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John Deere Safety Professional in Grovetown, Georgia

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Primary Location: United States (US) - Georgia (US-GA) - Grovetown

Function: Environment / Health / Safety

Title: Safety Professional - 56077

Your Responsibilities

As a Safety Professional for John Deere in Grovetown, GA, you will provide interpretation, analysis, and support of programs or related projects which support the health and safety management system. In addition, you will:

  • Participate in the design, implementation and continuous improvement of processes to reduce workplace hazards.

  • Solve problems which are complex in scope.

  • As appropriate, interact with external agencies as the agent of the unit in both a strategic and tactical role.

  • Be responsible for upholding unit safety programs and initiatives by meeting both regulatory and company standards.

  • Complete risk assessments and develop processes/programs to close identified gaps.

  • Collaborate across multiple functions and contingent workforce provider to engage stakeholders

  • Compile and analyze necessary data, documentation, and correspondence to comply with safety regulations and health and safety management system requirements.

  • Develop recommendations for health and safety processes/programs to meet John Deere health and safety standards and comply with applicable laws and regulations.

  • Participate in unit strategic planning process.

  • Coordinate safety audits and risk assessments to identify noncompliance with John Deere standards processes and applicable laws and regulations.

  • Manage corrective action and preventative action processes.

  • Lead incident investigations and ergonomic reviews and assists in determining effective corrective action.

  • Review new products, equipment, and processes for potential hazards and compliance with regulatory requirements and company standards.

  • Make recommendations if necessary prior to introduction.

  • Respond to internal and external questions and requests for information relevant to safety and health issues from acquired knowledge and experience.

  • Develop, direct and conduct safety presentations and training.

  • Assist or manage workers compensation and return to work programs.

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • Experience in the Occupational Health and Safety profession in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience with governmental/agency regulatory requirements and legislation

  • Experience with safety management systems and industry standards and ability to apply to the work environment

  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and factory operations

  • Investigation skills to determine root cause and conduct trend analysis of incidents

  • Experience analyzing and interpreting data

  • Experience training other employees

  • Skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint

  • Ability to travel up to 10% with occasional support of 2nd and 3rd shift to meet customer needs

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Experience completing ergonomic assessments and providing recommendations

  • Ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization and across functions

  • Skill in interpersonal communications, negotiation, and conflict resolution

  • Ability to work independently and complete tasks on schedule

Education (or equivalent work experience)

  • Bachelor's degree in science, engineering, occupational health, and safety, or related discipline

What You'll Get

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go. Here, you'll enjoy the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box and the advanced tools and technology that foster innovation and achievement. We offer comprehensive relocation and reward packages to help you get started on your new career path. Click here to find out more about our Total Rewards Package.

The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job description are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines.

John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.