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Safety Specialist Job at Armstrong Ceiling in Marietta, PA

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Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has a job opportunity for a Safety Specialist to be located in Marietta, PA. Reporting to the Plant Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager, the Safety Specialist is responsible for providing technical guidance relating to the Environmental, Health and Safety of the plant. Additionally, the Safety Specialist's role is to develop and implement the facility’s safety management systems. This includes hazard identification, risk assessments, mitigation planning and project implementation, development of procedures, compliance auditing, and compliance reporting. The Safety Specialist will also be responsible for executing process improvement and cost reduction opportunities, and serve as the safety subject matter expert (SME) on the design, management, and execution of capital projects.


Key Responsibilities of the Safety Specialist:

  • Partnering with manufacturing leaders, facilitates the maintenance of safe, healthy and environmentally friendly working conditions through training & educating employees in the required safety procedures, such as PPE, ergonomics and/or environmental concerns such as waste, hazardous materials handling
  • Actively participating as a member of the Plant to drive resolution of common cause and special cause issues that negatively impact safety, quality, cost, and/or productivity
  • Providing technical assistance to the facility on a proactive basis in terms of environmental, health and safety
  • Assisting in accident/incident investigation and case/situation management as needed, recommending corrective actions and managing to completion
  • Identifying & executing improvements in the plant’s environmental and safety systems and procedures
  • Leading, managing, and facilitating the completion of hazard identification and risk assessments for the facility
  • Planning mitigation of process safety risks and managing projects to implement mitigation plans
  • Ensuring that process safety related documentation for all identified hazards are developed and maintained.
  • Identifying safety training needs and providing that training through in-house resources or external consultancy
  • Safely executing capital projects per agreed cost, schedule, and performance metrics
  • Transferring of technical knowledge where appropriate to other plant personnel to elevate organization understanding and performance
  • Ensuring compliance with facility environmental permit or environmental compliance requirements as assigned.
  • Serving as an on call site contact when needed
  • Less than 10% travel required


Required Qualifications for the Safety Specialist:

  • Bachelor degree in discipline related to functional work or role with up to 3 years of relevant work experience OR demonstrated ability to meet the job requirements through a comparable number of years of applicable work experience. Entry level candidates with required qualifications may be considered.
  • Project Management experience
  • Facilitations skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and willing to work in a team environment
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Office programs


Desired Qualification for the Safety Specialist:

  • 5+ years working in a manufacturing environment.

Why AWI? 

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions.  With over 3,700 employees and fiscal 2015 revenues from ceiling operations in excess of $1.2 billion, AWI operates from a global manufacturing network of 24 facilities, including 9 plants dedicated to its WAVE joint venture. 

At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, Armstrong World Industries offers interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces.

For more than 150 years, we have built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we’re here to serve – our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.


Benefits Package

  • Standard benefit package offerings: Medical, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance
  • Long term disability coverage
  • Vacation and sick time
  • Product discount programs.


Equal Opportunity Employer: Armstrong World Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets. 


Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact AWI employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.


AWI will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Armstrong, including unsolicited resumes sent to an AWI mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to AWI employees, or to AWI’s resume database will be considered AWI property. AWI will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. AWI will consider any candidate for whom a Recruiter has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Recruiter free of any charges or fees.


AWI will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed AWI contract in place specific to the position for which the resume was submitted. 


Recruiting vendor agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by AWI 's Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager or his or her designee. No other AWI employee is authorized to bind Armstrong to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Recruiters. By submitting a candidate to AWI, recruiters agree to be bound and comply with this policy.


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