Specialist, Safety
KIA Motors - West Point, GA

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General Summary:

Assist the Assistant Manager of the Health, Safety & Security Department with implementation and administration of Safety and Security policies and procedures. To provide a visible safety presence within the plant production facilities conducting investigation and inspections to ensure our compliance with corporate, local, state, and federal safety policies, procedures, regulations and directives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES ( including but not limited to accountabilities below):
  • Conduct audits and inspections related to OSHA compliance
  • Review incident reports, conduct investigations, follow-up on implementation
  • Provide technical safety support to team leaders, group leaders, and production management
  • Teach various safety course topics required by corporate training plan and OSHA
  • Conduct periodic inspections of plant machinery, equipment, and working conditions to ensure conformance to appropriate safety and health standards and regulations
  • Investigate incidents and unsafe working conditions, compiling statistical data and providing remedial actions to achieve effective accident and loss prevention
  • Assist Group Leaders with the evaluation of safety problems and Team Member’s safety recommendations and complaints. Recommend corrective measures accordingly
  • Supports Emergency Response Coordinator and Safety Engineer with the administration of fire protection/life safety systems
  • Assists the KMMG Emergency Response Coordinator in emergency operations and training during normal facility operations and on a 24 hour on-call basis
  • Perform, with all required personal protective equipment, in various roles on emergency response teams including, first responder, technician, safety officer, and incident commander
  • Ensures maintenance of emergency service response equipment
  • Must be able to work any shift in all shops
QUALIFICATIONS and JOB REQUIREMENTS (Education, Experience, Competencies):
  • Bachelor’s degree in safety, mechanical, or industrial engineering, or a related area, along with a minimum of three (3) years safety related experience, preferably in the automotive industry, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Safety committee activities, incident investigation/problem solving, tool & equipment specification, fire and security experience will also be considered

SPECIALIZED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED
  • Strong interpersonal skills are necessary
  • Mechanical aptitude and analytical ability
  • The ability to comprehend, interpret and comply with divisional policies, procedures, and operations in conducting day-to-day responsibilities
  • Must personify the safety ethic in speech and actions
  • Blue print reading, basic chemistry, advanced first aid/CPR, hazmat technician, essentials of firemanship, OSHA competent person - general industry, NSC advanced safety certificate, OSHTech or ASP

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