Safety Specialist/Trainer

Job Locations US-NJ-Phillipsburg
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
McWane Ductile - New Jersey


McWane Ductile is North America’s leading authority in ductile iron pipe manufacturer and supplier of water infrastructure. We are a company with a rich history and play a significant role in securing the future of America’s water framework for generations to come. We are an OSHA approved Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Merit site.


McWane Ductile New Jersey is currently seeking a fulltime bi-lingual (English & Spanish) Safety Specialist/Trainer for its Phillipsburg New Jersey location.    


The overall responsibility of the Safety S/Trainer is to be accountable for building a cohesive safety environment and guiding the manufacturing activities in accordance with safety specifications and OSHA requirements. Ensure all safety incidents are investigated, well-documented and assist in applying actions with Safety Manager to eliminate any further incidents from occurring.


Position duties and responsibilities include(but are not limited to):

  • Ensure OSHA and state compliance to safety regulations, and divisional safety policies for facility performance, and procedural issues.
  • Establish personnel and facility safety through the development, implementation, education, and evaluation of health & safety standards, laws, policies, programs, and procedures that align with local, state, and federal OSHA rules and regulations
  • Build, coordinate, and maintain plant-wide safety training programs including: emergency procedures, fire prevention, accurate handling techniques of chemicals, toxins, equipment, etc.
  • Perform facility inspections on fire and safety equipment, and machinery to detect existing/potential health and safety hazards; coordinate corrective/ preventative measures and ensure full implementation of required compliance to safety measures.
  • Provide information(signs, posters, barriers, etc,) warning of potential and actual safety hazards to mitigate hazardous conditions when they cannot be eliminated.
  • Maintain safety files and records; and periodically review policies/ procedures for needed modifications per changes in legal and/or other requirements.
  • Investigate accidents to minimize recurrence and prepare accident reports.
  • Examine new machinery and equipment plans and specifications; validate incorporation of required safety precautions; evaluate team member work activity on machinery to identify any hazard
  • Any other tasks as assigned by Supervisor


Qualifications/Position Requirements:

Below are required knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to efficiently perform crucial position duties.



  • Bachelor’s Degree or 2-5 years related experience and/or training combined will be considered
  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish
  • Excellent written and verbal skills and professional interaction all levels of management
  • Experience in formatting/developing/implementing/maintaining/updating
  • Strong experience and knowledge of all OSHA regulations and standards


Analytical Abilities/Problem Solving Skills/Concentration:

  • Comprehend verbal and written instructions and procedures.
  • Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Able to persevere  in stressful situations and a multi-tasking environment.
  • Critical accuracy and attention to detail. 
  • Can develope alternative solutions and work well in team problem-solving  
  • Prioritize work and meet project timelines


Personal Interaction (Internal/External):

  • Constant with employees at all levels and departments
  • Constant contact with Safety Department Staff

  Supervision (Received):

  • Work  independently with minimum supervision.


Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Observe all organization PPE requirements.

Work environment/physical demands:

Described below are typical work environment characteristics encountered while performing position functions.

  • Clean, well-lit climate with periods of significant temperature change while walking in various production areas.
  • Moderate to loud level of noise due to process. Works with various machines and equipment.
  • Will work in an office area and plant departments

Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow individuals with disabilities to perform  essential job functions. 


   The physical demand frequencies identified for the following functions are an approximation of time required to perform the essential functions/duties of the position.

                                                       FREQUENCY FACTOR TABLE

Function                                           Frequency

Sitting……………………………Less than 30%


Standing and Walking ………. More than 80%


Talking and Listening

   Communicating with departments

   In filling orders ………………. More than 60%


Vision Requirements .....................    Normal


  Function                                          Frequency

Hand and Finger Dexterity,

Reaching with Arms and Hands

Operating computer keyboard,

office equipment/machinery,

and telephone…………………...More than 60%


Pushing and Pulling

Minimum …………………….…. Less than 45%


Bending, Stooping, Crouching

Maintaining office records….…. Less than 50%



   Less than 35 pounds       Occasionally

   36 or greater pounds     Occasionally





McWane Ductile – NJ is a Federal VEVRAA contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices. We will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran or service member status, marital status, citizenship status or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.


The employment process includes a background check and drug screening


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