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Safety Specialist-Training

Location: Pekin
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Safety Specialist - TrainingReports to: Site Safety Manager Department: Health, Safety and SecurityLocation: Pekin, ILSupervises: N/AClassification: Non-ExemptDate: 05/25/2022Build your career with Alto Ingredients! Earn a competitive salary, benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and 401k with a company dollar-for-dollar match up to 6%, a Wellness program, a stipend for fitness center expenses, a generous paid time off (PTO) program, and service awards for career longevity. Alto Ingredients values the communities where we work and live and offers an extra 8 hours of paid leave for employees who volunteer their time and talents in their community.Environment: Alto Ingredients, Inc. (ALTO), formerly known as Pacific Ethanol, Inc., is a leading producer of specialty alcohols and essential ingredients. The company is focused on products for four key markets: Health, Home & Beauty; Food & Beverage; Essential Ingredients; and Renewable Fuels. The company's customers include major food and beverage companies and consumer products companies. For more information, please visit Pekin campus produces products destined for Health, Food and Beverage and Industrial markets. All personnel are responsible for the safety of these products, which includes participation in training, following cGMP and food safety requirements in the facility, and reviewing and following SOPs for incoming ingredients and outgoing products.Job Purpose: Administers and enforces governmental policies and programs related to employee safety, and OSHA compliance at Alto Ingredients' facilities.The following is a list of major duties and responsibilities for this position along with certain supportive duties. It is not all-inclusive. Other duties and responsibilities may be added as needed and in addition, management may modify this job description as needed.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct in-plant safety monitoring.
  • Participate in the development, implementation and management of company practices to assure the safety and security of the manufacturing facilities, community and staff.
  • Coordinate and administer established safety training and ensure that all programs policies and procedures are understood and properly followed.
  • Keep the safety supply storeroom stocked using various vendors
  • Assist with department inspections and performs flushes on Eyewash/Safety Shower stations
  • Review hot work, confined space, line opening, critical safety device impairment, and SWP's for deficiencies and coordinate with Safety Manager
  • Submit Red Tag Permits for fire protection system impairments
  • Lead and/or audit departmental toolbox topics and assist managers with improvements
  • Assist with the calibration and maintenance of the facility gas monitors
  • Assist with the maintenance of plant radios including batteries, microphones, base stations, repeaters, and do repairs or schedule repairs through our vendor as needed
  • Assist with safety equipment inspections, as needed
  • Performs contractor safety training and annual renewals
  • Maintains all contractor training records
  • Coordinates and facilitates all new hire safety training and issues safety equipment for position
  • Acts as an administrator for all web-based safety platforms
  • Performs or coordinates heavy equipment operator training
  • Assist Site Safety Manager with 3rd party audits and assessments as needed.
  • Assist with emergency response activities such as planning, drills, and training, including coordinating incident command training.
  • Participate in the Site Safety Committee for Alto ICP
  • Perform technical analysis of process and specific job functions. Recommend necessary modifications to improve safety performance and maintain proper equipment operation.
  • Investigate and analyze incidents and unsafe acts, determine contributing factors or cause(s), and recommend required corrective measures to prevent recurrence.
  • Conduct plant safety audits as frequently as necessary to ensure compliance to all company programs, policies and procedures.
  • Assist with hazard analyses such as dust hazard analysis and process hazard analysis, as needed.
  • Assist Site Safety Manager with 3rd party audits and assessments as needed.
  • Assist with Safety Awareness Week activities planning & execution.
  • Adhere to internal company procedures and policies.
  • Acts as a liaison with State, Federal and local agencies on safety issues.Education, Experience and Qualifications:
    • Bachelors of Science degree in Safety & Health or Environment or other field and documented safety experience and/or environmental experience in an industrial setting, or equivalent combination of training and/or experience preferred.
    • Minimum 1 year internship or experience in a Health and Safety role preferred.
    • Interpretation of appropriate Federal regulations and program requirements, as contained in the CFR 29.1910, 29.1926, the Homeland Security Act and related legislation and regulations.
    • Experience in a safety role and knowledge of OSHA regulations.
    • Preferred to have NFPA 70E, qualified in Fall Protection, Scaffold inspections, First Aid, AED and CPR.
    • Ability to develop and provide training to others in technical application.
    • Ability to utilize qualitative and quantitative methods to determine safety issues of significance.
    • Computer skills related to normal business use, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and additional skills in data management.
    • Understating of steps to take to judge the effectiveness of safety improvements, programs and processes.
    • Understanding of the methods to examine circumstances of an incident to determine its contributing factors and likely cause(s) as well as identify elements that would reduce or mitigate recurrence.
    • Understand basic chemistry involved in ethanol production, water and wastewater analysis, and wet laboratory functions as well as hazards related to grain handling and processing.Human resource management, including giving and receiving feedback, proper interpersonal communications, writing objective progress and performance evaluations and other related knowledge.Physical Requirements:
      • Lifting up to 50 lbs occasionally up to 10% of the working hours.
      • Physical mobility: extensive walking, climbing, stairs, kneeling, stopping, sitting up to the 100% of working hours.
      • Standing may be occasionally required for long periods of time, up to 6 hours.
      • Telephone and computer use is required, often for more than 50% of the day. Physical dexterity to operate tools, valves, pumps, and heavy equipment is sometimes required, usually less than one time per day.
      • Occasional driving may be necessary.
      • Sensory requirements; hearing, listening, smelling, touching, speaking, tasting, seeing, distinguishing colors up to 100% of working hours.
      • Stationary working required up to 100% of working hours.
      • Regularly required to work in hot and cold environments. Up to 130 degrees F and below zero degrees F.Alto Ingredients participates in E-Verify; Criminal background check and screen required.

Keywords: ALTO INGREDIENTS INC, Peoria , Safety Specialist-Training, Other , Pekin, Illinois

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