Newell Brands Lead Technician, Training & Safety in Shelbyville, Tennessee

Position Title: Lead Technician, Training & Safety

Reports to: Sr. Safety Manager, Operations

Location: Shelbyville, TN

Job Summary:

The Lead Technician will conduct various safety related audits throughout the facility. They will also be responsible for conducting safety training, forklift training and reporting of monthly safety statistics.

Job Duties:

• Work with all shift Supervisors and Managers at multiple sites to establish and maintain training needs.

• Assist directing daily activities as directed by leadership

• Help administer daily safety needs and for all shifts in multiple locations

• Develop and execute new employee orientation

• Develop the Buddy Program

• Active member of the SEAL team

• Maintain PIT, Personnel Lifts, Training & Education, JSA’s, Elevated Work, SEAL books and documents

• Participate in safety and ergonomics committee

• Participate in Safety Incident meetings

• Compose and conduct monthly safety meeting, including slide show, with all crew members and track attendance for all shifts

• Often used as first call for injury or illness

• Oversee drivers and lift equipment

• Participate in accident investigations

• Participate on special projects i.e.; labeling, HR events and others

• Assist operation leads in solving problems

• Maintain high level of communication with leads and supervisors regarding safety, quality, inventory accuracy, efficiency, training needs and discipline for all shifts

• Develop a good working relationship with all team members

• Create and manage all training programs including orientation, forklift (class and practical), area training and record keeping for the DC and contribute to the POC programs

• Conduct classroom lift truck training for all shifts in the DC and POC

• Coordinate driver eye testing with Company nurse

• Maintain, manage and record all safety suggestion submitted

• Coordinate selection, training and use of Master Drivers

• Assign employee’s lockers and maintain lists for both shifts

• Help input user names and numbers in WMS and RF picking systems

• Assist supervisors, as needed, using a flexible schedule to develop or retain leads, drivers or team members as needed for all shifts

• Provide backup for most jobs in the DC

• Give tours to visitors

Essential Functions:

• Must be able to walk, bend, kneel, stoop, climb, reach and grasp for varying periods during work hours

• Must be able to see with or without correction

• Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds

Minimum Qualifications:

• Previous experience in Safety/OSHA regulations preferred

• Must be available and flexible to work different hours to cover all shifts

• Act as first responder in facility emergencies

• Respond to trouble calls

• Work with fellow associates to solve safety and maintenance issues

• Be professional in all communications with fellow associates and other departments, including radio communication

Preferred Qualifications:

• Associate’s degree

• 5 years’ experience with plant production and forklift equipment

Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Jostens, Marmot, Rawlings, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, Waddington and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.