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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
United States
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Safety Manager/Coordinator: Single site
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Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
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Facility Safety Coordinator

Job ID: 7768
Functional Area: Plant Operations
Position Type: Full-Time Regular
Experience Required: Minimum 3 Year
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Department: Plant Operations
Education Required: Bachelors Degree
Relocation Provided: No

Position Description:
About Covanta: Covanta is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta’s modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power one million homes and recycle approximately 500,000 tons of metal. Through a vast network of treatment and recycling facilities, Covanta also provides comprehensive industrial material management services to companies seeking solutions to some of today’s most complex environmental challenges. For more information, visit our website. It is not often that a role comes along that provides you the opportunity to play a pivotal role in Safety and Health transformation with a leading firm in its industry.

Based at our Harrisburg, PA facility, Covanta is seeking an energetic, dedicated, versatile, self-motivated Safety and Health professional with a solid track record of leading implementation of safety and health programs in an operating environment, specifically plants in the waste-to-energy, electric utility, process or related industries. 

  • Reporting to the Facility Manager and working in conjunction with the Regional Safety Administrator, the Safety Coordinator oversees regulatory compliance, accident investigation/ documentation and OSHA VPP efforts. 
  • This position is responsible for all aspects of safety training including initial new hire and plant safety training, as well as maintaining all training records. 
  • Additionally, he/she will continuously monitor the performance and effectiveness of the plant’s health and safety program in the field and make program adjustments as necessary to meet performance and improvement objectives in a safe, productive manner. 
  • Additionally, he/she will assist in outage scheduling, planning / scheduling projects, budget planning for both safety and operations.

Principal Duties:

  • Reporting to the Facility Manager and our Regional Safety Manager, the Facility Safety Coordinator (FSC) will have a varying range of responsibilities depending on the size and complexity of the plant, number of employees and projects assigned. The FSC role will span strategic, tactical, and transactional safety and health management activities. 
  • As the FSC, you will be responsible for overseeing regulatory compliance, training and implementation of Covanta’s safety policies, accident investigation and documentation, OSHA VPP efforts, and management of the other safety program initiatives (and Transfer Station’s DOT Driver’s Program, where it applies). 
  • In addition to managing the Facility Safety Program, the FSC will oversee the employee training program, and assist with the daily execution of the facility safety and health activities (Transfer Station, Public Unloading Facility and Upper Lot Recycle operation, when it applies).
  • The FSC will also be called upon to contribute to the broader facility management team and provide leadership to process improvement and best practice deployment, demonstrating the right values and behaviors with high emotional intelligence in working with disbursed stakeholder base, often on critical schedule projects.

Specific Areas of Responsibilities:

  • Provide an active leadership role in for the management of the facilities Health and Safety Programs, Processes and Policies.
  • Implement, motivate, educate and enforce Covanta’s safety and health policies.
  • Manage all aspects of our safety reporting and maintain the facility Safety records.
  • Continually monitor the performance and effectiveness of the facility safety program and implement adjustments and improvement as needed.
  • Complete weekly safety audits and follow-up reporting.
  • With facility management oversee contractor safety and health performance. Ensuring that contractors are properly trained, use appropriate tools and equipment and protect all employees from injury.
  • When necessary, stop potential unsafe behaviors (PUB) in the field when observed and coach employees on the proper method. Also provide positive recognition for safe behaviors.
  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to safety and health excellence.
  • Manage the Safety Training Program.
  • Manage the Employee Training Program with the Chief Engineer.
  • Manage accident investigations and all related reporting.
  • Manage the Department of Transportation (DOT) Program for Site and Over-the-Road drivers.
  • Contribute to improvements in lean, Six Sigma and other quantitative and qualitative approaches to drive workplace process improvements.

Critical Skills and Abilities:

  • Self-directed, action-oriented, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards.
  • Dynamic leader with a record of achieving results individually and through others.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with an ability to provide constructive feedback in a positive way.
  • Strong analytical ability, good judgment and strong safety and health / operational focus.
  • Ability to work cross functionally with peers and other company leaders.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities concurrently, and build consensus.
  • Organized, team player who is an effective influencer.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead change in the face of adversity; to challenge the status quo constructively.
  • Articulate, superb communicator, verbal and written.
  • Proficiency in using PeopleSoft ERP (or SAP) and Microsoft (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio).
  • Willing to work evenings and weekends as needed to support facility operations.

Education and Experience:
The ideal candidate must have a B.S. in a safety and health or science-related area coupled with at least 3-5 years Health & Safety experience with a working knowledge of OSHA 1910 and State regulations. Candidates with an A.S. in a relevant field of study with at least 5-7 years of experience will be considered. Candidates with 10+ years or relevant experience supporting or managing safety programs in an industrial environment will be also considered in lieu of degree. In addition to Occupational Health and Safety, desired experience to include knowledge of operations and maintenance in a heavy industrial environment.

Covanta views employee talent as a key pillar of success within our company. We recognize the importance of a strong and highly-motivated workforce to drive profitable growth, on a foundation of operational and service excellence. Attracting, developing, retaining and advancing talent are among our most important priorities.

We aim to attract high-potential individuals who have a passion for what we do. We are focused on building a diverse workforce and stand committed to providing a culture of diversity and inclusion, work/life balance and pay for performance, all supported by a comprehensive total reward package.

Information on our facilities is available at www.covanta.com/Our-Facilities. Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.