EHS Site Leader

Bowery Farming

Baltimore, MD, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Hardware
  • Post Date: 05/03/2021
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  • Company Address: , New York, NY

About Bowery Farming

Bowery is growing food for a better future by revolutionizing agriculture. Our modern farming company combines the benefits of the best local farms with advances made possible by technology to grow produce you can feel good about eating. BoweryOS, our proprietary software system, uses vision systems, automation technology, and machine learning to monitor plants and all the variables that drive their growth 24/7.

Job Description

Bowery Farming, the Modern Farming Company, was founded in 2015 with the belief that technology and human ingenuity can grow better food for a better future. Propelled by its proprietary software system, the BoweryOS, Bowery builds smart indoor vertical farms that deliver a wide variety of Protected Produce — in little time, near cities they serve, for a truly local approach. Bowery’s farms are growing the next generation of vibrant and flavorful produce. They’re 100 times more productive on the same footprint of land than traditional agriculture, and grow traceable pesticide-free produce – the purest, best expression of what produce is meant to be – with a fraction of the water and land. 
About The Role:
Bowery Farming is seeking a Site EH&S Leader (Environment, Health & Safety) for Farm 2  Operations who will oversee and be responsible for the implementation of EH&S practices across the vertical farm.  You’ll join Bowery Farming at a critical point in our growth trajectory.  Reporting direct line to the Site GM and dotted line to the Regional EH&S Director, you will be responsible for rolling out fundamental practices of EH&S such as Lockout-Tagout, Chemical Safety, Electrical Safety, Pre-op inspections and will lead the EH&S Farm Committee with participation from representatives of all areas of the farm. You will also be part of the Farm Integrated Leadership Team FILT where you coordinate EH&S activities with the rest of the Leadership Team. You will operate in a multidisciplinary environment with engineers, computer scientists, agricultural scientists, retail and other functions and your work will meaningfully impact the evolution of the indoor agriculture industry, making history.  Come join us.

What You'll Do:

    • Lead the development and implementation of EH&S programs across Farm Teams such as LOTO, Chemical Safety, Electrical Safety, PPE, etc. 
    • Train, coach, and guide Shift Leaders (Shift Supervisors and Team Leads) to become high effective leaders preventing injuries through safety best practices.
    • Provide on-line EH&S performance reports to FILT(per shift / day and week) so that Farm Teams can quickly close performance gaps and/or escalate problems. 
    • Lead Site EH&S Committee to drive a proactive agenda to promote people’s health & wellbeing, prevent injuries and reduce environmental impact. 
    • Onboard, train and develop leaders and farmers creating an environment where Safety is always part of how we operate.
    • Implement SOPs and drive compliance with OSHA and local regulations. 
    • Ensure employees have the right tools, knowledge and equipment required to do their jobs effectively and safely.
    • Lead all environmental and safety regulatory compliance efforts and ensure proper documentation is maintained
    • Promote a culture of world class performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to safety, health and environment.
    • Maintain leading and lagging indicators that give a meaningful indication of safety performance

Who You Are:

    • An EH&S Operations leader with 3-5 years of General Industry experience.  Food manufacturing experience is preferred.  
    • An EH&S professional with experience in creation and implementation of essential safety programs, such as LOTO, Chemical Safety and Electrical Safety. 
    • A leader that knows how to establish relationships with hourly employees, Supervisors and Bowery Managers.
    • A leader with flexibility to connect with all 4 shifts in the plant.
This is a key role and we are looking for a leader that can come in and multiply our success. Our ability to maintain healthy, efficient facilities will help drive Bowery’s growth into a worldwide network of interconnected farms.  You don’t need to know anything about farming, we will teach the way we do farming leveraging technology in a new and exciting way! 
We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
The largest vertical farming company in the U.S., Bowery’s produce is available in almost 800 grocery stores and via e-commerce platforms serving the Tri-state and Mid-Atlantic region, including Amazon Fresh, Albertsons, Giant Food, Hungryroot, Walmart, Weis, Whole Foods Market, and specialty grocers. Based in New York City, Bowery has raised more than $172.5 million from leading investors, including Temasek and GV (formerly Google Ventures), General Catalyst, GGV Capital, First Round Capital, Henry Kravis, Jeff Wilke, and Dara Khosrowshahi, as well as some of the foremost thought leaders in food, including Tom Colicchio, José Andres, and David Barber of Blue Hill.

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