Health and Safety Specialist

The Health and Safety Professional will provide facility-wide coordination in all safety arenas including personal safety, safety system development and compliance, safety training as well as assisting in compliance strategies for these programs. Coordination of the facility health and safety (EHS) data management, processes, program development and implementation. This position will influence operational decisions with regard to capital expansion, and modification to existing operations to support continued compliance with Business Unit (BU), Corporate and regulatory agency requirements.
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Principal Accountabilities
40% Support facility leadership by providing coordination, and assist plant operations in EHS compliance by ensuring proper record keeping of requirements. Responsible for reporting obligations as required by local, state, federal and corporate requirements. Provide EHS technical assistance to the facility.
25% Develop, maintain, and monitor compliance tools at the facility for EHS compliance, and communicate and implement EHS requirements/regulations for the facility to support plant operations and the business unit. Development of a sustainable proactive EHS compliance culture at the location.
10% Assist and verify thorough pre-job planning for employees and contractors, including, but not limited to documented job safety analyses and procedures, pre-job hazard assessments (PJHA), planning, documenting, and gaining.
10% Train plant personnel on EHS subjects and perform internal assessments of EHS compliance systems.
10% Implement and champion existing programs (BBS, HOP, etc.) and ISO standards and help support Starches and Sweeteners North America (SSNA) employees' understanding of them.
5% Promote Cargill through involvement in community activities and professional organizations. On-call ability outside normal business hours to assist when needed and any other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) or related Technical field OR High School Diploma and the successful candidate completion of 2 of the following courses: National safety Council ? Specialist in H&S, Advanced safety certificate, Certificate in Safety, Leadership. ASSP ? Certificate of Safety Management or other approved Safety Certificates within 5 years of employment and OSHA 30 hrs training course AND / OR Cargill's Contractor Safety Specialist training course within the first year of employment. .
Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with safety.
Knowledge of OSHA regulations such as, but not limited to, process safety management, process hazard analysis, hazard recognition/control, behavior based safety (BBS) principles and application.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Individual must be able to build strong relationships with both internal and external customers and participate effectively on cross-functional teams without direct supervisory responsibility of the team
Demonstrated ability to interact with multiple levels of the facility and with outside agencies and customers
Demonstrated experience in Program development and implementation of new or changing regulations
Ability to adapt and learn in a changing work environment
Ability to manage multiple priorities
Strong attention to detail
Microsoft Office Suite experience
Ability to work with large amounts of data on multiple spreadsheets including formula writing
Effective at interacting with regulatory agencies (low contact), facility leadership (high contact), plant personnel (high contact), attorneys (low contact) and consultants (medium contact)
Ability to work independently
Demonstrated strong problem-solving and analytical skills
Excellent communication and presentation skills both verbal and written
Ability to effectively interact throughout all levels and functions of the organization and with outside agencies
Ability to be on-call outside normal business hours to assist when needed
Ability to travel
Preferred Qualifications
5 Plus years' experience in the EHS field
3 Plus years' experience in the EHS field in an industrial setting
Understanding of basic reliability concepts
Professional certifications such as Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), or Professional Engineer (PE)
Negotiations experience with regulatory agencies
Six Sigma Kaizen Lean Tools
BBS process implementation and management
Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) development and training
Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management Program (RMP) experience
Experience with facility response plans (FRP)
Process implementation of EHS Policies and Systems
Auditing experience
Data base application exp?rience (MS Access, Oracle, etc.)

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