Corporate Safety Director (Parkersburg, WV or Charleston, WV)
Posted on Jun 19, 2017 by Katie Cook
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Works closely with staff in operations, engineering, human resources and corporate.
- Provides technical safety and health support and information to all staff.
- Prepares written safety and health programs and policies.
- Identifies company safety training needs and develops and coordinates safety training programs.
- Develops annual company safety and health goals.
- Participates in new product/process reviews, including process hazard analyses, operator training, etc.
- Supports corporate/plant engineering to implement engineering controls to minimize safety and occupational health hazards.
- Supports facility personnel in selection of appropriate personal protective equipment.
- Maintains corporate safety library (e.g., videos, regulations, reference manuals).
- Promotes safety and health awareness through internal company memoranda, newsletters and specific training programs.
- Serves as member of the executive environmental, health and safety committee.
- Participates in company occupational safety and health committee.
- Assists in implementation/maintenance 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 occupational safety and health regulations and monitors regulatory changes as they occur. Updates policies, procedures and training to maintain compliance at all times.
- Provides technical support to corporate and plant personnel to ensure compliance with applicable occupational safety and health regulations.
- Advises manufacturing plants and corporate staff of regulatory changes with which the plants must comply. Sufficient advance notice should be provided so that compliance on the effective date of new regulations is ensured.
- Audits practices and records of manufacturing plants to ensure compliance with company programs and federal/state occupational safety and health regulations.
- Monitors lost-time injuries/illnesses and worker’s compensation claims.
- Reviews plant safety committee meeting minutes and safety inspection reports and follows up as necessary.
- Reviews injury/illness and non-injury incident investigation reports and follows up as necessary.
- Collaboration Skills.
- Communication Proficiency.
- Customer/Client Focus.
- Decision Making.
- Learning Orientation.
- Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.
- Problem Solving/Analysis.
- Teamwork Orientation.
- Technical Capacity.
This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities, but does serve as a coach and mentor for other positions in the organization.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. While performing some duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
Travel to all company locations will be required.
Required Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in a safety science, engineering or industrial hygiene discipline.
- Knowledge of chemical manufacturing operations, warehousing and transportation.
- Safety or environmental management, safety or environmental science, or engineering.
Preferred Education and Experience
Master’s degree in safety science, engineering, industrial hygiene or related line with 8 – 10 years relevant experience. Contract Manufacturing, engineering, electrical, and site security experience preferred.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
- Certified Safety Professional (CSP).
- Certified Fire Prevention Specialist (CFPS)
- Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM)
- Directed SH&E function at multiple facilities regionally and corporate-wide
- Managed subordinates (Sr. Manager, Manager)
- Monitored regulatory arena for new/changing regulations and rulemaking
- Conducted comprehensive audits
- Issued SH&E directives and corporate standards
- Compiled metrics and KPIs for all business units*
- Provided support for business units during regulatory inquiries* *
- Familiar with Emergency Response Programs and LEPC alliance* *
Position can be located in either Parkersburg, WV or Charleston, WV
Job Type: Full-time