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Consultant, Occupational Health & Safety – Agribusiness - Minnesota
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If you’re passionate about helping people protect what matters most to them, as well as innovating and simplifying processes and operations to provide the best customer value, then Nationwide’s Property and Casualty team could be the place for you!
This role covers a large territory which will include North Western Iowa, Northern Nebraska, South West Minnesota, South and North Dakota, Wyoming and Montana. The role will include a company car, and the travel will generally include 3 overnight trips per month.
The members served include both Commercial Agribusiness and Large Farms.
This role can be filled at an alternate level depending on the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate. The compensation grade for this role is G4.
Job Description Summary
Do you have a keen sense of observation, the ability to assess a situation and make recommendations to improve safety practices? If you are a consultant at heart, with an affinity for the agriculture and food industries and the desire to learn and use your knowledge to improve a variety of operations to assist in reducing their exposures to potential loss, we want to hear from you!
May perform other responsibilities as assigned.
Reporting Relationships : Reports to manager. Does not have direct reports.
Typical Skills and Experiences:
Education: Prefer bachelor's studies or higher in safety, science, EH&S, agriculture, other applicable fields as related to the job summary.
License/Certification/Designation: Licenses: Associates must obtain the required Federal and/or State licenses/registrations within the time period designated by the business unit. Additional licenses/registrations may be required when new products and services are implemented. If an associate fails or is unable to obtain required licenses/registrations within the time period designated by the business unit, the associate may be ineligible to continue in the position. Designations: Prefer one of the following designations or area of specialization, such as Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Director of Safety (CDS) Associate of Risk Management (ARM), Agronomy, LP Gas, Fleet Safety, Food Safety/Quality Assurance, etc.
Experience: Four to eight years’ professional experience in agribusiness safety, food safety, transportation safety, EH&S consulting, risk management consulting or related field preferred.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Advanced knowledge of safety and risk management practices and principles and loss mitigation techniques associated with middle market agribusiness, large farm operations and food industries. In-depth knowledge of key industries or lines of coverage critical to assigned territory. Knowledge of federal regulations: OSHA, EPA, FDA. Understanding of insurance mechanism. Knowledge of commercial insurance coverage. Should have in depth knowledge of key industry and coverage specific risk management concerns associated with geographic territory. Will receive extensive training and be expected to quickly obtain working knowledge of all occupational health and safety programs and services offered to our clients. This will include: OSHA regulations, ergonomics, industrial hygiene, DOT regulations, defensive driving, hazmat transportation, agronomy (custom application, NH3 handling), LP Gas (CETP), food safety, quality assurance (FSMA, HACCP) and farm safety. Advanced presentation, verbal and written communication skills. Ability to teach loss mitigation techniques associated with worker’s compensation, general liability, product liability and fleet exposures. Understanding of risk management issues, loss drivers and risk controls associated with middle market agribusiness and food industries. Must possess desire to learn, grow and develop as a safety and risk management professional. Interpersonal skills to interact with clients, leadership, underwriting and peers. Ability to prioritize work/time, Ability to operate a personal computer and learn applicable systems.
Other criteria, including leadership skills, competencies and experiences may take precedence.
Staffing exceptions to the above must be approved by the hiring manager’s leader and HR Business Partner.
Values : Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values.
Overtime Eligibility: Exempt (Not Eligible)
Working Conditions : May require frequent and overnight travel. Must be able to conduct physical surveys inspections. Must be able to climb, stoop, bend, balance on various heights, crawl and lift up to 50 lbs. May require relocation. This is a field-based position. Must have a valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving record in accordance with Nationwide standards.
ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.
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