Sysco Safety Specialist (Environmental Health and Safety) in Union City, California
US1224 Newport Meat Northern California, Inc.
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This operating company (OpCo) based position will assist with the implementation of prevention-focused health, safety, and environmental (HSE) and security programs. The position will assist and promote OpCo-specific project implementation and training to support Sysco’s overall HSE objectives, including security and crisis preparedness objectives.RESPONSIBILITIES
Complete new hire orientation training programs as assigned by the safety director.
Maintain records for safety programs (ie training logs, reports, inspections).
Implement and train new or existing training programs, provided by safety director, to employees and supervision as needed.
Inspect facilities to detect existing or potentially unsafe conditions.
Participates in investigations on vehicle accidents and injuries.
Assist with the identification of root causes and helps supervision develop corrective actions when needed.
Engages associates to properly follow work methods in their daily job functions.
Completes observations and coaching of high-risk associates as needed
Monitors inspection of equipment to detect existing or potential failures and recommends corrective/preventative measures where indicated.
Support site management in the implementation of health, safety, and environmental (HSE) plans.
Promotes a workplace that is a proactive safety culture.
Provide supervisor and management training on root cause analysis.
Interface with regulatory bodies (OSHA, DOT, EPA, and State/Local Regulators) in the safety director's absence.
Assists with the completion of a company-wide annual HSE training plan.
Promote zero-incident HSE culture throughout the company.
Support execution of Sysco’s emergency preparedness plan procedures and policies.
Maintains associate relations through regular interactions and communication, monitors associate morale and provides feedback to leadership when needed.
- Associate’s degree and/or a minimum of 2 years of safety experience with OSHA certifications.
2+ years with direct hands-on safety experience in a warehousing, manufacturing or transportation operation.
2+ years of experience with occupational safety preferred.
Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations
Has attained or is working toward certification in safety as a recognized safety professional.
Must possess a valid Driver’s License.
Strong interest in safety with a proven record of results.
The ability to drive a strong safety philosophy and implement constructive behavior changes in operations safety.
Excellent analytical skills.
Ability to interact effectively with all levels of management, supervision, and employees.
Demonstrate excellent verbal communication, written communication, and presentation skills.
Leadership and team-building skills.
Able to influence decision-makers.
Demonstrated knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing software, and the ability to learn Sysco technology software and programs.
Effectively using time and resources to accomplish overall initiatives and program goals.
Analyze and independently solve a variety of difficult situations and problems.
Successfully demonstrate leadership framework competencies.
Develop effective interdepartmental relationships.
Demonstrate professional maturity and ability to act as a change member.
Physical DemandThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
Regularly required to sit, stand, walk and use hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and telephone to talk and hear.
The employee is frequently required to sit and reach with hands and arms.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
Work EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
This position will be performed at the assigned operating company facilities.
Must be able to do limited travel to Sysco facilities or operating companies.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
NOTICE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the environment and the level of work being performed by this job. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only tasks to be performed by the employee in this job. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by his or her supervisor.
Candidates who start work in the months of May, June, July, August and September 2021 may be eligible for medical and prescription drug plan coverage effective on their date of hire*. Standard eligibility rules and timelines apply to all other Sysco benefits, including additional healthcare benefits options, retirement benefits, vacation, and paid sick leave. Please visit https://syscobenefits.com/careers to view additional benefits information. *Exceptions/exclusions may apply
HOW WE PROTECT OUR ASSOCIATES
Personal protective equipment and masks provided
Social distancing guidelines in place
Sanitizing, disinfecting, and cleaning procedures in place
Sysco is the global leader in foodservice distribution. With over 57,000 associates and a fleet of over 13,000 vehicles, Sysco operates approximately 326 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 625,000 customer locations.
We offer our associates the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds their expectations. We’re looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why Sysco is at the heart of food and service.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT:
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.
This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.