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Safety Assistant

Michigan Turkey Producers
Wyoming, MI
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Essential Functions of Role:

Under the direction of the Occupational Safety and Health Manager and HR, this is a “hands-on” Technician role with the goal of having zero tolerance in the areas of accidents, illnesses and injuries within MTP facilities, property and vehicles.

As directed, responsible for coordinating, administrating, maintaining, implementing and performing the following:

  • Blood borne Pathogens
  • Associate Work Practices
  • Environmental Controls
  • Ergonomics
  • Facility Safety Committee Scribe
  • MTP's Safety Specialist in various OSHA/MIOSHA assigned areas of compliance, making certain compliance standards are met.
  • MTP’s Personal Protective Equipment Program
  • Lock-Out Procedure Program
  • Associate Training, Education and Recognition
  • Provide or assist associates ill or injured while working within MTP
  • Further medical treatment and transport to hospital or physician
  • Accident/Incident Investigation and Reporting Programs
  • Problem Resolution and Accident Prevention Programs
  • Assist with MTP’s Annual & Bi-Annual Safety & Testing Programs
  • Assist with MTP’s Random Drug and Alcohol Screening Program
  • Policy and Procedure Development and Implementation
  • Work with production management as a team member to resolve issues, prevent injuries and meet compliance standards and requirements.
  • OSHA/MIOSHA Audits
  • Assist with food safety compliance
  • Safety Audits
  • Job Specific Training
  • JHA/PDA investigations/follow up
  • Dedicated floor time
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Must be able to work independently, without direction
  • Must be a leader, having the ability to influence while working with integrity and respect and be customer service oriented 
  • Constant focus on Safety, Health and Compliance
  • Proven ability to recognize, evaluate and provide first aid to injured and ill associates
  • Proven ability to handle multiple tasks at one time
  • Must be a team player
  • Effective Communicator, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of personnel within the organization
  • Prior experience in a position that required effective problem-solving skills, judgment, and decision-making a plus
  • Ability to be certified in First Aid and CPR
  • Bilingual a plus 
  • Must be an effective public speaker
  • Proven analytical skills
  • Computer literate: proficient use of Microsoft products
  • Degree in a Safety Discipline a plus or equivalent experience.  Must be a High School Graduate or possess a GED.
  • Must be physically able to perform the essential functions of the role
  • Familiarity with Alchemy a plus

 Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be able to physically perform the essential functions of the role as outlined.

  • Physical ability to work in a cold, wet, environment for up to 8 hours or the duration of the shift
  • Must be able to operate and use office machines and equipment.
  • Must be able to communicate utilizing various office equipment including; telephone, computer, facsimile machine, etc.
  • Position is a “hands-on” function whereby relevant work and process assessment will take place on/in the plant production areas.
  • Must be able to speak, read and write the English language.
  • Able to twist, bend, stand, or sit for 8 hours, or the duration of a shift.
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds at one time.


MTP is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. MTP is proud to have a tobacco, drug, and alcohol-free work environments.

Michigan Turkey Producers


Wyoming, MI
49519 USA



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