Safety Specialist - Rocky Mount Bakery

The Cheesecake Factory - Battleboro, NC3.9

Position Overview:
As the Safety Specialist you will share responsibility with the Safety Manager for the maintenance of all Safety and Health programs to ensure compliance with OSHA and all applicable local, state, and federal regulatory requirements. You will work alongside the Safety Manager in developing, maintaining, and implementing all Safety and Health programs and initiatives. As the Safety Specialist, you will be the senior on-site Safety “point person” for the Rocky Mount Bakery. This is a great opportunity to continue to develop your Occupational Safety career at a world class, state-of-the-art facility.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Work with operations management and personnel to promote an open, honest, and continually improving safety culture.
Develop and manage Safety work processes and systems including policies and procedures, safety meetings, incident reporting and investigations, safety training, and emergency response.
Identify and report safety hazards, observe all safety requirements, and actively strive to provide a safe work environment for employees, contractors, and visitors.
Manage and maintain procedures, practices, and documentation to ensure compliance with the requirements of OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) program at Rocky Mount.
Maintain the process hazard analysis, management of change, incident investigation, and compliance audit action item tracking processes for Rocky Mount.
Provide assistance to the Safety Manager in the implementation and maintenance of various regulatory programs to address existing and new requirements from federal, state, and local agencies (EPA, SQF, OSHA, NCOSHA, DHS).
Lead hourly safety efforts and initiatives to assure hourly safety champions are engaged.
Evaluate contractors to ensure work is performed in accordance with Company standards, policies, and procedures.
Lead Behavior Observation Initiatives for the Rocky Mount Bakery.
Perform all duties in accordance with the Company’s Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines.
Collaborate on solutions to improve and/or correct situations affecting the safety of employees and impacts on the environment.
Ensure the Rocky Mount Bakery is proactive in regard to compliance with identified environmental and occupational health and safety requirements.
Assist management in understanding and applying policies and programs as well as provide appropriate guidance and coaching.
Maintain OSHA logs and documentation, conduct incident investigations, and maintain investigation logs.
Organize and facilitate training for various programs (confined space, lockout/tag out, first aid, etc.) and/or oversee external vendors in delivery of training as necessary.
Analyze historical data and trends to prioritize the activities of Health & Safety.
Conduct Safety and Environmental audits of the facility with participation of management team.
Lead the Health & Safety Committee and facilitate weekly meetings.

You’ll thrive in this position if you are:
Service oriented: you are a people person who is systematic and trustworthy, interacting constructively with peers or teams of various levels, while demonstrating strong, positive communication skills.
Driven by results: you are conscientious and persistent about delivering timely, high quality deliverables and performing all job functions safely while following instructions.
Exhaustively meticulous: you have an unrelenting attention to detail, leaving nothing to chance while understanding what deserves your immediate attention and what can wait.
Improvement focused: you never turn off the thought “how can I do this better/faster?”
Adaptable: you are at ease in a fast-paced environment and able to effortlessly change direction when priorities shift. You can learn to perform new tasks as required for business needs and are willing to work various shifts and extended hours if necessary.
A team player: while you are a capable self-manager, you thrive when you are a part of a team. You also don’t mind getting your hands dirty on your own if needed.
Pressure resistant: you have ice in your veins while under pressure and maintain a positive outlook at work while the heat is on.
Expert Communicator: you are able to read, write, and communicate in English/Spanish as it relates to the job and safety regulations.

3+ years of experience in a Safety role within a manufacturing environment.
Experience managing procedures, practices, and documentation for OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) program.
Experience with different methodologies for determining root cause issues.
Experience maintaining OSHA logs and compliance documentation.
Experience working with government agencies and external vendors related to Health and Safety.

2 or 4 year degree in Health & Safety or related field.
Bilingual in Spanish and English.

About Us:
Recognized as one of the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For®”, The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated operates more than 200 full-service, casual dining restaurants throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The Cheesecake Factory Bakery is headquartered in beautiful Calabasas, California with more than 600 staff members working in our manufacturing facilities in Calabasas, CA and Rocky Mount, NC. We create all of the delicious desserts on the menu at The Cheesecake Factory restaurants and we offer The Dream Factory brand cheesecakes and desserts in retail outlets nationwide. #SoCheesecake #LifeAtCheesecake

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated is an Equal Opportunity and E-Verify Employer and provides reasonable accommodations consistent with its legal obligations.