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Director Environmental Health and Safety

Company: Symbotic
Location: Salem
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

Who we are

With its A.I.-powered robotic technology platform, Symbotic is changing the way consumer goods move through the supply chain. Intelligent software orchestrates advanced robots in a high-density, end-to-end system - reinventing warehouse automation for increased efficiency, speed and flexibility.

What You'll Do

Symbotic is looking for a Director of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) to drive Symbotic's culture and behavior to achieve world class results in people safety and environmental stewardship. This person will represent Symbotic's Safety program with customers, vendor, partners and suppliers and track the progress of involvement. As the Director of EHS, you will serve as the leader for safety across operations and lead cross-functional teams to manage and respond to any safety-related incidents from the time of incident through driving to complete corrective action/resolution.

In This Role

  • Manage the requirements of Product Safety, Workplace Safety and Customer Installation Safety.
  • Implement standards for EHS management (OSHA, EPA, ANSI, IOS, NEC, IEC, DOT) and ensure compliance with local safety and environmental regulations as well as federal regulations.
  • Identify and develop safety dashboard and relevant metrics and KPIs to reduce the safety risk across the Symbotic enterprise.
  • Develop and maintain rigorous monitoring and implementation (enforcement) methodology to reach a heightened level of respect and adherence for safety requirements, rules, and policies.
  • Create a safety governance model and training aimed setting the foundation for Symbotic safety culture.
  • Partner with various Engineering and Customer Operations teams to support safe equipment design, and with various internal business units, as well as with third party service providers and end-user customers, to ensure the safe deployment, operations, and use of equipment.
  • Design, develop and implement field escalation protocols and communication plans related to safety events and regularly audit the effectiveness of such measures through formal and informal evaluations.
  • Manage this process at all levels of the company, including providing regular reports to the senior operations leadership in a monthly and quarterly cadence.
  • Create Symbotic safety guidelines for suppliers, vendors, and build teams.
  • Partnering with others within the organization, support effective change management by performing safety risk assessments, design reviews and regulatory compliance reviews on equipment and operations processes.
  • Develop a hiring plan for direct-hire, contract hire, and consulting support to address coverage for all projects.
  • Selects, develops, and evaluates staff to ensure the efficient operation of the function. Works with and advises staff on administrative policies and procedures.
  • Review all safety documentation/reports for accuracy and completeness; ensure all required documents are forwarded to the appropriate governmental agencies per regulations and to the company insurance carrier per their requirement.

    What You'll Need
    • Bachelor's degree in safety, Environmental Sciences or related Engineering disciplines, or closely related field; master's degree preferred.
    • Minimum of 10 years (I would reduce this requirement) ' experience in EHS Management.
    • Demonstrable experience in machinery safety engineering with good working knowledge of functional safety.
    • Knowledge of OSHA and region-specific regulations and relevant machine related NFPA, ANSI, ISO, UL, IEC etc. standards.
    • Certified Safety Professional (CSP).
    • Experience developing and implementing structured investigative processes.
    • Experience identifying and implementing process improvements in an operation environment.
    • Experience working closely with cross functional, diverse teams with demonstrable record of driving machinery safety standards across large multi-site businesses.
    • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated problem solving ability.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including comfort with interacting at all levels of an organization.

      Physical Requirements (Travel to our Sites)
      • Travel is required: Employee must have a valid driver's license and the ability to drive and/or fly to client and other customer locations.
        • The employee is responsible to own a credit card and manage expenses personally to be reimbursed on a bi-weekly basis.
        • Our main office is in Wilmington, MA. The person taking this position will be required to perform work at our customer installation locations for extended periods of time.
        • The employee is frequently required to walk and reach with hands and arms.
        • The employee is routinely required to work at heights of up to 45 feet and within restrictive areas of 24 inches. to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
        • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds Note: Should this be the same as the ones below.
        • Must comply with all safety requirements and protocols, including without limitation Lock out tag out safety protocols and fall protection safety protocols.

          Work Environment
          • Approximately 75% of time will be spent on a construction site with PPE required (hard hat, safety vest, steel toes, eyeglasses, ear protection, fall protection (e.g., safety harness).
          • There will be steep stairs to climb into the structure.
          • You will regularly be near railings that are high off the ground.
          • Subject to environmental conditions, protection from weather conditions but not necessarily temperature changes. Must be capable of working in temperatures ranging from 105 to 32 Fahrenheit.

            About Symbotic

            Symbotic is an automation technology leader reimagining the supply chain with its end-to-end, AI-powered robotic and software platform. Symbotic reinvents the warehouse as a strategic asset for the world's largest retail, wholesale, and food & beverage companies. Applying next-gen technology, high-density storage and machine learning to solve today's complex distribution challenges, Symbotic enables companies to move goods with unmatched speed, agility, accuracy and efficiency. As the backbone of commerce the Symbotic platform transforms the flow of goods and the economics of supply chain for its customers. For more information, visit .

            We are a community of innovators, collaborators and pioneers who embrace our differences, because we know unique perspectives make us stronger and smarter. Every perspective matters. We depend on the collective voices of our employees, customers and community to help guide us as we build a better place to work - for you and the world. That's why we're proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

            We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or genetic information.

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