Lean Manufacturing & Safety Coordinator
Salt Lake City, UT
SUMMARY OF JOB PURPOSE:
The primary focus for this position is to ensure that the Geneva Pipe and Precast Company facility complies with all applicable federal, state, and local health and safety regulations; as well as, drive a positive safety culture.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Manage the maintenance and implementation of safety programs, compliance plans, and initiatives.
- Participate in the investigation of incidents, near misses, and property damage incidents.
- Ensure follow-up is done to minimize future exposure and proper records/documents are maintained.
- Educate employees on safety standards and expectations. Conduct, coordinate, and track various training to support company programs.
- Conduct routine safety observations and audits to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies, company health & safety policies, procedures, and practices.
- Ensure the company meets all its legislative compliance obligations with OSHA, UT/OSHA, EPA, ADA, and fire codes.
- Keep abreast of any safety and environmental law or regulation changes that affect the organization.
- Conduct routine safety meetings and follow-ups.
- Conduct safety trainings and orientations as appropriate.
- Ability to take necessary steps to ensure a safe work environment for all employees.
- Participate in manufacturing meetings to discuss workplace safety and regulatory concerns and opportunities.
- Actively role model all company health and safety standards.
- Establish and maintain effective relationships with Operations, Managers, Supervisors and employees.
- Keep the EHS Manager, Plant Manager and Human Resources up to date on matters relating to health and safety.
- Assist in the oversight of the Worker’s Compensation program.
- Special projects as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
- Proficient PC skills including Microsoft Office applications.
- Ability to be on call or work off hours as needed.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently with attention to detail and organizational abilities.
- Superior analytical/ problem solving, written and verbal communications.
- Experience working with local regulatory agencies preferred.
- Familiar with various emission control devices to ensure compliance.
- Ability to create a collaborative work environment to ensure all employees are aware and trained of safety requirements.
- Critical thinker and problem-solving skills.
- Team player.
- BS in Occupational Health and Safety or related field (preferred).
- 2 – 5 years’ experience in manufacturing environment with responsibility for Health and Safety.
- Knowledge of current Utah OSHA regulations and requirements.
- Current OSHA 501 Certification (preferred).
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Project timelines and work volume / deadlines may often require working outside of standard office hours, weekend, or evening work.
Regular, reliable and predictable attendance is necessary in order to perform the essential functions of this position.
Over 2/3 of the time:
- Standing/Sit: Remaining upright in a stationary position, particularly for sustained periods.
- Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling to type.
- Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
- Walking: Moving about to accomplish tasks, particularity for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
- Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
- Communicating: Expressing or exchanging ideas and information accurately, in written or diagram form.
- Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discriminations in sound.
- Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers such as moving a mouse and typing.
Up to 2/3 of the time:
- Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward downward or outward.
- Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
- Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm to operate a mouse, phone, computer, and other office machines.
Less than 1/3 of the time:
- Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
- Kneeling/Crouching: Position self to look under or around equipment or areas of production
- Stooping: Positions self to lift items off the floor.
- Reaching: Grabbing things from a distance above or from the side.
- Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or move objects from position to position.
- Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
- The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes.
Over 2/3 of the time the worker is required to have:
- Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
- Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)
- Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point)
Up to 2/3 of time the worker is required to have:
- Distance vision (clear feet at 20 feet or more)
- Ability to adjust visual focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus)
The worker is subject to both environmental conditions throughout their day: activities occur inside the office environment and outside in the production area, and in plant yards.
Over 2/3 of the time:
- Moderate noise to loud noise when in production
- Quiet conditions when working in the office
Personal Protective Equipment is required when in the Plant, Yard or Construction Areas:
- Hard Hat
- Safety Glasses
- Safety Shoes
- Hearing Protection
- Reflective Vest
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