Posted on: June 6, 2021
At SpartanNash, relationships matter and working on the Supply
Chain/Distribution team isnt just about how we serve our customers,
its about how we treat our associates. We want you to feel valued
as an individual and as part of our team. Our culture is vibrant
and associates want to stay here because we have good people. Its
not unusual to see longevity of 25+ years at our facilities. We
share a sense of pride and are excited to contribute to the
8024 Telegraph Rd - Severn, Maryland 21144
The Safety & Training Specialist is responsible to ensure that
all job specific training for the distribution centers positions
have been completed and certified. Ensure all new hires are fully
and properly trained on company policies and procedures, safety,
and preferred methods using specified best one-way training
methods. Recruit and train new trainers, delegate training tasks
and evaluate trainer performance.
Provide Safety support and validate compliance with federal,
state, and local laws for the distribution center to maintain,
promote and exceed safety standards . Keep leadership informed on
all training and re-certification progress for all compliance
trainings. Maintain in house training equipment, materials, and
facilities for up to date standards. This position will assist with
implementing programs to drive a culture of safety at their
location. This leader will facilitate and support all safety KPIs
that drive the distribution centers scorecard.
Associates or equivalent work experience preferred. Bachelors
0-5 years experience in Training, Environmental and Safety or
Entry level professional certifications in EH&S related
fields are considered beneficial and may include GSP, OHST, ASP,
etc. OSHA 10 certification a plus.
MHE Certification preferred.
Maintain detailed knowledge of preferred methods for each job
function and overall workflow in the distribution center.
Oversee the execution of our company training programs at the
required duration, quality, quantity, and effectiveness to include
new hires and more experienced associates. Adjust resources and
time commitments as necessary to ensure a fully trained staff at
all times and on all shifts. Focus on new hire onboarding as new
hires are a primary source of safety incidences.
Ensure all training guides, materials, videos, job aides, and
other means of communication for training purposes are readily
available and in active use.
Drive a structured training plan daily and weekly using proper
tracking tools to monitor and validate compliance with our training
program requirements. Address deficiencies and risks with
operations management to secure proper resources and alignment with
Recruit and oversee a training staff. Certify them as qualified
trainers and provide ongoing coaching, feedback, and development
opportunities. Monitor performance and success rate and make
personnel changes as necessary to drive the best training program
outcomes possible. Instill in trainers the need for positive, fun
energy during training while also teaching the seriousness of the
job (safety, quality, etc.).
Engage regularly and directly with new hires on their progress
and the effectiveness of the training they are receiving. Tailor
training methods and frequency to optimize opportunities for
success for each individual.
Ensure all training guides, materials, videos, job aides, and
other means of communication for safety training purposes are
readily available and in active use. Provide input into the
refinement and improvement of distribution center training programs
Review associate performance weekly with operations management
and devise a plan to address under-performing associates including
additional methods observations, further training, and regular
check-points during the week to evaluate progress.
Foster/develop a culture where safety is ingrained as a core
value with all employees, everyone believes zero is achievable,
everyone is actively engaged in performing their work in a safe
manner, everyone actively interacts with co-workers to prevent
Actively address unsafe behaviors and engage with operations
management to enforce the required safety disciplines by all
associates on all shifts. Constantly promote a culture of
prevention by identifying all potential unsafe conditions and
behaviors and leading the effort among all associates to address
Develop and implement programs, processes and procedures (SOP's)
to ensure Site compliance with company and regulatory agency
policies, including record keeping, documentation, processes and
procedures, and daily operational execution.
Conduct safety audits and complete audit reports with
recommendations for corrective action on findings. Verify and
enforce compliance, engaging directly with distribution center
management to review audit findings, secure proper resources and
follow-up to resolve issues and immediately correct compliance
Participate in the thorough and complete investigation of all
accidents, incidents, and near misses to ensure proper mitigations
and resolutions are permanently implemented. Focus on communication
to all associates regarding the incidences and preventions which
have been put into place and their role in maintaining a safe
workplace is a must. Provide for any required documentation and/or
involvement with internal safety leadership or outside government
agencies as the situation warrants.
Prepare and submit required information to the appropriate
agency to include risk management plans, environmental reports,
OSHA recordkeeping reports and other reports, as necessary.
Partner with Facility Maintenance to ensure compliance with
PSM/RMP and program requirements where applicable.
Evaluate all manner of safety communication and visual guides on
the floor including signage, mirrors, banners, display boards,
floor line markings, etc., and work directly with maintenance and
others to drive effective use of these tools. Provide safety
messages and tips to operations management daily so they can be
included in the daily shift startup meetings.
Execute without exception the actions dictated within our safety
scorecard at the required intervals: safety audits, internal
self-audits, safety improvement team (SIT) meetings and minutes,
attendance at safety calls, and safety recognition.
Engage periodically with our Environmental Health and Safety
Team and other Safety and Training Supervisors to coordinate safety
training development and rollouts, share knowledge and experiences,
and discuss industry trends and best practices which can be
leveraged across all distribution centers.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature
and levels of work being performed as assigned for this job. This
is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities,
duties and requirements; additional responsibilities may be
assigned as needed.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Excellent written, verbal, communication, along with strong
facilitation and presentation skills. Ability to interact
collaborate, and delegate with multiple levels of the organization.
Must have strong organizational skills, time management, and
attention to detail. Must have good leadership and training skills.
Be able to learn/understand the machinery and have the ability to
train associates on operating the machinery in a safe and efficient
manner. Working knowledge of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health
Administration), EPA (Environmental Protection agency),
regulations, MHE (Material Handling Equipment). Ability to think
critically and react accordingly in emergency situations Must have
passion for EH&S.
SpartanNash is a certified Military-Friendly employer. Veterans
are encouraged to apply!
We are not able to sponsor work visas for this position.
SpartanNash is proud to take care of the people who take care of
our business through our robust and competitive Total Rewards
benefits package. Learn more here .
SpartanNash is an Equal Opportunity Employer who celebrates
diversity and believes employing a diverse workforce is key to our
success. We are committed to providing equal employment
opportunities to all individuals.
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