• Safety Specialist

    Job Locations US-OH-Lima
    Posted Date 5 months ago(11/28/2018 4:28 PM)
    System ID
    Job Category
    Environmental, Health & Safety
    Business Unit
  • Job Description

    Safety Specialist, Lima OH

    Why work at Nutrien? Great question!

    Safety is a core value at Nutrien. Keeping every employee safe, healthy and secure is our top priority. Nothing is more important than seeing our people go home safe at the end of every single day.

    While working here you will have the opportunity to grow your career while helping us feed the future. We pride ourselves in hiring from a variety of backgrounds and truly believe that it is our differences that make us stronger so we hope you will join us.

    In addition to exciting and challenging opportunities, Nutrien offers competitive salaries, great benefits and performance based incentives.

    Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, you will be committed to sustaining our safe and positive work environment while welcoming working side by side others in a diverse culture. Culture at Nutrien is the core of everything we do and all employees are respectful of diverse opinions and views.

    This position reports directly to the SHE Manager.

    Key Tasks:

    • Maintain a presence in the field – approximately 50% of time (on equipment inspection, and coaching/mentoring employees and contractors, etc.)
    • Support the GOOSE exposure based safety process as well as the Key Procedure Audit (KPA) and Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) programs
    • Ensures compliance with the elements of the Nutrien Personnel and Safety Process Systems
    • Ensures progress with and completion of action items associated with the Safety Process(es)
    • Assists in evaluation of machinery processes and projects for safe operation
    • Interprets and assures compliance with laws, regulations, and responds to legal/technical questions from the field pertaining to safety
    • Responds to employees’ safety suggestions and concerns
    • Responsible for the compliance of safe work practices and conditions
    • Actively coaches and leads safety meetings, inspections, KPA reviews, accident investigations, and staff meetings, etc.
    • Ensures/monitors safety compliance of outside contractors
    • Assists in the orientation of new employees and contractors
    • Represents Nutrien when state and federal inspectors visit our facilities
    • Recommends and develops safety policies
    • Utilizes statistical analysis to improve awareness, change behavior, and drive continuous improvement in our programs and processes
    • Development of confined space ventilation and rescue plans
    • Participates in the Process Safety Management (PSM) change including process design reviews of new and existing equipment
    • Ensures OSHA compliance training is completed annually
    • Respond to emergency response in the plant
    • Organizes and maintains records of contractor safety performance
    • Participates in regular reviews of contractor performance
    • Ensure contractor safety orientations are updated as necessary
    • Leads or assists with regular contractor safety forums and pre shut down/TAR safety forums
    • Qualify as contractor orientation instructor
    • Reviews/Maintains contractor approvals in ISNetworld


    • Working knowledge of OSHA & NFPA Regulations
    • Qualified in NIMS 100, 200, 300, 700, & 800
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Strong communication skills
    • Knowledge of radiation safety requirements
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Associate or Bachelor Degree in the field of Health and/or Safety Science with 3+ years of experience or a combination of training and experience preferred
    • Associate Safety Professional (ASP) required or must be working toward
    • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) preferred

    Nutrien is committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  We encourage applications from all well qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the regions where we operate.  This includes recognizing the voluntary identification of status such as gender, sexual orientation, visible minority, Indigenous status, persons with disabilities, and veterans, where applicable.

    If this sounds like a good match, apply now.  This job will remain posted until filled. You may be required to undergo a background check and substance test in accordance with Nutrien policies. 

    While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.



    **EOE race/color/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/disability/veteran


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