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Safety Coordinator

Company: Otter Tail Corporation
Location: Lakeville
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Job Description:

Company Overview:BTD is a fast growing metalworking company. We provide custom metalwork services for some of the world's top brands. Our 1100+ employees work from four facilities throughout the Midwest and Southeast. We invest in our people, our equipment, and our facilities to offer our clients the best value possible. We are also a wholly-owned subsidiary of Otter Tail Corporation, a publicly traded company on NASDAQ.

Summary: This position is responsible for planning, establishing, implementing, and maintaining a variety of health, safety and environmental programs to assure the highest possible degree of safety for employees. The successful candidate will be a self-starting leader who enjoys the challenges of daily involvement with an operation and maintenance team. A safety coordinator leads safety-training for employees, designs effective methods of measuring safety standards in the workplace, and conducts safety inspections on a routine basis.

Safety is #1 at BTD: Our expectation is that every employee: 1) Follows safety policies, rules and safe work methods. 2) Promptly corrects or reports safety hazards or unsafe conditions. Promptly reports injuries for prompt diagnosis and treatment. 3) Makes regular suggestions for safety process improvements to support continuous improvement in safety.

Essential Functions: This position is responsible for the following tasks, duties and responsibilities:

  • Trains employees in safety procedures.
  • Designs methods for appraising safety conditions in warehouses, factories, or offices.
  • Inspects working conditions to ensure all products and activities are compliant with safety guidelines.
  • Oversees use of dangerous chemicals and machinery.
  • Writes up reports detailing inspection process.
  • Suggests revisions to production methods and employee activity that does not meet health and safety codes.
  • Recalls defective and unsafe products and machinery.
  • Orders safety supplies for workplace.
  • Stays up to date on new state and federal health and safety regulations.
  • Runs emergency drills to gauge employee readiness.
  • Consults with company manager regarding the implementation of new safety procedures.
  • Compile, analyze, interpret, and report accidents. Review property and injury reports.
  • Responsible for the overall administration of workers compensation program.
  • Works with legal department to address any health and safety-related legal matters.
  • Writes and revises company safety handbook.
  • Assist in new employee orientation training

    Education, Experience and Skills Required: Associate's Degree or Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Health & Safety, Safety Management, or related field is required. 3 to 5 years previous work experience in the health and safety field is required. Management experience is preferred.

  • Demonstrates broad knowledge of state and federal safety guidelines for the workplace.
  • Exhibits knowledge of appropriate emergency protocols.
  • Possesses knowledge of legal repercussions of workplace accidents.
  • Is able to read and interpret legal and federal OSHA documents.
  • Demonstrates familiarity with job site machinery and products.
  • Possesses strong leadership skills.
  • Communicates clearly and effectively.
  • Pays close attention to detail.
  • Exhibits strong organizational skills.
  • Possesses solid problem-solving and analytical abilities.
  • Is proficient in the use of word processing programs.
  • Works well with a team.
  • Possesses strong writing skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to remain calm and cool-headed in the event of an emergency.

    The qualifications listed above are guidelines. Other combinations of education and experience could provide necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform this job.

    Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands; handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; kneel; crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

    Work Environment: The position has good working conditions in a manufacturing plant environment. Time will be spend on the job site monitoring conditions and inspecting products. Time will also be spend in an office setting processing paperwork. Proper safety gear must be worn at all time. Travel to satellite offices may be required. Standard 40-hour workweek applies. There are also moderate exposure to Video Data Terminals (VDT's).

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Otter Tail Corporation, Lakeville , Safety Coordinator, Other , Lakeville, Minnesota

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