The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.
The Safety Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Safety Department in promoting a healthy and safe workplace at the designated facility. These duties will be accomplished by assisting in technical expertise to the plant safety and health teams, supporting safety training on safety and health topics and encouraging active employee involvement in the safety process.Core Responsibilities
Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:
Coordination of Safety Programs
- Obtains overall knowledge, management and implementation of internal safety programs and regulatory compliance including; EIPMS, Workers Compensation, (PSM) Process Safety Management, Ergonomics, Auditing, Incident Investigation, Team and Committees, Budgets, Behavioral Based Safety and 1910 CFR Regulatory Compliance.
Administrative Documentation and Organization
- Ensures training and documentation is maintained in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
- Informs supervisory personnel of employee restrictions due to work-related injury or illness and ensures employees are working within those restrictions.
- Participates in the accident investigation process.
- May participate in special projects and initiatives, presenting findings to the plant management and/or corporate management as needed.
- In the absence of key personnel the employee’s supervisor or qualified designee (one that has been trained in the key employee's duties) is responsible to complete or delegate the completion of all required tasks and responsibilities.
- Acts as a lead by training, mentoring and providing guidance to less experienced employees in the Safety Department.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.Qualifications
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 to perform the essential functions.
- Bachelor’s degree in Safety or a related field and 2+ years of relevant experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint and Word) and analysis capability.
- Good decision making skills and ability to perform in stressful situations.
- Must be able to travel on an occasional basis.
This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities but may act as a lead by providing training and guidance to other Safety employees.Work Environment & Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
- Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
- Frequently required to sit, stand, walk; use hands to handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and talk or hear.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Office and plant setting. The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.
- Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.
Smithfield, is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status or status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.Careers and Benefits
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