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Specialist, Safety

Date: Jun 11, 2019

Location: Villa Rica, GA, US, 30180

Company: Southwire Company LLC

A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company, LLC is one of North America’s largest wire and cable producers. Southwire and its subsidiaries manufacture building wire and cable, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, OEM wire products and engineered products. In addition, Southwire supplies assembled products, contractor equipment and hand tools. We are proud to offer competitive compensation, employee benefits, tuition reimbursement, and unlimited growth opportunities. Our nearly seven decades of progressive growth can be attributed to our determination to developing innovative systems and solutions, exercising environmental stewardship and enhancing the wellbeing of our communities. How will you power what’s possible? 

Position: Safety Specialist

Location: West GA CSC

Reports to: Operations Manager


General Summary:

The Safety Specialist is responsible for health and safety compliance and program management for the West Georgia  CSC facility. Provides expertise to ensure regulatory requirements applicable to the facilities are known.  Plans, organizes, and implements health and safety activities at the facilities and assists in monitoring all facility activities to ensure that regulatory requirements are met.


General Description of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all facility management staff and appropriate operational personnel are aware of current and pending regulatory requirements, permit conditions and other restrictions imposed by federal, state and local authorities.
  • Assist in creating processes that identify, evaluate, and control hazards in the workplace.
  • Provide and track training to comply with applicable OSHA requirements.
  • Assist in continual improvement activities needed to maintain OSHA Voluntary Protection Program certification for the site.
  • Provide industrial hygiene support as needed to evaluate employee noise and other health exposures.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of corporate/facility health & safety initiatives.
  • Serve as Emergency Response Coordinator for the facility, assisting with the coordination of emergency services and contractors.  This requires on call duty 24 hours each day.
  • Facilitate incident investigation and determine OSHA recordability.


Qualifications and Experience Requirements:

  • Must have thorough knowledge of and experience with OSHA. 
  • Working knowledge of the VPP process and various safety regulations or standards (OSHA, NFPA, ANSI, NEC, etc…)
  • Requires basic knowledge of General Industry standards, to include ergonomics, machine guarding, electrical hazards, LOTO, etc.
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours or shifts and travel as required. Must be able to work a rotating shift and be flexible to work night shift - requirement.
  • Must have excellent verbal, written skills and interpersonal skills along with ability to make presentations comfortably and professionally to large groups.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Adept at resolving complex problems encountered in a fast-paced environment
  • Skilled at managing multiple projects at once and providing feedback to managers.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering discipline or other scientific program applicable to the safety field is required or equivalent combination of education and experience is desired.
  • Professional certification is desired. 

Southwire is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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