Fountain Tire Safety Specialist in Greater Vancouver, British Columbia

Fountain Tire Ltd. has an exciting new position for a Safety Specialist located from your home office in the Vancouver area.

The general objective of the Safety Specialist’s role is to enhance and support the ongoing development of the Safety Excellence program for all Fountain Tire business units. To achieve this objective, the Safety Specialist will be responsible for the following:

  • In partnership with the location Manager, Safety Team and the Operations Team, develop and implement a sustainable plan to integrate the Safety program as a way of business and a proven process at all locations in British Columbia including: Retail and Mixed stores, Distributions Centres, and Retread Plants

  • Conduct annual internal audits. Coach managers regarding the COR process. Ensure both internal and external annual audit processes are completed with integrity and on time.

  • Promote the Safety recognition programs (COR, Secor, Mecor) .

  • Establish and maintain relationships with certifying partners, auditors and provincial boards. Complete required reporting. Deliver effective communications.

  • Build relationships with stores, mine services, retread plants, and distribution centers through site visits and telephone calls. Promote collaboration toward innovative programs and resources to continually enhance Safety.

  • In partnership with the Learning and Development Team, actively participate in the monitoring and delivery of Safety training and program reviewto meet legislative and company requirements

  • Assist with the investigation of Safety related incidents as required, liaise with respective provincial OH&S, and conclude all reports.

  • Analyze need and determine specifications for Safety resources such as protective safety equipment, materials, and gear. Promote and communicate benefits and access to resources.

  • Assemble and maintain Safety data for program access, analysis, audits, and trend reporting, and develop ongoing strategies to pro-actively address.

  • Participate as a subject matter expert within a team environment of safety professionals.

  • Develop and promote a work environment that is safe, collaborative and respectful.

    To succeed in this role, the following knowledge, skills and abilities are required:

  • Post-secondary Certificate/Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), and a minimum of 2 years' experience in a hands-on, frontline Safety environment. A combination of education and experience may be considered

  • Certified Auditor status a considerable asset (BCCSA)

  • Several and/or all Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) courses completed

  • Ability to travel to Fountain Tire locations (stores, retread plants, distribution centers, etc) throughout BC; undertaking maintenance audits and site reviews throughout the year (40% travel)

  • Familiarity with procedures for site safety, regulations, emergency procedures and WCB requirements

  • Comprehensive knowledge of industry-specific safety programs

  • Strong analytical & decision-making abilities

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs

  • A positive, “can-do” attitude and customer focused approach

  • Ability to deal with challenging situations with integrity, empathy and sincerity

  • Proven experience in the effective coordination of projects from inception through implementation, including maintenance of appropriate documentation

  • Superior writing skills demonstrated by current success in drafting materials for diverse audiences

  • Ability to pass regular drug and alcohol tests as required

Why work for Fountain Tire?

  • We offer competitive market wages and recognition and incentives for your contribution to the organization

  • Comprehensive health, dental and vision benefits for you and your family

  • An RRSP program with company matching

  • Discounts for you and your family on tires, parts and services at all Fountain Tire locations

  • Be part of a culture that strongly supports change and innovation

  • Fountain Tire has been recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Company’s every year since 2003.

Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply on-line by December 9, 2016.

Posted Wage: $70,000 to $75,000 per year