Safety Specialist

Date: Oct 24, 2021

Location: Byron, United States

Company: Ornua Co-operative Limited


Safety Specialist, Byron, MN
Ornua Co-operative is an international dairy business headquartered in Ireland, world-renowned for its
grass-fed dairy products and the proud owner of the Kerrygold brand. Ornua has a strong culture,
dedicated to sustainable growth, fast paced innovation and development of its people. Ornua
Ingredients North America (OINA) is a subdivision of Ornua and is a leading B2B supplier of cheese
OINA has an exciting opportunity to join its Byron, MN team as a Safety Specialist!


Role Overview:
This position reports to the Plant Manager and will be responsible for leading the Health & Safety
activities at the Byron Plant as well as managing the Continuous Improvement activity in Byron.

Principal Duties:
H&S responsibilities
1. Serve as the primary H&S support to operations and employees by leading all H&S activities in
2. Actively engage with employees to identify opportunities to improve health and safety
3. Be an active member of the Ornua Ingredients North America Health and Safety Team
4. Develop and implement H&S strategies for the Byron plant to drive continuous improvement in
all areas of H&S
5. Lead the risk assessment program
6. Develop and provide health and safety training
7. Collaborate with plant operations to maintain a safe environment
8. Manage the Powered Industrial Truck (forklift) safety program
9. Prepare and conduct H&S audits for facility
10. Manage all accident/ incident investigations, taking proper measures to identify root causes and
further prevention
11. Work with Human Resources on worker’s compensation cases, maintain all proper
12. Complete monthly health and safety tracker
13. Record all safety objectives, aligned with monthly reports, including but not limited to good
catches, near misses, behavioral observations
14. Submit reports and data to all federal, state and local agencies in a timely manner as mandated.
Act as liaison for federal, state and local agencies
15. Order, track, and maintain all PPE for employees
16. Assess costs to the company from safety incidents and report to management to facilitate
decision making
17. Lead the implementation of OINA H&S strategy within the Byron facility and provide input into
the OINA H&S strategy led by the H&S Manager
18. Lead and support Group roll out of Ornua H&S global policies at the Byron facility with support
from OINA H&S Manager

Additional Responsibilities
1. Analyze business processes within the entire Byron Plant, identifying quality or cost
improvement opportunities
2. Develop communication strategy across the plant to clearly present plant KPI’s and relevant
3. Identify and lead Continuous Improvement Projects at the Plant

1. Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Safety or related field
2. Ability to read and interpret SOPs and write reports
3. Ability to effectively communicate safety principals to management and staff
4. Ability to solve practical problems and communicate and implement changes
5. Understanding HACCP principles
6. Excellent people relationship skills
7. Ability to multi-task effectively
8. Ability to represent company in an upbeat and professional manner
9. Must be self-motivated, dependable, and a team player

Excellent Benefits available on Date of Hire:
• Health, Dental and Vision Insurance with Flexible Spending Account
• Company Paid Life Insurance, Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability Insurance
• 401k Retirement Plan with Company Match – (eligibility is after 30 days of employment)
• Paid Holidays & Vacation
• Quarterly Bonus Program
• Paid Training Opportunities

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