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Date: Feb 3, 2018

Location: Corona, California, US, 92879

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Req ID: 38244 

Vesta, a Lubrizol company is a contract manufacturer that specializes in producing thermoplastic extruded tubing and components for medical devices that are used in hospitals internationally. We strongly believe that it takes quality people to make quality products that are so important for everyday use, and we are always looking to expand our Vesta family. Vesta is located in Corona California which is located in Riverside County. We less than 30 miles away from the beach and Disneyland.

Vesta Corona, California location has a class 8 certified clean room, which is 17,000 square feet. We have 14 extrusion lines as well as co-ex lines. We are able to run multiple extruders which can produce a two layer, stripes and three layer extrusion.

JOB TITLE:  Health and Safety Coordinator                                          DATE:  January 2018

REPORTS TO:              Plant Manager                                                  DEPARTMENT: Administration

CLASSIFICATION:        Exempt                                                             DIRECT REPORT(S):  No

WORK LOCATION:      Corona, CA                                                       REVISED:  January 4, 2018

 

POSITION SUMMARY

 

Sets the direction and drives the execution of an effective safety culture across Vesta sites in collaboration with the senior leaders of the business and the corporate HSES leaders. This is a sole contributor role that will report directly to the Plant Manager, but functionally coordinating with each Vesta site leadership team.  The successful candidate will be a self-starting leader who enjoys the challenges of daily involvement with production workers and team.

 

DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

 

  • Plans, directs and manages the safety, health, environmental and security programs to assure compliance with applicable laws and regulations, corporate policies and standards and their consistency with Lubrizol’s Health, Safety, Environment and Security policy. Provides direction, sets and executes strategy for continuous improvement in HSES performance and programming.
  • Investigates accidents and promotes safety conscious work performance and training programs.
  • Develops, collects, and analyzes safety metrics and determines the appropriate programs for improvement.
  • Conducts root cause analysis and recommends and implements actions to drive safety improvements.
  • Conducts assessments to ensure compliance with government HSES laws, standards, regulations, as well as, corporate policies and standards.
  • Provides professional guidance, technical support and interpretation of compliance to HSES standards, laws, regulations and industry standards.
  • Collaborates across the division to build and leverage best practices and tools and operates as a key stakeholder on the Vesta senior leadership team.
  • Assists site HR with management of Workers Compensation claims in conjunction with corporate legal and HSES teams.
  • Coordinates, implements and manages all HSES programs, regulatory permits and certifications for all Vesta facilities.
  • Drives continuous HSES improvement. Acts as a change agent to improve safety culture.
  • Domestic travel is required (15%).

 

HIRING GUIDELINES

 

To perform job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required/preferred.

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, or technical major with at least 7-10 years related experience in health, safety and environmental management and compliance or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledgeable of both safety and environmental regulatory requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and improve HSE programs.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and abilities.
  • Change agent and ability to work independently, as well as lead in a team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to influence without direct authority.
  • Certifications in Industrial Hygiene (CIH) and/or Safety (CSP) is a plus
  • Knowledge of worker’s compensation and OSHA recordkeeping practices.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities).

The employee will occasionally be exposed to working near moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock or travel on company business. The employee will rarely (if ever) be subject to wet humid conditions, working in high precarious places, toxic or caustic chemicals, outdoor weather conditions or extreme cold or heat.  The noise level is considered moderate when on the production floor and occasionally considered loud if near operating production equipment. The noise level is considered moderate office (business office, computer printer, light traffic level).

 

The employee will be required to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment such as: safety glasses in the designated areas, hairnet/beard net, shoe covers and smock when on production floor.

 

COMPETENCIES

 

  • To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.
  • Continuous Learning - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; seeks feedback to improve performance; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.
  • Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.
  • Use of Technology - Demonstrates required skills; adapts to new technologies; troubleshoots technological problems; uses technology to increase productivity; keeps technical skills up to date.
  • Design - Generates creative solutions; translates concepts and information into images; uses feedback to modify designs; applies design principles; demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Project Management - Develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; manages project team activities.
  • Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.
  • Team Leadership - Fosters team cooperation; defines team roles and responsibilities; supports group problem solving; ensures progress toward goals; acknowledges team accomplishments.
  • Delegation - Delegates work assignments; matches the responsibility to the person; gives authority to work independently; sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; provides recognition for results.
  • Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.
  • Conflict Resolution - Encourages open communications; confronts difficult situations; maintains objectivity; keeps emotions under control; uses negotiation skills to resolve conflicts.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 

The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.  The phrases “occasionally”, “frequently” and “constantly” correspond to the following definitions: “occasionally” means up to 33% of working time, “frequently” means between 34%-66% of working time, and “constantly” means 67% and more of working time.  Additionally vision requirement definitions are as follows: close vision-clear vision at 20 inches or less, distance vision—clear vision at 20 feet or more, color vision-ability to identify and distinguish colors, peripheral vision-ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, depth perception-three-dimensional vision-ability to judge distances and spatial  relationships and ability to focus—ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.

 

This physical demand level for this job is considered medium with frequently lifting 10-25 pounds and occasionally lifting up to 50lbs when moving carts of product, moving or lifting bags of raw material and/or product, lifting and moving manufacturing equipment and/or fixtures from floor or shelving to work benches, or moving trays of product in/out of the curing ovens.  On occasion employee may be subject to lifting up to 100lbs when moving work benches, chairs, tables and other work station components from work station to work station on the manufacturing floor.  Exposure to lifting more than 100 pounds is rare (if ever).

 

The employee may frequently be subject to use hands to finger or handle/touch with occasional exposure to static standing/sitting, dynamic standing/walking, pushing/pulling, floor to knuckle lift/lower, knuckle to shoulder lift/lower, shoulder to overhead lift/lower, sustained bending, use foot/feet to operate machine, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, reach above shoulders or repetitive bending or squatting.  The employee will rarely (if ever) be exposed to climbing or balancing.

 

The following vision requirements apply: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

 

TOOLS/EQUIPMENT/COMPUTER SOFTWARE

 

The employee will occasionally use a PC with Microsoft Office products, extrusion equipment, assembly cutting, punching, pad printing fixtures and other equipment, microscope and magnification light fixtures, inspection equipment time and attendance, inventory control and production reporting software applications. The employee will frequently visit web-based programs.

 

The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation.

 

 

Vesta is located in Corona CA, the golden state. Corona is located in Southern California where the beaches are less than 30 miles away. You can take a 20 minute drive to the Happiest Place on Earth- Disneyland and see their beloved firework show at 9:00pm every night. Corona is a 45 minute drive to Los Angeles, the entertainment capital in the world. The City of Los Angeles is home of the new Los Angeles Rams who have shaken up and created new excitement for the locals. This city is diverse with many different cultures and restaurants. Summer starts off with many different music festivals such as: Coachella, Snowglobe, Stagecoach and so much more. Vegas is less than 4 hours away and an easy drive for a weekend getaway.

 

Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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