Plant Safety Coordinator
Future Foam is a leading manufacturer of polyurethane foam, carpet underlay and comfort products. We are looking for an EHS professional for the Plant Safety Coordinator position that possesses the following qualities:
•Instill a safe working environment both physically and emotionally for one’s self and others
•Promote excellence through continuous improvement initiatives in safety, manufacturing, quality and service
•Promote an open, trusting and collaborative environment to foster communication at all levels of the organization
•Practice confidentiality to instill trust
•Be emphatic agents of change and help others adapt to it
•Take ownership, be accountable and lead by example
•Conduct one’s self with integrity and respect towards others
•Build individual success through team success. Motivate and support others to be successful
•Responsible for safety and environmental compliance programs, audits, gap analysis, corrective actions, training, and documentation.
•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.
•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 behavior based safety system and Risk Reduction Programs.
•Stay up to date with latest environmental, safety, and health best practices and concepts
QUALIFICATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS
•5+ years experience managing safety program in manufacturing environment with experience in compliance programs and behavior based safety programs or Degree in Environmental & Health Science or related field.
•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.
•Familiarity with Continuous Improvement concepts and methodologies.
•Proficiency in Microsoft Office
•Bilingual (Spanish/English) desired
•Ability to manage travel up to 5%
•Flexibility to work after hours
•Must be able to lead by example
•Must be an engaging and proficient trainer.
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