Merrick Pet Care
  • 17-Jun-2021 to 16-Aug-2021 (CST)
  • Operations
  • Hereford, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Company paid Health, Dental, Vision and Life insurance, paid holidays, paid time off, generous 401k plan

At Merrick, we don't just make pet food. We make the Best Food Ever. Founded in 1988, Texas-based Merrick PetCare is a leader in natural and organic pet food. We believe that our people are the source of our competitive advantage, and as we invest in our people, we invest in our shared future. When you join Merrick PetCare in Hereford, TX you are not only joining a leader in natural and organic pet food, you are joining a tight knit community focused on creating the most nutritious and wholesome food for pets.

We are a "safety first" culture driven by a zero defect and zero waste mentality. As the Safety & Health Assistant Manager you will assist the Safety Manager in planning, implementation, and operation of the organization's Safety Management System (SMS). You will be responsible for supporting the evolution of the safety culture, empowering employees, and reducing work related injuries and illnesses.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide training and coaching on Safety and Health programs, systems, and processes to establish clear expectations. Responsible to effectively drive, sustainable implementation via hands on leadership, coaching and teamwork.
  • Assist the Safety Manager with maintaining the Safety Management System in accordance with the certification requirements of ISO 45001. Drive compliance with local, state, and federal safety requirements.
  • Provide technical expertise/coaching as needed in all areas and initiatives of the function. Partner with other key functions on initiatives including Engineering, Operations, HR, Quality, etc. to deliver on goals and plans.
  • Provide effective Safety Training that meets the requirements of OSHA and the Management System (SMS). Effectively deliver Safety Orientation program for new hires and contractors. Organize, coordinate, and conduct training for Safety Committee on safety topics and current safety programs in the plant.
  • Administration responsibilities regarding documentation for accident / incident investigations, and follow up, health and safety related issues.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree
  • 3+ years of experience in a safety or compliance role within a manufacturing, industrial, military, or related environment.

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you are at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Merrick Pet Care. The skills you have gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. We hope you will consider sharing in our values--you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Merrick Pet Care home.

Merrick is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and looks for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at to notify us of any needs related to completing the job application.

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