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First Quality Retail Services Safety Engineer III in Anderson, South Carolina

Safety Engineer III


SC - Anderson



Employment Duration

Full time

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First Quality was founded in 1989 and, in nearly three decades, has grown to be a global privately held company with over 4,000 employees. Its corporate offices are located in Great Neck, New York, with manufacturing facilities and offices in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia, and Canada. First Quality 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 (print and packaging materials and thermoformed plastics), serving institutional and retail markets throughout the world. First Quality 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, First Quality is positioned to continue significant growth in the coming years. We are seeking an experienced Safety Engineer for our First Quality Tissue SE, LLC located in Anderson, South Carolina.

The Safety Engineer is a member of the site Health and Safety (H&S) Team, and as part of the team, this member would partner with manufacturing operations and maintenance in the pursuit of Operational Excellence in Safety, as well as develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive H&S management system to ensure compliance and manage risk.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Serve as an innovative, H&S subject matter expert by partnering in decisions on technical, regulatory, and cultural safety issues related to:

  • Driving an action-oriented safety culture which embraces safety as a core value

  • Safety review and approval of new and/or modified equipment and facilities

  • Deployment of corporate safety management systems, including programs, procedures, behavior-based safety and related training

  • Lead/participate in proactive risk assessments and additional controls development and implementation

  • Lead and champion continuous improvement in health and safety

  • Engage with and support the workforce to strengthen two-way communication, trust and confidence

  • Assists in the development and performs instructor-led training sessions and shop floor support of safety training on assigned safety management system programs and company risk control processes

  • Effectively transfer knowledge and ensure skills are developed through effective and efficient communication, training and awareness

  • Monitor and evaluate effectiveness and compliance with requirements

  • Oversee incident investigations, root cause analysis, and corrective action plan development and implementation

  • Manage administrative responsibilities related to health and safety compliance and program administration

  • Assist and/or lead Workers’ Compensation claims administration and coordination of the Return-to-Work program

The ideal candidate should possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with an EH&S, engineering, science, or chemical background

  • 4+ years of experience in a safety management or operations function, preferably within a manufacturing environment

  • Broad-based knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety regulations applicable to the location

  • Successful creation, implementation, administration, and auditing of health and safety programs and management systems (e.g., OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001)

  • Data collection, compilation and statistical analysis related to incident occurrences, industrial hygiene data, and cultural surveys

  • Creating health and safety programs and related training materials; communication of these materials through oral and written communications using various delivery methods to successfully communicate information.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)

  • BCSP Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and/or ACGIH certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) is a plus

Excellent compensation and benefits, which are effective the first day of employment!

First Quality is committed to protecting information under the care of First Quality Enterprises commensurate with leading industry standards and applicable regulations. As such, First Quality provides at least annual training regarding data privacy and security to employees who, as a result of their role specifications, may come in to contact with sensitive data.

First Quality is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification, or protected Veteran status.


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