Oversees all regulatory compliance for safety in regard to OSHA. Responsible for Safety, Occupational Health, Training and Ergonomics Departments. Overall administration of the preceding departments.
- Act as a consultant to management and employees on various safety, training, health and ergonomics issues.
- Insure that plant is in compliance with all government and corporate safety standards.
- Facilitate numerous training sessions to present employees with new information.
- Act as a support person for all production areas of plant.
- Review all accidents to determine trends and causes.
- Review all capital expenditure requests that have to do with safety.
- Perform plant safety audits weekly and perform random inspections of personnel to insure safety.
- Review and/or present safety related programs.
- Track and schedule safety related training.
- Handle all staff development within the safety, health and training areas.
- Job performance is measured by General Manager on the basis of injury/illness rates, workers compensation rates, accomplishment of safety goals and objectives and meeting corporate safety performance objectives.
- Direct involvement in interviewing, hiring, promoting and training new employees within areas of expertise.
- Make promotion decisions based on the Evaluation Form, interviews and review of previous job performance.
- Delegation of tasks and authority is determined by departmentalization.
- Direct involvement in disciplinary procedures ranging from verbal warnings to termination.
- Administer monthly group meetings and other specialized meetings as need dictates.
- Work schedule fluctuates depending on what tasks require the most immediate attention.
- Responsible for some of the facilities environmental issues.
- Directly involved with all workmen’s compensation issues.
- Large amount of walking, stair climbing required.
- Noise and temperature levels vary depending on which area of the plant manager is located.
- Employee will typically work 55-60 hours per week M-F with some Saturday work if necessary.
- Minimum High School diploma or GED equivalent.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Safety, Engineering, Business Administration or Physical Sciences would be beneficial.
- Minimum 4 years safety experience, preferably within food processing industry.
- CPR/First Aid Training.
- National Safety Council training.
- Confined Space Training.
- OSHA Training Courses.
- Program, planing and evaluation techniques.
- Statistical analysis skills.
- Strong written, verbal and computer skills are essential.Bilingual communication is important, but not necessary as long as a translator is present.