OverviewnThe position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.n nSupports the site in the design, management, and implementation of our comprehensive Health and Safety programs and provides direction to all levels within the plant regarding appropriate Health and Safety practices. Plans, implements, evaluates and communicates safety initiatives that meet and exceed regulatory requirements.nResponsibilitiesnResponsibilities and tasks are written as follows:nn Creates, supports and implements strategies to establish and improve safety compliance.n Supports site safety management systems.n Educates employees in proper safety procedures, safe work practices and policies.n Develops, evaluates and recommends process and equipment changes and improvements to maximize safety and improve environmental impacts of operations.n Leads proactive effort in air monitoring to ensure compliance with standard practices.n Ensures adherence to internal auditing schedules.n Conducts root cause analyses and preventive/corrective action follow-up.n Conducts job hazard analysis for ergonomic improvements and soft tissue injury prevention.nnThe above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.nQualificationsnTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.nn Bacheloru2019s degree (B.A.) from a regionally accredited four-year college or university in Safety Management or a related field and 2 years relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.n Experience working with or knowledge of OSHA; food industry experience a plus.n Excellent oral and written communication skills.n Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage several projects simultaneously.n Ability to anticipate needs, forecast conditions, set goals/standards and measure results.n Strong decision making and problem solving skills.n Excellent planning and organizational skills with demonstrated multi-tasking and project management skills.n May be required to work long hours and weekends.nnSupervisory ResponsibilitiesnThis position has no supervisory responsibilities.nPhysical DemandsnThe physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. nn Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.n Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.n Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.nnWork EnvironmentnThe 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. nn The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.n Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.nnEEO/AA InformationnSmithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.