Martinelli’s Gold Medal®

Job Info
  1. Job Title: Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Manager
  2. Location: Watsonville, CA
  3. Number: 10319
  4. Post Date: 6/24/2018
Job description

Company Overview

Since 1868, the Martinelli family has been producing award-winning apple juice. Located in the cool California Central Coast, the fertile Pajaro Valley produces the most flavorful apple varieties in the world. Since winning its first gold medal in 1890, Martinelli’s has received more than fifty gold medals for product excellence. Distribution of Martinelli’s Gold Medal® products now extends to every state in the U.S. and dozens of countries in North and South America, the Caribbean, Asia and the Middle East.


Job Summary

The EHS Manager assists in a generalist capacity with a focus on environmental health, safety training programs, and workers compensation (WC) administration. The position is responsible for promoting a safe working environment in all Company facilities by ensuring compliance with all OSHA and Cal-OSHA guidelines, and by maintaining the Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP).


Essential Job Functions

Environmental Health and Safety

  • Develops the safety vision and action plans for all Company facilities; including culture change for safety programs.
  • Enforces safety work practices and investigates workplace accidents.
  • Responds and provides guidance and assistance for all emergency situations.
  • Develops and coordinates a job safety program.
  • Maintains the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) System.
  • Develops and maintains the Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP), accident and training records and updates regulatory logs.
  • Coordinates workers compensation benefits and incident tracking with provider and acts as main liaison for all OSHA related compliance and investigatory issues.
  • Maintains, creates, communicates and enforces compliance with safety-related policies and procedures.
  • Proactively monitors programs as Chair of the Safety Committee to ensure proper safety practices are observed in the workplace, including observation of working conditions and employee behaviors.
  • Identifies safety issues and recommends appropriate disciplinary and corrective actions for safety-related infractions.
  • Determines the need for new safety-related policies and procedures that may include writing, editing and updating policy and procedure documents, handbooks and posters.
  • Frequently performs safety inspections in all job site locations, offices and company vehicles.
  • Ensures all contractors, vendors, customers comply with the Company Safety policies.
  • Administers the Safety Shoe Wear program and Safety Eyewear program.
  • Administers annual required trainings, including but not limited to: ammonia, first aid/CPR, forklift, hearing, respiratory protection, etc.
  • Works with all departments to ensure safety compliance.
  • Partners with Facilities Management to administer security door access codes.
  • Performs other duties or responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
  • It is expected for the EHS Manager to be highly engaged with production personnel in the manufacturing and operational areas.



  • Leads safety meetings, provides training for the health and safety of all employees on a weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly schedule for a wide range of safety-related topics.
  • Assures all training programs comply with Company policy as well as local, state, and federal requirements.
  • Ensures all employees are properly trained regarding Company specific and OSHA safety requirements.


Workers’ Compensation

  • Administers and maintains WC files, processes claims to carrier in timely manner. Ensures that claims and reporting are within regulatory compliance.
  • Administers the Return to Work program, working directly with injured workers (IW), as part of an interactive process with supervisors, providers, and carriers to provide the best care and successful return to work process
  • Provides data analytics related to incidents and WC trends including near misses, recordable injuries, first aid, medical only, etc.


Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Proven track record in a safety management role with a minimum of seven to ten years of experience managing and administering safety and workers compensation programs.
  • Fluency in English/Spanish.
  • Professional certification as a Certified Safety Professional and current OSHA certification programs are highly desired.
  • Experience collaborating and supporting continuous improvement programs and Lean Manufacturing practices in environmental health and safety is highly desired.
  • Experience in a lead role managing safety culture change initiatives and safety programs.
  • Working knowledge of government regulations.
  • Experience with interpreting regulatory requirements (federal, state and local) and apply them to the workplace; analyzing data, writing, and submitting reports; maintaining Safety and WC compliance software systems and utilizing data to drive continuous improvement.
  • Experience with developing and delivering presentations on compliance topics to plant management, employees, plant staff, and public groups, developing and leading training sessions, coaching/mentoring staff, exercising logic and reason using fact-based decision making.
  • Strong time management, training, and organizational development skills.
  • Strong mathematical and Microsoft Office skills – Outlook, Word, and advanced Excel.
  • Supervisory experience with non-exempt employees.


Company Standard Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with Company staff and others contacted during work.
  • Ability to assume responsibility and exercise good judgment in making decisions within the scope of authority of the position.
  • Ability to think and work effectively under pressure and accurately complete tasks within established times.
  • Ability to work in a rapid-paced environment, to prioritize tasks and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Ability to exercise individual initiative and discretion in confidential matters and to respect confidential matters.


Physical Demands and Working Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Pass a background check, physical, and drug screen.
  • Ability to stand and/or sit for long periods of time, and periodically lift up-to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to stand and/or sit in front of a computer screen for extended periods of time.
  • Expected to be highly familiar with production operations, and to regularly visit all significant Company operations.
  • Work is performed in a standard office environment, outdoors, production, manufacturing, and warehouse facilities.


All Employees Are Expected To:

  • Comply with all Company safety requirements.
  • Adhere to all Company policies and procedures.



Upon meeting eligibility requirements, the Company offers the following: Employees receive health insurance coverage, LTD, 401(k) profit share contributions, paid sick leave, paid vacation leave, and eight (8) paid holidays per year. Eligible employees may also make 401(k) elective deferral contributions and may elect a co-pay plan for health insurance coverage for eligible dependents.



This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. Other duties, as assigned, might be part of the job. S. Martinelli & Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

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