 8/2/2018

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Job Description

At the Hawthorne Gardening Company (HGC) we want our people to empower more people to garden no matter where and how they choose to grow. We accomplish this by encouraging people to live happier, healthier lives through gardening. If you also feel this way then you’d fit in great with us! 

We are looking for a EHS&S Coordinator who will grow at our Santa Rosa facility. 

The environmental, health, safety and security coordinator directs and supports the implementation and maintenance of all comprehensive EHS&S systems and programs within the facility. The position provides leadership and technical expertise to obtain company-wide excellence in environmental, health, safety and security, while continuously promoting improvements within the facility’s EHS&S program. This position ensures compliance with all applicable local, state and federal regulations throughout the facility and ensures that the facility maintains an environment free of recognized health and safety hazards. 

In this role you will:

  • Coordinate, implement and enforcement of the company’s safety programs.
  • Provide daily guidance and direction in EHS&S programs at the employee / supervisor level to ensure a common and effective approach.
  • Responsible for assisting in the identification of possible environmental, health and safety hazards.
  • Evaluates the risk and recommends improvements with all site environmental, health and safety hazards; develops, communicates and implements a plan to correct or prevent these hazards and reviews the plan to ensure their effectiveness.
  • Maintain and update as needed SOP’s for all safe work practices including equipment operation and utilize them in the day to day training.
  • Assist in the documentation and tracking of performance and consistent compliance of plant EHS&S programs.
  • Coordinates and perform to the facility training plans by conducting employee orientations; emergency response training; and coordination of training and safety programs for the entire staff within the company.
  • Coordinate with Plant Manager on facility deficiencies and monthly safety inspections. Maintains all regulatory logs and documentation associated with permits and regulatory requirements.
  • Assist with maintaining the Emergency Action Plans.
  • Participates in the investigation of incidents, near misses and property damage incidents. Ensures proper reporting is completed and manages the corrective actions based off company policy. 
  • Maintains and tracks all facility environmental permits on site.
  • Ensure the timely submission of applications for renewals, modifications and/or changes to the site’s environmental permits.
  • Maintain, document and file all employee training and safety records and violations.
  • Ensures proper training, care and use of production equipment and machinery.

The perfect person will have:

  • Must be safety conscience.
  • Knowledge of state and federal safety laws.
  • Knowledge of state and federal labor and environmental laws.
  • Ability to implement OSHA & industrial safety programs
  • Must have good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to speak Spanish is preferred. 
  • Basic understanding of MS Word & Excel..

This is what we will bring to the table: 

  • Extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage
  • Discounted gym memberships across the U.S.
  • A highly energetic and fast paced environment at a rapidly growing company
  • Unbelievable 401K match and discounted stock purchasing program
  • Generous vacation day policy in addition to 11 holidays

Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Hawthorne Gardening Company by accessing our Talent Network: HGC Talent Network

The Hawthorne Gardening Company is a start-up company focused on hydroponic gardening. Dedicated to creating high quality products founded in social and environmental responsibility. Backed by the largest lawn and garden company in the U.S. (Scotts Miracle-Gro, NYSE: SMG) we bring new ideas, values, and culture to our endeavors without the constraints of a large corporation. We are an energetic, progressive-minded, sustainability-focused group of highly-motivated individuals, eager to share our love of gardening with the world.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: General Hydroponics, General Organics, Vermicrop, Botanicare, AeroGarden, CanFilters and Gavita Lighting.

Hawthorne Gardening Company is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Hawthorne Gardening Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Hawthorne Gardening Company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.


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