Responsible for helping to continually drive a safe work environment for the Alabama Works plants (Bessemer and Mini-Mill). Assists with planning, implementing, auditing and training to reduce or eliminate occupational injuries, illness and financial losses. Assists with all aspects of plant safety for both pipe plants including, but not limited to: safety compliance, emergency response, safety audits and inspections, incident investigations, safety committee leadership, safety teams, New Employee Safety training and other safety training as needed. The Safety Specialist must be willing to work various shifts including evenings, nights, and weekends to help with safety compliance. This is an entry level Safety Specialist position.
As for all employee, this individual is expected to demonstrate our core values: customer commitment, high-performance culture, fleet of foot, innovation, accountability, integrity, respect for others and teamwork.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides information to managers, supervisors, and salaried personnel regarding compliance with company, Federal and State OSHA regulations.
Compiles, analyzes and interprets statistical data; prepares reports for daily, weekly and monthly safety activities.
Attend monthly safety committee meeting to conduct training, and identifying immediate items that need to be addressed.
Responds to Plant Emergencies and assists Security and Plant EMT’s as needed.
Investigates Incidents and provides corrective action review.
Assists Industrial Hygiene representatives with sampling
Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong self-direction and motivation is required.
Must have good oral and written skills.
Detail orientation and ability to prioritize and delegate.
Understanding of Hot Work, Confined Space and Energy Control Procedures.
Understanding of Lean 6s Housekeeping Programs.
Knowledge of hazardous materials, safety practices, and SDS information.
Knowledge of performing safety inspections and providing detailed corrective action recommendations to plant management.
Ability to assist with New Employee Orientation safety training.
Must have skills with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
Ability to maintain focus on each job task and complete tasks assigned in a timely manner.
Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekend shifts.
Associates Degree in Safety, Emergency Services, Environmental, or a related safety field is required.
Bachelor’s Degree in a non-safety related field, but with field safety experience could be used as a substitute.
1-2 years of safety, emergency, or environmental experience outlining and implementing programs regarding employee safety procedures, practices, and accident protection and prevention in a heavy manufacturing industry preferred.
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:
The employee will be working in an office environment, but will be walking through the plant on a daily basis exposing the employee to foundry operations. The employee will be exposed to the following working conditions: extreme heat and cold, noise, vibration, oils, and atmospheric conditions such as dust, fumes, and metallic particles.
The employee will be required to perform the following actions regularly: standing, walking, balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, talking, seeing, hearing and sitting. The majority of the actions will be standing and walking.