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Safety Manager in Jonesboro, AR at Butterball

Date Posted: 1/18/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

To serve as the staff specialist in safety by developing  and carrying out procedures with the line organization that effectively control accident and health exposures in the company and minimize OSHA citations.

Essential Functions, Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assists line and staff management to understand OSHA regulations and standards, including guidance on handling OSHA compliance, inspections, and citations.
  • Investigates serious injuries in conjunction with line and staff personnel. Notifies top management of pertinent details.
  • Evaluates hazardous conditions and practices and develops hazard control practices and programs.
  • Assists in communicating hazard control information and evaluates effectiveness of the control.
  • Guides and assists plant personnel at locations with critical safety and health problems.
  • Overviews company accident statistics and makes recommendations for correction of problem areas.
  • Plans and directs safety and industrial hygiene services and monitors third party administration of the Workers Compensation program.
  • Works with trade and professional organizations to promote goals and objectives in the health and safety area that affect company's business.
  • Establishes target areas and long-range accident prevention and cost-control objectives.
  • Keeps apprised of developments in federal and state safety laws likely to affect the company.
  • Acts as ranking company representative in dealing with government agencies on safety and health matters affecting the company.
  • Investigates fatalities or serious injuries that occur at company facilities.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of OSHA, EPA, and other Safety and Health Regulations
  • Understanding of the state workers compensation regulations.
  • Know the state and federal food defense requirements.
  • Use of computers to communicate, collect and analyze data, and for presentations
  • Working knowledge of medical protocols.
  • Good communication and people skills.

Education & Experience: 

  • BS degree in Industrial Safety or related field or equivalent training and experience.
  • Five years of practical experience in an industrial setting.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Monitors components in the supervisory accountability program to insure participation
  • Chairs the GREATER Council
  • Ensures compliance with VPP
  • Coordinates plant security
  • Manages the Auxiliary services in the Complex.  


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