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Job Title: Assistant Safety Manager
Company: Smithfield Foods
Location: Denison, Iowa - USA

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Job Description:

A great job-and a great future-awaits you at Smithfield Foods. We’re an $18 billion U.S. food company with nearly 60,000 employees worldwide. We’re looking for motivated people who want to join our team and grow lasting and meaningful careers with us. Join our family today. Apply Now!


Your Opportunity

Our team members receive industry-competitive salaries and are eligible for great benefits packages:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Annual Bonus Earning Potential
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance, Retirement Benefits and More
  • Education benefit available to full and part time Smithfield team members on their first day of employment.

*Program eligibilities apply

Open to moving? We will help! Ask about our Relocation Assistance packages!

In addition, we offer opportunities for career growth, professional development, and tuition assistance.

The Assistant Safety Manager is responsible for assisting the Plant Safety Manager in promoting a healthy and safe workplace at the designated facility. These duties will be accomplished by providing technical expertise to the plant safety and health teams, providing training on safety and health topics, and promoting active employee involvement in the safety process.

Core Responsibilities
Safety Audits

  • Performs documented safety tours and reports findings to the facility management.
  • Performs audits of written program compliance and team activities.
  • Conducts inspections of facility equipment and processes for potential safety and health hazards.
  • Identifies potential hazards to people, processes or property and recommends corrective action to facility management.
  • Audits outside contractor activity.
  • Supports safety programs to ensure Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance.
  • Analyzes statistical data from injury/illness/loss reports and applies appropriate risk management process controls.

Safety & Management Advisor

  • Attends plant safety team meetings.
  • Monitors safety and health team performance and makes recommendations for improvement.
  • Provides technical expertise and support to safety team.
  • Acts as a liaison between team members and management staff as needed. Administrative Documentation and Organization
  • Ensures training and documentation is maintained with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Ensures supervisory personnel are aware of employee restrictions due to work-related injury or illness and that employees are working within those restrictions.
  • Participates in accident investigation process.

Safety & Risk Management Documentation & Training

  • Conducts safety and risk management portion of employee orientation and training.
  • Prepares written safety meeting documentation for supervisory use.
  • Ensures written programs and policies and work practices are in compliance with applicable regulatory agencies.
  • Ensures training materials are current and comply with OSHA requirements.

OSHA Compliance Sampling

  • Collects industrial hygiene samples to ensure OSHA compliance as needed.
  • Assists with sample interpretation and recommendations. Safety Activities
  • Completes special projects and initiatives to work on independently and presents findings to the plant management and/or corporate management.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year college or university in a safety or related technical field and 3+ years relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
  • 2+ years of demonstrated experience in team management/development or project leadership is required.
  • CPR/First Aid certified, preferred.
  • OSHA 40 hour Industrial Construction, preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to travel on an occasional basis.
  • Must have the ability to complete required applicable forms in English, which requires the ability to read and write in English.
  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.

Work Environment & Physical Demands
The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Office and plant setting. The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision includes close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.
  • Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment selection process, please call us at 757-357-1595.

Salary Range

$66,000.00 – $98,625.00

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