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General Electric Lead Safety Specialist in Greenville, South Carolina

Job Description Summary

This role is responsible for Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) compliance, promoting a safe work environment, protecting employees and the environment, and driving accident risk reduction. Integrate and develop processes that meet site operational needs. This role will help drive a strong safety culture through open communication and a shop floor presence.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Support GE business EHS leader on execution of business EHS priorities

  • Execute and ensure site operations are in compliance with all federal, state, and local EHS regulations and GE EHS management system requirements

  • Communicate site’s EHS imperatives, goals and initiatives across organization

  • Collaborate with Operations and Facilities teams to implement programs to include change management and drive a proactive and positive safety culture

  • Support EHS projects from funding through implementation

  • Conduct learning teams in response to EHS events and conduct / validate accident investigations to determine root cause and proactive solutions

  • Conduct EHS audits in support of compliance assurance activities

  • Provide tactical issue resolutions and training at the facility level

  • Uses some judgment and has some ability to propose different solutions outside of set parameters to address more complicated manufacturing processes with technical variety and/or interdependent production cycles. Uses technical experience and analytical thinking. Uses multiple internal and limited external sources outside of own teams to arrive at decisions.

  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience. Explains information; developing skills to bring team members to consensus around topics within field. Conveys performance expectations and may handle sensitive issues.

  • Help direct EHS Coordinators in supporting EHS projects

  • Manage Safety Observer Program including training and projects

  • Support Industrial Hygiene Specialist onsite with Hearing Conservation Program including leadership of Noise Reduction Team

  • Project Management including project identification, project scope and timeline development, project budget management, and project implementation including oversight of equipment installations

  • Partner with Operations and Leadership team to promote/drive a strong safety culture

  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in EHS or related science or engineering discipline from an accredited university or college

  • Minimum 5 years EHS experience

Desired Characteristics:

  • Masters of Occupational Health and Safety degree

  • Minimum 3 Years Leadership Experience

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems.

  • Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs.

  • Develop and support the growth of all employees and maintain a performance-oriented work environment encompassing timely performance appraisals, reviews for new employees, and timely disciplinary action when warranted