Safety Specialist

Date: Feb 5, 2019

Location: Skokie, IL, US

Company: Dover Corporation

For over 125 years, OPW has led the way in designing and manufacturing world-class retail fueling, fluid handling and car wash system solutions for the safe and efficient handling and distribution of fuels and critical fluids. OPW makes above ground and below ground products for both conventional, vapor recovery and clean energy applications in the retail and commercial markets. Additionally, OPW supplies loading arms, valves and dry-break couplings, tank truck equipment, rail car valves and equipment, and car wash systems. OPW has manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, with sales offices around the world. OPW is part of the Dover Corporation, which is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under “DOV”. To learn more about OPW’s 125 years of providing industry-leading solutions, visit our website at
Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenues exceeding $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, specialty systems and support services through four major operating segments: Energy, Engineered Systems, Fluids, and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 60 years, our team of over 29,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what’s possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under “DOV.” Additional information is available at


The Safety Specialist provides technical environmental, safety and health support to production and corporate personnel. Develops corporate safety and health programs and objectives and coordinates safety training programs. Monitors environmental, safety and health regulations and provides technical support to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements.

Essential Functions

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

  1. Works closely with staff in operations, human resources, engineering and human resources.
  2. Provides technical environmental, safety and health support and information to production and corporate personnel.
  3. Prepares written safety and health programs and policies.
  4. Identifies company safety training needs and develops and coordinates safety training programs.
  5. Participates in new product/process reviews, including process hazard analyses, operator training, etc.
  6. Supports corporate/plant engineering to implement engineering controls to minimize safety and occupational health hazards.
  7. Supports plant personnel in selection of appropriate personal protective equipment.
  8. Maintains corporate safety library (e.g., videos, regulations, reference manuals).
  9. Promotes safety and health awareness through internal company memoranda, newsletters and specific training programs.
  10. Oversees the company safety and health committee.
  11. Assists as necessary in implementation of a hazard communication program and preparation of reports.
  12. Reviews process-operating procedures/records and provides input for safety and health considerations.
  13. Understands federal and state occupational safety and health regulations and monitors regulatory changes as they occur.
  14. Provides technical support to corporate and plant personnel to ensure compliance with applicable occupational safety and health regulations.
  15. Advises manufacturing plants and corporate staff of regulatory changes with which the plants must comply. Sufficient advance notice should be provided so that compliance on the effective date of new regulations is ensured.
  16. Audits practices and records of manufacturing plants to ensure compliance with company programs and federal/state occupational safety and health regulations.
  17. Monitors lost-time injuries/illnesses and worker’s compensation claims.
  18. Reviews injury/illness and non-injury incident investigation reports and follows up as necessary.


  1. Collaboration Skills.
  2. Communication Proficiency.
  3. Customer/Client Focus.
  4. Decision Making.
  5. Learning Orientation.
  6. Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.
  7. Problem Solving/Analysis.
  8. Teamwork Orientation.
  9. Technical Capacity.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities, but does serve as a coach and mentor for other positions in the department.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected.

Required Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a safety science, engineering or industrial hygiene discipline.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

This position may be located in: Americas : United States : Illinois : Bellwood || Americas : United States : Illinois : Chicago || Americas : United States : Illinois : Downers Grove || Americas : United States : Illinois : Elk Grove Village || Americas : United States : Illinois : Grayville || Americas : United States : Illinois : Hodgkins || Americas : United States : Illinois : Oakbrook Terrace || Americas : United States : Illinois : Rock Island || Americas : United States : Illinois : Skokie || Americas : United States : Illinois : Wheeling

Sub Division : Transportation

Job Requisition ID : 27013

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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