GROWMARK Health & Safety Intern - UPI Energy FS - Guelph, ON

GROWMARK is an agricultural cooperative serving cooperatives, retailers, businesses, and customers in Canada and the U.S. We provide customers with fuels, lubricants, crop nutrients, crop protection products, seed, construction services, equipment, and grain marketing assistance. In addition, GROWMARK owns FS PARTNERS and UPI Energy FS, as well as the FS trademark used by affiliated member cooperatives. GROWMARK is large enough to offer solid career opportunities, but small enough to provide a family-oriented, welcoming environment and great benefits.




The Health and Safety Intern will assist in various projects relating to health and safety at all business locations in Ontario.


This role is for a Summer 2024 12-week placement. Ideal candidates are in their 3rd year of university and returning in the fall to complete their degrees. 





Identifies and evaluates occupational health, safety, hazardous environmental conditions, and practices in the workplace. 


Assists in on-site inspections to audit physical conditions and safe work practices to ensure compliance with relevant legislation, or in response to concerns from employees and managers.


Stays current with trends and changes to health and safety legislations and standards, to anticipate their impact on our agricultural operations.


Research and recommend technology and relevant trends, with relation to safety matters, and assist with implementation of existing processes.


Review Safety Data Sheets database for Canada to ensure compliance with inventory products.


Assist with tracking and filing of Health & Safety related licenses and training records.


Participates in health & safety meetings.





Performs other duties as directed that correspond to the overall function of this position.





Completing 3rd year of BA in related field, 2-year college candidates may be considered if minimum qualifications are met.


Must be 18 years of age with a full G driving license to drive a company vehicle, along with the ability to travel independently.


Candidates must be available to work 12 consecutive weeks over the summer.

Must have and maintain a valid driver's license and must be insurable under GROWMARK, Inc. 

Must be able to travel independently and overnight when necessary.


Must possess required visa or passport to enable travel to United States.





Mental Effort


Requires periods of concentration, normally moderate to occasionally high in intensity and attention to detail while completing site inspections and various reports in a fast paced environment.


The incumbent may encounter moderate to occasionally high mental stress increases when dealing with incidents. This position requires the incumbent to give presentations to groups, which may cause anxiety and stress for some individuals.


Physical Effort


Requires some lifting of supplies and materials from time to time.  Ability to lift 25 lbs.  Ability to utilize manlifts, stairs and ladders to inspect facilities.


Working Conditions


Additional hours, or time outside of the normal business hours, may be necessary due to operational requirements.


Requires time to be spent both in office and at the branches.  Traveling will be required. 




The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

GROWMARK, Inc. strives to provide a benefits package that delivers competitive pay for performance, recognizes your dedication to our mission and helps us attract and retain the highest caliber of talent. The cornerstone of our benefits package is the company funded health and dental plan for full time employees, as well as an employer matched defined contribution pension plan, along with life and disability insurance.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment process. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.

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