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Silgan Plant Safety, Health & Environmental Specialist in Winfield, Kansas

About Silgan Dispensing Systems:

Silgan Dispensing Systems is a growing global company with operations in over 10 countries where we develop dispensing solutions for iconic brands in industries like fragrance, healthcare, home/garden, cosmetics, and so much more. The dispensers we manufacture can be found on some of your favorite products. When you spray your kitchen counter, wash your hair, or put on your favorite cologne, there’s a good chance you’re using a dispensing product we make! We create innovative solutions for our customers and their consumers with strong aesthetic and technical performance with a focus on sustainability.

At Silgan Dispensing, you can expect an open and inclusive workplace with team members who are committed to our values: We are customer-oriented, innovative, driven to excel and sustainably focused and we work with each other as One Team creating safe and inclusive work environments where open dialogue is welcomed and valued.


Those who join our team will have access to a competitive healthcare benefits package that includes options for medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, life insurance, identity theft protection and more to customize your benefits package. You’ll also enjoy:

  • Paid vacation and holidays (22 days for new employees)

  • 401k match (100% of 5%)

    About this role

    Health & Safety

  • Oversees the coordination and/or delivery of safety training. Prepares and conducts required in-person training as well as supporting SafetySkills training. Will conduct all safety presentations/training during the New Employee Orientation process.

  • Develops, implements, and evaluates new safety programs, policies, and procedures

  • Performs, tracks, reports and analyzes safety/hazard recognition observations & engagement forms.

  • Leads incident investigations to pinpoint root causes as well as identifying and implementing corrective/preventative actions.

  • Main contact for all health, safety and environmental issues that occur at this location.

  • Conducts monthly communications meetings and coordinates the activities of the Steering Committee and participates in the facilitation of sub-committees.

  • Maintains PPE and trains first aid, CPR, AED and blood pathogen programs.

  • Tracks daily, weekly, monthly and annual equipment/department inspections for resolutions.

  • Updates online safety systems with near misses, first aids, recordable injuries; completes OSHA logs. Updates and control safety bulletin board and messaging system.

  • Work closely with the plant manager and department managers to increase employee engagement, address hazardous conditions and behaviors and drive overall safety improvement.

  • Support and oversee individual teams concerning Safety Management System progression.

  • Daily plant walk-through and daily focused assessments on the production floor that include an action plan with timelines and responsible people.

  • Set up and schedule annual audiometric testing, Industrial Hygiene work, annual ITA and BLS reporting, Hazard Recognition program.

  • Researching and implementing new equipment, conducting the new, moved and modified equipment checklist before turning over to production.

  • Assumes all other duties as requested.


  • Manages Chemical Control program, including chemical approval process, recommendations of use, labeling, training and appropriate PPE.

  • Manages Emergency Preparedness and Response Program. Functions as the On-Site Incident Commander.

  • Responsible for all state and federal reporting requirements.

  • Managers Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure Plan.

Job Requirements:

Qualified Candidates must have

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health or a related field.

  • Earned Certifications preferred.

  • 3-5 years related experience.

  • Environmental certification or experience desirable but not required.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to speak effectively to groups of employees, contractors and government agencies.

  • Strong problem solving resolution skills.

  • Must be assertive and heavily engaged.

  • Ability to create spreadsheets, charts/graphs and interpret/analyze results.

  • Has experience leading/facilitating groups/teams and is an influencer with the ability to coach production employees, supervisors, department managers and plant manager.

    Physical Demands (Reasonable accommodations provided)

    The physical requirements for this position are classified as requiring Level 3 – Medium Work. This is defined as the ability to exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, up to 10 pounds of force constantly.

Requisition ID: 13575