This position supports Environmental, Health and Safety and Employee Training activities and is responsible for the safety of company employees and the company’s compliance with environmental regulations across multiple shifts. This position requires team participation and interaction with all levels of the organization in ensuring that employees are aware of safety protocols and continuous employee training. This position works in conjunction with Human Resources and reports to the General Manager.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Environmental Health and Safety
Conducts inspections for safety, health, environmental risks, machinery, and facilities; to identify and correct potential hazards; and to ensure compliance with safety regulations.
Develops and implements inspection policies and procedures, and a schedule of routine inspections, drafts inspection reports to document inspection findings.
Monitors, and controls all company safety and environmental standards in accordance with OSHA and state regulations. Conducts air quality testing in accordance with regulations.
Develops and implements preventative programs to prevent injuries and illnesses in the workplace. Develops system to track and evaluate worker injuries.
Investigates industrial accidents to minimize recurrence and prepares accident reports; tracks injuries, compiles analytics and reports findings.
Examines plans and specifications for new machinery or equipment to determine if all safety precautions have been included.
Evaluates human activities working with new machinery and equipment to identify hazards.
Determines requirements for safety clothing and devices, and designs, builds, and installs, or directs installation of, safety devices on machinery.
Develops and implements EHS policies, procedures, and programs, monitors compliance.
Designs and implements safety programs and employee safety teams for all shifts, evaluates and monitors program effectiveness.
Works with Manufacturing leaders and cross functional teams to execute best practices and training programs in support of safely improving operations and productivity in the facility.
Responsible for following all regulatory and government workplace practices.
Maintains Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) updates and makes available to all employees.
Prepares and schedules training to educate personnel about workplace safety and health, emergency procedures, environmental safety, and other required training.
Educates employees in support of company values of Safety, Quality and People in all programs and training initiatives.
Responsible for orientation and training of employees, collaborates with Human Resources in development and implementation of training programs.
Responsible for facility Security Systems, collaborates with manufacturing leaders to implement and train best practices throughout the facility.
All employees are required to understand and follow all Vobev Food Safety Management System policies and procedures. In addition, employees are responsible for reporting problems with the Food Safety Management System to a supervisor or manager.
DUTIES AND TASKS
Works on assignments that are complex in nature where considerable judgment, analysis, and initiative are required in resolving problems and making recommendations. Serves as a liaison with internal and/or external contacts. Requires face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams.
SUPERVISION GIVEN AND RECEIVED
Assignments are received in the form of results expected but incumbents have considerable freedom to decide on work priorities and procedures to be followed. May provide functional guidance. This position reports directly to the General Manager.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Contributes to the development of the department. Recognizes, initiates, and leads improvement activities. Requires considerable judgment, tact, discretion, and initiative. Requires professional demeanor and a good understanding of EHS principles, government regulations and state laws.
The ability to work effectively in a Microsoft Windows environment (Word, Excel, Outlook, and internal software programs), with advanced presentation skills and the ability to create and maintain spreadsheets. Must be proficient in technology and equipment used in environmental inspections.
Certificates and Licenses:
OSHA 30-Hour required; Certified Safety Professional (CSP) preferred.
Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Safety, or related field with five to ten years of related experience and extensive knowledge of environmental regulations and policies. Experience setting up and executing strong EHS and risk management programs required. Master’s degree desirable. Ability to collaborate, work with team dynamics, and lead others successfully. Demonstrated ability to communicate and present training and development programs.
The work environment is climate-controlled year-round. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. When working in manufacturing, the noise level is loud and hearing protection is required on the manufacturing floor.
The following personal protective equipment (PPE) is always required when performing in this role while on the manufacturing floor: safety glasses and hearing protection. Food Safety protective equipment is required at all times while on the manufacturing floor: including hair nets, gloves and, if applicable, beard nets.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands to finger, handle and feel objects, tools, and controls. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, bend, and reach with hands and arms.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.