GLOBAL SAFETY CENTER OF EXCELLENCE – SENIOR SAFETY MANAGER

Overview

Date Posted:
8/1/2022
Job Code:
SE01900
City:
Seattle
State:
WA
Country:
United States of America
Category:
Manufacturing and Operations



Trident Seafoods was founded over 40 years ago and we are proud to have grown to be the largest vertically integrated seafood company in North America. We are a family-owned company with over 9,000 employees worldwide. Trident Seafoods is based out of Seattle, but has processing plants across the United States, Europe, Japan, and China. The real heartbeat of Trident Seafoods, however, is its access to the natural resources in the remote coastal communities of Alaska. We have a unique heritage, talented employees and a company culture founded on the “can do” spirit. Trident believes that our employees are the most foremost reason for our success, allowing us to be the leader in the Seafood industry.


Description

 

The Global Safety Center of Excellence - Senior Safety Manager will report to and aid the Vice President Safety in the design, implementation, communication and coordination of all enterprise safety, security and occupational health safety processes and programs.

This position will develop and provide technical and administrative direction on safety and health decisions, which bear critical importance to overall enterprise objectives, operations, and key deliverables and will assist in the oversight and development of new safety leaders in the field.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supports global safety and health programs and processes by providing advice and guidance to Company Senior Management
  • Continually maintain an appropriate level of awareness, knowledge and preparedness across the
  • enterprise to create a culture that prioritizes effective safety and health priorities
  • Reviews internal policies, standards and practices to ensure they are current and appropriate
  • Conducts hazard and risk assessments and change existing, or develop new recommendations which serve to drive regulatory compliance and safety performance excellence
  • Provides regular written reports, as well as other safety and health related results and provide updates to the Vice President Safety
  • Assists in the investigation of serious incidents and ensure proper records are completed and submitted. Assist in implementation of corrective actions as it relates to the incident and ensure “lessons learned” are communicated throughout the Company and are incorporated into the program, if necessary
  • Devise, supervise, and coordinate training programs or media which will increase proficiency in safe practices and promote safety and health consciousness
  • Actively participate in the scheduling of safety meetings across Company locations to review safety and health performance
  • Address specific injury reporting and record keeping requirements of OSHA, DOT, USDA, EPA  etc., as well as other pertinent domestic and international safety/regulatory compliance matters and ensure sites are in compliance
  • Serve as subject matter expert and render guidance to facilities reference OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP)
  • Conduct site visits/audits
  • Provide boots on the ground safety program oversight to plant facilities temporally backfilling open positions
  • Participate/attend industry related conferences when requested to do so

 

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Performs other similar or related duties as requested or assigned.
  • This position does not have direct reports but is responsible for carrying out responsibilities which may include training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; and addressing complaints and resolving issues
  • Acquires knowledge of Trident’s Environmental and Safety Policies by completing required training programs and performing designated work activities in accordance with training and procedures/work instructions 
  • Notifies designated personnel of any environmental or safety incidents or risks not previously documented, in accordance with Environmental Awareness and/or safety trainings

Minimum Requirements

 

Experience:

  • Ten (10) years of safety management experience managing project safety
  • OSHA 10 & 30 trained; OSHA 500 and CSP a plus

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree (4 year) or higher in Safety, Engineering, or related technical field is highly recommended, but not required.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced knowledge of fishery and/or foods manufacturing industry practices, regulatory agency requirements and industry standards recommended, but not required.
  • Must have strong written and oral communications ability.
  • Required to speak effectively before groups of senior management, employees, visitors/subcontractors, and others.
  • Ability to resolve issues quickly with little or no direction from a superior. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule format.
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Ability to make good judgments and render good decisions

Work Environment:

  • Varied - from loud, wet factory environments, requiring the use of PPE, to offices and conference rooms.
  • Travel will be required, including international travel, and travel to remote locations is required at times (appx 50%).  Most travel is planned, project based. Valid passport is required.

Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to handle/feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
  • You are occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop or kneel.
  • You may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • The position requires that you will walk the interior and exterior of facilities and have the ability to safely climb ladders, climb stairs, walk on uneven ground and work in areas of cold temperature.

Mental Activities:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use independent judgment, discretion and decision making. 
  • The employee is required to use creativity, training, supervision and mentoring skills as well as problem analysis skills.
  • The employee will use interpersonal skills and teamwork.
  • The employee will regularly speak, read, write and understand English, and use customer service skills.

Trident Seafoods is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age and genetic information.

Trident Seafoods has adopted a zero-tolerance and drug-free workplace policy. Pre-employment drug examinations are required for all employees.

Any employment offer from Trident Seafoods is contingent upon the candidate maintaining valid immigration status and work authorization throughout employment, without any need for immigration sponsorship by the company.