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Role Summary:

This safety specialist is responsible for developing and implementing safety and training programs, policies, and procedures at a specific Pella Corporation Vinyl manufacturing facility.  This person must be thoroughly familiar with industrial safety regulations promulgated by federal and state level OSHA.  The safety specialist will lead the site safety, training and development team with identifying training needs, developing and conducting training sessions, and measuring training effectiveness.   This person will also lead the specific site’s safety steering committee and Emergency Response Teams.  In addition, this person will coordinate and lead the safety audit and inspection processes at each site and participate in safety audits at other corporate facilities.  This safety specialist will assist the Corporate Environmental, Safety, and Facilities Manager, Vinyl Division Operations Manager, and Site Plant Manager with efforts to incorporate safety with quality, productivity, and other business objectives. 

Essential job duties and responsibilities for this safety specialist include, but are not limited to:

  • Develops processes and procedures for continuous compliance with all safety regulations and internal safety policies on a daily basis. 

  • Advises Plant Manager, Senior Plant Engineer, Engineers, Production Managers, Human Resource Manager, and Department Managers at the specific location on safety initiatives and programs. 

  • Conducts safety due diligence for potential new Vinyl startups involving both existing facilities as well as new buildings.

  • Directs personnel to develop recordkeeping processes that insure continuous compliance with all applicable OSHA regulations.

  • Gathers, analyzes, and summarizes injury and incident data.  Reviews Incident Investigation Reports generated at the specific site.  Responsible for driving improvements in the Incident Investigation processes.

  • Coordinate and administers all workers compensation cases with WC claims representative, doctors and legal counsel.

  • Negotiates terms and agreements with state and/or federal OSHA regulators if necessary.

  • Reads, interprets, and communicates safety regulations to affected stakeholders at the site and the Vinyl Division.

  • Provides training to on how to effectively comply with all applicable safety regulations. 

  • Provides leadership to the site’s safety committees and teams.

  • Organize, schedule and provide instructors to meet development needs.

  • Conduct/facilitate training sessions per Gettysburg Operations training and development needs.

  • Responsible for leading the site’s machine inspection processes for both new and existing equipment.

Essential job requirements for this safety specialist include, but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor’s degree and two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Proficient written and oral communication, planning and organization skills

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. 

  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. 

  • Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.

  • Ability to effectively present information to management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.                             

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.                                

  • Proficient in Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The qualifications, physical demands and work environment characteristics listed in the job description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to successfully perform the job.   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; or climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.


Work environment with this job primarily includes the typical office environment. The noise level of this job is typically moderate. Employees in office positions may occasionally enter warehouse work areas.


Pella Corporation is committed to workforce diversity. 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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