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Plant Safety Manager

Company: Leprino Foods
Location: Greeley
Posted on: July 2, 2024

Job Description:

Within our newest and state-of-the-art Greeley, CO manufacturing facility, we are seeking a Plant Safety Manager on the plant's leadership team to help grow, mentor, and support the 550 employees that call this facility home. Will you turn your passion for people into impact by directly contributing to a healthy environment for the next generation of Leprino's leaders to thrive? At Leprino Foods, starting compensation for this role typically ranges between $104,000 - $128,000. This position has an annual target bonus of 15%. Safety Training and Education
Conducts new hire safety orientation training. Facilitates compliance-based and job-specific safety training. Conducts train-the-trainer courses for monthly safety training topics and periodically audits and provides feedback on the departmental delivery of the training. Creates and/or modifies safety training curriculum so that it is site-specific for maximum impact. Supports departmental safety meetings and pre-shift meetings by providing safety topics for discussion. Provides safety education at plant and departmental staff meetings. Makes safety "visible" in the workplace through various postings, safety messages, campaigns, and other strategies. Responsible for safety training tracking and record retention. Partners with the Technical Training & OD Supervisor to develop safety awareness and applicable training.
Safety Inspections
Performs various inspection (hazard recognition) techniques related to general industry and food manufacturing to continuously improve workplace conditions and behaviors.
Coordinates/facilitates pre-use inspection process (i.e., hoists, ladders, fall protection, PIT). Oversees an effective correction action process to close the loop on prioritized opportunities. Ensures accountability for safety through tracking corrective actions, safety work orders, and review of completed permits - i.e., confined space, hot work, and energized electrical permits. Develops and shares hazard recognition techniques with others to develop a team approach for the onsite inspection process that covers the numerous legal audits and inspections required in a manufacturing operation. Coordinates the plant involvement and leads the response to the annual safety review process.
Engagement in the Safety Process
Facilitates an effective safety steering committee through the identification, development, and sharing of injury trend analysis and key performance indicators to drive ownership with the direct-line operations management team, their direct reports, and all employees. Performs risk ranking activities on a continuous basis to insure the most value-added safety initiatives are constantly being improved upon for effectively reducing workplace losses. Assists the management team with identifying roles and responsibilities for safety at the various levels of the organization and facilitates those activities that will help all employees demonstrate their ongoing commitment to achieving an injury-free workplace. Champions employee involvement through the creation and support of "Employee Involvement Teams" for safety improvement opportunities including; training, inspections, accident investigations, ergonomics, emergency preparedness, and safety activities/promotion teams. Leads the behavior-based safety observation process to address at-risk behaviors and to promote and reinforce positive attitudes and expected safe behaviors. Supports the Operations Safety Manager's strategic safety initiatives through the adoption and execution of annual safety initiatives, monthly conference calls, attending annual meetings, and follow-up on corrective action responses of internal audit findings. Supports a frontline leadership safety training program that teaches and engages managers, supervisors, and Team Leads their role in safety. Leads by example the direct engagement efforts by making oneself visible routinely on the floor and by participating in pre-shift meetings as warranted. Supports an effective rewards and recognition process to energize, engage, and empower employees for continued safety process improvements. Supports the Human Resource Manager in human resource activities as assigned. Partners with the HR Manager to support employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee morale.
Regulatory Compliance
Implements and maintains compliance-based safety policies and programs to insure that the facility meets and/or exceeds federal and state OSHA regulations. Motivates all personnel regarding existing company rules and safety obligations and newly promulgated rules for regulatory compliance improvement initiatives. Challenges current or existing safety programs for continued improvement and sharing of best practices amongst other manufacturing facilities. Reviews proposed plant layout modifications and directs management of change efforts to eliminate and/or control safety design hazards. Accompanies OSHA, EPA, and state and local officials on inspections and serves as liaison with agencies.
Completes required governmental reporting and maintains required recordkeeping
Accident/Incident Response
Leads the incident prevention process at the facility including root cause analysis and corrective actions for all injuries, near-miss incidents, property, and environmental losses. Drives loss control efforts utilizing up-to-date incident analysis data to achieve the greatest impact for continued reduction in injuries, property damage, and environmental losses. Generates key learning memo's to share after hi-potential incidents for plant-wide and corporate-wide lessons learned opportunities. Administers First-Aid / CPR process (as required).
