A GSF EU Senior WHS (Work Health and Safety) Manager is a professional who is responsible for overseeing and managing the health and safety of employees in a work environment. This may include developing and implementing policies and procedures to ensure compliance with health and safety regulations, conducting risk assessments, investigating accidents and incidents, and providing training and guidance to employees on safe work practices.
In order to be effective in this role, a GSF EU Senior WHS Manager should have a strong understanding of health and safety laws and regulations, as well as excellent leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills. They should also be able to work effectively with teams and individuals at all levels of an organization.
We are seeking to build a team of Safety Compliance Engineers to influence the safety design and operation of Amazon’s cutting-edge technology in our vast array of facilities.
At Amazon, we’re working to be the most customer-centric company on earth. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people. If you’d like to help us build the place to find and buy anything online, this is your chance to make history.
One focus area of the Amazon Workplace Health & Safety (WHS) mission is to provide tools, resources, and environments that support safe, efficient, and healthy behaviours and encourage employees to proactively manage their health and well-being. To support this focus area, Amazon is seeking a number of Safety Compliance Engineers to join the European Safety Engineering team. The individuals will play a critical role to ensure high standards of safety are built into systems and processes across new and legacy Fulfilment Centres, Sort Centres and Delivery Stations across Europe.
The successful candidates will conduct equipment inspections against a pre-determined set of criteria to identify if improvements are required to increase the level of safety. The role will require technical knowledge of EU machinery safety standards, in PUWER/UWED applications and regulations to meet all European country requirements. Emphasis will be on sound safety engineering principles, basic machinery knowledge and the ability to engage with cross functional teams, transforming this knowledge into sound, compliant processes for the EU network.
Location: Mix of site and home working. The role will require frequent travel up to approx. 60% – 70% of the time.
You will be supporting a wide range of projects including liaison with other critical support functions such as Engineering, Reliability and Maintenance Engineering, Procurement, and New Build/Real Estate teams in order to effectively deliver the required right first-time machinery and systems safety standards. This is an important safety role and will report directly to the Safety Engineering Compliance Manager (Europe).
The extent of your duties will include:
• Define new and update existing technical standards for machinery safety and process controls working closely with EU and North American internal experts.
• Provide functional working links with other critical functional teams including; Engineering, Reliability and Maintenance Engineering, Procurement, New Build Safety and Real Estate teams.
• Support capital procurement processes as well as building design, specification and launch processes to ensure ‘right first time’ safety outcomes.
• Support the delivery of central Health and Safety pro-active objectives.
• Provide input to change projects, build outs and development projects and act as a technical machinery advisor for the EU WHS team.
• Generate regular technical updates for the EU Safety Engineering team.
• Provide monthly reports on upcoming projects and current in process schemes with clear analytical measures of status and risk.
• Support business change through effective influencing of change management processes within EU operations.
• Support Amazon facilities by performing suitable and sufficient risk assessments of all relevant machinery and equipment, for legacy and new launch sites.
• Support the development of solutions that meet Amazon high standards for safety, risk reduction, customer satisfaction, efficiency, scalable, simplicity, and operational excellence.
• Engineering degree/ 3 years’ experience in a similar role.
• Robotics and Material Handling Equipment (MHE) knowledge.
• In-depth understanding of the EU Machine Directive 2006/42/EC and its relevant harmonized standards.
• Comprehension and practical application of risk assessments.
• Demonstrable record of managing machinery safety inspections across large multi-site businesses.
• Experience interacting with cross functional teams.
• Credibility and be able to effectively engage and influence other functional leaders and their teams, to build buy-in to EU Health and Safety strategies and change processes.
• Used to operating at all levels of the organization from warehouse floor to senior management.
• Solid oral and written communication skills.
• Proficient in use of Microsoft Office and other computer-based tools to support system engineering and briefing/proposal development activities.
• Experience of working for a Notified or Approved body for Machinery Safety
• Qualified to NEBOSH Diploma level or equivalent, preferably gained in a low margin, high volume environment with warehousing and logistics beneficial.
• Formal training certification in Machinery Safety (such as CMSE)
• Experience implementing lean principles and process improvement in an operational environment.
• TUV Certified Functional Safety Engineer.
• Experience interacting with cross functional teams and managing projects with minimal supervision.
As a GSF EU Senior WHS Manager, you would be responsible for ensuring the health and safety of employees in a work environment. This would involve developing and implementing policies and procedures to ensure compliance with health and safety regulations, conducting risk assessments, investigating accidents and incidents, and providing training and guidance to employees on safe work practices.
In order to be successful in this role, you would need to have a strong understanding of health and safety laws and regulations, as well as excellent leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills. You would also need to be able to work effectively with teams and individuals at all levels of an organization.
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