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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Sergeant Bluff, Iowa
United States
Job Categories:
Emergency Response
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
Chemicals, Manufacturing - Miscellaneous
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
Reference Number:

Field Safety Specialist

As a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of nitrogen products, we provide building blocks for a better life – from the fertilizer that feeds the crops that feed the world to products that reduce greenhouse emissions from industrial activities.

Who are we looking for to join our team? People who are smart, ethical and resourceful. Who have achieved a high level of success in their respective fields. Individuals who want to be a part of a strong, financially secure company; who believe in our values, embrace our future, and are committed to what we do.
The Field Safety Specialist is responsible for ensuring that employees have the skills, knowledge and training to effectively implement the corporate and facility EHS policies. Planning, coordinating, communicating, and facilitating are major responsibilities of this position.
This position will work directly with the maintenance and production technicians upwards of 90% in efforts to bolster effective safety programs and strive for a culture of safety excellence. This position will assist in the development and facilitation of the Emergency Response Team Training to the ERT. This position will be supporting, contributing and facilitating the Emergency Response Guidelines and assist the Safety and Emergency Response Supervisor with maintaining the readiness of the site and personnel.

  • Have the creativity and ability to modify cultures or mind sets to improve safety performance.
  • Participates in site audits and works with plant personnel to help address any deficiencies.
  • Facilitates the coordination and delivery of safety meetings, safety tours and safety trainings.
  • Assist in the implementation of new safety related programs.
  • Monitors daily plant activities to assist with questions or concerns, addressing safety concerns and implementing acceptable safety practices/conditions.
  • Training others on procedures and periodically audit for compliance.
  • Fosters discussion and feedback from site operational teams on possible new safety programs or initiatives.
  • Participates in the site Emergency Response Team and facilitation of the Incident Command System.
  • Hold morning safety discussions with plant personnel to discuss various safety topics.
  • Is involved in daily Job Hazard Analysis of high risk activities to help ensure safety issues are addressed.
  • Work with site leadership in the development of effective Safety Training Programs.
  • Participate in incident investigations to identify root causes and assist with resolving action items.
  • Conduct daily safety audits of major and routine CF employee and contractor work activities throughout the facility and especially in designated areas of the facility.
  • Conduct physical plant safety assessments (audits) on a regular schedule to ensure compliance with CF and regulatory requirements and to develop an understanding of improvement opportunities.
  • Assist plant supervision/management in initiating appropriate controls (engineering, administrative, PPE) to reduce exposures to the lowest levels feasible.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Safety Supervisor
  • Assist with the creation of written ERT reports/exercises identifying any recommendations for continuous improvement for each test or exercise.
  • Assist with the development and facilitation of effective classroom and field/hands on for new and existing ER team members.

Position Requirements:

  • Safety degree, certification  or related technical undergraduate degree preferred
  • Requires a minimum of one (1) year relevant work experience in safety field.
  • Three (3) years’ experience as a safety professional is desired.
  • Experience in a plant manufacturing setting
  • Basic knowledge or experience in Process Safety Management (PSM); experience in a PSM regulated facility preferred 
  • Knowledge of state, local and U.S. Government regulations (OSHA, EPA, etc.)
  • Exposure to project management and implementation
  • Effective organizational, time management and communication skills
  • Good interpersonal and influential skills
  • Strong computer related skills
  • Strong analytical, troubleshooting and decision making skills
  • Self-motivated in advancing to the highest level possible
  • Certified in minimum 24 hour Hazwoper preferred
  • Experience in Incident Command (IC) Systems and emergency preparedness and response preferred

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