Safety Engineer

Louisville, KY

At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow’s transportation.


As part of our Manufacturing team, you’ll help build the world-class, state-of-the-art smart vehicles the world expects from us. Within our plants around the world, we’re constantly developing new technologies and processes to further increase our efficiency. That means we’re continually seeking diligent, determined performers who think outside the box to help us find better and more efficient ways to manufacture our vehicles.


What you’ll be able to do:

In this critical role, you will help ensure and improve the overall safety of our manufacturing processes. You will consult and advise on the full scope of technical and non-technical safety issues. This will include both local and national safety regulations.  You will be responsible for coordinating the implementation and continuous improvement of all of our safety programs. 

You will also:

  • Lead all aspects of the emergency response plan, annual drills, and team member training
  • Provide corporate and internal safety reporting
  • Take immediate and appropriate action when “imminent risks of serious injury" are identified
  • Facilitate plant's Safety Process Review Board meetings
  • Communicate new initiatives, standards, regulations, significant incidents and management directives to internal and external partners
  • Lead/participate in incident investigations
  • Coordinate health and safety training and orientation
  • Conduct audits, assessments and risk evaluations
  • Collaborate with plant medical and security personnel
  • Liaise with statutory authorities, local municipalities, OSHA and OHS representatives
  • Consult on machinery and equipment design reviews and buy-offs
  • Partner with UAW health and safety representatives and plant leadership to achieve objectives
  • Advise management on safety compliance with collective bargaining agreements
  • Achieve a viable, working ergonomics process for the facility
  • Available to work rotating shifts, including weekends

The minimum requirements we seek:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • One or more years of occupational safety experience in a manufacturing environment
  • One or more years of experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Our preferred requirements:

  • Master’s degree in occupational safety, industrial hygiene and safety or related field
  • ASP/CSP certification
  • Experience working in a union environment
  •  Successful candidate should be able to demonstrate leadership behaviors.
  • Knowledge of state and national OHSA regulations
  • Demonstrated ability to make concrete decisions in a fast-paced manufacturing setting


What you’ll receive in return:

As part of the Ford family, you’ll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You’ll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.


If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we’d love to have you join us.


Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. 


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.


At Ford, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. Vaccination has been proven to play a critical role in combatting COVID-19. As a result, Ford has made the decision to require U.S. salaried employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless employees require an accommodation for religious or medical reasons. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious exemption.

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