If you are eager to coach associates and conduct trainings on workplace safety, apply to join our team in Amazon Operations as a Workplace Health and Safety Specialist (WHSS)! Amazon provides extensive training and development for entry level WHSS to learn to become exceptional safety leaders.
This role will start between January 2023 and September 2023. This is not a corporate position. This is a full-time position located within one of our Amazon fulfillment centers, sort centers, delivery stations or other operations buildings within the Amazon Fulfillment Network.
Amazon is looking for high-potential leaders, who are ready to own their impact in Amazon Operations as a workplace health and safety specialist.
As a WHSS, you will have an opportunity to promote a positive safety culture while complying with Amazon safety standards on the operations floor.
The WHSS coordinates and implements all aspects of Amazon’s Global Safety Program within the Amazon Fulfillment Network.
What is fulfillment you ask? Fulfillment is how we refer to completing or fulfilling a customer’s Amazon.com order and the acts of picking, packing, shipping and delivering their order to meet or exceed their expectations! Our Operation’s workflow can be broken three major lanes : first mile - where the product is housed and ready for your order;
second mile - where your order is hauled to your area; and last mile - when the product is delivered to your door. Please note that all lanes have slight building variations, but one thing is constant, our vision and dedication to the customer.
Locations and Placement :
This position is not a corporate role. This position will be located in a fulfillment center, sort center, delivery station, or other building within the Amazon Fulfillment Network.
Although this role is tied to a certain city, placement opportunities are nationwide. This means you will be placed at an operations building within the Amazon Fulfillment Network that most aligns with your location preferences and the current location availability after you interview.
Must be willing to relocate at time of hire (you will be placed at an operations building that most aligns with your location preferences and the current location availability after you interview.)
Key job responsibilities
Identify and inform management of compliance issues, safety risks, and improvement opportunities through conducting daily, weekly, and monthly audits
Facilitate incident investigation processes
Maintain required paperwork to comply with Amazon and OSHA regulations
Enter Safety Incident Information in internal database in a timely manner
Participate in process improvement activities and manage actions to completion
Train and assist others (area managers, safety team members, etc.) to complete their safety tasks (audits, follow safety rules, etc.)
Perform specific safety training as required by the Safety Manager
May have additional oversight for fire prevention, hazardous waste management, or other safety related activities depending on the business unit and location
Job Elements :
Must be able to perform the following tasks, with or without reasonable accommodation :
Stand / walk for up to 10-12 hours
Walk in / and around the warehouse with great frequency; many facilities are over a quarter mile in length
Access all areas of building (Depending on the operations building, this may include ascending and descending ladders, stairs, gangways, and shipping docks safely and without limitation)
Regularly bend, lift, stretch and reach both below the waist and above the head
Lift and move items up to 49 pounds
Willing and able to work any permanent shift that may include overnights and holidays. Note that there is a high chance that your shift may overlap into part of the weekend.
A day in the life
As a WHSS, you will maintain accurate daily, weekly, and monthly metrics to report to onsite management teams. You will also conduct risk assessments related to jobs performed (Job Hazard Analysis) and new equipment introductions for associates.
In addition, the WHSS leads recommending appropriate risk mitigation measures to management, including ergonomics, in Amazon’s Fulfillment Centers.