Smithfield Foods

  • Assistant Safety Manager

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    FLSA Status
    1st Shift
    IndSPR- Operations Production
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    The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job.  Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.


    The Assistant Safety Manager is responsible for assisting the Plant Safety Manager in promoting a healthy and safe workplace at the designated facility. These duties will be accomplished by providing technical expertise to the plant safety and health teams, providing training on safety and health topics, and promoting active employee involvement in the safety process.



    Core Responsibilities

    Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:


    Safety Audits

    • Performs documented safety tours and reports findings to the facility management. 
    • Performs audits of written program compliance and team activities.
    • Conducts inspections of facility equipment and processes for potential safety and health hazards.
    • Identifies potential hazards to people, processes or property and recommends corrective action to facility management.
    • Audits outside contractor activity. 
    • Supports safety programs to ensure Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance. 
    • Analyzes statistical data from injury/illness/loss reports and applies appropriate risk management process controls.

     Safety & Management Advisor

    • Attends plant safety team meetings.
    • Monitors safety and health team performance and makes recommendations for improvement.
    • Provides technical expertise and support to safety team.
    • Acts as a liaison between team members and management staff as needed.

    Administrative Documentation and Organization

    • Ensures training and documentation is maintained with applicable laws and regulations. 
    • Ensures supervisory personnel are aware of employee restrictions due to work-related injury or illness and that employees are working within those restrictions. 
    • Participates in accident investigation process.

    Safety & Risk Management Documentation & Training

    • Conducts safety and risk management portion of employee orientation and training. 
    • Prepares written safety meeting documentation for supervisory use. 
    • Ensures written programs and policies and work practices are in compliance with applicable regulatory agencies. 
    • Ensures training materials are current and comply with OSHA requirements.  

    OSHA Compliance Sampling

    • Collects industrial hygiene samples to ensure OSHA compliance as needed. 
    • Assists with sample interpretation and recommendations.

    Safety Activities 

    • Completes special projects and initiatives to work on independently and presents findings to the plant management and/or corporate management.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. 

    • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a safety or related technical field and 2+ years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • CPR/First Aid certified, preferred.
    • OSHA 40 hour Industrial Construction, preferred.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Must be able to travel on an occasional basis.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

    Work Environment & Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
    • Specific vision includes close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
    • Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.
    • Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.

    Work Environment & Physical Demands

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Office and plant setting.  The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.
    • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.

    Scope/Impact of Job


    EEO/AA Information

    We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.


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