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Safety Engineer- BlueOval SK Battery Plant Tennessee

Company: Ford Motor Company
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

The Opportunity
Ford and SK On are investing billions in Kentucky and Tennessee including building three state-of-the art battery manufacturing facilities between the two campuses at BlueOval City in Tennessee and BlueOval SK Battery Park in Kentucky. These brand-new advanced manufacturing facilities will use Ford's 100-years of automobile manufacturing expertise and SK On's 30+ years of electric vehicle battery expertise to become the world's leader in battery manufacturing.
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The KY Blue Oval SK, Senior Safety Engineer (GSR8) is a unique position at a Greenfield site. This position is a Ford Motor Company Secondee position and will report directly to the BOSK Environmental Health and Safety Manager with a matrix relationship to the Corporate Safety and Risk Manager. This position will provide site safety consultation during site and facility construction, manufacturing engineering launch, development and implementation support of the Safety Operating System and site safety and health program development in preparation for Job 1 / Start of Production and beyond. This role is planned as a 3-year assignment.
This role will be responsible for leading all Senior Safety Engineer functions for hourly and salaried employees at the facility including, but not limited to:
Manufacturing Launch and Readiness:

  • Support the completion of Facilities Equipment Commissioning.

  • Support and participate in onsite launch activities including ProTag.

  • Support the development of Task Based Risk Assessment through the Job Safety Analysis and standardized work instructions, identification of appropriate PPE.

    Safety Operating System:

    • Support adoption and implementation of the Ford Safety Operating System.

    • Drive the Safety Operating System (SOS) process of establishing/maintaining engaged and knowledgeable Element Champions to meet the Capability and Adherence Questions requirements.

    • Facilitate plant's daily SOS and monthly Safety Process Review Board Meetings

    • Develop annual BOSK facility H&S Goals and objectives through data deep dive analysis and auditing results.

    • Drive the development of BOSK specific Safety and Health procedures based upon Ford FAS08 Standards including but not limited to:

    • Injury / Illness / Near Miss investigation

    • Energy Control and Power Lockout

    • Hazard Communication / Global Harmonized System

    • High Risk Maintenance Tasks

    • Process Safety Management.

    • Support implementation of the Maintenance Tracking System as it pertains to the Safety Operating System.

    • Develop a system / process for coordinating, tracking and auditing Work Permits.

      Learning and Development:

      • Support Manufacturing Learning and Development in the identification and facilitation of the Training Management System and the affective launch of site-specific health and safety training.

      • Support the development and participation in New Employee Orientation

      • Monitor completion and drive to 100% completion for all required H&S Training.

        Risk Assessment and Reduction :

        • Act as Subject Matter Expert in technical and non-technical safety topics, including national safety regulations.

        • Support and participate in Manage the Change.

        • Develop a system for effective auditing, observations and reporting.

          Emergency Response:

          • Assist in the development of an onsite Emergency Response Team including identification of appropriate equipment and required training.

          • Participate in the plant's Emergency Response Plan Process, annual drills, and facilitate Emergency Response Team meetings and ensure training is up to date.

            Other :

            • Liaise effectively with Statutory Authorities, OSHA and OHS Representatives as needed.

            • Liaise effectively with the Operations Leadership, Medical and plant floor teams.

              Capabilities Required

              • Leading transformational change

              • Innovation

              • Critical thinking

              • Resourcefulness

              • Confidence, courage and independence

              • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills, collaborator.

              • Drive for results and sense of urgency

              • Data-driven

              • Change Management and Org

                Minimum Qualifications:

                • BS in Occupational Safety Management, Occupational Safety Engineering, or other related field of study

                • 5 - 10 years of experience in general industry and a manufacturing environment.

                  Preferred Qualifications:

                  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or other professional certification

                    Additional Information
                    Travel is expected throughout 2023 along with future relocation.
                    The successful candidate will be a Ford Secondee to the joint venture. A secondee is an employee who is temporarily transferred to the joint venture although continues their employment with Ford.
                    What you'll receive in return:
                    As part of the Ford family, you'll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You'll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.
                    Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.
                    Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
                    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.
                    For information on Ford's salary and benefits, please visit:
                    Requisition ID : 7020

Keywords: Ford Motor Company, Salt Lake City , Safety Engineer- BlueOval SK Battery Plant Tennessee, Professions , Salt Lake City, Utah

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