Safety Technician

Technical Area Environment, Health, and Safety
Location
Blount Fine Foods
Fall River, MA
United States
Job Summary

While reporting to the Safety Officer, this position takes a lead role in the overall awareness, delivery and commitment to corporate Environmental, Health and Safety programs. In event of absence, position will be filled by equal level position, Spvsr or appropriately trained Spvsr designee.

Full Job Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other responsibilities w/ similar skill and work conditions as assigned.
• Responsible for observing and complying with all safety and department rules, including accountability of required personal safety equipment.
 Performs a variety of administrative, technical, and professional work, in analyzing, administering and sustaining departmental led programs.
 Improve workplace safety by recognizing, evaluating and controlling potentially hazardous conditions.
 Ensure compliance with all OSHA, State and Local codes.
 Strong communication skills; written and verbal.
 Possess a business understanding of manufacturing processes.
 Educate, monitor, and train personnel in safe work practices.
 Identify common workplace health and safety concerns; suggest solutions.
 Conducts inspections and assessments.
 Participate in Safety initiatives.
 Foster a positive behavior based work culture.
 Inspect and evaluate workplace to ensure that they follow safety standards and government regulations.
 Demonstrate the correct use of safety equipment and practices; assist operators as necessary to help prevent injuries.
 Performs a variety of tasks as needed.
 Works under general supervision.

Responsibilities for Food Safety
 Responsible for completing required paperwork accurately and honestly as applicable.
 Must adhere to all corporate GMPs (Good Manufacturing Practices), established SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) and all Food Safety policies.
 Must adhere to all Allergen control programs and procedures as applicable.
 Responsible for reporting suspicious packages, activities and individuals.

Education and/or Experience
 Associate’s Degree preferred, High School minimum. General Industry 30 hour OSHA card a plus.

Language Skills
 Level II: the ability to communicate effectively both written and verbally in English as it pertains to individual position.

Mathematical Skills
 Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability
 Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills
 To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software; Internet software; Project Management software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
 Not required but EMT certificate and a Safety background is beneficial. This position requires a valid drivers license, pre-employment and annual screening of Motor Vehicle Record, and personal automobile insurance coverage in accordance with the Blount Fine Foods Employee Handbook.

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions; extreme cold and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Supervisory Responsibilities This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Contact Information Rachel Raposo, rraposo@blountfinefoods.com