Safety Technician

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Job Title: Safety Technician
Location: Phillips, USA

Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Career Type: General
Job Type: Full Time

Job Description:

About Us 
 We invite you to help us shape the future of agriculture. At Syngenta, we believe every employee has a role to play in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. To support that challenge, the Seeds Operations team is currently seeking a Safety Technician in Phillips, NE. You will help shape the future of agriculture by: 

  • Assisting the site HSE Lead or site leadership to ensure compliance with state, federal, and company safety policies and regulations. 
  • Helping the site maintain proper documentation of monthly safety inspections and conduct routine contractor orientation. 
  • Driving awareness and accountability of site HSE programs.
  • Preparing and retaining training documents.
  • Creating job safety analyses to achieve desired safety objectives.


  • Drive awareness, ownership and accountability of the site HSE programs 
  • Work with site HSE Lead and site leadership to achieve site safety goals and initiatives  
  • Strict adherence to all HSE protocols at the site
  • Continue to build on cost effective structure to achieve site HSE goals
  • Conduct HSE monthly training programs in accordance with site training calendar
  • Drive the site monthly safety observations, forklift observations to continue to drive employee engagement within safety 
  • Attend continuing education in relation to Syngenta safety programs  
  • Maintain accurate HSE records as required by Syngenta 
  • Conduct outside contactor orientation when contractor work is required 
  • Issue site specific permits when maintenance work is required in key areas (hot work, work from heights)
  • Collaborate with other HSE technicians and Leads across sites to drive best practices 
  • Prepare training documents, job-safety-analyses, and other documents related to site safety activities
  • Conduct inspections and audits of site as required by the site safety programs 
  • Actively participate in site's safety "Goal Zero" initiative  
  • Maintain a strong presence onsite through GEMBA walks, inspections, etc. 
  • Develop operational knowledge and functional understanding of both plant and field activities 
  • Participate in GDD's (Good, Difficult, Different) meeting with site leadership as it pertains to safety



  • Associate's Degree or technical program certification preferred
  • Knowledge of OSHA standards and guidelines 
  • Knowledge of EPA and DOT regulations 
  • Ability to maintain accurate safety records for document compliance with Syngenta 
  • Strong computer skills and ability to work in Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Word
  • Minimum 0-2 years in safety related function 
  • Experience HAZMAT and chemical storage programs
  • Experience incident investigations, root cause analysis, and corrective actions
  • Experience with WPS (Worker Protection Standards)
  • Experience with Kaizen or other safety record keeping system
  • Experience with waste management and Tier II requirements 
  • Experience with risk analysis tools and techniques  
  • Individual must be authorized to work in the United States for Syngenta without work authorization sponsorship now or in the future.

Critical Success Factors & Key Challenges:

  • Maintain safe work behaviors and environment
  • Ability to identify potential risks and safety issues throughout the site, to include engineering design reviews 
  • Ability to work as part of a team to develop a strong HSE culture 
  • Foster a culture of inclusion to create a positive work environment  
  • Application of HSE experience and OSHA/EPA regulations to Syngenta 
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and as a team player
  • Create a "safety first" working environment to safeguard employees, Syngenta assets and the environment.
  • Identify areas for strategic improvement within assigned role scope. 
  • Ability to identify risk through process risk assessment and develop and implement risk mitigation solutions.

What We Offer: 

  • Full Benefit Package (Medical, Dental & Vision) that starts the same day you do 
  • 401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution 
  • Open Vacation Policy with a minimum of 15 days of vacation and up to 30 days with manager approval, 9 Paid Holidays 
  • Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts among others 
  • A culture that promotes work/life balance, celebrates diversity, and offers numerous family-oriented events throughout the year 

Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. 
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)  
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) 
Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) 

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Company Description

About Syngenta 
Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity's most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.  

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Job Post Date: 10/21/22
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