Safety Coordinator–North Carolina

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Position Summary:

This position will provide technical safety and environmental support to production/operations and corporate personnel. Assists in developing corporate safety and health programs and objectives and helps coordinate safety training programs. Monitors safety and health regulations and provides technical support to production/operations and corporate personnel to ensure compliance with federal and state safety and health regulations. Inspect and evaluate the environment, equipment and processes in working areas to ensure compliance with government safety regulations and industry standards. Assist the Environmental Health & Safety Manager with duties as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following are the functions essential to performing this job:

Helps Identify company safety and environmental training needs and assists in developing and coordinating safety and environmental training programs.
Ensure compliance with all company and government policies and regulations, including MSHA & OSHA.
Assists in preparing written safety and health programs and policies.
Assists in the development and administration of annual company safety incentive plan.
Participates in new product/process reviews, including process hazard analyses, operator training, etc.
Supports personnel in the selection of appropriate protective equipment.
Maintains corporate safety library (e.g. videos, regulations, reference manuals).
Educates employees on how to prevent health problems though use of safety programs.
Serves as a member of the Safety Committee and Safety Council.
Assists as necessary in implementation of a hazard communication program and preparation of reports.
Reviews process-operating procedures/records and provides input for safety and health considerations.
Understands federal and state safety and health regulations and monitors regulatory changes as they occur.
Maintain safety and health records and documents by the applicable regulatory requirements.
Audits practices and records of the various plants to ensure compliance with company programs and federal/state safety and health regulations.
Assists in maintaining facility compliance records for environmental permits.
Reviews injury/illness and non-injury incident investigation reports and follows up as necessary.
Identify deficiencies and provides direction to implement plans for continuous improvement.
Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors with other duties as required.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The individual in this job must possess these skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that he/she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

Knowledge of the federal and state guidelines for OSHA and MSHA.
Management skills including: organizing, planning and evaluating of plant operations.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers, supervisors and the general public at all times.
Excellent skills with Microsoft Office and the ability to rapidly learn different software applications.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

Travel and work away from home for periods of time.
Bachelor’s degree in safety or environmental and occupational science.
Ability to present training material and knowledge.
MSHA certificate or experience preferred.

Work Environment:

Individual must be able to work outdoors in extreme temperatures, both hot and cold. Personal protective equipment (PPE) must be worn in all designated areas as stated by MSHA.

Physical Demands:

Individual must have the ability to walk or stand greater than one third of the time or sit no greater than a third of the time. Ability to perform tasks that include walking, climbing equipment, driving, etc.

Performance Standards:

The criteria for evaluation in this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

Successful development and timely completion of individual and division annual objectives.
Accomplishment of professional development goals as established in the employee performance evaluation.
Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills in building and maintaining levels of trust and mutual respect.
Satisfactory annual evaluation by supervisor.

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