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Requisition ID:  35864

Sr Safety Specialist



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At Mohawk Industries, we’re committed to more – more customer solutions, more process improvements, more sustainable manufacturing and more opportunities for our team.

As a Fortune 500, global flooring leader with some of the best-known brands in the industry, Mohawk is a great place to start or develop your career with an emphasis on more of what’s important to you. Whether you want to lead more, innovate more, learn more or create more, you can find your more with Mohawk.





Provides support in implementing and maintaining the organization’s safety policies and programs. Coordinates, delivers, and maintains records on safety training to promote an accident free workplace. Conducts plant audits and implements safety policies and programs to maintain compliance to local, state, and federal law. Performs with limited latitude for independent action within the framework of the job’s primary duties and responsibilities.




  • Serves as the company’s Residual Risk Reduction (R3) program facilitator which includes conducting on-site assessments, team training, and project planning.
  • Attends R3 meetings throughout each division of Flooring North America, assisting each team in creation of team projects and seeing each project through to completion.
  • Completes accident investigations and proper documentation for the Residential Sales function.
  • Reviews and updates Job Safety Analysis documents to identify and avoid work-related hazards by outlining specific work procedures required to perform each job safely and effectively. May also prepare department specific reports or maintain and update safety specific documents such as procedures manuals, safety data sheets, etc.
  • Conducts safety audits across multiple facilities throughout the division to identify and correct unsafe conditions and unsafe acts. Monitors employee behavior within the assigned area and recommends remedial safety instructions as necessary to reduce workplace injuries and to improve regulatory compliance.
  • Participates in accident and incident investigations using photographs, employee interviews, and other relevant sources to determine root causes of an event. Writes detailed summaries and recommendations regarding corrective actions necessary to prevent additional accidents. Performs follow-up on remediation as needed.
  • Communicates on a regular basis with Corporate Safety department and other safety personnel to promote consistency in the application of safety policies and programs throughout the Company, also sharing safety related concerns.
  • Leads or participates in division projects addressing safety issues.
  • Maintains safety supplies and ensures they are available.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.




  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline or equivalent combination of education and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job, and a minimum of 6 years job specific work experience within the functional area.
  • Safety training and/or certificates as required by regulatory agencies and/or Company guidelines.




  • Good oral, written, presentation, interpersonal communication, and team facilitation skills to effectively interact with all levels of employees including management and internal and external customers.
  • Ability to present information accurately and effectively to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to anticipate problem areas and implement effective solutions before problems occur.
  • Thorough understanding of OSHA safety disciplines, other regulatory guidelines, and common industrial safety practices.
  • Proficient using a PC to include Microsoft Office Suite and other department specific hardware, software, and equipment.




  • May have the role of lead to specific work team; limited supervisory duties over a small number of employees.




  • Working conditions range from average office or classroom environment to high-traffic production floor. Includes occasional to frequent exposure to minor hazards and safety requirements while performing routine job tasks


Disclaimer: The information on this description was prepared by Compensation and department management and is designed to indicate the general nature and level of the work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.




Mohawk Industries is a leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Mohawk’s vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. Our industry-leading innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate our brands in the marketplace and satisfy all remodeling and new construction requirements. Our brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include American Olean, Daltile, Durkan, IVC, Karastan, Marazzi, Mohawk, Mohawk Home, Pergo, and Quick-Step. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world’s largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia and the United States.


Mohawk Industries, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability/veteran committed to an inclusive workplace and a proud Drugs Don’t Work participant.

Nearest Major Market: Calhoun