O-I Health and Safety Manager- Waco, TX in Waco, Texas

Health and Safety Manager- Waco, TX

  • Job ID #:5991

  • Functional Area:Environmental

  • Position Type:Full-Time Regular

  • Relocation Provided:Yes

  • Location:Waco, TX

  • Department:EHS

  • Education Required:Bachelors Degree

  • Experience Required:3 - 5 Years

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Position Description:

Who we are:

Remember the last time you opened a bottle of champagne? A cold beer after a hard day’s work or a bottle of sparkling mineral water to quench your thirst? Well, it was probably made by us. We are O-I and we love that we make more glass containers than anyone in the world.

O-I has more than a century of experience crafting pure, sustainable, brand-building glass packaging for many of the world’s best-known food and beverage brands. We are proud to provide high quality glass packaging for beer, wine, spirits, food, non-alcoholic beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

With nearly 27,000 employees and an unparalleled footprint spanning almost 80 plants in 23 countries, O-I is a truly global maker of glass packaging.

From engineering and manufacturing to brand development, design and innovation, we are dedicated to providing unique solutions to exceed our customers’ expectations and fuel consumers’ desire for glass.

Your Role:

Under general supervision of Plant Manager, you will be responsible for planning, coordinating and promoting the plant safety, workers’ compensation and occupational health programs for the site. You will provide support to the site operations leadership in the following areas: safety, occupational health, worker’s compensation, and Health & Safety training and development. You will also interface and interact with the NA Health and Safety Department personnel to ensure consistent knowledge, implementation and execution of regional Health & Safety policies, procedures and strategies.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Advise site management regarding the establishment of Health & Safety objectives, plan activities to achieve those objectives, and integrate Health & Safety into the site culture.

  • Maintain accurate and complete records that meet regulatory requirements.

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of existing Health & Safety programs and practices through reviews and data interpretation.

  • Plan and promote all phases of the plant safety program.

  • Anticipate, identify and evaluate hazardous conditions and practices through work site knowledge, employee interactions and work site inspection.

  • Develop hazard control designs, methods, procedures and programs.

  • Implement, administer and advise others on hazard controls and hazard control programs.

  • Measure, audit and evaluate the effectiveness of hazard controls and hazard control programs.

  • Provide recommendations for correcting safety hazards and unsafe work practices.

  • Provide follow-up to ensure implementation of corrective recommendations.

  • Conduct mandated employee health and safety training programs as required by the Health & Safety Training Matrix, such as Hazard Communication, Lock Out/Tag Out and Personal Protective Equipment.

  • Coordinate the plant accident and investigation program, including the maintenance of required OSHA reports.

  • Participate in state and federal OSHA inspections.

  • Serve as the leader of plant safety committees and teams.

  • Assist in the plant efforts to minimize ergonomic stress.

  • Assist in the establishment, training and facilitation of first responder teams.

  • Execute strategies to engage the plant leadership team and the plant workforce in maximizing the safety performance.

  • Assist Regional Health & Safety staff in the quantification, evaluation and control of employee exposure to potential occupational health hazards such as: chemicals & materials, noise levels and other human factors existing in the workplace.

  • Conduct on-site activities to control exposures to potential occupational health hazards.

  • Assist in the completion of occupational health-monitoring activities to meet regulatory requirements for subjects such as asbestos, silica, hearing and lead.

  • Assist in the laser safety compliance activities required by OSHA and State regulations.

  • Act as the site contact for Worker’s Compensation issues: Interfaces with workers compensation legal counsel, third party administrator, appropriate medical professionals, corporate risk management, divisional health and safety management, and regional HR management for successful case management of all workers compensation claims and programs.

  • Advise and Assist the Plant Engineer in compliance activities.

  • Assist local Human Resources personnel in coordination of new hires/orientation.

  • Assists local Human Resources personnel in facilitating pre-employment drug screening for new hires.

  • Interpret safety regulations for site personnel.

  • Review plans and specifications for installation of new machinery or equipment to determine whether all safety requirements have been met.

  • Assists local Human Resources personnel in facilitating other drug and alcohol testing programs as applicable to the site.

Reporting Relationships:

In this role, you will report to the Plant Manager with a dotted line to the Regional Health and Safety Manager.

Position Requirements:

About You:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required

  • 3 - 5 years of experience in a manufacturing plant performing Health and Safety activities required with Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST) or equivalent certification preferred

  • Master’s Degree (in Health and Safety) preferred

  • 7 - 10 years of experience in a manufacturing plant performing Health and Safety activities with

  • CSP, CIH or CHMM or equivalent certification preferred

Travel Requirements:

There may be some travel associated with this position for training and/or project work.

What We Offer:

  • Opportunity for future growth and advancement

  • Generous, Award-winning 401(k) plan w/ employer contribution & match

  • Comprehensive benefits package

  • Relaxed and contemporary dress code

  • Education Assistance program

  • Adoption Assistance program

  • and much more…

If you are smart, passionate, innovative, culturally open, curious and collaborative, we’d like to hear from you.

O-I is committed to fostering an inclusive environment that attracts and embraces the brightest minds and creates a culture that welcomes a diversity of ideas and perspectives while encouraging growth and rewarding performance.

Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis.

O-I is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact O-I at hr.recruiters@o-i.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.