Safety Coordinator 1

ARAUCO NA - Bennettsville, SC2.9

Full-timeEstimated: $69,000 - $85,000 a year
Safety Coordinator ( MDF Plant-wood products manufacturing )-Bennettsville, SC

** We are looking for someone with 0 – 3 years of experience, with at least an internship. Must have Bachelors in Safety, or related degree **

ARAUCO is a global manufacturer of sustainably-produced forest product solutions for construction, industrial, and retail markets. With over 120 facilities worldwide, we manufacture and distribute the industry’s most-comprehensive selection of wood composite panels, premium plywood, millwork, lumber, and FSC-certified wood pulp.

ARAUCO is growing in North America, with innovative manufacturing, state-of-the-art facilities, and a commitment to make a difference in the communities where we are located. We are seeking the right individuals for high-caliber opportunities in manufacturing, supply chain, maintenance, safety, and other related fields. This is a direct-hire role with benefits. We look forward to considering you as part of our team at ARAUCO!

The Safety Coordinator is responsible for the development, implementation and administration of all health and safety functions within the plant. This position is expected to promote a healthy and safe workplace through coaching, team building, open communications, and active involvement in the workplace. They are also responsible for ensuring health and safety programs and hazard identification and control and complying with company, plant and federal regulations. Collects and reports on plant safety programs and results. Provide support for the EHS Management System, ISO programs, and participate in corporate audits and training programs.

Provide a safe and encouraging work environment
Research, develop, implement, maintain and monitor, plant health and safety training programs to ensure legislated compliance requirements are met, improve safety awareness, and ensure competency is achieved in health and safety work practices
Conduct new employee/contractor safety orientation
Coach and direct employees in daily operations of health and safety, and policies and procedures
Work closely with Plant Manager concerning policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements
Lead hazard analysis activities to ensure safe work processes and practices are identified and implemented
Investigate and report on all accidents/incidents, ensuring causes are identified and recommendations are appropriate
Analyze accident/incident trends and develop/implement recommendations to improve safety behaviors and plant safety record
Coordinate and report on internal/external health and safety/loss control audits
Assume active role in health and safety programs, committees, and Team Management System to create a healthy and safe working environment
Oversee, complete and submit Federal and State accident/injury reports and act as liaison between medical provider, employee and plant
Develop and monitor, employee early return to work/restricted work plans as necessary
Prepare, maintain, monitor, and report on all plant health and safety issues
Complete monthly EHS reports on a timely basis
Benchmark health and safety programs against industry leaders
Stay abreast of pertinent legislation and/or regulations that affect the workplace
Maintain current certifications for mandated health and safety programs
Facilitate government agency personnel site visits
Maintain required record keeping
Seek out and resolve plant issues
Facilitate open and honest communication
Encourage fair, consistent and participatory management
Encourage decision making by and/or input from team members
Motivate employees to meet or exceed organizational expectations
Explore and implement ways to recognize and encourage employee performance and document plant and individual safety performance achievements
Promote and facilitate CIMSS efforts
Initiate regular meetings with the Plant Manager to set personal goals and measure performance
Maintain working knowledge of Company policies, procedures, and government regulations

Set example for safety issues
Communicate to management requirements per regulations and guidelines for safety issues
Communicate to employees their expectations for safety issues, facility and job specific
Promote a positive management working environment with employees
Wear proper PPE at all times as required
Manage mobile equipment certifications
Ensures daily housekeeping is performed and area remains neat and clean

Bachelors Degree in Safety, or related.
0 – 3 years of experience (can be entry-level, if the candidate has a Bachelors in Safety, and an internship or co-op experience)
Ability to work in a manufacturing or distribution environment preferred (automated manufacturing environment would be a major plus)
Must have willingness and confidence to be a leader in Safety (we need someone who can implement ideas, lead continuous improvements in Safety, and serve as the safety resource at the plant).
Knowledge of ISO 45001 (Safety Management System) preferred
Excellent communication skills, detail oriented and strong follow up skills.
Computer and software skills with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
Must be able to work both independently and as a team member.
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
Must possess good team and conflict resolution skills.
Must be able to handle multiple tasks and set priorities accordingly.

PLUS (Not Required):
Experience with SAP
Experience with Perception Software
Experience with SharePoint