Partners with the Engineering/Maintenance staff in managing and strengthening the facility's Process Safety Management (PSM), Risk Management (RMP), and Hazmat programs. Helps drive the Hazmat program by conducting Hazmat Responder certification training, Hazmat refresher training, and emergency response drills.
Communicates key learning's with interested parties/partners as necessary. Partners with the Power & Utilities Dept. to ensure that Hazmat and other emergency response equipment.
Administers the medical surveillance program for Hazmat, maintains site-specific emergency response plan, and serves as the liaison with external agencies including local fire department.
Workers' Compensation / Claims Management
Coordinates/attends medical visits associated with work-related incidents and injuries. Initiates/completes associated paperwork (i.e., first reports, medical bill submittal). Assists the HR Manager/Supervisor in providing verbal/written correspondence with employees, doctor offices, and third party administrator and participates in periodic claims reviews. Works with the HR Manager/Supervisor in coordinating and monitoring transitional duty process for effective return-to-work results.
Safety Design Standards
Collaborates with Corporate Safety to create safety design standards for consistent application of safe working conditions. Partners with Technical Services Project Leads, Plant Engineers and Maintenance to ensure safety design considerations are applied consistently by serving as the onsite resource during pre-construction planning, construction phase, and post construction punch-list problem solving. Develops safety design checklists and associated training materials and delivers to onsite Technical Services personnel on an as needed basis. Attends owner's meetings to ensure Leprino Safety Policies are understood and followed.
Acts as a resource to clarify expectations with external construction project safety leads.
We'd love to hear from you if you have:
Strong functional/technical skills and knowledge of state and federal health and safety regulations including OSHA CFR 29 -1910 General Industry Standards. Strong functional/technical skills and knowledge of OSHA CFR 29 - 1926 Construction Industry Standards. Strong functional/technical skills and knowledge of OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM); EPA Risk Management Program (RMP); Hazardous Materials (Hazmat) technician and incident commander requirements.
Able to organize, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Able to effectively delegate and get work done through others. Capacity to demonstrate composure, display compassion, and the knack for resolving conflict at the shop floor level. Viewed as a subject matter expert and technical resource in safety. Able to inspire passion for safety by delivering impactful key learning's to drive conformance with legal requirements and to influence safe behaviors. Action oriented and the capacity to drive for results. Process improvement mindset. Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite.
We hope you also have:
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in safety management, production management, industrial technology or similar program or equivalent experience. Three to five plus years of progressive safety leadership experience in an industrial setting, preferably in the food industry. Successful experience leading loss control efforts in general industry. Hands-on experience managing and applying construction safety standards. Familiarity with building effective safety teams in a continuous improvement environment preferred. Practical experience with Process Safety Management, Hazmat Technician Level and Incident Commander training. ASP or CSP certification preferred, but not required.
Leprino Foods embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. Offering you in return:
A chance to be part of a global team of individuals passionate about producing and delivering high-quality products that help feed and nourish families around the world. Leprino Foods could not be where it is today without our incredible employees. That is why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring great people who are in it for the long run is our goal. Through competitive salaries, tuition assistance, vacation, holiday, dedicated sick time, matching 401(k), annual merit increases and bonuses, as well as our annual Profit-Sharing plan. Your impact will be noticed and rewarded, as you seek to further our company, our customers, and one another. Our Story:
Leprino Foods' history dates back over 65 years, when Jim Leprino first started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries in the Little Italy neighborhood of Denver. We've grown a bit since then. Today, Leprino is the world's largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose, and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by Jim and the Leprino family, our sights are set to be the "World's Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company." To help us achieve that bold vision, we're looking for our secret ingredient: You. A motivated team member who is the best at what you do. Three people in a small corner grocery store in the early 1950s have now grown to over 4,300 employees throughout 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey? Leprino Foods Company utilizes the services of Psychemedics to perform our Hair Follicle Drug Testing.
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Leprino Foods requires all individuals to wear the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as required by the role and location.
Leprino Foods Company supports a drug-free workplace and is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/Disability/VeteranNearest Major Market: Fort Collins Nearest Secondary Market: Greeley

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