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Safety Specialist Job, Sterling Heights, MI

Job Number: 1028590

Location: Sterling Heights, MI

Date Posted: 7-5-2017

 

The Plant Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) -- Safety Specialist position is responsible for managing, implementing and administering standardized EHS processes to ensure safety and health compliance to federal, state, provincial and local regulations as well as Corporate Policies and Procedures. The Safety Specialist is expected to contribute to the achievement of world class status and corporate savings through managing the elimination of occupational injuries/illnesses, property damage and environmental impacts.

This position will specifically focus on improving and safeguarding the health and safety of all employees, ensuring compliance, supporting World Class Manufacturing (WCM) safety pillar activities and Safety Management System (OHSAS 18001).


The EHS -- Safety Specialist position will report to the Plant EHS Lead and be responsible for these primary functions:
  • Oversee and implement EHS training programs and training assessments to ensure required training is identified and conducted
  • Conduct regular audits of EHS processes and necessary follow up to ensure compliance and advise plant leadership and corporate EHS staff of findings
  • Analyze injury/illness experience, identify/track injury correlation, determine root causes, determine corrective action and communicate this information to plant leadership and company EHS
  • Manage new equipment programs at the concept stage to ensure that EHS design specifications and regulations are included
  • Ensure ergonomic processes implemented/ integrated in an appropriate manner
  • Manage routine safety reports including data acquisition, documentation, record keeping, monitoring, review, and approval
  • Coordinate communication of EHS regulatory inspection activity with plant leadership
  • Lead EHS projects to improve EHS key performance metrics
  • Manage, in partnership with medical, first aid and lost time cases to help ensure desired outcomes
  • Lead the implementation and maintenance of the plant's safety management system to meet OHSAS 18001 and WCM Safety Pillar requirements

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental, Safety, Engineering, Science or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of safety, environmental, engineering or related experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong understanding of federal, state, provincial and local regulations and requirements
  • Willingness to work on any shift and additional hours as required
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong leadership, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office suite and/or other software 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Safety related professional certifications (e.g. CSP, CIH) 
  • Master's degree in Environmental, Safety, Engineering, Science or related field
  • Automotive or manufacturing experience
  • Experience in leading and directing others

FCA US is proud to extend to its employees a compensation and benefits package that is designed to retain their talent and to motivate and reward job performance. Our present compensation program provides for competitive, market based salaries, and annual vacation and holiday time off. We make available a comprehensive health care benefits plan which, depending upon the employee’s role, includes medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage. We also offer a disability absence plan, group and optional life insurance program, savings plan, tuition assistance, and vehicle purchase and lease discounts for certain employees, and for their family and friends.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

Note: Some of the benefits listed above may not apply to summer vacation replacement and temporary employees.

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