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SAFETY SPECIALIST II - Calhoun, GA #6355569

Company: Mohawk Industries

Date: 05/22/2019

Category: Manufacturing — Other

City: Calhoun, GA


Being an industry leader would not be possible without a winning team. Unilin Flooring is constantly looking for creative, innovative, and enthusiastic winners like yourself to join our team in the areas of Human Resources, Finance, Operations, Marketing, Sales and Logistics/Supply Chain. We offer a variety of challenging and exciting career opportunities at our different operations facilities locations and headquarters office in Dallas, TX. Unilin Flooring is dedicated to attracting, developing, and retaining winning team members in every aspect of our business. Start your career search today and find the perfect fit!

Primary Objective: Ensures adherence to safety policies and procedures, drive actions to abate and control hazards and communicate safety concerns and issues to all levels of the organization.


With experience and latitude appropriate for this level, provide support in implementing and maintaining the organization’s safety policies and programs. Coordinate, deliver, and maintain records on safety training to promote an accident free workplace. Conduct plant audits and implements safety policies and programs to maintain compliance to local, state, and federal law. Under nominal direction, job duties are performed within general policies and specified organizational objectives within the area of specialty.

Safety Data/Reporting:

Personnel in this position may also be assigned safety data/reporting functions in support of corporate safety programs. May prepare, generate and maintain safety documentation, queries and reports for internal and external customers, including regulatory authorities.

  • Provide ongoing instruction of OSHA required safety disciplines to ensure employees have essential safety instructions before being placed in a hazardous job environment. Coordinate all other annual or recurring safety training requirements. Schedule training sessions to ensure all employees within the assigned area have current safety training as required by law and Company guidelines. Present training in a variety of multi-media forms. Maintain accurate and up-to-date employee training records.

  • Conduct safety audits throughout the facility to identify and correct unsafe conditions and unsafe acts. Monitor employee behavior within the assigned area and recommends remedial safety instructions as necessary to reduce workplace injuries and to improve regulatory compliance.

  • Participate in accident and incident investigations using photographs, employee interviews, and other relevant sources to determine root causes of an event. Write summaries and recommends corrective actions as necessary to prevent additional accidents. Perform follow-up on remediation as needed.

  • Communicate on a regular basis with Corporate Safety department and other safety personnel to promote consistency in the application of safety policies and programs throughout the Company and share any safety related concerns.

  • Review and update Job Safety Analysis documents to identify and avoid work-related hazards by outlining specific work procedures required to perform each job safely and effectively. Prepare department specific reports or maintain and update safety specific documents such as procedures manuals, material safety data sheets, etc.

  • Prepare, generate and complete specific periodic reports and ad-hoc reports. Maintain and update safety specific documents such as procedures manuals, material safety data sheets, etc.

  • Prepare a PPE Grid for all job classifications. Maintain database of all recordable incidents, near-misses, and relevant investigations. Track progress on action items generated from incident investigations, safety audits, and safety committee meetings. Schedule, monitor, and track action items resulting from Code Red and Blue Drills.

  • Review safety statics in order to evaluate, detect and respond to trends and patterns.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline or equivalent combination of education and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • 2-4 years job specific work experience within the functional area.

  • Must have completed safety training and/or certificates as required by regulatory agencies and/or Company guidelines.


  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation, interpersonal communication, and team facilitation skills to effectively interact with all levels of employees including management and internal and external customers.

  • Ability to present information accurately and effectively to diverse audiences.

  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate problem areas and implement effective solutions before problems occur.

  • Excellent working knowledge of OSHA safety disciplines, other regulatory guidelines, Company specific safety policies and procedures, and common industrial safety practices.

  • PC proficiency that includes Microsoft Office Suite and other department specific hardware, software, and equipment.

Other: Working conditions range from average office or classroom environment to high-traffic production floor. Includes occasional to frequent exposure to minor hazards and safety requirements while performing routine job tasks.


  • Bachelor’s in EH&S or related field preferred.

  • Basic knowledge of machine operations, electricity, hydraulics and pneumatics.

  • 3 – 5 years Supervisory experience in a production environment preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead others.

  • Ability to establish trust with associates at all levels of the organization.

  • Ability to understand safety and environmental laws and regulations.

  • Ability to train others.

  • Ability to influence others in the organization and regulatory agencies.

  • Ability to recognize and eliminate or minimize hazards throughout the organization.

  • Ability to foster a cooperative relationship with various departments, regulatory agencies, local government, corporate environmental, corporate safety and other Mohawk SBU’s.

  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.

  • Excellent computer and communication skills (written and oral).

About Mohawk

Mohawk Industries is a leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Mohawk’s vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. Our industry-leading innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate our brands in the marketplace and satisfy all remodeling and new construction requirements. Our brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include American Olean, Daltile, Durkan, IVC , Karastan, Marazzi, Mohawk, Mohawk Home, Pergo, and Quick-Step. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world’s largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia and the United States.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job ID 2019-41694

FLSA Status Exempt

Company MOHAWK

Job Group Manufacturing

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