Corporate Safety Auditor in Schnitzer - Warwick at Schnitzer Steel Industries

Date Posted: 9/6/2018

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If you are looking for a career which offers advancement and growth opportunities, look no further! Schnitzer Steel offers upward mobility, great benefits, and competitive compensation packages.

Founded in 1906, Schnitzer Steel Industries has become one of the nation's largest recyclers of scrap metal. Today, Schnitzer operates 95 recycling facilities, including seven deep water ports – on both U.S. coasts and in Hawaii and Puerto Rico – which enable efficient delivery of processed scrap metals to steel mills and foundries around the world. In 2018, Schnitzer was named a World's Most Ethical Company for the 4th consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. This prestigious award is given exclusively to companies who demonstrate leadership in five key categories: ethics and compliance; corporate citizenship and responsibility; culture of ethics; governance; and leadership, innovation and reputation. Schnitzer is the only metals recycling company to be among the winners.

This position offers competitive pay along with a variety of benefits including: medical, dental and vision plans for both you and your dependents; 401k with company match; paid time off which starts with your first check; and paid holidays.

The Corporate Safety Auditor (CSA) reports to the Schnitzer Steel Industries (SSI) VP, Health and Safety. The CSA ensures all of his/her efforts are compliant with the company’s Health & Safety regulations. This position is responsible for interpreting laws and regulations, and developing and implementing policies for compliance to manage and mitigate corporate losses. The CSA works with leadership teams at company facilities helping identify concerns, developing strategies to address the concerns and following up to ensure the issue is resolved. The CSA assists in developing Corporate Health & Safety policies, safety programs for minimizing any health safety losses, and maintaining consistent and uniform health and safety practices in conjunction with long term health and safety goals of the company. The CSA is involved in the ongoing design, assessment, implementation, communication, and monitoring of the organization’s internal policies and procedures in accordance with regulations and laws.

The CSA must utilize best business practices, benchmarks and metrics to improve organization. Responsibilities include developing health and safety programs for all assigned locations and for minimizing health and safety liabilities. The CSA is responsible for maintaining policies and procedures to ensure efficient operations, maintaining adequate internal controls, and ensuring internal controls are adhered to and kept up to date. The CSA encourages the reporting of any control violations. The CSA strives for continuous improvement within the operations and challenges conventional thinking in order to obtain the most efficient solutions to issues.   


  • Minimum of 10 years applied Safety and Occupational Health experience required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required (concentration in Safety and/or Industrial hygiene or related technical discipline desired). Masters/MBA desirable.
  • Relevant professional certification(s) and green belt preferred. Lean/Six Sigma experience desirable.
  • Strong leadership and change leadership skills.
  • Experience with leading safety and health programs, regulatory audits and continuous improvement techniques.
  • Applied and relevant experience with regulatory compliance/assurance (i.e., OSHA, EPA).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal and collaboration skills.
  • Excellent coaching & development experience, driving customer service/value and building strong collaborative relationships with stakeholders.
  • Experience with VPP and/or OHSAS 18001 desirable.
  • Must possess ability to evaluate/assess current practices and make recommendations to prevent loss/injury. 
  • Energetic self-starter with the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to conduct safety reviews and job safety inspections.
  • Must be proficient in all Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to speak and write Spanish is a plus.
  • This position requires possession of a valid driver's license and the ability to drive an automobile.


PLEASE NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

All U.S. applicants must be 18 years of age or older and all Canada applicants must be 16 years of age or older.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. participates in e-verify for all U.S. new hires.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. administers a pre-employment drug screen and background check for U.S. new hires.

All new hires must review and sign an Arbitration Agreement. This applies to all U.S. non-union employees.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, disability status, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, age, prior industrial injury, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected status under local, state or federal law.