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Safety Coordinator

Company: WestRock
Location: Merced
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

*The Opportunity:*

The Safety Coordinator for WestRock RTS Packaging Merced is responsible for helping to lead, motivate and foster a safety-conscious culture in the workplace to reduce accidents and injuries. He/she promotes the continuous improvement of facility safety and health systems to result in the reduction of accidents and illness, the assurance of regulatory compliance, and to make safe behaviors part of day-to-day thinking. The Safety Coordinator is expected to coordinate and manage the day-to-day activities related to meeting all safety and health standards established by applicable regulation, as well as policies and procedures established internally.

This position will be ideal for a floor-oriented people person who knows safety, OSHA, etc, and enjoys working with people to make a safety program come alive. The right candidate will have been through a start up or a major revision of a safety program and will have the ability to work with operations employees and managers to get a strong safety program in place. They will have the patience and commitment to work "hands on" to help the entire team understand the company's commitment to safety and the need to follow the safety programs. This is an excellent managerial opportunity, and the right candidate will have the opportunity to grow in a number of directions over time

Essential Abilities:

Read, write and understand the English language; bilingual Spanish helpful

Attention to detail with strong organizational skills

Bring assignments to a successful completion under specific deadlines

Effective at managing multiple priorities

Lead change

Establish and maintain networking relationships

Team building and influencing skills


Possess a sense of urgency and self-motivation

Ability to work independently

Occasional travel may be required

Essential Functions:

Responsible for regulatory assessments and efforts to maintain compliance with Federal, State, and local health and safety regulations

Interface daily with hourly and salaried employees to promote safety programs and accident prevention

Conduct regular compliance audits and safety inspections of the facility and initiate corrective actions to eliminate hazards and promote a safe work environment

Develop effective safety communications utilizing various multi-media methods

Develop, implement, and administrate health and safety plans and training programs

Take a lead role in coaching, mentoring and training colleagues to improve safety performance and program effectiveness

Establish, facilitate and lead a plant safety committee

Collect, maintain, and distribute plant safety documents to meet Rock-Tenn reporting requirements

Lead the investigation of accidents, determine causative factors, and implement corrective action to prevent recurrence

Develop task-specific job safety analyses for work performed at the facility

Maintain working knowledge of industry trends and practices regarding environmental health and safety

Provide innovative safety solutions and ideas

Candidate Values:

Integrity - accepting and adhering to high ethical, moral and personal values in decisions, communications, actions and when dealing with others

Accountable - takes responsibility for decisions, actions and results

Resourceful - seeks simple solutions to complex problems

Teamwork - builds trust by respecting the ideas and contributions of everyone

Passionate - demonstrates enthusiasm for the job

Candidate Growth Traits:

Clear Thinker - able to make decisions with speed and accuracy based on best available information

External Focus - anticipates customer needs and ensures that they are met

Imagination - generates new and unique ideas and has the courage to take action

Inclusiveness - builds a connection with the team through personal involvement and trust

*What You Need For This Role:*

High School Diploma

Bachelor's Degree in health/Safety or related Science is preferred

2+ years related safety work experience in manufacturing, union work environment preferred

Working knowledge of Federal, State and local regulations and industry requirements

Strong written, verbal, and presentation communication skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Office software

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $63,500.00 - $75,000.00 per year


* 401(k)

* 401(k) matching

* Dental insurance

* Employee assistance program

* Employee discount

* Flexible spending account

* Health insurance

* Health savings account

* Life insurance

* Paid time off

* Parental leave

* Referral program

* Tuition reimbursement

* Vision insurance


* 8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

* Merced, CA 95341: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


* EHS: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

Keywords: WestRock, Merced , Safety Coordinator, Other , Merced, California

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