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Ferrara Candy Company

Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist

Post Date:Nov 08, 2018Type:Full-Time
Start Date:11/8/2018Salary:
Location:US-IL-Bellwood Job Reference:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  

  • Ability to build teams throughout all levels and functions of the Site with respect, tact and win-win outcomes.

  • Extensive working knowledge of OSHA and regulatory compliance inspection procedures

  • Decision-making; must be capable of making well-informed decisions in both routine and emergency situations.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required along with the ability able to communicate with audiences that have a broad range of background and understanding.

  • Thorough knowledge of basic industrial hygiene and occupational health hazards and regulations

  • High attention to detail is needed to maintain awareness of existing and proposed safety codes/regulations and company guidelines plus maintain and analyze appropriate data

  • Must be proactive as well as solve problems and make decisions in time sensitive conditions

  • Understanding of fire codes, standards, and regulations

  • Awareness of applicable environmental policies, standards, guidelines, regulations, and local requirements (spill containment, facility waste stream & disposal requirements, etc.)

  • Strong presentation skills; ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization

  • Ability to develop programs to reduce worker’s compensation, recordable injury and lost time injury rates

  • Guide site based safety teams and effectively lead safety committees to engage site personnel

  • Must demonstrate good insight and ability to develop mutual solutions to challenges.

  • Apply ergonomic principles and recommend improvements with engineering or administrative controls

  • Understand biomechanics and human interaction/impact with machinery and work stations

  • Examine tasks and determine the best method of accomplishing work to prevent injury

  • Oversee incident investigation and preparation of CAPA reports for prevention of recurring incidents across multiple manufacturing sites

  • Initiative to lead continuous improvement efforts.

  • First Aid, CPR, and AED skills and certification

  • Computer literate, preferably Microsoft Outlook, Maximo and SAP

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Occupational Safety, Environmental Sciences or related field, or a combination of education and experience related to the position

  • Demonstrated 5-10 years of experience working in a safety and environmentally conscious manufacturing environment

  • 3-5 years of experience in successfully coordinating EH&S sustainability activities in a manufacturing setting

  • Knowledge of laws and regulations regarding OSHA, NFPA, DOT and EPA

  • Strong technical expertise in manufacturing safety and knowledge of safety processes

  • Professional certifications in EH&S related fields are considered beneficial

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

Apply to an industry leader TODAY! We offer competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, 401K match, life, STD/LTD, tuition reimbursement, and free lunch.

Job Description:

Explore your career opportunities at our state-of-the-art facility in Bellwood 

Due to growth we are expanding our team, personal development opportunities are significant.  Look into the opportunities at Ferrara Candy TODAY!

The Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist (EH&S) is responsible for maintaining the health and safety of the plant workforce and environment by monitoring and evaluating health and safety conditions; assuring compliance with applicable policies, procedures and governmental standards; and maintenance of the EH&S Programs for the site. The primary objective is to ensure a safe and incident-free work environment including methodologies, initiatives and strategies that promote safe operations, safety awareness, training and continuous improvement to eliminate or control unsafe behaviors, environments and hazards.

 Primary Responsibilities

 In addition to overall input to site environmental, health and safety initiatives, strategies, programs and procedures, responsibilities include:

  • Deliver EH&S programs to train employees in work site safety practices by promoting and leading to a site culture where Safety is engrained as a core value with all employees

  • Drives key effective, sustainable implementation of Corporate and Site EH&S initiatives, strategies, programs and procedures, responsibilities via hands on leadership, coaching and team work

  • Facilitate, train and coach employees from onboarding to OSHA required annual training and other safety related topics to ensure compliance with government mandated training

  • Collaborates with employees to identify and implement solutions to safety issues identified in inspections and investigations to eliminate incidents and preventing recurrence

  • Effectively coaches and develops supervisors to be effective EH&S leaders/coaches

  • Reviews incident and injury reporting and analyzes data to identify trends

  • Compliance with regulations and Company policies by routinely interacting with employees on the plant floor

  • Analyze EH&S programs, conditions and behaviors and recommends changes to continuously improve Site EH&S performance

  • Provides key support with all site Environmental policies and procedures

  • Leads and ensures thorough investigation of all incidents, in coordination with Site leadership

  • Fosters/develops a culture where everyone is actively engaged in performing their work in a safe manner and co-workers hold each other accountable to prevent at-risk behaviors

  • Oversee regulatory compliance audits/inspections and associated record keeping

  • In partnership with HR oversees worker’s compensation claims by working with the insurance company, injured employee and clinics from the opening of the claim and until the claim closes

  • Provides EH&S functional and technical expertise/coaching as needed in all areas and initiatives of the function.

  • Collaborates with other key functions on initiatives including Engineering, HR, Quality, Operations, etc. to deliver on goals and plans.

  • Understands, demonstrates and is a role model of the Company’s Operating Principles; Agile, Ambitious, Collaborate, Share and Accountable

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