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Safety Engineer

Flint River, GA

The Safety Engineer provides leadership and support for the Safety and Occupational Health programs at the Flint Mill. This engineer develops, implements, supports and administers site safety programs to ensure the mill complies with all applicable health and safety corporate initiatives, laws and regulations to achieve an injury free workplace.  The Safety Engineer reports to the Environmental, Health and Safety Business Unit Leader.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate Industrial Hygiene exposure assessments
  • Develop and conduct safety and health training
  • Assist with the development and implementation of policies, procedures, programs, and tools to ensure compliance with Government regulations and IP policy
  • Develops safe standard work practices with line personnel and monitors programs through safety and housekeeping inspections and audits
  • Coordinate health and safety audit programs including corrective action plan implementation and tracking both internal and external
  • Recommend changes to reduce safety hazards and health risks
  • Foster the mill culture change toward a vision of an accident-free workplace by:
    • Demonstrate behaviors that reflect the core principles of safety and a personal commitment to safety excellence
    • Systematically communicating activities and recognizing accomplishments
    • Engaging all mill employees in the safety process and empowering them to take personal ownership for safety results
    • Bridging the gap between levels in the organization through data analysis, open data sharing, and facilitating thoughtful dialog
    • Supporting established teams to more effectively accomplish their mission (department safety committees, Mill Safety Leadership Team, SWO steering team, etc. 
  • Develop an annual safety calendar (training schedule, milestones, significant activities, etc.
  • Support the environmental team at Flint River as needed

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in occupational health and safety; technical discipline or 4 years minimum of related work experience and exposure to OSHA general industry requirements
  • 2+ years of health and safety experience at a manufacturing facility.
  • Experience in PSM/Process Safety Management; preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a developed competency to influence others
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Clear ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects and deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to manage change and conflict
  • Established skill to execute work based on standards, procedures and systems

 

Key Competencies:

  • Motivating Others
  • Action Oriented
  • Conflict Management
  • Listening, Informing
  • Courage to Intervene
  • Command Skills
  • Priority Setting
  • Time Management & Organizing
  • Functional/Technical Skills and Knowledge
  • Managing Through Systems

 

International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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