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Plant Safety Leader

Company: Leprino Foods
Location: Waverly
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Within our Waverly, NY manufacturing facility, we are seeking a highly qualified Plant Safety Leader on our plant leadership team to continue moving our organization to even larger levels of food quality, safety, and production efficiencies. We take pride in our vision to be "world's best", it's why we work harder, invest more, and continually innovate. At Leprino Foods, starting compensation for this role typically ranges between $83,100 and $99,800. This position has an annual target bonus of 10%.
Training & Education:
Conducts new hire safety orientation, compliance-based job-specific safety training, periodically audits training success, and provides feedback on the departmental delivery of the training.
Supports departmental safety meetings and pre-shift meetings by providing safety topics for discussion.
Makes safety "visible" in the workplace through various postings, safety messages, campaigns, and other strategies.
Facilitates an effective safety steering committee through the identification, development, and sharing of injury trend analysis and key performance indicators to drive ownership with the direct-line operations management team, their direct reports, and all employees.
Assists management teams with identifying roles and responsibilities for safety at the various levels of the organization and facilitates those activities that will help all employees demonstrate their ongoing commitment to achieving an injury-free workplace.
Champions employee involvement through the creation and support of "Employee Involvement Teams" for safety improvement opportunities including; training, inspections, accident investigations, ergonomics, emergency preparedness, and safety activities/promotion teams.
Performs various inspections (hazard recognition) related to general industry and food manufacturing to continuously improve workplace conditions and behaviors.
Coordinates/facilitates pre-use inspection process (i.e., hoists, ladders, fall protection, PIT).
Develops and shares hazard recognition techniques with others to develop a team approach for the onsite inspection process that covers the numerous legal audits and inspections required in a manufacturing operation.
Regulatory Compliance:
Implements and maintains compliance-based safety policies and programs to ensure that the facility meets and/or exceeds federal and state OSHA regulations.
Reviews proposed plant layout modifications and directs management of change efforts to eliminate and/or control safety design hazards.
Accompanies OSHA, and EPA officials on inspections and acts as liaison with agencies. Completes required governmental reporting and maintains required recordkeeping.
Partners with the Engineering/Maintenance staff in managing and strengthening the facility's Process Safety Management (PSM), Risk Management (RMP), and HAZMAT programs.
Helps drive the HAZMAT program by conducting HAZMAT responder certification training, HAZMAT refresher training, and emergency response drills. Communicates key findings with interested parties/partners as necessary.
Conducts monthly PSM Committee meetings.
Coordinates the medical surveillance program for HAZMAT.
Maintains site-specific emergency response plan and serves as the liaison with external agencies including local fire department.
You Have At Least (Required Qualifications):
A Bachelor's degree in Safety Management or a similar field, OR equivalent work experience.
Proven experience in a professional safety/EHS position - primarily within manufacturing.
1+ year of experience leading, mentoring, and/or delegating work to others
Previous experience in process safety, fall protection, forklift, and confined space.
We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications):
Active affiliation with appropriate safety networks and organizations
Associate Safety Professional (ASP) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification.
Dairy or cheese plant experience (24/7 production operations).
Leprino Foods celebrates and supports diversity. We believe in equal opportunity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. We know we are better together and are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive culture that uses the unique talents, experiences, background, and perspectives of each individual employee.
Offering You In Return:
A chance to be part of a global team of individuals passionate about producing and delivering high-quality products that help feed and nourish families around the world. Leprino Foods could not be where it is today without our incredible employees. That is why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring great people who are in it for the long run is our goal. Through competitive salaries and bonuses, life, medical/dental/vision coverage, voluntary benefits, employee assistance programs, wellness incentives, tuition assistance, vacation, ten paid holidays, sick time, paid parental leave, annual merit increases, as well as the LFC Profit-Sharing & 401(k) plan. Your impact will be noticed and rewarded, as you seek to further our company, our customers, and one another.
Our Story:
Leprino Foods' history dates back over 70 years, when Jim Leprino first started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries in the Little Italy neighborhood of Denver. We've grown a bit since then. Today, Leprino Foods is the world's largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose, and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by Jim and the Leprino family, our sights are set to be the "World's Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company." To help us achieve that bold vision, we're looking for our secret ingredient: You. A motivated team member who is the best at what you do. Three passionate individuals in a small corner grocery store in the early 1950s have now grown to almost 5,000 employees throughout 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey? Leprino Foods Company utilizes the services of Psychemedics to perform our Hair Follicle Drug Testing. Additional information about this process can be obtained at
Leprino Foods requires all individuals to wear the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as required by the role and location.
Leprino Foods Company supports a drug-free workplace and is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/Disability/VeteranNearest Major Market: Binghamton

Keywords: Leprino Foods, Binghamton , Plant Safety Leader, Professions , Waverly, New York

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