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Facility Safety, Health & Environmental Specialist

Facility Safety, Health & Environmental Specialist

 

As the world leader in nutrition, health and wellness for children from birth to preschool, Gerber Products Company is committed to creating a strong future. We joined the Nestlé Nutrition family in 2007, and have been a partner in parenthood ever since. Our Anything for Baby team works closely with experts to create products that enrich and establish healthy habits for children, and are good for the planet as well. A career at Gerber provides meaningful opportunities to develop professionally, and nurture generations to come. Now is the time to define your future, and ours too.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Implement all policies and programs necessary to fully comply with Nestlé Safety and Health processes and programs for the Fremont factory. This position is responsible for legal compliance by coordinating these programs to avoid injury/illness while minimizing future liabilities by assisting in the evaluation of risk and the establishment of control activities.  In collaboration, support development and coordination of all safety training and ensure proper communication is maintained at all levels of the organization. Supports workers compensation program management including issues relating to modified duty, and litigation for the factory. Promotes Behavior Based Safety program and monitors activity. Assist the factory with Environmental compliance. Responsible for environmental compliance, plans, record keeping, inspections, and reporting associated with the Gerber Fremont Factory/wastewater, including both state and federal reports.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide support for plant behavior-based safety, health, and security processes, providing guidance and leadership, and encouraging plant involvement, to ensure compliance to Federal, State and local standards and internal Nestlé standards.  
    • Supports all safety training to ensure compliance.  
  • Drive efforts of ISO and OHSAS certification and sustainability.
  • Conduct (assist with) accident investigations as necessary, reviewing results and action items with Factory leadership to include hazard assessments, recommendations for improvements and communication of resolution to all affected employees.
    • Review investigations of injuries, near misses and property damage incidents both down & up stream. Ensure follow-up is done to minimize future exposure and proper records/documentation is maintained. Initiate/ evaluate corrective action when work-related injuries or illnesses, hazards or unsafe conditions are reported.

 

  • Support and audit facility standards and policies & procedures and regulatory reporting.

 

  • Acts as resource for new equipment/line layout and design.  

 

  • Conduct communications with local emergency agencies and residences to maintain company relationships and support external communications with interested parties.

 

Provide support for the administration of workers' compensation program, to minimize claims cost, reduce lost time and direct return to work program. Support environmental sustainability efforts; obtain and sustain ISO 14001 certification, water and energy conservation, waste reduction and pollution prevention. Key focus on maintaining wastewater land application/groundwater discharge operations. Track hazardous and universal waste usage and coordinate disposal.

 

 

  • Complete all MDEQ, and EPA environmental reports with supporting records, inspections, and documentation to comply with all permit regulations and reporting requirements. Lead zero waste journey. Work with Campus leadership to develop and manage environmental cost saving projects.

 

FINANCIAL/STRATEGIC IMPACT:

 

Plant KPI’s of Safety, Quality, Performance and Cost 

Department operating budget.

 

REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in occupational health/Safety or related area of study is required.
  • Relevant Professional certifications a plus. 

 

EXPERIENCE:

  • 1 – 2 years’ experience in Health & Safety or related field in a manufacturing environment.  Demonstrated leadership experience.
  • It is desirable to have either / or ISO/OHSAS experience and 30-hour OSHA trainer.
  • Competency with Federal and State Safety & Health regulations.
  • Ability to work off-shift hours

 

SKILLS:

  • Decision making; must be capable of making well-informed decisions in both routine and non-routine situations.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.
  • Must have good interpersonal skills and be able to communicate with audiences that have a broad range of background and understanding.
  • Training and presentation skills.
  • Able to work and lead in team environment
  • Working knowledge of OSHA, and Michigan Worker's Compensation Law
  • Technical writing skills (policies, procedures, reference manuals)
  • Computer skills (Microsoft/Windows based) Excel & Word focus
  • Reading and comprehension skills/legal and regulatory interpretation
  • Initiative to lead continuous improvement efforts

 

198187

 

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

 

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

 

