Safety and Environmental Coordinator - Conover, NC

Conover / North Carolina / United States

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Safety and Environmental Coordinator - Conover, NC

214 Conover Blvd SE
Conover, North Carolina, 28613
United States

The Opportunity:

The Safety & Environmental Coordinator, Conover Folding Carton, provides technical and health support to production and administrative personnel to ensure compliance with federal/state safety and environmental regulations.  Develops plant specific safety, health and environmental programs and objectives and coordinates corresponding training programs as necessary.  Provide leadership and support for management team, safety pillar and sub pillar teams.


Responsibilities & Duties:

Lead Safety Pillar Steering Teams and provide leadership and support to all Safety Sub Pillar Teams

Maintain our Safety & Environmental Management Systems

Ensure Compliance with all applicable OSHA & EPA reporting and regulations

Ensure all required OSHA, EPA & Company safety & environmental training is completed

Ensure safety & environmental rule compliance within all departments and shifts

Ensure completion of Investigation and Corrective Actions for all incidents / near misses

Maintain and facilitate our safety information systems for data integrity

Facilitate monthly plant safety meetings

Performs safety training for new hires and re-training for current employees

Supports employees in selection of appropriate personal protective equipment

Monitors lost-time injuries/illnesses and workers compensation claims

Lead with a “Team Based” problem solving approach

Lead plant in building and reinforcing a “safety first” culture across all shifts

Reward, recognize and celebrate accomplishments and improvements


Team Membership

Member of Plant Leadership Team

Leader of Safety Pillar Steering Team

Member of SQF / HACCP Team

Participates on process improvement teams as needed


What You Need to Succeed:

Knowledge of manufacturing environment

Outgoing and positive attitude; strong interpersonal skills

Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point a strong plus (will be using extensively)

Comfortable making presentations and speaking in public

Bachelor’s degree required.  Degree in a safety science or environmental field a strong plus



What we offer:

Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence

Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities

An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential

A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.





WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans. 



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