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Health & Safety Officer




contract fulltime


competitive hourly


Leixlip, County Kildare,

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Health & Safety Officer

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We’re Hiring a Health & Safety Officer

Westerwood Global provides service solutions ranging from entry–level to experienced personnel, within high tech manufacturing facilities. We are a trusted partner for the world’s leading semiconductor companies and are looking for a Health & Safety Officer to join our Team based on our Customer's Site in Leixlip, Co. Kildare.

The person for the job

  • You are safety focused and have proven leadership skills and experience
  • A strong team player with ability to work well within a diverse team
  • Have excellent organisational, time keeping, and communication skills
  • Ability to adapt to different tasks and to prioritise activities
  • You are looking for a new challenge and to develop your career

Purpose of the role

As a Health & Safety Officer, you will provide health and safety guidance, auditing, and training to a team of operators and technicians in a semiconductor cleanroom environment while supporting the Customer in key areas throughout the manufacturing process. Your goal will be to adhere to facility standard operating procedures with a focus on safety and quality. Your success will contribute to the facilities overall throughput while simultaneously developing your own skills in a coveted and highly technical industry

Role requirements

  • A minimum level 7 degree in Environmental/Occupational Health and Safety
  • 1-2 years' experience in a similar role
  • Strong knowledge of ISO 14001:2015 and OSHA 18001:2017
  • Manual handling instructor’s qualification is desirable
  • First Aid Qualification is desirable
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Ergonomic experience is desirable
  • Flexibility to travel on short term assignments related to the role
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft office
  • Ability to work a regular working week (Monday to Friday) 39 hours
  • Ability to work in a controlled cleanroom environment, which will involve the wearing of a gown and relevant personal protective equipment

What you will be doing

  • Maintain the existing safety management system in accordance with ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 to ensure that the policies and procedures are consistent with applicable legislation, Westerwood Global and Customer’s best safety standards and identify areas of improvements to implement new safety programmes for maintaining, enhancing, and fostering a 'zero incident' safety culture and to reflect continuous improvement initiatives
  • Demonstrate leadership and a strong desire to protect our employees, our business and the environment leading with a safety-first mind-set
  • Compile and maintain the environmental, health and safety legislative register and ensure the company’s compliance with all relevant legislation and best practices
  • Conduct regular risk assessments and safety audits, report findings and ensure closure of audits
  • Report to the Head of Operations the EHS KPI’s and concerns on a weekly and monthly basis
  • Attend quarterly engagement meetings and communicate safety updates and ensure employee’s concerns are addressed on-site and implement suggested improvements as appropriate
  • Conduct and assist in incident and accident reporting, identify the root cause, and implement corrective actions within a timely manner to prevent the re-occurrence of incidents. Responsible for reporting to and dealing with Health and Safety Authority and EPA as required
  • Provide support for any external audits
  • Document and follow - up of medical treatment required for occupational injuries and illness
  • Responsible for all ongoing in - house training including manual handling, chemical awareness etc
  • Conduct Health and Safety Induction for all new hires across all sites
  • To undertake any other duties required associated with Health and Safety matters to meet the needs of the business
  • Performing safety checks in line with process specifications
  •  Using MS Office and in-house computer system as required

Benefits of working with Westerwood Global

  • Discounted rates of on-site facilities
  •  Free on-site car parking
  •  Reward & Recognition Programme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Learning and development
  • Opportunities for career progression

About Westerwood Global

  • We provide a positive working environment – with emphasis on teamwork, positive interactions, and sense of community
  • We focus on good communication – open channels, open door policy and regular company updates
  • We provide opportunities to gain experience, develop skills and gain invaluable knowledge of the semi-conductor and high-tech industry

If this position sounds interesting to you, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Send us a mail or click below to apply. We appreciate your interest in working with us and look forward to hearing from you.

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