Job Name:
Site Safety Specialist - Luray

General information

Location: Luray, VA
Date:
18-Jan-2022
Company:
Andersen Corporation
Ref #:
631
Job Category:
Health, Safety and Environment
Luray
VA

Description & Requirements

Site Safety Specialist

Luray, VA

There is something meaningfully different about Andersen. A key to the company’s enduring success is our sincere and thorough effort to do the right thing for customers, for employees, for the community and for the environment. Andersen is a place of vibrant energy and innovation. These innovations are part of a well-defined roadmap to seize opportunities ahead.

There has never been a more exciting time to be a Senior Site Safety Specialist at Andersen. It isn't our history that makes us an industry leader. It's our commitment to innovation. We're constantly setting new standards for windows and doors that raise the bar for the entire industry. Being around since 1903 means we haven't just seen where the industry's been—we guide where it's going. 

Benefits include:


PURPOSE: Ensures alignment with Corporate Safety objectives and procedures with a goal to achieve continuous improvement for the reduction of work-related injuries/illnesses and related cost reduction strategies at the business unit level.  Achieve compliance obligations with applicable safety and health standards with direction from Corporate Safety.

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. 
  • Acts in an advisory capacity to business unit management in regard to safety and health issues.
  • 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.
  • Develops and initiates projects based on identified business unit needs in order to implement processes/procedures/best practices beyond those initiated by Corporate Safety in order to reduce risks to associates.
  • With the direction of Corporate Safety, customize enterprise procedures/programs to fit the needs of the individual business unit.
  • Coordinate safety activities for multiple sites or takes on responsibility for environmental/worker compensation/security.
  • Supports business units remote/field operations through site audits/investigations, safety training and development of site-specific safety objectives and action plans.
  • Works with Corporate Health Services to implement necessary practices.
  • Works with business unit management on short and long-term goal setting activities beyond injury rates.
  • Initiates and leads safety Kaizens.
  • Works 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. Seeks direction from Corporate Safety in standards interpretations and challenging situations.
  • Communicate and implement enterprise standards developed by Corporate Safety at the business unit level.
  • 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.
  • Leads cross functional ergonomic teams to conduct ergonomic assessments to identify risk factors and works with engineering to recommend control measures to address identified risk factors
  • Analyzes safety and performance indicators and determines appropriate countermeasures. 
  • 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. 
Fit for Work ProgramProfit Sharing* - Up to $1,000 in Quarterly IncentivesGenerous benefits and retirement plansCompetitive base pay

QUALIFICATION AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Safety Engineering or related discipline or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Recent graduates encouraged to apply.
  • Knowledge of government regulations concerning health, 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
  • Project Management/Project Scoping

ANDERSEN CORPORATE VALUES
  • Each employee is responsible for upholding these values in their daily activities.
  • SAFETY:  We are committed to the safety and well-being of the people who come into contact with our products.  This includes those involved in our business process of product design, manufacturing, distribution, installation, and after-sale service as well as the people into whose homes and buildings our products are installed.  Safety is our highest priority.
  • INTEGRITY:  We are committed to working fairly and honestly with all those with whom we come in contact.  This principle is the fundamental foundation of our business success.
  • TEAMWORK:  We foster an environment where individual skills and talents are recognized and encouraged to thrive in a cooperative team environment.
  • INNOVATION:  We capitalize on the strengths of our heritage and adapt them to the challenges of the future.  Our motto “different and better” connotes innovation, aesthetic and economic value, going beyond the expected into the surprising - it is our rallying cry; it is our pride!
  • EXCELLENCE:  We set the highest standards for our professional performance, our products and service.  We recognize that today’s excellence is tomorrow’s average; therefore, we are committed to continuous quality improvement in all that we do.
  • INDIVIDUAL DIGNITY:  We believe that respect for each other’s cultures, point of view, professional business styles and differing performance abilities significantly contributes to our working together to achieve our business goals with trust and creativity.
  • CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP:  We believe that we have a direct and compelling responsibility to our communities to conduct our business ethically, to engage in responsible stewardship of the environment, and to concern ourselves with the welfare of the people in the communities in which we work.

*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.