Distribution Center Safety Professional job vacancy in Ferguson – Jobs in Iowa

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Job Details
Company Name : Ferguson
Company Location : Waterloo, IA 50703
Job Position : Distribution Center Safety Professional
Job Category : Jobs in Iowa

Job Description :

Ferguson is North America’s leading value-added distributor across residential, non-residential, new construction and repair, maintenance, and improvement (RMI) end markets. Spanning 34,000 suppliers and more than one million customers, we deliver local expertise, value-added solutions, and the industry’s most extensive portfolio of products. From infrastructure, plumbing, and appliances, to HVAC, fire protection, fabrication, and more, we make our customers’ complex projects simple, successful, and sustainable.

We are currently seeking the right individual to fill an immediate need for a Safety Specialist based in our Waterloo, IA Distribution Center! This position will be responsible for influencing all aspects of safety at a 625,000 square foot Distribution Center.


  • Train new associates in the organization’s safe operating procedures and safety standards
  • Administer safety training and health and safety programs
  • Responsible for OSHA compliance, safety inspections, and required safety reports
  • Monitor environment to ensure that work areas, tools and equipment meet safety requirements
  • Ensure associates operate powered industrial equipment according to Safe Operating Guidelines and FEI Safety Policies
  • Document all safety incidents and assist with accident investigations, following established reporting and recording requirements
  • Coordinate and lead Safety Committee meetings, publish agendas, email invitations and committee minutes
  • Compile data on location incidents rates, restricted duty and lost time per SOP
  • Oversee injured worker treatment plans, restricted duty and lost time claims
  • Communicate with worker’s comp carrier as needed to ensure cases are managed to completion
  • Perform routine and assigned housekeeping tasks to ensure a safe work environment
  • Participate in associate meetings and communicates any concerns to management.
  • Develop, implement, and manage best safety practices and procedures
  • Perform all work in accordance with established safety standards and adhere to all safety policies, rules, regulations and procedures
  • Perform other duties or functions as requested by management.


  • Bachelor’s degree or minimum of 3 years of distribution center safety specific experience
  • Candidate must be willing to work varied shifts depending on the safety needs of the location. Position will include spending time on night shift as well as rare weekends if needed.
  • Ability to create and train using Job Safety Analysis (JSA)
  • Possess hazard recognition skills to identify risk and to implement corrective action plans
  • Ability to tactfully coach, mentor and correct unsafe behavior in real time
  • Able to lift 50 lbs occasionally and work indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions
  • Certification in OSHA safety procedures preferred
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Exceptional presentation and written skills
  • Interpersonal and communication skills; ability to professionally and confidently interact with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Provide strong leadership to drive a culture of safety
  • Self-starter requiring minimal supervision

Ferguson is dedicated to providing meaningful benefits programs and products to our associates and their families—geared toward benefits, wellness, financial protection, and retirement savings. Ferguson offers a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement savings with company match, paid leave (vacation, sick, personal, holiday, and parental), employee assistance programs, associate discounts, community involvement opportunities, and much more!

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $58,000.00 – $80,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Waterloo, IA 50703: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Warehouse Safety: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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