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Safety Specialist

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Date: Jan 11, 2019

Location: Arden, NC, US, 28704

Company: J.Crew Group, Inc.

As a people-centric organization, we attribute the success of our Distribution Centers to the individuals who come to work each day. We foster a diverse supply chain team where your work will meaningfully impact the wellbeing and productivity of our entire squad. We believe that problems are best solved when backgrounds are mixed, perspectives are shifted, and boundaries are pushed. So—wherever you’re from—come join our crew!



The primary responsibility of a Safety Specialist is to provide safety related training to all associates as needed, support the facility’s 5S initiative and maintain OSHA standards at the Asheville Distribution Center.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:


  • Work with site and regional management to ensure compliance with J. Crew strategic initiatives and applicable federal & state OSHA regulations
  • Partner with operations to conduct incident investigations, behavior based safety audits, facility inspections
  • Facilitate safety training to include onboarding of new Associates and monthly compliance training
  • Conduct job safety analysis to include existing job functions, process changes or new equipment
  • Maintain accurate daily, weekly, and monthly metrics to report to site and regional management
  • Participate in monthly safety committee meetings and other focus group meetings
  • Track improvement activities in safety database and manage action items to completion
  • Support fire prevention, emergency response and other safety related activities as assigned


Education & Experience:

  • High School diploma or GED required; some college preferred
  • 5S training and/or Certifications preferred
  • OSHA training and experience in distribution/warehouse environment
  • One to three years of training program management experience
  • Previous experience working in a Distribution Center / Warehouse / Manufacturing environment preferred


Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong knowledge/proficiency with all Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), IBM and SAP
  • Type 50 wpm
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; ability to present communicate with all levels of management
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Strong administrative skills with ability to multi-task and prioritize workload
  • Critical thinker with ability to problem solve for solutions
  • Ability to work independently
  • Quality conscious and detail oriented
  • Flexibility with work duties and work schedule (overtime and extended hours as needed)
  • Understand and follow verbal and written instructions


Physical Requirements:

  • Lift, carry, push, pull, reach, grasp, bend, climb stairs and stoop for up to 8 hours at a time
  • Ability to work around moving machinery/equipment (i.e. sorter)
  • Stand for duration of work shift and walk/move continuously
  • Adjust to climate changes; hot and cold extremes may occur in warehouse
  • Ability to type and read computer screen


J.Crew Group, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer
We are committed to affirmatively providing equal opportunity to all associates and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, legally protected physical or mental disability or any other basis protected under applicable law.

Nearest Major Market: Asheville

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