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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Spartanburg, South Carolina
United States
Job Categories:
Risk Management Specialist
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Industry Segments:
Automotive, General Manufacturing
Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
Reference Number:

Safety Specialist, Technical


  • Serves as the technical safety specialist for the designated technology in risk identification, avoidance, analysis, planning, problem solving, and implementation of safety improvements.
  • Key areas of responsibility include department safety steering, providing technical expertise, launch and series involvement, and analytics/problem solving.
  • Coordinates and steers all department safety activities in assigned technology by providing focus, direction, safety communication, project coordination and facilitation.
  • Develops and implements department safety strategies and annual business plan. Benchmarks and introduces new safety technology within assigned technology.
  • Analyzes, recommends, and steers implementation of engineering safety controls in a highly automated environment. Assesses risks of new technology, automation, process modifications, and machine systems. Examples: Robotics, PLCs, Safety Controllers, Conveyance Systems, Safety Devices, Laser Applications, Chemical Delivery Systems, Electrical Safety, Ergonomics, etc.
  • Maintains knowledge of US and European regulations, legislation, standards and safeguarding techniques to a detailed review of functional safety areas and provides subject matter expert direction to engineers and planners.
  • Develops and improves the department safety and equipment specifications for new technology, lessons learned, and standard updates.
  • Leads and is accountable for the assessment of associate risks in Launch & Series new equipment installation, change management, and process/procedure changes.
  • Coordinates safety into bid packages, product development, new product launch, and new equipment installation.
  • Collaborates with line builders, planners, and department specialists in the review of drawings, schematics, 3D renderings, and virtual process builds.
  • Serves as the system administrator and analyst for safety database systems (OHM, SafetyNet, and ABATech).
  • Serves as the department expert and authority for compliance, incident investigations, statistical analysis and other departmental safety inquiries.
  • Oversees and manages the industrial hygiene program and sampling operation in the assigned technology.
  • Directs and organizes the ABATech ergonomic assessment process in the assigned technology.
  • Performs and develops department specific ergonomics training, new hire orientation, management safety training, as well as other training as conditions require.
  • Leads the daily operations in the assigned technology to include supporting, sustaining, and improving all safety programs, tasks, communications, investigations, reporting etc. Supports I.H.S., EIP, and Workers Compensation in needed investigations, claim closures, legal support, etc. Performs other duties as assigned by management.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • BA/BS Degree (preferably in Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene, or Ergonomics) or the equivalent of 4 years professional experience in a related field. 
  • 5 years professional experience in industrial safety to include experience in ergonomics, and industrial hygiene. 
  • 5+ years knowledge in OSHA General Industry Standards. 
  • 3+ years knowledge in managing Industrial Hygiene topics. 
  • 3+ years verbal and written communication skills as proven through business application. 
  • 3+ years MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel software skills. 
  • 1+ years knowledge in performing ergonomics force measurements. 
  • 1+ years knowledge of controls, safety devices and systems. 
  • Basic ability to train groups of individuals in an effective manner as proven through business application.

Benefits Package:
Our conprehensive program includes:

  • Medical, Dental, Prescription & Vision coverage
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) plan with company matching contribution
  • Retirement Income Account
  • Life Insurance
  • BMW Associates Assistance Program
  • Medical Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Car Program:
Our company vehicle program gives our associates the oppostunity to enjoy driving their own BMW through assignment or lease programs. We believe this is a great way for you to experience the benefits of our vehicles so all employees can become advocates for our brand and share our pride in their quality.

Company Overview:
BMW has been the world's most sustainable premium automobile manufacturer in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index since 2005. BMW has grown to include over 25 company locations in the US and is represented by a network of over 600 dealers. We are commited to the ongoing development of our associates. BMW offers leadership, soft skills and technical training to support their professional growth! 

We believe in supporting a progressive culture that allows all our associates to feel at home, enjoy equal opportunities and grow with us. That’s why our culture is founded on 5 core values, which set the tone for how we work together and treat each other in order to empower us all – and foster a unique team spirit.

BMW Manufacturing Company is an EEO/affirmative action employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

Legal Entity: BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC
Job ID: 170001T5

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