Safety Specialist - GER03649

About Us
Gerdau is the leading company in the production of long steel in the Americas and one of the major suppliers of specialty long steel in the world. With more than 45,000 employees, Gerdau has an installed capacity of more than 25 million metric tons of steel and it is the largest recycler in Latin America, and around the world, it transforms millions of metric tons of scrap into steel every year.
Gerdau Long Steel North America is a leader in mini-mill steel production and steel recycling in North America, with an annual manufacturing capacity of approximately 10 million metric tons of mill finished steel products. Through a vertically integrated network of mini-mills, scrap recycling facilities and downstream operations, the company serves customers throughout the U.S. and Canada, offering a diverse and balanced product mix of merchant steel, rebar, structural shapes, fabricated steel, flat rolled steel and wire rod.
Gerdau Special Steel North America is an engineered bar producer headquartered in Jackson, Michigan with world-class steel manufacturing mills in Jackson, Michigan, Monroe Michigan, and Fort Smith, Arkansas, and metal processing facilities in Huntington, Indiana, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, Lansing, Michigan, Canton, Ohio, and North Vernon, Indiana.
With engineered steel bar producing capabilities in North America, Europe, Brazil, and soon to be India, the Gerdau Special Steel group is the largest supplier of SBQ engineered steel bars to the global automotive and heavy truck industries.
Job Description
This position is responsible for assisting with loss prevention and control systems, as they relate to health and safety, and providing technical support for improvement efforts. The Safety Specialist will assist management with the development and implementation of a safety management system aimed at preventing and controlling losses.
The Safety Specialist reports directly to the Safety Manager. Under general direction, assist with the development, identification, and implementation of management tools to support the safety management system that is congruent with performance expectations. Assist with the implementation of a communication plan for health and safety issues, including all safety training programs at the location.
The incumbent will participate in the supporting the Gerdau Business System (GBS) as it relates to health and safety. The primary focus of the position will be to support the implementation and administration of the safety management system.
The incumbent actively participates in accident prevention activities to include inspections, observations, and incident investigations. This position acts in an advisory capacity to management and may serve as a liaison with governmental agencies as necessary.
Duties & Responsibilities
Assist management with the development and implementation of the safety management system.
Provide effective professional health and safety support to improve the industrial health and safety of all employees.
Assist with the identification of a measurement system to evaluate the effectiveness of the safety management system.
Support and administer the communication system for health and safety issues throughout the location.
Provide support for routine management practices for health and safety programs.
Serve in an advisory capacity to management and liaison with OSHA inspections and correspondence.
Possess excellent communication skills, to including working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
Stay abreast of new technologies and current trends to make recommendations that help improve and refine the safety process.
Assist in the development and management of the annual action plan.
The Individual
It's prefer a bachelor's degree in safety, or CSHO certification, industrial hygiene, engineering, or other appropriate technical discipline and no less 5 years' safety experience (manufacturing environment preferred). This position requires the ability to solve problems, influence, and communicate ideas to effect change in behaviors. Excellent communication skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications are required. Responsible for staying abreast of new technologies and current trends to make recommendations that help improve and refine the safety process.
Salary & Benefits
Medical and Prescription
Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
Health Advocate Services
Employee Assistance Program
Tuition Reimbursement Program
Application Process
Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunity related to all employees and applicants for employment. It is the policy of Gerdau that there will be no discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or other legally protected status. All external applicants must be legally eligible to immediately work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship
If you are vision-impaired or have some other disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Gerdau, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at (866) 788-2798 or recruiting@gerdau.com.

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