Manufacturing Safety Specialist at Reser's Fine Foods in HALIFAX, North Carolina

Posted in Science 2 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

General Summary: Under limited supervision, oversees the health and safety of Reser’s employee personnel and plant property. 


Benefits and Culture 

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package designed to help employees live a healthier life, build rewarding careers and save for the future. Reser's offers choices whenever possible, because we recognize the diverse and ever changing needs of our employees. Full-time employee benefits include medical, dental, vision, AD&D, life, 401(k) with discretionary match, wellness programs, paid time off, company paid holidays and a variety of voluntary benefit options.

We strive to be your Employer of Choice. As one of our five cornerstones, this means that we go all-out to create an environment that shows we are committed to investing in employee growth and creating a culture of belonging where employees want to build a lasting career.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

1. Manages and Administers health and safety programs, including environmental policies in accordance with State and Federal OSHA compliance.

2. Engages in promoting a Safety culture within the plant and the company.

3. Manages and administers safety programs and policies throughout the plant.

4. Develops and provides safety related resources and training. Maintains related tracking documentation (LOTO, Powered Trucks, Confined Space, Machine Guarding etc.). 

5. Manages Accident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis – workplace injury/property damage.

6. Advises and assists employees in adherence to company and governmental safety standards.

7. Administers employee safety training (company LMS platform) and provides specific ‘Train-the-Trainer’ coaching.

8. Manages plant safety committee activity and meetings.

9. Conducts safety audits and observations both formal and informal.

10. Partners with the PSM manager on environmental compliance and training (Anhydrous Ammonia)

11. Ongoing communication with plant management teams.

12. Works with Insurance companies, Loss Control representatives and local contractors to ensure EHS best practices.


Job Specifications

1. 3+ years’ experience of Occupational Health and Safety preferably in the food/ manufacturing industry is required. 

2. Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational (Environmental) Health and Safety or related field is preferred.

3. Must have knowledge of Federal and State OSHA/EPA requirements.

4. Excellent communication and advisory skills. 

5. Bilingual – English/Spanish, a plus.


Working Conditions

1. Office and production environments – indoors and outdoors.

2. Environment may be wet or dry and temperatures may range from 0°F to 100°F.

3. Occasional exposure to possible hazardous materials and noise.

4. May require long periods of standing and walking.

5. Travel up to 10% of the time.

6. Weekend work and off shift work is required.

7. Occasional lifting with packages in excess of 35 lbs.


This position is eligible for a bonus based on company goals/performance.


Recipe for Success

Reser’s is the leading provider of fresh refrigerated deli salads, side dishes, and prepared foods for the supermarket, club store, and food service industries. Family owned and operated, Reser’s has been a proud sponsor of good times at racetracks, picnics, BBQs, music festivals, and affordable family meals since 1950. Reser’s family of brands include Reser’s American Classics, Main St Bistro, Stonemill Kitchens, and more. With more than 4,500 employees, Reser’s operates 14 facilities in the US, Mexico, and Canada and actively supports the communities it serves. 

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