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Food Safety & Occupational Safety Manager

Location:

Oklahoma - Oklahoma City

Job Code:

GEN140

# of openings:

1


Description

GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Safety Manager will monitor, administer, and promote all aspects of Food Safety and OSHA compliance.

KEY RELATIONSHIPS:

VP Operations Department Managers

Human Resources Department All Hourly Associates

QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this job.

  • Proficiency in all MS Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Excellent follow-up and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated time management and prioritization skills.
  • Experience managing records, files and sensitive data.
  • Knowledge of HACCP and sanitation principles.
  • Working knowledge of USDA/PACA guidelines.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of cleaning and sanitation procedures for distribution centers.
  • Thorough understanding and knowledge of public health (food safety laws and regulations), codes, and regulations.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work under minimal supervision and have experience managing projects.
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality, demonstrated ethical behavior and integrity and sound, logical judgment.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Must be able to work with all levels within the organization, engaging all levels of employees and ability to work effectively with a team.
  • Ability to motivate, lead and influence various levels of the organization.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Strong working knowledge of laws affecting workplace safety (OSHA).

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • High school degree required; bachelor degree in Food Science or Food Technology, or closely related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 1 year supervisory experience.
  • 2-5 years of plant or operations quality/food safety/sanitation experience.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for personal professional development using company and external resources.
  • Responsible for compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations as it pertains to food safety. Adhere to and administer and enforce all food safety company policies and procedures.
  • Ensures all safety requirements related to sanitation are met including proper chemical storage and disposal, MDSA, PPE and procedures.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of standards, policies and procedures related to sanitation and pest control.
  • Enhances and supports SOP/HACCP training materials/programs to ensure structure, consistency and alignment with corporate objectives.
  • Regularly performs verification audits to ensure the programs are working effectively.
  • Develop and train associates in safety programs to maintain COMPANY safety standards and compliance with federal or state regulations.
  • Ensure compliance of Company’s Safety Program.
  • Implement policies, plans and procedures required by OSHA.
  • Ensure safety enforcement by department managers.
  • Coordinate monthly Safety Committee and Steering Committee meetings and Operating Company safety inspections of work areas and follow-up to ensure deficiencies are corrected.
  • Utilize investigating procedures, medical counseling, associate communications and money management strategies to minimize lost time and work-related injury and auto liability costs
  • Coordinate industrial hygiene and ergonomic studies and implement solutions to identified problem areas.
  • Manage the process of keeping current all Operating Company written safety information, plans, programs, practices, and procedures.
  • Maintain all OSHA documentation and incident/accident/injury reports.
  • Develop and implement safety standard operating procedures and Job Safety Analysis for all Operating Company departments.
  • Understand COMPANY processes, equipment and facilities as they apply to safety issues.
  • Perform all administrative duties for department.
  • Conform to all safety rules and use all appropriate safety equipment.
  • Weekends and Overtime may be required.
  • Good attendance and adherence to work schedule.
  • Adherence to all Good Manufacturing Practices, Company Policies, Code of Conduct and Safety procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Ø This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The Physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. An individual should contact their supervisor or the human resources department if they believe that an accommodation is needed.

  • Stand for extended periods of time, bend, stoop, reach, push, pull, squat, turn body, and walk.
  • Lift and move cases (selecting product and placing on a pallet) ranging in weight up to 55 lbs continuously to and from heights ranging from floor to knee, waist, shoulder, and overhead.
  • Use hands and fingers to peel and stick labels on cases.
  • Handle and feel objects and/or equipment controls; reach with hands and arms.
  • Must have the ability to talk and hear; must be able to hear warning horns on moving machinery and equipment.
  • Specific vision abilities required to perform this job include close and distance vision, depth perception, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Must exhibit a high level of endurance, energy, and strength to successfully perform position.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

While performing the duties of this job, an associate regularly works near moving mechanical apparatus and is regularly exposed to vibration and moderate to high noise levels. The work environment includes congested and high traffic areas, slippery floors, working alongside forklifts, single pallet jacks, electric walk behind jacks and hand carts. Walking and working is done on concrete flooring. Some duties are performed in the warehouse and will require work to be done in varying climates. Temperatures range from zero in the coolers to 95 degrees Fahrenheit or above outdoors. The shift end-time fluctuates with the employer’s daily needs. The associate occasionally works in high and precarious places.

All applicants must complete the online application to be considered. A resume does not substitute for the online application or any of its parts.

MUST PROVIDE SALARY EXPECTATIONS/REQUIREMENTS TO BE CONSIDERED.

AAP/EOE/M/F/V/D

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