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

 

As the world leader in nutrition, health and wellness for children from birth to preschool, Gerber Products Company is committed to creating a strong future. We joined the Nestlé Nutrition family in 2007, and have been a partner in parenthood ever since. Our Anything for Baby team works closely with experts to create products that enrich and establish healthy habits for children, and are good for the planet as well. A career at Gerber provides meaningful opportunities to develop professionally, and nurture generations to come. Now is the time to define your future, and ours too.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Implement all policies and programs necessary to fully comply with Nestlé Safety and Health processes and programs for the Fremont factory. This position is responsible for legal compliance by coordinating these programs to avoid injury/illness while minimizing future liabilities by assisting in the evaluation of risk and the establishment of control activities.  In collaboration, support development and coordination of all safety training and ensure proper communication is maintained at all levels of the organization. Supports workers compensation program management including issues relating to modified duty, and litigation for the factory. Promotes Behavior Based Safety program and monitors activity. Assist the factory with Environmental compliance. Responsible for environmental compliance, plans, record keeping, inspections, and reporting associated with the Gerber Fremont Factory/wastewater, including both state and federal reports.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide support for plant behavior-based safety, health, and security processes, providing guidance and leadership, and encouraging plant involvement, to ensure compliance to Federal, State and local standards and internal Nestlé standards.  
    • Supports all safety training to ensure compliance.  
  • Drive efforts of ISO and OHSAS certification and sustainability.
  • Conduct (assist with) accident investigations as necessary, reviewing results and action items with Factory leadership to include hazard assessments, recommendations for improvements and communication of resolution to all affected employees.
    • Review investigations of injuries, near misses and property damage incidents both down & up stream. Ensure follow-up is done to minimize future exposure and proper records/documentation is maintained. Initiate/ evaluate corrective action when work-related injuries or illnesses, hazards or unsafe conditions are reported.

 

  • Support and audit facility standards and policies & procedures and regulatory reporting.

 

  • Acts as resource for new equipment/line layout and design.  

 

  • Conduct communications with local emergency agencies and residences to maintain company relationships and support external communications with interested parties.

 

Provide support for the administration of workers' compensation program, to minimize claims cost, reduce lost time and direct return to work program. Support environmental sustainability efforts; obtain and sustain ISO 14001 certification, water and energy conservation, waste reduction and pollution prevention. Key focus on maintaining wastewater land application/groundwater discharge operations. Track hazardous and universal waste usage and coordinate disposal.

 

 

  • Complete all MDEQ, and EPA environmental reports with supporting records, inspections, and documentation to comply with all permit regulations and reporting requirements. Lead zero waste journey. Work with Campus leadership to develop and manage environmental cost saving projects.

 

FINANCIAL/STRATEGIC IMPACT:

 

Plant KPI’s of Safety, Quality, Performance and Cost 

Department operating budget.

 

REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in occupational health/Safety or related area of study is required.
  • Relevant Professional certifications a plus. 

 

EXPERIENCE:

  • 1 – 2 years’ experience in Health & Safety or related field in a manufacturing environment.  Demonstrated leadership experience.
  • It is desirable to have either / or ISO/OHSAS experience and 30-hour OSHA trainer.
  • Competency with Federal and State Safety & Health regulations.
  • Ability to work off-shift hours

 

SKILLS:

  • Decision making; must be capable of making well-informed decisions in both routine and non-routine situations.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.
  • Must have good interpersonal skills and be able to communicate with audiences that have a broad range of background and understanding.
  • Training and presentation skills.
  • Able to work and lead in team environment
  • Working knowledge of OSHA, and Michigan Worker's Compensation Law
  • Technical writing skills (policies, procedures, reference manuals)
  • Computer skills (Microsoft/Windows based) Excel & Word focus
  • Reading and comprehension skills/legal and regulatory interpretation
  • Initiative to lead continuous improvement efforts

 

198187

 

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

 

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

 

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

Fremont, MI, US, 49413-0001

Fremont, MI, US, 49413-0001

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