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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Union Springs, Alabama
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Industry Segments:
Food & Beverage, General Manufacturing
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Associate Degree
Reference Number:

Safety Specialist

PRIMARY FUNCTION:                      

Primarily responsible for assisting with leading the Safety, Health and Environmental function. Will also inspect equipment ensuring safety of employees; create safety policies for workers to prevent injuries, burns or illnesses; conduct training sessions on topics such as emergency preparedness or proper lifting procedures.


  • Manage medical and worker’s comp, DOT, and PSM activities.
  • Work with Safety Manager to revise and update safety programs ensuring compliant, safe and incident-free work environment.
  • Develop and conduct training and safety meetings.
  • Work to assure regulatory documentation is complete and correct.
  • Assist with management of Contractor Safety Program.
  • Facilitate behavior based safety program.
  • Manage the Safety Department in absence of Safety Manger.
  • Communicate with medical, legal and insurance personnel.
  • Perform ergonomic assessments and recommend improvements.
  • Promote organizational safety and continuous environmental improvement by working with all departments to analyze current situation and recommend safety and environmental improvements.
  • Communicates and celebrates successes to maintain and foster company-wide commitment to safety and continuous improvement; and provide recommendations for corrective direction when HSE programs deviate from strategic plans and objectives.
  • Formulate, maintain and execute emergency plans and responds to safety and employee emergencies.
  • Ensure all significant near misses, injuries, and safety events are investigated, abatement measures implemented and root causes identified.
  • Oversee health and safety, environmental, and DOT audits of all the organizations facilities and recommends preventative measures.
  • Assist with accident investigations.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.



None. This is an individual contributor position. Competencies required: Functional/Technical Skills, Action Oriented, Problem Solving, Learning on the Fly and Interpersonal Savvy.


  • Associate degree in occupational health, safety, engineering, biology or relevant discipline.
  • 3 years’ experience in a similar safety environment.


  • Bilingual – English/Spanish proficiency.
  • Familiarity with OSHA standards.


  • Strong communication, teamwork, analysis, judgment and customer focus skills.
  • Ability to analyze accident data, new processes, and machinery for potential safety concerns and conduct job hazard and job safety analyses.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in matters involving security and/or personnel issues.
  • Experience with OSHA regulations.
  • Experience in Worker’s Compensation.
  • Intermediate computer skills and Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint knowledge.
  • Ability to read, speak and write in the English language.
  • Ability to handle and resolve most issues independently.
  • Appropriately operate with frequent access to confidential information.
  • High work capacity, dependable, results oriented and strong sense of urgency.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of staff within the organization.
  • Direct and empathetic communication style.
  • Highly effective written/verbal and interpersonal communication skills sufficient to communicate and interact effectively with internal and external customers.
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment with multiple priorities.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with precise attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Demonstrated sound work ethic, honesty and moral character. 


  • Understand and interpret data while drawing logical conclusions based on available inputs.
  • Critical thinking skills in standardized situations as well as non-routine problems.
  • Manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and prioritize work accordingly.


  • Follows Standard Operating Procedures and adheres to safety requirements.


  • Ability to work weekends and evenings as needed.
  • Frequent walking within plant environment.
  • Frequently stoops, kneels, and crawls.
  • Occasionally lifts up to 40 lbs.