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Health and Safety Coordinator 

LOCATION: Nixa / Missouri (US-MO), United States | BRAND: New York Air Brake | REQUISITION ID: 1622 | JOB GRADE: 13 


Since 1890, New York Air Brake has been an innovative leader in the heavy-haul railroad industry. As a member company of Knorr-Bremse –the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems for rail and commercial vehicles--New York Air Brake is recognized worldwide as a Center of Competence for heavy-haul freight railroad control systems. From multiple locations, we serve customers across the United States, Canada, and Mexico—reaching clear across the globe to South America, Africa, the Middle East, China, and Australia. Our talented, diverse, and dedicated teams develop innovative solutions to the challenges facing our customers. Join us in our next steps.



The Health and Safety Coordinator supports management and project teams to ensure compliance with relevant HSE laws and regulations. Monitors and analyses changes in HSE legislation. Completes internal HSE inspection of units. Evaluates procedures. If required, ensures availability of HSE support for unit. Completes regulatory reporting. Attends external HSE audits and maintains contact to authorities. Implements HSE trainings. In cases, completes thorough investigations of incidents and recommends improvement measures. May advice HSE support staff technically.



Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Identify opportunities to improve Safety policies & procedures, utlilzing best practices.
  • Plan, schedule and provide required Safety training, including new hire orientation.
  • Investigate and respond to all Safety incidents, including root cause analysis, then work with HSE management teams to create a containment, corrective / preventive action plan.
  • Support internal audits (e.g. compliance audits, hazard identification, etc.

  • Participate in external audits (e.g. regulatory agencies, management system audits)
  • Track and follow up on Corrective / Preventive Actions generated from audits and incidents; ensuring completion and effectiveness.
  • Review and maintain plans necessary for emergency preparedness or regulatory compliance (e.g. emergency response guide).
  • Serve as emergency coordinator, including maintaining 24-hour emergency support personally or through scheduled backup.
  • Maintain all necessary Safety performance metrics, records and permits as required by internal processes, corporate needs, and local, state, or federal agencies (e.g incident / accident records, OSHA 300 log, safety data sheets).
  • Support Facilities department in their Safety-related activities (e.g. equipment inspection & maintenance, waste management, waste water pre-treatment plant, personnel safety).
  • Support Human Resources and HSE team on health-related programs; (e.g. worker's compensation, return-to-work, light duty, ergonomics, and new-hire screening).
  • Support product-related Safety activities as needed.
  • Must understand and support all Quality, Product Safety, and Health/Safety/Environmental/Energy policies.
  • Must understand and adhere to all relevant statutory or regulatory compliance obligations.
  • Must understand, support and adhere to the Integrated Management System policies, procedures and instructions.
  • Must understand and support relevant key performance indicators (KPIs), as defined in the goal tree.



Skills and Competencies

  • Has knowledge and experience in occupational safety and environmental regulations, programs, and requirements.
  • Has knowledge of manufacturing ergonomics.
  • Has a high level of problem-solving ability.
  • Has excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong analytical tools, Six sigma training preferred.
  • Has a strong initiative / self-starting skills, able to act with sense of urgency.
  • Customer Orientation - Is about demonstrating service and relationship-orientation toward internal and external customers, satisfying their needs and generating mutually satisfactory solutions.
  • Analytical Thinking - Refers to collecting, analyzing and structuring information using a wide perspective in order to identify key issues and patterns as well as to drawing conclusions.
  • Managing & Improving Processes - Describes the ability to plan, prioritize, monitor and improve work processes and allocate resources.
  • Teamwork - Means the ability to work with others and build a positive climate and trusting relationships within teams.
  • Influence & Inspire - Refers to the ability to convince others to embrace ideas, providing compelling arguments and making use of informal processes.
  • Communication Skills - Comprises the ability to speak, present, write, listen and distribute information effectively and create an environment for open communication.


Supervisory Responsibility
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


Work Environment
The employee will be required to perform duties on a computer terminal. The employee may be exposed to shop floor conditions, i.e. noise, heat, cold, dust/dirt etc.


Physical Demands
The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of an office work environment position.


Required Education and Experience

Associates Degree in Occupational Health and Safety or Related Field

1-3+ Years of Relevant Experience


Will consider candidates with 5 or more years of directly relevant experience without formal education



Preferred Education and Experience

  1. OSHA Training, OHST or Similar Certification, OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001 Knowledge
  2. Six Sigma Training

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From Engineering to Test Laboratory; Manufacturing & Skilled Machine Operation to Sales and Marketing; Field Service to Customer Service; Quality to HR to Finance to Software Development, our team-based approach is built on inclusion, opportunity, development, social responsibility and rewards. You are afforded the chance to grow personally and professionally through challenging assignments, commitment to continuing education, exposure to a variety of projects, and international travel. Our benefits are cutting edge as we offer student loan repayment assistance, lucrative 401k program, company assisted stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, wellness program, onsite workout facilities & classes along with competitive salary and incentive compensation, generous paid time off programs and a full array of medical, dental and vision options. We’ve got the right stuff, do you? Let’s find out together.


Then join us! We look forward to receiving your online application!

Nearest Major Market: Springfield