Leprino Foods

Safety Technician

Job Locations US-MI-Allendale
Posted Date 4 months ago(11/6/2017 1:06 PM)
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The Safety Technician provides assistance to the Safety Manager in driving the plant Safety & Health process to support risk reduction, injury prevention, and compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.  Position responsibilities are in the following functional areas:  safety training and education, safety inspections, engagement in the safety process, regulatory compliance, incident analysis and response, and PSM/RMP/HAZMAT.


Safety Training & Education

  • Helps to conduct New Employee Orientation safety training
  • Facilitates and/or helps to facilitate compliance-based and job-specific safety training
  • Responsible for conducting safety training, tracking, and record retention
  • Assists in making safety “visible” in the workplace through various postings, safety messages, campaigns, and other strategies, including daily interaction with production and maintenance team members (60% of time on manufacturing floor)
  • Participates in pre-shift safety meetings on rotational basis in all departments


Safety Inspections

  • Performs various inspection (hazard recognition) techniques related to general industry and food manufacturing to continuously improve workplace conditions and behaviors, such as emergency exits, fire extinguishers, eye wash and shower stations, confined space air monitors, and HAZMAT equipment
  • Helps to monitor compliance with pre-use inspection process (i.e., hoists, ladders, fall protection, PIT) and record retention
  • Actively participates in the audit and supports the corrective actions to the annual Corporate MAPP Audit
  • Inspects and maintains critical safety signage, such as lockout tagout, confined space and container labeling


Engagement in the Safety Process

  • Supports employee engagement teams for safety by actively participating and helping to lead teams where applicable
  • Supports an effective rewards and recognition process to energize, engage, and empower employees for continued safety process improvements
  • Participates in projects to eliminate or reduce safety and health risks in the plant
  • Helps to facilitate the creation and maintenance of job safety analysis (JSAs) processes plant-wide


Regulatory Compliance

  • Assists to maintain compliance-based safety policies and programs to support compliance with corporate, federal and state OSHA standards
  • Coordinates annual Audiometric testing, HAZMAT medical surveillance, and First Aid/CPR training for the plant
  • Conducts basic industrial hygiene sampling for noise, dust, and chemicals
  • Helps to motivate all personnel regarding existing company rules and safety obligations and newly promulgated rules for regulatory compliance improvement initiatives
  • Performs data entry tasks for web based incident reporting and metrics
  • Accompanies OSHA, EPA, and state and local officials on plant inspections when applicable


Injury/Incident Response

  • Helps with initial employee injuriy/incident triage as needed (medical care)
  • Assists departments with incident investigation process, root cause analysis and corrective actions for all injuries, near-miss incidents, property, and environmental losses



  • Helps to maintain HAZMAT and other emergency response equipment
  • Administers the medical surveillance program for HAZMAT
  • Supports site-specific emergency response plan
  • Participates in monthly PSM Committee meetings and supports action items


Knowledge and Skills

  • Intermediate functional/technical skills and knowledge in state and federal health and safety regulations including OSHA CFR 29 -1910 General Industry Standards.  Basic understanding of correlation to ANSI standards.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Able to organize, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Capacity to demonstrate composure, display compassion, and the knack for resolving conflict at the shop floor level.
  • Viewed as a credible technical resource in safety.
  • Action oriented and the capacity to drive for results.
  • Process improvement mindset.
  • Root Cause Analysis and Problem Solving experience.
  • Effective written and small group communication skills.


Education and Experience

  • Associates Degree in Safety Management or similar program or equivalent experience and familiarity in fast-paced manufacturing environment with established safety processes and programs.
  • Minimum of one year of progressive work experience in an industrial setting, preferably in the food industry.
  • Federal or State Certificates such as OSHA 501 or Hazardous Materials a plus.


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