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Health, Safety & Environment Specialist

Clearpath Robotics

Clearpath Robotics

Kitchener, ON, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024


Position: Health, Safety & Environment Specialist
Location: Kitchener, Ontario
Job Type: Full-Time Permanent
Experience: 3+ years
Division: OTTO by Rockwell Automation
About OTTO by Rockwell Automation:
OTTO by Rockwell Automation is a global leader in autonomous technology for material handling inside manufacturing and warehouse facilities. With over five million hours of production experience, OTTO autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are trusted in mission-critical operations for some of the world’s most recognized brands. OTTO by Rockwell Automation was recognized as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Robotics Companies of 2023. For more information, visit ottomotors.com.
OTTO by Rockwell Automation was acquired by Rockwell Automation effective October 2023. Rockwell is a global technology leader focused on helping the world’s manufacturers be more productive, sustainable, and agile. With more than 28,000 employees who make the world better every day, we know we have something special. Behind our customers – amazing companies that help feed the world, provide life-saving medicine on a global scale, and focus on clean water and green mobility – our people are energized problem solvers that take pride in how the work we do changes the world for the better.
About the Job:
As our HSE Specialist, you will have a crucial role in implementing health, safety, and environmental programs across our offices. Your responsibilities will include being a reliable source of guidance and training on various HSE topics, conducting internal HSE audits to ensure compliance with legislative and corporate standards. If you are dedicated to making a meaningful impact and improving safety standards, we invite you to join us on this journey.
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Spearhead Clearpath's HSE programs, ensuring compliance with laws, regulations, and our policies.
  • Collaborate with onsite and remote teams for hazard identification, risk assessments, and workplace audits, offering expert advice on preventative measures.
  • Engage in dynamic sessions with Leadership, discussing safety plans, audit actions, and incident trends, and garnering management support for HSE initiatives.
  • Define and maintain the HSE training matrix, providing and tracking necessary training.
  • Deliver compelling Safety Talks, Toolbox talks, and Tailgate talks to enhance safety awareness and engagement.
  • Administer and develop HSE programs in tandem with Operations, HR, and other departments, championing safety as a collective effort.
  • Lead investigations into injuries and illnesses, implementing preventative actions for recurrence.
  • Manage WSIB claims, ensuring timely submissions, coordinating return-to-work programs, and maintaining accurate documentation.
  • Lead Joint Health and Safety Committee activities, ensuring meetings, inspections, and certifications are up to par.
  • Establish and test emergency preparedness and response procedures, fortifying the organization's resilience proactively.
  • Facilitate compliance with internal and external audit programs, actively participating in continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Be apart of a rotation call schedule for HSE matters.
  • Work from our different office locations in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge.
  • Undertake additional responsibilities as needed.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • 3-5 years of hands-on health and safety experience in a Manufacturing/Automation environment.
  • Post-secondary education or diploma in Occupational Health & Safety.
  • Professional HSE designation is preferred but not mandatory.
  • Excellent knowledge of Occupational Health & Safety Acts for Industrial establishments.
  • Previous experience with a variety of safety programs, such as JSA’s, lockout tagout
  • Oversee and support the functioning of the Joint Health and Safety Committee(s).
  • Facilitate the organization of Health, Safety, and Wellness events, where emergency and evacuation drills take center stage as a primary focus.
  • Good knowledge of environmental systems such as spill control, waste management, etc.
  • Attention to detail and ability to prioritize tasks
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Understanding & experience with ergonomics as it relates to repetitive assembly processes is an asset
  • Ability to travel to Clearpath's different office locations in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge
At OTTO by Rockwell Automation, we are committed to building and supporting a culture of diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. We hire the best talent regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, age, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. If you require special accommodation to complete any portion of the application or interview process, please contact 1-800-301-3863.