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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Rahway, New Jersey
United States
Job Categories:
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
Chemicals, Environmental Services, Utilities
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
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Facility Safety & Health Coordinator

Reporting to the Facility Manager and the Regional Safety Manager, the Facility Safety & Health Coordinator (FSC) will have a varying range of responsibilities depending on the size and complexity of the plant, number of employees and projects assigned.  The FSC role will span strategic, tactical, and transformational safety and health management activities. 

As the FSC, you will be responsible for overseeing regulatory compliance, training and implementation of Covanta’s safety policies, accident investigation and documentation, OSHA VPP efforts, and management of the other safety program initiatives (and Transfer Station’s DOT Driver’s Program, where it applies).  In addition to managing the Facility Safety Program, the FSC will oversee the employee training program, and assist with the daily execution of the facility safety and health activities (Transfer Station, Public Unloading Facility and Upper Lot Recycle operation, when it applies).

The FSC will also be called upon to contribute to the broader facility management team and provide leadership to process improvement and best practice deployment, demonstrating the right values and behaviors with high emotional intelligence in working with a disbursed stakeholder base, often on critical schedule projects. You may be asked to help mentor or assist other FSCs at other locations or to help develop and implement corporate initiatives.

Specific Areas of Responsibilities - What you will do:

  • Provide an active leadership role in for the management of the facilities Health and Safety Programs, Processes and Policies.
  • Implement, motivate, educate and enforce Covanta’s safety and health policies.
  • Manage all aspects of our safety reporting and maintain the facility Safety records.
  • Continually monitor the performance and effectiveness of the facility safety program and implement adjustments and improvement as needed.
  • Complete weekly safety audits and follow-up reporting.
  • With facility management oversee contractor safety and health performance.  Ensuring that contractors are properly trained, use appropriate tools and equipment and protect all employees from injury. 
  • Actively monitor work safety in the field on a very frequent basis.  When necessary, stop potential unsafe behaviors in the field when observed and coach employees on the proper method.  Also provide positive recognition for safe behaviors.
  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to safety and health excellence.
  • Manage the Safety Training Program.
  • Manage accident investigations, root cause analyses, and related reporting.
  • Manage the Department of Transportation (DOT) Program for Site and Over-the-Road drivers if applicable.
  • Contribute to improvements in lean, Six Sigma and other quantitative and qualitative approaches to drive workplace process improvements. 

Critical Skills and Abilities:

  • Self-directed, action-oriented, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards.
  • Dynamic leader with a record of achieving results individually and through others.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with an ability to provide constructive feedback in a positive way.
  • Strong analytical ability, good judgment and strong safety and health/operational focus.
  • Ability to work cross functionally with peers and other company leaders.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities concurrently, and build consensus.
  • Organized, team player who is an effective influencer.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead change in the face of adversity; to challenge the status quo constructively.
  • Articulate, strong communicator, verbal and written.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio).
  • Willing to work evenings and weekends on a non-routine basis if needed to support facility operations.
  • Able to stand or sit for sustained periods of time. 
  • Able to climb stairs and ladders; cannot be afraid of heights. 
  • Able to lift equipment that can weigh up to 25 pounds on an infrequent basis. 
  • May need to wear personal protective equipment including respiratory protection (cannot be claustrophobic or have facial hair in a respirator sealing area), fall protection, safety boots, protective clothing, hearing protection, and gloves. 

Outage Safety (which will require additional work hours for approximately 2 to 3 weeks, twice a year): 

  • Includes contractor safety,
  • Scaffold inspections,
  • Outage preparation and
  • Safety management during outage.

Education and Experience:

  • Candidate should have a Bachelor’s Degree (ideally in a safety and health or science-related area) coupled with 3-5 years Health & Safety experience with a working knowledge of OSHA 1910 or related state safety and health regulations.
  • In addition to Occupational Health and Safety, desired experience to include knowledge of operations and maintenance in a heavy industrial environment.

Other Requirements:  
The following functional competency levels are required for this position:

  • Analytical Skills
  • Project Management Skills
  • Coaching & Influencing
  • Knowledge of OSHA regulations
  • Accident investigation and corrective action development
  • Experience in an operating environment
  • Technical and skills training
  • Safety and Health Audits / Assessments
  • Contractor Safety and Health Management
  • Written and oral communication

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