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Safety Representative

  • Location
    • Kansas City, Kansas
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted



Onsite This role is categorized as onsite. This means the successful candidate is expected to report to Kansas City, Kansas a full-time basis.

The Role

The Safety Representative is to interface regularly and directly with the plant launch team on site, the local joint safety team, all the Central Manufacturing Engineering and Construction teams /Contractors installing new plant machinery and processes equipment. May require working some off shift hours, as needed. Participate in equipment buyoffs at OEM build sites as required.  Ensure contractors are adhering to General Motors Safety practices while on the premises. This safety professional is also responsible for providing Workplace Safety technical and regulatory advice, instructing, and coaching to site/functional operations. In addition, they are responsible for assisting Site Leadership with implementation, maintenance, and compliance with all GM Workplace Safety and regulatory requirements.

What You'll Do

  • Assist with incident investigation and corrective action development

  • Machinery/equipment risk assessments

  • Machinery/equipment offsite vendor visits (when required)

  • Machinery/equipment buy-off inspections

  • Research and provide technical information or direction to engineering support groups

  • Periodic monitoring and evaluation of safe work of contractors working on site

  • Summarize critical issues and escalate to leadership when required for support

  • Flexible work schedule for inspections, especially during non-production down times

  • Analyzing Workplace Safety data and communicating results and trends along with continuous improvement opportunities.

  • Assessing site Workplace Safety performance and conformance to requirements

  • Working in partnership with the local site leadership to support Workplace Safety culture

  • Work alongside joint safety team to maintain the Workplace Safety System and achieve site goals

Additional Description

Your Skills and Abilities

  • BA/BS degree in safety or related field or equivalent experience in lieu of a degree may be considered.

  • Experience in the EHS field

What will Give you a Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Familiarity with occupational workplace safety processes

  • Accredited certifications

This job is not eligible for relocation benefits. Any relocation costs would be the responsibility of the selected candidate.

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