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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
McElhattan, Pennsylvania
United States
Job Categories:
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Industry Segments:
Consumer Goods, Manufacturing - Miscellaneous
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
Reference Number:

Safety Engineer

First Quality Enterprises, Inc. (FQE), founded in 1988, is a global multi-billion dollar privately held company with over 4,200 employees.  Its corporate offices are located in Great Neck, New York, with manufacturing facilities and offices in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia, Canada, and China.  FQE is a diversified family of companies manufacturing consumer products ranging from Absorbent Hygiene (adult incontinence, feminine care, and baby care), Tissue (bath and towel), and Industrial (non-woven fabrics, print and packaging materials, thermoformed plastics), serving institutional and retail markets throughout the world.  FQE focuses on private label and branded product lines.

Our core business philosophy is built on a proud culture driven by safety and quality, respect, humility, integrity, customer focus, and teamwork.  With leading edge manufacturing technologies and processes and visionary leadership, FQE is positioned to continue significant growth in the coming years.  To support this growth, we are seeking an experienced Safety Engineer for our McElhattan, PA location (near the Penn State Campus). 

This position will be responsible for providing technical skills in the operation and support of the environmental health and safety program to maintain an accident-free work environment and ensure compliance with regulatory agencies.

Primary responsibilities include: 

  • Aspires to achieve a zero injury culture through visible support of the injury prevention and safety program.
  • Active facilitation or participation in safety meetings and training sessions.
  • Ensure required safety training is complete for all employees and maintain training records.
  • Conduct regular walk through safety inspections to identify hazards, document findings, recommend corrective actions and follow through to ensure corrections have been made.
  • Assist in establishing policies for preventive actions through studying accidents and potential risks in general work environments.
  • Investigate accidents, identify root cause, and assist in implementing corrective actions.
  • Assist in coordinating and overseeing the return-to-work program for injured workers.  Assist in overall workers compensation administration.
  • Facilitate communication of company safety policies, procedures and standards with all visitors, including contractors and vendors.
  • Environmental responsibility to maintain compliance with PA DEP regulations.

The ideal candidate should possess the following skills: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Safety/Health or Environmental Safety.
  • 5 years experience.
  • Manufacturing background preferred.
  • CPR & First Aid certification.
  • ASSE certification.
  • Experience with workers compensation.
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of employees.
  • Excellent computer skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Excellent compensation and benefit package!