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Specialist, Safety

Job req id:  2550

Geismar, LA, US, 70734

At Nutrien, our Purpose is to grow our world from the ground up and we do so with safety and integrity as our core values. Nothing is more important than sending our people home safe, every day.


Nutrien is a leading provider of agricultural products, services, and solutions. With approximately 23,000 employees world-wide, we are the largest producer of potash (by capacity) and one of the world’s largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate. We also operate a leading agriculture retail network that services over 500,000 growers.


We harvest the best. Diverse views and experience make us strong. We look for people who have a safety-first mindset, who are collaborative team players, who deliver on their commitments, who are innovators in search of a better way, and who believe in inclusion.


Working at Nutrien will provide you an opportunity to help us Feed the Future, and grow your career.


Safety Specialist - (Geismar, Louisiana, U.S.A)


 What you will do:


  • Provide coordination, guidance, and support for the safety programs/processes at the Geismar plant
  • Be present in the field 80% of the time
  • Serve as the safety liaison for assigned operations and maintenance departments
  • Monitor work areas for compliance of safety policies throughout the plant
  • Coordinate the Hazard Communication program for the site
  • Provide safety support for nested and non-nested contractor groups
  • Monitor safety audits and provide feedback to Safety Superintendent and HS&E Manager
  • Monitor JHAs throughout the plant
  • Conduct safety meetings and safety audits
  • Assist in Industrial Hygiene monitoring of the Geismar site
  • Ensure implementation of Nutrien safety guidance documents
  • Serve as the fire protection subject matter expert
  • Participate in incident investigations
  • Order/recommend safety supplies and equipment
  • Serve as an regular member of the Emergency Response Team and assist coordinating drills on site. (Training, Equipment, Drills, Implementation of ERP, etc.)
  • Recommend safety work requests for the plant
  • Report hazards when detected
  • Comply with environmental rules and regulations
  • Develop and conduct annual required safety training
  • Conduct contractor kick-off meetings
  • Attend emergency response training
  • Work nights and weekends as required during plant outages and emergencies
  • Assist with site security as needed
  • All other duties as assigned


What you will bring:


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Post high school technical training in safety and emergency response disciplines; Associate/Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 3-5 years safety experience in an industrial setting preferred; prior exposure to BST behavioral based safety process is plus
  • Some knowledge/experience in PSM compliance
  • Experience in Emergency Response, Haz-Mat, Fire or Rescue desirable
  • Must possess a valid driver's license with a driving record that meets company standards and its insurers
  • Ability to obtain TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) as issued by TSA (Transportation Security Administration)
  • ASP/CSP Desired
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment and multi-task
  • Proficient command of regulations and ability to interact with customers, regulatory agencies, and peers
  • Capable of assisting in development of Safety policies and procedures
  • Must possess leadership and personnel management skills with exceptional work ethic and dependability
  • Must have experience in training and instructing employees
  • Ability to effectively communicate, orally (face to face and by telephone) and in writing, in English with coworkers, contractors, government officials and Senior Management
  • Ability to read and understand written material (in English)
  • Ability to use and understand basic numerical calculations, safety rules and operations instructional guides and procedures manuals
  • Must be able to deal effectively with people and resolve conflicts and problems
  • Able to organize and prioritize multiple projects and adjust quickly as needed
  • Ability to accept direction and work effectively & cooperatively with other people
  • Must have intermediate computer skills with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and Power Point)
  • Must be goal orientated, self-motivated and able to work autonomously
  • Must have strong critical thinking and troubleshooting skills
  • Must be able to sit, stand, and walk for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Must be willing to work in protected areas at heights
  • Must be able to work over water (dock)
  • Must be able to reach, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl
  • Must be able to hear and smell for deficiencies or hazards
  • Must be able to pass a respiratory fit test
  • Must be able to work in all weather conditions
  • Maintain regular, dependable attendance and a high level of performance
  • Must be willing to work all shifts, overtime, weekends, and holidays as needed and required
  • Must be available to respond to call-out as assigned
  • Must be able to withstand moderate noise levels


Are you a good match? Apply today! 


Nutrien is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics


This job will remain posted until filled. While we appreciate all applications we receive, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.



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