Safety Manager


Location

Somerset, NJ

Department

Manufacturing

Job Type

Full-time

Hours

1st Shift - 7am - 3pm

Job Brief

  • Serves as the plant’s primary point of contact for all Safety, Security and Environmental regulatory and community contacts, and is the primary technical resource.
  • Accountable for setting and achieving environmental and workplace safety goals.

Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement and monitor Safety Program, which includes the prevention and elimination of injuries, near misses, musculoskeletal disorders, and damage to company property.
  • Work with the Management Team to establish the Plant’s Safety performance goals.
  • Provide all employees with the tools, programs, policies and measures to meet the Plant’s Safety goals.
  • Prepares written Safety, Security and Environmental programs, policies and SOPs.
  • Reviews process-operating procedures/records and provides input for safety, security and environmental considerations.
  • Manages the plant safety committee. Reviews plant safety committee meeting minutes and safety inspection reports and follows up as necessary.
  • Understands federal and state safety and environmental regulations and monitors regulatory changes as they occur.
  • Completes and/or approves all required regulatory and company reporting documents (e.g. OSHA logs, wastewater monitoring reports, DEP, etc.).
  • Investigate injuries and near misses; evaluate the incident report and accident report, determine root causes and preventive measures; follow up and conduct counseling sessions; complete Accident Alerts and complete OSHA 300 Log.
  • Identifies company safety training needs and develops, coordinates safety training programs for all full time and agency employees per OSHA regulations.
  • Participates in new process/new equipment reviews, including process hazard analyses, operator training, etc.
  • Supports plant engineering to implement engineering controls to minimize safety and occupational health hazards.
  • Support SQF/NSF compliance through active participation in internal audits and factory quality programs.
  • Promotes safety and health awareness through internal communication.
  • Audits practices and records of manufacturing plants to ensure compliance with company programs and federal/state occupational safety and environmental regulations.
  • Perform Job hazard and Ergonomics analysis
  • Generate safety work orders
  • Identify PPE and safety equipment needs throughout the facility, order and maintain PPE/Safety equipment supply.
  • Oversees the security personnel to include scheduling and training.
  • Conducts required training of plant environmental team and facility management. Leads the facility emergency response planning and training.
  • Maintains and prepares timely applications for all plant environmental permits.
  • Leads and implements the safe operation of the Waste Water Treatment system.
  • Maintain and promote a safe working environment by coaching employees in safety methods; identify and address violations in conjunction with department supervisor/manager.
  • Develop and implement new methods and process improvements to enhance safety performance, control costs and generate high satisfaction levels from production and QC colleagues
  • Perform injury/hazard identification/near miss intake and documentation. Including Lead root cause analysis on any incidents
  • Perform annual compliance training and other initiatives to include lock out/tag out, hearing protection, fire drills, etc
  • Maintain Safety Database and records; ensure action items are being completed in a timely manner
  • Ensures compliance with State and Federal safety requirements and record keeping standards.
  • Complete monthly and quarterly data requests for Fenner Corporate
  • Understand and disseminate OSHA requirements as they pertain to Fenner Precision
  • Coordinate and facilitate Monthly Safety Committee
  • Create, review, and approve work instruction JSA (job safety analysis) and perform project risk assessments
  • Establish Train the Trainer program for safety topics including: first aid, forklift driving, fire extinguisher usage, etc.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 3+ years of experience in Safety, Security and Environmental management in a Food & Beverage Manufacturing Facility is preferred.
  • In depth knowledge of OSHA General Industry and environmental standards as they apply within the facility.
  • Completed an OSHA general industry 30-hour course.
  • Knowledge of risk assessment and management techniques in identification of key facility improvement opportunities.
  • Ability to understand and apply Security principles in an industrial setting.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high intensity environment.
  • Ability to influence peers.
  • Strong planning and follow up skills.
  • Communication skills and ability to speak in front of groups.
  • Must be open to working across all shifts.
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and with a sense of urgency.

Employee Benefits

We offer a comprehensive, flexible employee benefits package that includes medical and dental coverage, life insurance, an employer-matched 401(K) plan, vacation and PTO time, discretionary bonus and of course CANDY!

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