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Title:  Health, Safety & Environmental Specialist III

Requisition ID:  14026-159

Fort Smith, AR, US, 72923

Category:  Health, Safety and Environmental
Travel:  No Travel Required

Graphic Packaging International, LLC headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a leading provider of packaging solutions for a wide variety of products to food, beverage, and other consumer products companies.  The Company is one of the largest producers of folding cartons and holds a leading market position in coated-unbleached Kraft board and coated-recycled board.  One of its facilities is currently seeking a Health, Safety and Environmental Specialist III.

The position is located at the Fort Smith, Arkansas plant, which is part of the Consumer Products Division producing sheet fed cartons.

Health, Safety and Environmental Specialist III



  • Plans and coordinates the implementation of plant safety and health programs in support of corporate-wide safety and health guidelines and standards in order to reduce or eliminate occupational injuries, illnesses, deaths, and financial losses
  • Provide on-site leadership, guidance, and assistance to plant staff in achieving superior safety and health performance.
  • Directly involved in responsibilities/actions related to Prerequisite and Food Safety Programs.




  • Identifies and appraises conditions which could produce safety incidents and financial losses and evaluates potential extent of injuries resulting from safety incidents.
  • Inspects machinery, equipment, and working conditions in industrial or other setting to ensure compliance with occupational safety and health regulations
  • Develops and implements safety incident-prevention and loss-control systems and programs (such as JSOPs and Dupont STOP Training) for incorporation into operational policies of organization.
  • Coordinates safety activities of department managers to ensure implementation of safety activities throughout organization.
  • Compiles, analyzes, and interprets data related to exposure factors concerning occupational illnesses and incidents and prepares reports.
  • Serves as a liaison with outside organizations, such as fire departments, OSHA, and health care providers to assure information exchange and mutual assistance.
  • Manages service accounts such as fire protection, first aid supplies, audiometric testing, industrial hygiene testing, and PPE suppliers.
  • Services as liaison between Corporate Health and Safety and the plant.
  • Arranges for periodic testing of working areas for noise, toxic, and other hazards, using decibel meter, gas detector, and light meter.
  • Manages safety incident investigation process to ascertain root cause(s) - for use in recommending preventive safety measures and improving the safety program.
  • Develops, conducts, and/or coordinates training to promote health and safety, safe operation of equipment, and compliance with precautions and control hazards.
  • Oversees the Safety Committee activities.
  • Oversees the JSOP program.
  • Develop and implement safety and health programs to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local safety & health standards.
  • Develop, implement, and track employee safety/health training in support of written programs.
  • Coordinates on the job safety and skilled training.
  • Shares an obligation to protect and strengthen Graphic Packaging International’s good reputation in our relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, competitors, investors, and governmental agencies, and to act consistently with our core values: Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships, and Teamwork.
  • Directly involved in responsibilities /actions related to Prerequisite and Food Safety Programs.
  • Follow all Plant rules, Processes, Hygiene, and Allergens procedures, related to production of Safe Quality Foods.
  • Report to person of authority to record any potentially unsafe conditions which may result in unsafe foods or noncompliance to SQF related procedures.
  • Participate in SQF Root Cause and Corrective Actions (from customer complaints, SQF audits, validation, and verification activities) as required.
  • Reporting of any customer complaints to persons responsible to enter into GPI’s Customer Complaint system for root cause analysis and appropriate corrective action taken.
  • Follow all procedures related to producing Safe Quality Foods (SQF).
  • Report any potentially unsafe SQF conditions or customer complaints to a person of authority to record and/or correct the situation.




  • College Degree Preferred.


  • Operational experience to enhance user/trainer interface


  • Three – five years problem solving, project management, supervision, and technical writing experience.


  • Computer Skills – SAP, MS Office, and database programs




  • Visual Color Discrimination, the ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of colors


  • Office setting


Required Experience




 At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child's cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! We're one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world's most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference. 

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry's best to reward the talented people who make our company successful. 

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference. 


 Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the EEO is the Law Poster

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