Safety Coordinator at Proterra, Inc. in Walnut, California

Posted in Health Care 24 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Position Overview

This position will provide comprehensive safety coordination to Proterra’s Site Facilities and Safety Sr. Manager and other site leadership team members. You will be responsible for fostering a culture of safety, lead safety training for our teammates, design effective methods of measuring standards in the facility and conduct safety inspections on a routine basis.

About the Role – You will:

  • Train teammates in safety procedures and best practices.

  • Design methods for appraising safety conditions within the facility.

  • Inspect working conditions to ensure all activities are compliant with safety guidelines.

  • Support EHS activities and record keeping requirements.

  • Identify and mitigate ergonomic hazards.

  • Prepare reports detailing inspection results.

  • Suggest revisions to work instructions and activities that do not meet health and safety codes.

  • Evaluate and recommends safety equipment and PPE.

  • Stay up to date on Federal, State and local safety regulations/ laws.

  • Conduct periodic emergency drills to gauge employee readiness.

  • Address any workplace-related health issues and accidents.

  • Consult with leadership regarding the implementation of new safety procedures.

  • Assist HR with the preparation of workers compensation documentation.

  • Suggests revisions to company safety policies and plans.

  • Other duties as assigned by management.


 About Our Group:

  • As strategic partners, the Safety team strives to ensure that our values, culture and engagement always allow us do great things for our company.

  • We strive to provide the highest-level service and support to our clients each and every day.

  • We work collaboratively to build strong relationships with our clients, partners, and own team.

  • We treat each other with respect……and always try to have a little fun every day!

  • This position will be part of the Safety team that supports Proterra’s Manufacturing and Engineering operations.

  • You will report to the Site Facilities and Safety Sr. Manager and collaborate with other Safety team members located at our headquarters in Burlingame, CA and manufacturing facilities in Los Angeles, CA and Greenville, SC.

About You:

  • Self-starter with the ability to adapt interpersonal styles and techniques to influence at all levels of the organization; Works well within a team environment and exhibits command presence and professional demeanor at all times.

  • Customer-focused attitude, with high level of professionalism and discretion.

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, establish trust and credibility, and act with complete integrity.

  • Detail-oriented, resourceful and diligent.

  • Strong time management and organizational skills.

  • Sound judgment and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent communication skills.

Your Experience Includes:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a Safety Coordinator in a manufacturing environment or equivalent relevant experience

  • Cal/OSHA 30 hour – General Industry certificate

  • ISO 14001 and 45001 experience is preferred

  • Experience working with a union environment is preferred (LA location)

  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of Cal./OSHA and local safety regulations/laws.

  • Extensive knowledge of appropriate emergency protocols and procedures.

  • Knowledge of legal repercussions of workplace injuries/accidents and strong leadership skills.

  • Adept at conflict resolution and finding consensus in challenging situations.

  • Physical Demands:

    • May work various shifts as needed; may be requested to travel to different locations.

    • Lifting up to 25 pounds and occasionally 50 pounds.

    • Able to walk, stand, crouch, bench, kneel, lift, carry and reach as needed in large and tight spaces.

    • Good eye/hand coordination and ability to identify color variations, depth perceptions and close or distance visual items.

    • Manual dexterity with occasional repetitive finger motion.

    • Hands-on position on the production floor as well as time spent in an office environment preparing documents and/or performing training.

  • Environmental Demands:

    • Ability to work in manufacturing environment with extreme heat and cold conditions.

    • Wear protective clothing or respiratory protective equipment.

    • Works with irritant chemicals, gases, etc.

You might also have:

  • Associate’ or Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Safety Management or related field.

  • OSHA 501 – Trainer certificate for General Industry

Travel: Travel to other facilities may be required

Proterra is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all Employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Proterra participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program (E-Verify).  

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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