Safety Specialist



Position Summary

This employee will assist the safety director in the planning, administering, and training of employees concerning environmental, safety, and regulatory compliance policies for Kokomo Grain Co. The employee will conduct daily maintenance of the buildings and equipment at the facility. Manages the flow of grain dumped into the elevator and loaded out into trucks (and rail cars in some sites). Monitors grain in storage and maintains condition with aeration or turning to keep grain in good condition. At times, oversees the weighing and grading of grain before it is dumped into the grain elevator.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Supports Kokomo Grain’s stated vision, mission, and business values at all locations with an emphasis on three locations.

  2. Builds a positive working relationships with all levels of management and personnel.

  3. Assists and trains all Kokomo Grain managers, human resources, and team members with safety, environmental, and regulatory issues.

  4. Responds and investigates safety incidents including a 24-hour response when on call.

  5. Works collaboratively with local, state, and federal regulators, and risk management personnel.
  6. Assists with interpreting, developing, and submitting regulatory, environmental, and insurance reports as requested.

  7. Sets safety objectives and targets to ensure that safety goals are achieved.

  8. Responsible for coordinating safety audits at KG facilities and equipment to ensure local, state, and federal regulatory standards.

  9. Participates in safety training and regulatory activities. Including leading companywide safety meetings and facilitating the quarterly safety meetings.

  10. Assumes other duties as assigned.



Other Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assists in performing maintenance work as required.
  2. Performs housekeeping as related, including the cleanliness and orderliness of the grain handling area (tunnels, concrete grounds, grass areas, etc.) as well as areas within the site as delegated by the position supervisor or manager.

  3. Keeps current and maintain all training requirements for this position.
  4. Wear proper PPE, including a safety harness if off the ground or on a train. Reminds others as needed.


Characteristics and Attributes

  1. Works and promotes safety in all areas and is responsible for making sure fellow employees work safely. Must encourage safety and correct behavior when employees are working in an unsafe manner.
  2. Possesses problem solving skills and mechanical aptitude.

  3. Maintains integrity and demonstrates dependability in conducting all aspects of work.

  4. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree (B. S.) from four-year college or university; or 4 years or more related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred but not required. 


Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to draft routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.


Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software; Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Valid Driver's License


Supervisory Responsibilities:

No supervisory responsibilities


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


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to fifty pounds. Employee must be willing to perform inspections or rescue work at heights of grain silos and basements of facilities. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.



Employees in this position acknowledge that the information they acquire from Kokomo Grain or a related third party can be considered confidential.


Please send resumes to:

Vianca Avalos

Office: (765) 236-4170


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