We manage the corporate environmental functions within Foster Farms. We create, maintain and implement corporate environmental programs. We direct spill response activities, provide environmental training and perform audits. We oversee permitting and planning actions, guide record keeping practices, participate in rule development processes and negotiate any penalties.
We are responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for all employees. We also assist in the investigation of civil and criminal matters. Since the department is responsible for 24/7 coverage, we staff a dispatch center to field after-hours security and corporate calls. We also provide family protection and specialized patrols.
We are a fully integrated Special Investigations and Claim Adjusting Unit that services all of our locations. Our goal is to mitigate and eliminate company loss exposure. To that end, we employ aggressive claims management and diligent investigations. Customer Service is our number one priority and we take pride in the services we provide. We adjust and manage all Product, Vehicle and General liability claims, as well as provide investigation services to Workers' Compensation, Human Resources, Production and Legal.
The Vehicle Safety Department provides education and training to all Foster Farms professional drivers to ensure their safety on the highways. In addition, the Vehicle Safety Department conducts safety audits in all of the transportation departments of the company to ensure that equipment is safe and all of the driver's files and related documentation is in compliance with applicable Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations.
We also run a driver school that trains employees to drive commercial vehicles.
Foster Farms has established itself as a leader in Vehicle Safety in California, Washington, and Oregon, winning awards in each of these states as the safest fleet. In fact, we won the Grand Directors Trophy from the California Trucking Association in 2004 as the safest fleet in California for companies with gross revenue over $10 million dollars.
We're responsible for administering workers' compensation benefits to Foster Farms employees as quickly and fairly as possible in compliance with state law. It's our responsibility to make sure an injured employee receives proper medical treatment for their injury in order to help them return to work, and to pay disability payments correctly and on time, in those cases where employees are not medically able to return.
We provide First Aid treatment for both work related injuries/illnesses and non-job related medical emergencies. We focus on promoting and restoring health, preventing injury/illness and protecting workers from occupational and environmental hazards. To help achieve our goals, we provide health, safety and wellness education and training with an emphasis on prevention and ergonomics. Medical Services also maintains legal, regulatory, and ethical compliance standards.
Director of Environmental Affairs
Strong working knowledge of the federal, state, and local environmental laws applicable to the poultry industry, and of the agencies that implement those laws
Effective management of time and environmental information in an efficient and effective manner
Ability to establish credibility, show good faith and due diligence, and demonstrate compliance with laws (this is the most critical aspect of reducing corporate liability)
Strong written and verbal skills that allow the relevance and importance of environmental information to be understood by people at all levels within Foster Farms and, when dealing with regulatory agencies, influence the extent and severity of enforcement
Ability to prioritize and manage numerous environmental compliance issues in a manner consistent with business objectives
Director of Risk Management
BS in Risk Management, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, or related field, MBA preferred
10+ years directing the following areas of Corporate Risk ManagementLiability Claims Management including GL, AL and Product Workers' compensation claims management within Self-Insured/Self Administered Plan in California Third Party Administrator supervision-Investigations / Audit-Security-Employee Health and Safety and Medical Services-Vehicle Safety, Comprehensive knowledge in civil, criminal, workers compensation, and personnel law
Senior management experience in a large multi-departmental organization
Environmental Affairs Assistant Manager
BS Degree in Environmental Science, Industrial Health, Biological Science or equivalent
5 years of professional experience working on the development and implementation of corporate environmental compliance and training programs
In-depth knowledge in three or more of the following specialties: air quality, drinking water, wastewater, storm water, hazardous materials, hazardous waste, site remediation, emergency response, pesticide safety, underground storage tank regulations or environmental training
Knowledge of federal, state and local environmental laws, regulations and standards
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office 2000
Corporate Security Manager
BS in Criminal Justice or related field
10 years of law enforcement experience
Previous management experience
Security Systems Coordinator
College degree in a related field or five years experience as a systems technician
Possess or obtain Qualified Manager/Owner license through the Department of Consumer Affairs
Maintain industry standards in alarm and security technology
CCTV, CCD, analog and digital monitoring, and recording experience
Associate degree in criminal justice or four years of applicable experience in physical security and investigations
Capable of making mature and sound decisions under stress
4+ years' supervisory experience
Valid California drivers license
Ability to question, interrogate, investigate and analyze different and/or vague situations
BA in Criminal Justice, Risk Management or related field
5 years of claims experience, including three years as a manager, licensed independent claims adjuster, licensed private investigator or licensed independent claims adjuster
Knowledge of civil, criminal and labor laws
Knowledge of advanced investigative methodologies, including forensic accounting, interview and interrogation and information databases
Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to work in both individual and team setting with minimum supervision, and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and Claims Management Software.
BA in Criminal Justice or related field
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and Claims Management Software
Licensed private investigator preferred
Bilingual (Spanish) preferred
Knowledge of basic investigative methodologies, including forensic accounting, interview and interrogation, and information databases
Senior Claims Adjuster
Licensed independent claims adjuster
BA or BS Degree in Risk Management or related field
2-5 years' experience as a Claims Adjuster
Advanced knowledge of liability claims protocol and claims assessment
Working knowledge of accounting, purchasing and daily basic business practices
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs
Vehicle Safety Manager
BA or equivalent
Working knowledge of governing laws and regulations for the trucking industry
10 years' experience in the transportation industry with a minimum of 5 years as a manager
Strong oral and written communications skills
Ability to work in both individual and team work settings with minimum supervision
Vehicle Safety Specialist
BA or equivalent experience
Specialized knowledge in: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, California Highway Patrol BIT inspection procedures, mechanical operations of Commercial Motor Vehicles, mechanical operations of Powered Industrial equipment, California Department of Motor Vehicles DL-170 testing program, accident investigation procedures
Must be able to travel out of the area extensively
Class "A" driver's license with all endorsements
Valid commercial drivers license with all endorsements
Valid DOT medical card
Clean DMV record as per Foster Farms professional driver policy
Good computer skills
Ability to conduct training classes and understand/work with all applicable laws and regulations governing commercial motor vehicles
BS or equivalent preferably in Business Administration with a concentration in risk management, ARM preferred
Minimum of 10 years in workers' compensation claims management in California
Certificate to administer claims for self-insured plans in California
Strong analytical and research skills
Highly organized with excellent communication (verbal and written) skills
Licensed Registered Nurse, certification as Occupational Health Nurse-Specialist, B.S.N.