Job Name:
Site Safety Specialist I/II - Cottage Grove

General information

Location: Cottage Grove, MN
Date:
28-Jul-2021
Company:
Renewal by Andersen
Ref #:
457
Job Category:
Health, Safety and Environment
Cottage Grove
MN

Description & Requirements

Site Safety Specialist

Location: Cottage Grove, MN (fully in-person)


ANDERSEN CORPORATION SUMMARY


We’re focused on bringing more light into people’s lives by helping them create healthier, happier spaces to build memories and do what they love. This applies to our team, too. By celebrating our differences and embracing a positive work-life balance, we are recognized as a Yellow Ribbon company, one of Forbes Magazine’s 2021 “America’s Best Large Employers” and a “Best Employer for Diversity.” As a 2021 Energy Star Partner of the Year, Andersen is also committed to environmental health and sustainability. No matter your role, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.

Andersen is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


ROLE DESCRIPTION  


While taking direction from plant management, coordinates the development and hands-on implementation of a comprehensive industrial safety program for an Andersen business unit.  Ensures the alignment with Corporate Safety objectives and safe procedures, awareness, and training are conducted with a goal to achieve continuous improvement for the reduction of work related injuries/illnesses and related cost reduction strategies.  Achieve compliance obligations with applicable safety and health standards.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Coordinates priorities, and related work activities with Corporate Safety to identify safety elements and action plans to initiate, implement or improve each element. 

  • Provide and/or coordinate site specific safety training/testing (e.g. incident investigation, lockout/tagout, powered industrial trucks, ergonomics, safety inspections, Job Safety Analysis, audiometric testing, etc.) as necessary and/or directed by Corporate Safety.

  • As they relate to a specific business unit, assists in the development and coordination of Andersen’s Safety programs to achieve and maintain compliance with applicable Federal, State & local codes and regulations.

  • Work with site manufacturing engineering to conduct safety assessments of new or modified equipment/processes in accordance with Andersen’s Safety Assessment Procedure.  Participates with engineering in problem solving/resolution exercises.

  • Create/customize detailed safety programs/procedures to meet site specific environment as needed.

  • Understands corporate business strategies and incorporates business unit objectives in the development and delivery of the site’s safety program.  Works closely with business unit delivery partners in development and deployment of safety projects and processes.

  • Manages safety projects, including the development of work plans; leads cross-functional teams in the execution of projects; able to manage multiple and concurrent projects.

  • Conducts ergonomic assessments to identify risk factors and work with engineering to recommend control measures to address identified risk factors

  • Analyzes safety and performance indicators and determines appropriate countermeasures. 

  • Develops and conducts safety training programs aimed at reducing exposure to workplace hazards and compliance with applicable standards. 

  • Supports location assessments (e.g. audits, inspections, accident investigations, etc.); with site management and recommends & assists in the execution of corrective actions. Trains auditors as needed.

  • Supports lean initiatives at plant level including, training, auditing, and associated lean principles.

  • Maintains accuracy of business unit safety records per established guidelines.

  • Participates and facilitates in plant level orientations.

  • Coordinates Plant Safety Committee.

  • Promotes Andersen’s Safety & Health interests and continuous safety improvement. 

SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Participates in site management staff meetings/events as requested

  • Coordinates with Corporate Health Services on first report of injuries and employee return to work activities as needed.

  • Take lead on site OSHA investigations

  • Ensure availability of selected personal protective equipment (PPE) 

DIRECTION OF OTHERS:   

  • Leads cross-functional project teams and Plant Safety Committee. 

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS: 

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Safety Engineering or related discipline or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Minimum of 2 years of safety experience

  • Knowledge of government regulations concerning heath, safety & the environment

  • Demonstrated project management skills.

  • Strong service orientation

  • Strong interpersonal/communication (verbal and written) skills

  • Must be able to work independently, with minimal direction 

COMPETENCIES:

  • Problem solving/opportunity identification

  • Results orientation

  • Assessment/evaluation

  • Knowledge of individual/group behavior

  • Customer orientation

  • Facilitation/team building

  • Training/coaching

 

CULTURE AND BENEFITS: 


“Be Orange. Be You” is how we express our belief that by embracing our differences and empowering you, we’ll be a stronger team able to accomplish what otherwise wouldn’t be possible. This Orange spirit has helped us become the #1 innovative window and door brand* and the one homeowner love the most.** It’s also why we’re committed to supporting you to approach each day with a bright outlook. 


Benefits include, and are not limited to: 

Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance  

Health Savings Account contributions  

Paid holidays plus PTO  

401(k) plan & contributions  

Professional development and tuition reimbursement opportunities  

Charity contributions 

Nationwide career opportunities 

We look forward to seeing how your unique skills, background and experiences will inspire our team and help us continue to be the leader we are today. 

 

* 2020 Andersen brand surveys of U.S. contractors, builders & architects 

** 2020 Andersen Brand Survey of U.S. homeowners 


PROFIT SHARING:
During 2022, each eligible Andersen employee will receive $1,000 for each full fiscal quarter they are actively employed and fully vaccinated against COVID-19. An eligible employee hired during a quarter will receive a prorated payment based on the number of days employed during the quarter. Those eligible include fully-vaccinated regular full-time and part-time employees (at least 20 hours per week) who are not subject to a collective bargaining agreement. These and other terms and conditions of Andersen’s 2022 Profit Sharing Plan, including the definition of full vaccination against COVID-19, are subject to change or termination without notice.


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