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CI and Safety Manager

Company: Savencia Cheese USA LLC
Location: Lena
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSummary/ObjectiveThis position leads and coordinates the Continuous Improvement Management (CIM) activities and provides day to day EHS support to leadership and operating teams at the manufacturing facility. This position is responsible for overall employee safety for our Kolb-Lena plant, including safety programs, systems, policies, training, machine guarding, risk management, Federal and State OSHA compliance and audits. The position must be able to analyze, design, and implement continuous improvement solutions based on knowledge of the industry's best practices and established work processes and application of formal problem-solving tools (root cause analysis, DMAIC/PDCA, 5 why/5M analysis, etc.)Essential FunctionsReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Continues Improvement duties:

  • Train and mentor management team and Team Leads on CIM objectives
  • Maintains CIM library on the company network
  • Manage Visual Factory, Key Performance Indicators, team boards, steering committee boards, etc.
  • Work with teams to develop OEE tracking, data collection, results plotting, and financial reporting
  • Completes required paperwork and data entry within a timely manner
  • Analyze data to justify cost improvement teams
  • Facilitate adherence to the new/improved practices established by CIM teams
  • Develop written policies and procedures
  • Coordinate monthly training with 3rd party and team leaders
  • Maintains accurate records and assures OEE database entries
  • Audits CIM teams on a regular basis to ensure progress
  • Conducts employee training for continuous improvement
  • Work with supervision to ensure employee participation at daily meetings
  • Responsible for updating, reviewing, and maintaining continuous improvement roadmap
  • Participate in weekly and monthly CIM reviews and Copil presentationsEnvironmental, Health and Safety duties:
    • Ensures day-to-day administration of plant safety projects, policies, and procedures, Federal and State OSHA compliance, and compliance with all other applicable regulations
    • Heavily involved with the facilities emergency response program, and facilitates the ammonia program and training
    • Assists in emergency situations with first aid/first responder skills as required
    • Proposes and implements action plans to ensure a safe and healthful work environment
    • Conducts or ensures proper safety training for new hires, existing employees, visitors and contractors
    • Drives process improvements in the area of Health and Safety
    • Performs Safety Assessments, audits and training
    • Leads and is a key resource for the Safety Committee
    • Leads and is a key resource for Behavioral Safety Program and Risk Management
    • Performs accident, incident, and near miss investigations and root cause analysis
    • Maintains OSHA 300, 300A, and 301
    • Analyzes risks and proposes corrective actions
    • Responsible for Safety Data tracking and reporting
    • Responsible for oversight of the Security Department (including 3rd party contractors, camera, and door security systems)
    • Other duties as assigned. Supervisory ResponsibilityThis position has no direct supervisory responsibilities but does serve as a coach and mentor for other positions in the organization.Work EnvironmentWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee works in an office and plant environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and use fingers to type. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling and climbing throughout the day. The employee must occasionally lift or move items up to or over 40 pounds.Position Type/Expected Hours of WorkThis is a full-time position. Occasional evening and weekend hours will be required as job duties demand.TravelThis position requires
      Required Education and Experience
      • Associate's degree in Business, Operations Management, EHS, or related discipline or equivalent combination of education, experience and training
      • Thorough knowledge of Continuous Improvement principles and/or formal Lean and/or Six Sigma training/certifications
      • A minimum of 3 years of increasing safety and environmental experience in a complex, fast-paced manufacturing environment
      • Experience working with a diverse group of people
      • Proficiency with software applications including Outlook, SAP, Labware and Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
      • Demonstrates a passion for safety and continuous improvement, self-motivation, and a commitment to results
      • Excellent facilitation skills, project management skills and drive for results;
      • Strong verbal and written communications skills
      • Experience working with employees at all levels
      • Ability to manage small and large projects
      • Ability to analyze data and information, and to make effective and timely decisions
      • Ability to work effectively, both independently and within a team environment
      • Demonstrated ability to develop and direct pro-active safety programs
      • Capable of training in all areas of Safety (assessments, audits, and new hire training)
      • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and team building skillsPreferred Education and Experience
        • Bachelor's degree in Business, Operations Management, EHS, or related discipline
        • 4+ years of project management experience
        • Forklift Training certification, First Aid/CPR/AED certification, First Responder Training, Hazardous Safety CertificationsBenefits:15% Bonus Potential1st Day Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision)Life InsuranceShort and Long Term Disability401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with Employer MatchPaid Vacation and 10 Holidays

Keywords: Savencia Cheese USA LLC, Rockford , CI and Safety Manager, Executive , Lena, Illinois

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