Safety Supervisor

At Hilmar Cheese Company we improve lives around the world through wholesome dairy products. Since our founding in 1984, Hilmar Cheese Company has been committed to innovation and sustainability. Our state-of-the art production facilities convert an abundance of locally sourced high-quality milk into a variety of nutritious cheeses, whey protein and lactose. The Cheese and Ingredients that we produce create a wide variety of retail and food service products from sliced and shredded cheeses, to protein supplements and infant formula. We are a trusted partner to premier food and beverage brands in for than fifty countries helping bring their vision into reality.


Throughout our decades of success and growth we have remained committed to our mission and values and these principles unite our people and guide all that we do.

A Typical Day

The safety supervisor is responsible for working closely with all levels and champion continuous improvement in Hilmar’s Safety Culture. Aid in implementing safety programs to meet federal, state and local regulatory requirements and to insure adherence to Hilmar Cheese Company policies and procedures.

Job Responsibilities

•Facility is a 7-day 24-hour 365 Day operation. Requires flexibility of days and hours with onsite presence to be engaged with employees on the production floor. 
•Roll requires to be a safety on call contact, including nights and weekends as need arises. This requires to respond to the facilities to support the site needs. 
•Understand and assist site in complying with federal, state, and local safety regulatory requirements. 
•Conduct in-depth injury and near-miss root cause analyses and facilitate the correction or mitigation of hazards.
•Track completion of corrective action items, support and provide critical safety information to teams. 
•Entering timely and accurate information into an appropriate database.
•Conduct inspections of production facilities/processes towards providing a workplace free of known hazards.
•Provide guidance, support, and oversight to departmental safety teams. 
•Review Safety Team Minutes, inspection Reports, action logs and follow-up as necessary. 
•Collect, analyze, track and support departments in initiating employee safety suggestions and observations.
•Conduct, review, and track applicable required safety training for site personnel and contractors.
•Serve as a Responding member of the Emergency Response Team and requirements of continued training with readiness to respond.  
•Collaborate with Environmental and PSM Hazard Communication Program elements.
•Maintain electronic SDS database and participate in chemical supplier inventory meetings. 
•Coordinate partnership with service providers for fire extinguishers, biohazardous waste pickup etc.
•Support the Occupational Health Services Administrator and gather necessary Workers’ compensation Documents. 
•Maintain compliance with HIPPA regulations.
•Periodically conduct a blind audit of plant trainer’s delivery of safety content. 
•Other duties as assigned.

What You Will Need

•High School diploma and 4 years related experience, Associates degree and 3 years related experience, or Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of related experience. 
•Familiarity with effective Behavior Based Safety concepts
•Ability to learn new or technical safety principles and incorporate into self-development.
•Able to demonstrate leadership, critical thinking, interpersonal skills, time management, organizational skills.
•Excellent oral and written communication skills.  
•Ability to navigate collaborative working environment with other key stakeholders and processes. 
•Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Outlook).
•Must be able to work non-traditional hours and be on-call as needed. 

What Will Put You Ahead

•Bachelor’s degree in Safety, Engineering or other related field. 
•Experience in a food-manufacturing environment.
•Experience in a leadership role and/or applicable safety experience in a manufacturing setting.
•Experience in facilitating success of programs and initiatives. 
•Previous safety professional role experience. 

Physical Demands & Work Environment

The role has occasional work that is sedentary; a large amount of job will require walking, ascending and descending 3+ flights of stairs regularly. The job also requires occasional lifting/ carrying/ handling moderate weight objects on a regular basis. Is required to wear PPE and have a regular presence in manufacturing and warehouse environments, work also occurs in locations that may be either temperature controlled or uncontrolled locations. Must frequently interact with people verbally.  Specific details of the essential functions of the position is available in the Job Safety Analysis, made available on request.

Food safety is a companywide responsibility and each employee must know their role in the manufacture and distribution of safe, wholesome, and high quality products.


This description is a general statement and does not include other duties as assigned

Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/EEO. We participate in E-Verify.

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