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Safety Specialist

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Location: Orange, CT, United States

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Are you the type of individual who thrives in a fast-paced and professional work environment and gains satisfaction from achieving goals consistently and efficiently? Are you looking for a long-lasting career where your earning potential, growth, and advancement coincide with your hard work?  Now’s the time to consider a career with Colony Hardware.

Reporting to the Director of Facilities & Safety, the Safety Specialist is responsible for assisting in and coordinating Colony Hardware’s safety processes.

A Little About Your Day: You will:

  • Draft and help facilitate Colony Hardware’s facility safety policies and programs
  • Advise and lead employees on various facility safety-related topics such as evacuation plans, workplace safety protocols, etc. through our internal safety SharePoint site, meetings, and emails.
  • Prepare educational information for employees related to building safety and help oversee regional safety teams.
  • Maintain and help create facility safety policies and procedures.
  • Work with Human Resources to ensure that new employees have received communication and training during the onboarding process related to facility safety.
  • Enforce preventative facility safety measures by conducting routine facility inspections
  • Confirm all employees are acting in adherence with Colony’s rules and regulations related to facility safety.
  • Prepare and present reports on any facility accidents and violations, maintenance activities, repair statuses, and determine causes and remediation.
  • Work closely with facilities staff to assist with day-to-day upkeep and repairs of various locations.
  • Communicate with regional locations vendors and property managers to assist with general maintenance issues.

This might be the opportunity for you if you:

  • Have solid judgment and strong attention to detail are important.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills required for working with staff and vendors.
  • Have experience and knowledge in spreadsheet creation, graphing, general math skills.
  • Are able to manage multiple tasks at one time is important to success in this role.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Are able to travel to various locations including overnight travel as required.

What You’ll Need to Have for success:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Safety or a related field.
  • Hands on experience or knowledge working with safety protocols, processes, and reviews.
  • Experience working in warehouse or distribution environments.
  • General knowledge in carpentry, mechanical, doors and cabinets, furniture, minor electrical repairs, HVAC, and any other components a plus.
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and specifications a plus.
  • Experience working with various systems including Microsoft Word and Excel.

We Can Offer You:

We value performance that exhibits a high sense of urgency, coupled with attention to detail and a strong customer service orientation! We also care about the welfare of our employees, which is why our salary and benefits are competitive. Colony’s benefits include:  

  • Quarterly bonuses based upon performance.
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, STD/LTD, Life Insurance (company paid!)
  • 401k with generous match
  • Competitive PTO and paid holidays
  • Company-provided PPE as required
  • Industry leading training and development
  • Generous discounts on the best products from leading industry vendors

Life at Colony:

Colony Hardware is the leading distributor of Tools, Equipment, Fasteners, Supplies, and Safety Products to commercial construction and industrial accounts throughout our markets.

At Colony, our people are our most valuable asset. Success as a Colony Associate means being reliable, conscientious, and passionate. With our direction centered on teamwork, every employee at Colony will not only find their work to be meaningful, but will have the opportunity to grow alongside Colony, both professionally and personally.

If you possess a will to win and would like to join a culture where integrity and collaboration are integral to success, apply to Colony Hardware today to join our growing family!

Colony’s Commitment to Equal Opportunity:

Colony Hardware Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, religion, marital status, victim of domestic violence, familial status, genetic predisposition or information, disability, Family and Medical Leave, military or veteran status, citizenship, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any  other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. Our management is dedicated to ensuring the fulfillment of this policy with respect to hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruitment advertising, pay, and other forms of compensation, training, and general treatment during employment.


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