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Health & Safety Specialist

Franklin Park, IL
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Ferrero is anything but ordinary! 

 

Ferrero is a global company that is privately owned by the Ferrero family.  The company has grown from the small Italian confectionary shop in Alba, Italy to become the third largest confectionary manufacturer in the world, producing famous market-leading brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, and Kinder Joy®.

 

With new innovations and exciting expansions plans in place, there has never been a better time to join the Ferrero Group and be extraordinary with us!

 

The Health & Safety Specialist position is to oversee the development, implementation and management of the site health & safety systems in a proactively manner.  Responsible for studying leading & lagging indicators and implementing effective solutions, as needed.  Helps to ensure compliance to government regulations, company policies, and promotes continuous improvement.  Supports plant operations by educating employees on health & safety, monitors health & safety systems for all personnel working in the facility, and routinely interacts with employees in their work areas.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Develop site specific training programs required by our company and local/federal regulations as needed.
  • Become OSHA 10hour certified trainer – Train Managers, Supervisors.
  • Manage incidents and claims from initial injury until closed.
  • Work with injured employee and Supervisor to assign adequate duties that work within employee’s. restrictions (if any) for safe and early return to work.
  • Understand health & safety risks associated with jobs and provides effective guidance to eliminate risks for potential accidents.
  • Hold weekly safety committee meetings to discuss safety issues within the facility.
  • Analyze incidents for root cause, severity and frequency.
  • Maintain and monitor incident data and make recommendations for prevention.
  • Recommend preventive solutions to eliminate hazards.
  • Maintain safety boards and/or communication tools up to date with pertinent health & safety information
  • Supports the environmental sustainability initiative which helps to prevent costs due to waste, inefficiency, fines or legal matters and potentially increases sales as a good community member.  
Experience:
  • 4-7 years of experience
  • Strong analytical, investigative, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal interactions.
  • Ability to build teams throughout all levels and functions of the site with respect, tact and win-win outcomes.
  • Decision-making; must be capable of making well-informed decisions in both routine and emergency situations.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required along with the ability able to communicate with audiences that have a broad range of background and understanding.
  • Training & presentation skills.
  • Must demonstrate good insight and ability to develop mutual solutions to challenges.
  • Able to work and lead in a team environment; live the Ferrero Leadership Principles and bring it to life for others.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize.
  • Ability to quickly learn site relevant federal and state OSHA, NFPA, ANSI requirements.
  • Technical writing skills (policies, procedures, reference manuals, and training materials)
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office/Windows based)
  • Reading and comprehension skills/legal & regulatory interpretation
  • Initiative to lead continuous improvement efforts.

 

Education:

Associate’s Degree

 

Ferrero N.A. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.