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CWS Safety & Training Specialist

20000744 Requisition #

This position is with Custom Window Systems, a Pella Company, and is located in Ocala, Florida.


The Safety & Training Specialist ensures all team members are working and behaving in the safest way possible.  Additionally, the Safety & Training Specialist is responsible for new team member training, job skill training and conducting group training classes for team members as needed.  This position also requires the gathering and checking of documented information to ensure compliance with internal procedures, state and federal regulations



Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the team member for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

  • Coordinates and presents classes in all areas of product knowledge, standard work, and safety procedures
  • Coordinates training schedule for new hires with the supervisor
  • Conducts regular plant audits to ensure that all team members are follow standard procedures and working in a safe manner
  • Formulates and suggests improvements in ergonomics, process flow and work safety standards and enforces procedures. Risk prevention areas include hazardous materials exposure, accidents, fires, or other unsafe conditions
  • Maintains up to date training matrix for all team members
  • Meets compliance and reporting requirements of federal or state regulations
  • Works with management to sustain continuous improvement in efficiency, training and safety programs
  • Conduct safety and health walk-through inspections of all workplace facilities
  • Conduct accident/injury investigations and illness exposure monitoring
  • Monitor and investigate “near-miss” situations
  • Maintain required training, safety and health documents/files
  • Responsible for development and administration of strategic safety plan
  • Plans, organizes, and effectively conducts team member training on various skill, policy, and compliance areas
  • Manages new team member training beginning with orientation and continuing with job skill training and documentation
  • Collaborates with internal cross-functional team members, outside consultants and training providers to deliver training
  • Evaluates and modifies existing or proposed programs; suggests and implements suitable changes
  • Performs other duties, tasks, and projects as assigned


  • Effective coaching and presentation skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, OneNote) & other computer programs
  • Self-starter with a self-motivating attitude
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to create and maintain training matrix and team member records and other reporting as required
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals
  • Proficient with federal, state, and local laws, codes, regulations and terminology relating to occupational medicine, safety, and ADA requirements
  • Ability to learn and become proficient at the manufacturing and production skills necessary to effectively train new team members
  • Must have ability to work a flexible schedule and rotate between shifts as training needs dictate


Associate degree.  Bachelor’s degree preferred
Specialist areas of experience preferred:
  • At least five years of experience in related field highly desired
  • Experience developing, implementing and administering factory-based training programs
  • OSHA 500 & 510 certified


  • Collaboration Skills
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Team member Focus
  • Decision Making
  • Learning Orientation
  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Teamwork Orientation
  • Technical Capacity


This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities but does serve as a trainer and coach




  • Team Members at all levels of the organization
  • Customers
  • Vendors
  • Suppliers


Modern office environment including access to computer facilities is provided. A team member in this position works in an environment in which safety, environmental and health concerns may demand constant attention. Strict adherence to Company policies, rules, and regulations in these areas is required.  A team member in this position must focus on customer's expectations, prevent problems, and strive for continuous improvement resulting in improved results for themselves, customers and other team members.



While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to talk or hear. The team member is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The team member is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The team member must frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.



Limited travel (<25%) is expected for this position


This position is based in Ocala, Florida.  Relocation assistance is not available for this position.  It will be the responsibility of the successful candidate to arrange accommodation to Ocala.


Pella Corporation is committed to workforce diversity. Pella is a Tobacco-Free Work Environment.  Pella participates in E- Verify.  Pella will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.



Pella Corporation provides a working environment free of discrimination and harassment.  Pella Corporation treats all persons equally, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age or disability, as each is protected under federal law. A number of states in which Pella operates have laws protecting classifications of Team Members not necessarily protected under federal law. Therefore, Pella also treats all persons equally, regardless of political affiliation and belief, pregnancy, national origin, age, creed, marital status, military status, sexual orientation, mental disorder, veteran status, ancestry or handicap as each category is protected under a municipal ordinance or state law.

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