We are in search of a Regional Safety Coordinator for our mid US foam fabrication facilities. This position reports to the Regional EHS Manager.
This is a hands-on position in a manufacturing environment that offers the opportunity in the plan, implement and oversee the company’s employee safety at work.
This position will be responsible for facilitating compliance with Occupational health and safety guidelines. This is a hands position that offers a challenging work environment where independence and creative thinking are the norm.
Strong communication and collaboration with all levels of all the organization is important to ensure that the environmental and safety needs are met.
Responsible for safety and environmental compliance programs, audits, gap analysis, corrective actions, training, and documentation.
Direct and facilitate the ongoing lean safety improvement using techniques such as Standard Work, Kaizan events, 5S, Safety Gemba Audits / Compliance Audits, etc.
Responsible for all incident and near miss investigations, documentation, corrective actions, and follow up.
Plan, organize, lead, direct and run plant safety employee engagement and empowerment activities and programs including leading the plant safety committee.
Develop and implement training systems and tracker.
Develop and assist with training of and audits of safety compliance and work standards.
Confirm effectiveness of implemented actions.
Stay updated with Federal, State, and local safety laws.
Be a liaison for worker’s compensation claims and eternal audit requests.
Build and Maintain an interdependent safety first culture
Develop and maintain business unit and site specific safety program including safe work procedures, Job Safety Analysis, Hazard Assessments & Controls, machine operator safety training, and safety reviews and audits.
Develop and maintain a trusting relationship with workgroup as a servant leader for safety and continuous improvement.
Direct and document employee development and training around safety program and other continuous improvement initiatives.
Communicate company vision to all employees to provide a clear sense of direction and focus
Monitor processes and track corrective actions to continually improve operation
Develop and lead safety observation and Risk Reduction Programs.
Stay up to date with latest environmental, safety, and health best practices and concepts
QUALIFICATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS
3+ years of Environmental, Health, and Safety program Management or EHS degree
Experience in managing and auditing compliance programs
Experience in people based safety or behavior based safety observation programs.
Degree in Industrial Safety, Environmental & Health Science or related field.
Training in lean production concepts, problem solving, 5S, and OSHA Safety (30-hour course) is preferred
Excellent written and oral communication skills, computer literacy, and a demonstrated proficiency in the use of MS Office software
Experience training and developing team members across an array of functional groups within a matrix organization
Leadership approach that gathers input, develops people through teaching / coaching and utilizes a systematic approach to achieve objectives
Strong analytical skills and process focused; progressive, flexible, and team-oriented with the ability to communicate effectively to direct and motivate teams at all levels of the organization
Ability to analyze complex situations involving diverse date and information; ability to effectively manage multiple complex tasks simultaneously
Ability to anticipate, negotiate, and manage conflicts, problems, changing situations, and deadlines
Ability to understand technical challenges and problem solve
Ability to successfully lead cross-functional teams and manage multiple complex project plans
Must have strong interpersonal skills, courage, and fortitude to speak up and address issues as needed.
Must be able to spend up to 50% of time on factory floor.
Must have organizational skills, attention to detail and multi- task.
Familiarity with Continuous Improvement concepts and methodologies.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office
Bilingual (Spanish / English) desired but not required
Ability to manage travel up to 50%
Flexibility to work after hours
Must be able to lead by example
Must be an engaging and proficient trainer.
Future Foam offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package :
Health, Dental & Vision Coverage
401(k) with a Company Contribution
Health Savings Account
Flexible Spending Account
Training and Development
Short & Long Term Disability
Compensation Commensurate with Experience*