Est. $25.15 - $47.40
Full-time, Part-time

2653 State Route 2141

Hickory, KY 42051

In-Plant Safety Specialist

Department: PSSI Safety Department

Job Status: Full Time

FLSA Status: Salary Exempt

Reports To: Site Manager

Work Schedule: Varies by location

Amount of Travel Required: 0-10%

Positions Supervised: None


To be the leading food safety solutions company that owns the standard of health and safety for our PSSI family and brand protection for our partners

  • Safety: We are committed to the health and safety of our team members and set the standard of food safety for the protection of our customers’ products and brands.
  • Integrity: We speak with candor, act with transparency, follow through on our commitments and abide by our principles and values.
  • Team: We respect and value our team members, embrace diversity, and invest in their development through coaching and training.
  • Customer Focus: We strive to exceed our internal and external customers’ expectations through open communication, relationships, and continuous improvement.
  • Achievement: We manage our business to provide opportunities and stability for our team members, and bring value to our customers, owners, and the communities we serve.


The In-Plant Safety Specialist position is responsible for compliance with PSSI’s safety procedures in the plant. This position must know, understand, and be able to communicate PSSI’s safely policies and practices to teammembers, and train and re-train team members on proper safety practices.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Ensure PSSI operations comply with all PSSI company policies and procedures and customer requirements.
  • Implement and maintain safety policies and procedures.
  • Follow Site Management, Area Management, Division Managements, VP, and Technical Services directives regarding issues related to Safety, Health, and Environmental. Maintain regular communication with Safety and Technical Services team.
  • Report all accidents and first aids following established accident and first aid reporting SOP. This includes reporting “caught-in” type accidents following established protocol.
  • Establish annual goals and continually measure in the following categories:
  • Regularly scheduled and completed safety training.
  • Improvements in safety awareness and training consistency.
  • Improvements in safety performance metrics and knowledge of management and team members.
  • Overall implementation of action plans, follow-up, and resolution of safety issues.
  • Perform investigations at the plant level as needed. This includes but is not limited to severe injuries, OSHA complaints, and when necessary to assist other PSSI departments. Make sure all investigations are followed up with and an action plan is implemented successfully.
  • Perform weekly safety audits, assist operations with corrective actions, and report findings by email to appropriate PSSI management.
  • Ability to identify and eliminate hazards in the workplace.
  • Maintain regular communication with Site Manager.
  • Exercises independent judgement and issues disciplinary action for safety violations.
  • Authority to terminate team members based off PSSI disciplinary policy for safety violations.


Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (“PPE”)


Bachelor’s degree in safety related field or equivalent job experience.


This position works in wet, hot, and/or cold environments. Shift may vary depending on location.


·       Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance

·       Basic Life Insurance

·       401k Retirement Plan

·       Paid Holidays

·       Paid Vacation

·       Employee Assistance Program

·       Training & Development Opportunities

Packers Sanitation Services, Inc. (PSSI) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, creed, sex, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, uniform service member status, veteran status, age, genetic information, disability, or any other protected status, in accordance with all applicable federal state, and local laws. PSSI is committed to complying with the laws protecting qualified individuals with disabilities. PSSI will provide a reasonable accommodation for any known physical or mental disability of a qualified individual with a disability to the extent required by law, provided the requested accommodation does not create an undue hardship for the Company and/or does not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others in the workplace and/or to the individual. If an employee requires an accommodation, they must notify the site manager or the Corporate Human Resources Department. If an applicant requires an accommodation, they must notify the hiring manager and/or the Recruiter hiring for the position.    

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Posting ID: 712100417 Posted: 2022-06-10 Job Title: Plant Safety Specialist