Safety Technician, BSc Environmental Management and Social Science (automotive experience advantageous), Pretoria – Ref: 1206011-9


Ref: 1206011-9

Job Description:

Develop and manage the company’s internal safety management system. Lead, support, and co-ordinate HCS (hazardous chemical substances) internal and global program and lead the written chemical hazard communication program as per FAS08-252 requirements. Contractor management inclusive of contractor fleet, internal systems and performance audits, facility improvements and an active role in identifying hazards and risks, preventing accidents through process confirmation and auditing, and implementing safety regulations as determined by the OHS Act No.85 of 1993 and FAS08 standards. Assist in conducting ergonomic assessments in line with the ergonomics regulations.

Position details:

Type: Permanent
Reports to: Safety Engineer
Job description / core competencies:

  • Develop an Internal Safety Management system in line with the requirements of ISO45001 and ISO9001
  • Conduct Ergonomic assessments and develop collectively improvements for problematic operations and processes
  • Coordinate Safety and Health Legal audits, surveys and ensure compliance to the OHS Act
  • Act as the appointed Finance Coordinator for the Safety Department
  • Safety issue investigation and resolution (Safety and Health Complaints)
  • Review Personal Protective Equipment Needs and Suitability
  • Coordinate Statutory Safety related training
  • Conduct Safety Observation Index Audits
  • Conduct Injury analysis and develop PJO questionnaires
  • Conduct routine internal audits and inspection and log findings on CCAR
  • Introduce and drive new initiatives in terms of health and Safety in the plant

Regular internal communication at all levels by way of daily morning meetings and set cadences

  • Verify all High Potential Near Miss incidents and verify corrective actions implemented
  • Conduct administrative  Control Audits and provide feedback to respective areas
  • Update monthly shop score cards
  • Assist Occupational Hygienists with hygiene surveys and compile action plans on findings (Develop CCAR for non-conformities)
  • Daily, Weekly and Monthly Departmental Safety Statistics Updates and monthly analysis of incidents and injuries
  • Assist in Emergency Response
  • Contractor Safety Management including training and auditing
  • Drive FPS Program through SOS enforcement, process confirmation, WIS updates in line with RAMS and JDI performance board updates
  • Ensure daily focus on safety with relevant checklists and safety walks
  • Perform incident investigations,  generate reports and statistics to relevant departments
  • Ensure Legal Safety Compliance Implementation and tracking by way of CCAR
  • Identify and assess hazards on new layouts before sign off
  • Training employees on the importance of health and safety on the job. Ability
    in making recommendations following any accidents or incidents
  • Update chemical registers
  • Facilitate monthly departmental safety meetings
  • Develop, update and maintain departmental training needs analysis
  • Perform workstation readiness, picture audits and station buy-offs

Location (country, city): Pretoria, Gauteng

Job Qualification & Experience:

Qualifications and experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Management and Social Science
  • Automotive experience will be added advantage
  • Strong understanding of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001
  • Knowledge and experience in Workplace Ergonomics
  • At least 4 to 5 Years’ Experience in the Fields of Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management


Performance measures/ success criteria:

  • Know and have a passion for our business and our customers
  • Have a continuous improvement philosophy and practice
  • Build strong relationships/be a team player/develop ourselves & others
  • Show initiative, courage, integrity and good corporate citizenship
  • Improve quality of work, safety and sustainability
  • Have a can do, find a way attitude and emotional resilience
    • Hold ourselves and others responsible and accountable for delivering results and satisfying our customers
  • Timeous payment of Service Providers and closing of Purchase Orders
  • Ensure at least a 95% Compliance regarding HCS registration, approval and station updates


  • Knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA):
  • Strong computer skills (Excel, Word & Outlook)
  • Conduct Injury and Incident Investigation
  • Excellent planning & organizing skills
  • Qualified to conduct Ergonomic Studies
  • Good Financial Skills
    • Competent Systems Management Skills and knowledge of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001
  • Good communication skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Reliable & Pro – Active
  • Self-motivated / self-starter
  • Attention to detail and action oriented
  • Safety Risk Assessment and Analysis
  • Strong Team Player


  • This advert is being advertised in collaboration with our recruitment partner MCHIR. 




Safety Technician, BSc Environmental Management and Social Science (automotive experience advantageous), Pretoria – Ref: 1206011-9

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