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Health and Safety Specialist III

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Job ID 120421 Date posted 07/28/2021 Location : Eddyville, Iowa

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Job Purpose and Impact

The Health and Safety Specialist III is a subject matter authority who is responsible for meeting the health and safety agenda for a highly complex facility under the direction of the Health and Safety Manager. In this role, you are responsible for the execution and continuous improvement of the health and safety program.  In addition, you will be responsible for the process safety management system at a complex facility consisting of highly regulated processes and activities or low-to-medium program maturity with elevated risk of serious injuries and fatalities, serious environmental events, severe process safety events or legal matters

Key Accountabilities

  • Support the Health and Safety Manager in leading the external reputation and facilitate the community and governmental interaction and prepare required reports, requests for information and inquiry responses and facilitate governmental inspections, customer visits and company audits.
  • Supervise direct reports, including; coaching, mentoring, development and conducting performance reviews. 
  • Identify contractor support and talent needs and oversee onsite contractor activity and understand local risks applicable to contractor and external service providers, implement, monitor and evaluate approved processes to control local environmental, health and safety risks with contractors.
  • Develop suitable training content and delivery mode, in line with global, regional, and legal requirements, conduct gap assessment to identify competence needs, adjust curriculum to reflect site-specific demand and organize and provide appropriate training.
  • Understand, implement and execute health and safety controls and programs and work processes such as risk identification and assessment, emergency action planning and incident management, agency inspections and audit and internal inspections to ensure they work as intended.
  • Partner with the Health and Safety Manager, project leaders and the regional organization to promote and drive a strong health and safety culture in the facility by building a mindset where a continuous improvement mentality is viewed essential to success.
  • Participate as a member of the site health and safety team and consult on planning, incident response, operational health and safety and process safety compliance, understanding systems, integrated processes, regulatory issues and workforce conditions.
  • Ensure strong alignment of health and safety goals, metrics and targets with plant vision and targets and govern site performance targets together with the Health and Safety Manager.
  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of four years of industry related work experience

  • Minimum of one year of supervisory experience

  • Travel up 5% of the time

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Safety Professional or Associate Safety Professional

  • Experience with OSHA VPP

Important Information

This position is posted internally as well as externally


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Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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