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Safety Technical Specialist

Company: Pernod Ricard
Location: Fort Smith
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Safety Technical Specialist Needed! Specializing in manufacturing machinery with electrical components in a production environment.Position SummaryThe Safety Specialist will provide support and expertise to the operations site and project team in complying with local regulatory and PR Operating requirements for Machine Safety. The position will work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary team of mechanical, controls and system engineers, production and maintenance personnel and risk team to ensure robust processes in place from design phase to final machine operation. This position will support the development of a robust change management process in collaboration with site managers. The position will support the development and implementation of the Pernod Ricard H&S strategic priorities including safety culture, safety leadership and safety performance. This position will also support the development and execution of safety training programs for the site.Key ResponsibilitiesBe key member of the Project team for the purpose of conducting preliminary risk assessment and developing scope of work, participating in site acceptance tests and commissioning.Work in collaboration with key stakeholders to catalogue and assess risks for all existing machinery following the guidance in the PR Machine Safety Operating guideline.Ensure clear H&S requirements are in place for new machinery starting at the design and procurement phases of the project.Assist and provide guidance in conducting risk assessments/FMEA's where needed.Conduct, facilitate or advise as necessary in Machinery and Equipment Design Reviews.Provide guidance and recognized best practices on machinery safety to guarantee a high level of protection to workers at the design phase.Lead the development of the change management process working in partnership with key internal stakeholders.Provide support in the identification of relevant regulatory standards and participate in the development of a strategy for machinery compliance.Provide machine safety expertise/input in all stages of the design process such as writing requirements, participating in design reviews, performing validation tests, and supporting engineers/project managers during detailed design.Partners with site leadership to improve safety programs by evaluating existing programs, identifying areas of concern, and implementing solutions.Coordinate with appropriate regulatory agencies to obtain certifications required for deployment as required.Coordinate site inspections with local regulatory bodies on a per-installation basis as required.Support the development of information for use including labels, manuals, and training.EducationRequired3+ years of technical experience in regulatory compliance or machine safety.Experience leading and performing risk assessments then driving open actions to ensure appropriate mitigation and regulatory compliance.Working knowledge of international compliance standards (eg. CSA, UL, NFPA, OSHA, CE, Can MOL, Ontario Pre-start Health and Safety Reviews) and their application.Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; able to technically influence people at all levels of an organization and to drive teams to consensus.PreferredPreferred Degree in Electrical or Mechanical.Certified Functional Safety Expert (CFSE) or equivalent is an asset.Certified Machinery Safety Expert (CMSE) or equivalent is an asset.Experience in automation, logistics, or industrial applications is an asset.The salary range for this role, based in Fort Smith, Arkansas is $67,200 to $90,000 range will vary if outside of this location. Base salaries are determined during our interview process, by assessing a candidate's experience, skills against internal peers and against the scope and responsibilities of the position.Working for Pernod Ricard USA means creating great company every day. It means working for the co-leader in the global wines and spirits industry - and collaborating with passionate people on successful premium brands in an entrepreneurial way.Our people are at the core of our success. Everyone adds a vital ingredient to our mix, bringing a personal touch and individual qualities that make Pernod Ricard even better. We work together with a shared commitment to our values:Entrepreneurial Spirit;Mutual trust;A strong sense of ethics; andA relentless commitment to growth.Pernod Ricard USA rewards both individual initiative and a spirit of collaboration and encourages ongoing professional development and growth. We believe in championing an inclusive culture that embraces differences and encourages employees to challenge themselves and their colleagues. We never settle for "good enough" but stretch ourselves and our teams towards improvement and progress in all we do.Learn more about our history, values, strategies and organization by visiting us at Pernod Ricard USA offers competitive compensation, performance bonuses and domestic & international career development opportunities.Pernod Ricard USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.Offers will be subject to United States local terms.Job Posting End Date:Target Hire Date:2022-09-19-07:00Target End Date:

Keywords: Pernod Ricard, Fort Smith , Safety Technical Specialist, IT / Software / Systems , Fort Smith, Arkansas

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