Site WHS Manager

Amazon in Lakeland, FL

  • Type: Full Time
position filled
At Amazon, we have a unique culture built on pioneering into unknown and new frontiers. From selling books to creating the Kindle, from making films to launching faster delivery, Amazon reinvents normal. After selling the first book in 1995, we have grown at an incredible rate and now have become the universes most customer centric company. By hiring those that take risks and find fulfillment through making the impossible commonplace, Amazon cultivates innovation. Every employee at Amazon has the power to forge their own path and to have a true impact on the business, and we find that exhilarating.
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When we hire you at Amazon, we hire for the future. You would be joining a team of 1500+ safety professionals. With unlimited career opportunities, Amazon invests in ensuring our teams are always challenged, constantly learning from each other, and creatively contributing to our next big idea.

Role Description
The Site Workplace, Health and Safety (WHS) Manager is responsible for partnering with a site operations team at an Amazon AIR location to execute company safety policies and ensure to all applicable local and regional regulations at a facility which includes an aircraft ground handling operation. By leveraging lean principles and kaizens, you will lead continuous improvement initiatives to reduce conditional and ergonomic risk in our processes to ensure a safe and healthful working environment for our Associates. A successful Site WHS manager will demonstrate the ability to build trust and confidence with the Operations Team and inspire change through providing comprehensive risk assessments and safety trend .

The Site WHS Manager must be an effective communicator and send clear, concise and consistent messages, both verbally and in writing. You will instruct and train Operations Leaders in Amazon safety policies and assist the operations site teams in incorporating our safety standards at their site. You will work to identify best practices and incorporate these standard methodologies into our standards to continuously improve the safety landscape. The Site WHS Manager will possess excellent safety program knowledge as well as environmental and ergonomic knowledge and be able demonstrate this expertise when working with Operations.

The Site WHS Manager leads a team of hourly safety team members: WHS Specialist, Safety Coordinators, Onsite first aid Associates. The successful candidate will be an experienced, innovative and hands-on individual who is passionate about Health and Safety in a professional context. In time, well expect you to become as customer-centric as we are and apply this to your work each day.

Possess a thorough understanding of local/regional regulations and company policy.
Provide guidance and oversight to ensure to all applicable Amazon Safety Policies.
sites performance against published requirements in safety policies. For all deficiencies, identify a plan for the site to implement and fix all identified deficiencies.
Deliver on-time and quality projects to Operations.
Analyze safety and review incident weekly and monthly incident trends to discover trends to rationalize the allocation of appropriate resources to areas where the safety risk is highest.
Perform frequent site safety audits to identify all non- equipment and/or processes at the site.
record-keeping practices and Global Safety Database entries to be aligned with global safety standards and local regulations.
the workplace organization and Associate behaviors to ensure that training, auditing and scoring methods are accurate and consistent.
Lead and mentor Safety Associates in your assigned facility.
Spend time on the aircraft ramp and handling floor to seek input from Safety teams, Associates and leaders on safety program improvement opportunities. Ensure open communication on status of progress and resolution against these suggestions.
Ensure site leadership and Associates are trained and knowledgeable of their responsibilities under each policy. Audit the quality, delivery (including qualifications of the trainer), and effectiveness of all required safety training

Preferred Qualifications
Strong writing skills; will be required to write analytical reviews for critical site decisions.
Masters Degree in Safety, Environmental, Aviation or a related field.
Experience in Air Cargo Operations.
Experience with OSHA regulations specifically 29 CFR 1910.
Experience with FAA Safety Management Systems (SMS) requirements.
Experience with launching large sortation or aviation facilities.
Certified Safety Professional
Demonstrated ability to adapt well to fast-paced environments with changing circumstances, direction, and strategy.

Eligibility Requirements
Must fulfill FAA and DHS criminal background checks to qualify for unescorted access privileges to airport security identification display areas (SIDA), if applicable.
Must be able to secure appropriate airport authority and/or US Customs security badges, if applicable.
This position may be subject to Department of Transportation (DOT) drug and alcohol testing. Federal law requires Amazon to determine an applicant's history of Department of Transportation (DOT) drug and/or alcohol violation(s) or refusal(s) to test before hiring him/her into a safety-sensitive position, if applicable.

Qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for the position.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation/ Age

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