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 Manager you will provide leadership for the 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 illness.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop Safety and Health programs, systems, and processes, including training and coaching to establish clear expectations and procedures. Responsible to effectively drive, and implement via hands on leadership, coaching and teamwork.
  • Lead the effective implementation and utilization of risk assessment and risk prediction processes to ensure effectiveness of the identification, communication, and mitigation of workplace hazards. Ensure investigation of all work-related incidents to determine root cause and identification of actions to prevent recurrence. Ensure all actions to prevent recurrence are effectively implemented. Ensure safety inspections and observations are conducted and make recommendation for safety improvements throughout the plant.
  • Implement an effective Safety Training program that meets the requirements of OSHA and the Safety Management System (SMS). Ensure the effective implementation of a 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.
  • Maintain the Safety Management System in accordance with the certification requirements of ISO 45001. Drive compliance with local, state, and federal safety requirements. Maintain OSHA 300 Log and internal reporting as required by the Safety Management System (SMS).
  • Ensure effective injury case management process is fully implemented, well understood, and functioning as desired. Provide customer service for all employees with inquiries in the areas of safety to include, but not limited to; Workers' Compensation, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), etc.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Safety & Health, Engineering, Business Management, or related field
  • 3+ years of management 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're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestl Purina Merrick Petcare. The skills you've 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'll consider sharing in our mission--you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Merrick Petcare home.

Merrick Pet Care is an equal employment and affirmative action employers and look 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 in order 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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