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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
55,000 - 65,000 annual 
Alexandria, Louisiana
United States
Job Categories:
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
Chemicals, Manufacturing - Miscellaneous
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Regional Safety & Health Specialist

 Willamette Valley Company is a leading-edge, multinational corporation that manufactures and distributes a wide variety of custom products and services throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Asia, and South America.

Title: Regional Safety & Health Specialist, South

Reports to: Director of Safety & Health

Exempt Status: Yes


The primary focus of this role is to provide safety & health support and guidance to the management teams at Willamette Valley Company locations within the assigned region of responsibility.  The Safety & Health Specialist will work closely with the Director of Safety & Health, and the sites in their region, to build a positive safety culture, and ensure compliance with Company and regulatory safety and health requirements.


  • Collaborate proactively with Operations teams within their region of responsibility to effectively promote safety and health at work sites, and serve as subject matter expert regarding Company and regulatory safety and health requirements.
  • Support Safety Committees at work sites within the region of responsibility.  Provide support and guidance for safety and health initiatives at the work sites.  Ensure the alignment of local safety and health strategies with Corporate goals and objectives.
  • Inspect facilities, equipment, and work practices to ensure compliance with Company safety and health standards, and regulatory expectations.  Order the suspension of activities that pose unnecessary risk to workers' safety or health.
  • Respond to incidents within their region of responsibility and support Operations teams in the completion of required reports and analyses of the events.  Log incidents as required into electronic systems for tracking/trending/planning purposes.
  • Coordinate and/or oversee industrial hygiene and environmental testing/sampling activities at work sites. (Noise surveys, dust hazard analyses, asbestos sampling, water sampling, etc...) 
  • Prepare training materials and conduct safety and health training for workers.  Demonstrate the use of required tools and equipment during training as necessary.  Log training as required into electronic systems for tracking/trending/planning purposes. 
  • Prepare reports/presentations as necessary to communicate findings from inspections, incident analyses, industrial hygiene and environmental testing, etc.  Recommend effective corrective and preventive actions, and follow-up with Operations teams periodically until complete.
  • Coordinate and/or support safety and health inspections by regulatory bodies at work sites within the respective region.  Develop cooperative, proactive working relationships with regulatory bodies.
  • Support the Safety & Health Director in developing strategies and programs, for safety and health issues, especially those related to risk reduction and process safety ventures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Candidates must be authorized to work for any employer in the United States.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety & Health or Environmental Science, or a related discipline, and 2+ years related job experience in manufacturing/production (or equivalent).
  • Proficient with computers and computer systems in order to develop documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and communicate electronically.  (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to read, understand and communicate (verbally and in writing) in English.
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 25% of the time within the USA.


Preferred Requirements:

  • CSP, CIH, OHST, CHST, and/or CHMM certifications.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Safety & Health management systems development and implementation, LEAN Six Sigma, and Human Organizational Performance (HOP) principles.
  • Demonstrated understanding of qualitative risk assessment methodologies and tools.
  • Ability to read, understand and communicate (verbally and in writing) in Spanish.


Work Location / Responsible Area:

  • The successful candidate will work out of our Pineville, LA facility.
  • The current area of responsibility includes Pineville, LA and Lithonia, GA.


Compensation and Benefits Include:

  • Base salary is expected to be between $55,000 - $65,000 (commensurate with experience)
  • 401K plan
  • Profit Sharing Plan
  • Health Benefits include medical, dental, life, vision, short-term and long-term disability plans
  • Two weeks of annual vacation


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