Title:  Health & Safety Associate

Requisition ID:  4425

Macon, GA, US, 31206

Department:  Health, Safety & Environmental
Travel:  Up to 25%

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At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. 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 products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities. 


With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible 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.


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Role Summary

The Safety Associate is a member of the Safety Department and provides guidance regarding the application of occupational health & safety practices. This role performs a variety of technical and administrative work in planning, organizing, and implementing of safety initiatives and procedures to establish safety culture and continually improve safety performance.


The Safety Associate provides technical expertise and support for safety programs including regulatory knowledge and interpretation, risk management methods and best practices to all areas. This role is responsible for ensuring advancement of the safety program. 


Job Accountabilities

  • Provide expert guidance and counseling on safety related issues for day-to-day activities by participating in safety meetings, audits and training.
  • Conduct incident investigations and assists in development of corrective actions.
  • Maintain, organize and report safety KPIs including leading and lagging indicators for measurement of safety performance.
  • Conduct audits, investigations and assessments
  • Conduct safety training courses including site specific hazard training.
  • Assists with management of the contractor safety program.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

  • Associate degree in occupational safety/technical discipline or engineering or other related field or demonstrated equivalent refining industry experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of OSHA, and other safety related regulations
  • Organizational skills and an ability to manage multiple projects and tasks in an effective manner.
  • Proficient in utilizing computer and Microsoft Office applications including MS Excel, Word, Power Point, and Outlook
  • Solid verbal and written communication and technical writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Strong attention to detail.


Desired Characteristics

  • Bachelor’s degree in occupational safety/technical discipline or engineering or another related field
  • Up to 3 years of experience in safety field
  • Understanding of incident response including incident command concepts



Pay Range:   $52,250.00 - $69,635.00


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 Poster, EEO is the Law.


Nearest Major Market: Macon