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Safety Lead

Location: Schenectady
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Purpose of the role:

The Safety Lead directs the development, implementation, and evaluation of critical processes, programs, and procedures to achieve goals, objectives, and continuous improvement related to health and safety. The successful candidate must spend significant time on the plant floor, engaging and coaching employees, front-line leaders, maintenance, and contractors on a daily basis. The Safety Lead will provide information and guidance for activities relating to the site-wide safety objectives. This leader must ensure that site goals align with relevant business unit and corporate safety goals. The Safety Lead works in a team environment to hold both the team and individuals accountable for injury/illness prevention, regulatory compliance and asset protection.

Reports to: This position reports directly to the Delmar Site Environmental Health and Safety Leader.


The Safety Lead will:

  • Assess the level of controls in the assigned site and develop both a strategic vision and a prioritized tactical plan to reach the target state
  • Develop skills and grow capabilities in the assigned facility, including:
    • Coach, mentor, and re-direct personnel in the plant in order to develop Extraordinary Leaders
    • Coach, mentor, and guide plant leadership from a safety perspective
    • Develop and implement training programs in a coordinated effort with appropriate plant personnel
    • Continually reinforce the company s stand on safety and always recognize employee accomplishments and contributions
    • Establish and accomplish aggressive personal, and facility goals that align with division and Owens Corning corporate goals. These goals must reflect our commitment to enhancing our safety culture and achieving a world-class safety management process.
    • Drive company-wide and BU EHS initiatives at the site.
    • Lead safety training and workshops with site employees to enhance skills and facilitate risk reduction
    • Participate in the site capital planning and review process including review of capital projects.
    • Facilitate and lead safety design reviews for equipment/capital projects and reviews for process/equipment changes and support and drive the safety portion of the TPM process for the plant.
    • Implement OC safety programs/standards and site-specific safety programs designed to reduce employee injuries and illnesses and improve site productivity. Analyze and assess safety trend data to drive safety action planning and resource allocation for the site. Ensure that occupational illnesses and injuries are immediately reported, thoroughly investigated (root cause analysis) and promptly addressed, consistent with corporate and BU standards and requirements.
    • Drive ergonomics initiatives to reduce MSD illnesses/injuries.
      • Implement wellness programs to meet site needs.
        Job Requirements

        • Bachelors degree required. Degree in any field related to EH&S, such as industrial hygiene, engineering, science or equivalent is preferred.
        • Professional certification preferred (CSP, for example)
        • At least 3 years safety leadership experience required. Floor experience is highly desired.
        • Hands-on safety leadership experience in a manufacturing environment
          Knowledge and Abilities:
          • Strong working knowledge of health and safety regulations and industrial hygiene protocols
          • Ability to identify critical processes and system needs and then implement appropriately prioritized action plans
          • Ability to establish agreement and consensus with management
          • Ability to effectively engage primary employees
          • Ability to promote a team environment and must be able to initiate, lead and drive cross-functional team projects to successful completion
          • Adept at delivering safety training
          • Ability to integrate resources across the organization
            Personal Characteristics:
            • Highly ethical: Can be trusted to do only the "right thing" for the employees, shareholders and others. Follows a balanced approach without compromising integrity.
            • Results-oriented: Energetic, resourceful, with a strong service orientation and positive can-do attitude. Fully committed to the job and to deliver outstanding work. Never satisfied with the status quo, continually striving for excellence.
            • Enjoys working hands-on
            • Change agent: Able to anticipate risks and propose practical plans to mitigate them. Appreciates safety organization s impact and is able to convey how safety is an integral part of the Plant s business strategy.
            • Ability to travel 20-30%


              About Owens Corning

              Owens Corning is a global building and construction materials leader committed to building a sustainable future through material innovation. Our three integrated businesses - Composites, Insulation, and Roofing - provide durable, sustainable, energy-efficient solutions that leverage our unique material science, manufacturing, and market knowledge to help our customers win and grow. We are global in scope, human in scale with approximately 20,000 employees in 33 countries dedicated to generating value for our customers and shareholders, and making a difference in the communities where we work and live. Founded in 1938 and based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, Owens Corning posted 2021 sales of $8.5 billion. For more information, visit .

              Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: OWENS CORNING, Schenectady , Safety Lead, Other , Schenectady, New York

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