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Department Trainer (Bilingual-English & Spanish)

Location: Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States
Job ID: 735153WP
Date Posted: Oct 11, 2022
Segment: Metals
Business Unit: Hitachi Metals
Company Name: Waupaca Foundry, Inc.

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Waupaca Foundry, Inc. is North America's leading supplier of iron castings and has a history of innovation with a legacy of product quality. Waupaca Foundry employs approximately 4,400 people company-wide.
Waupaca Foundry is committed to relentless improvement, forward-thinking sustainability initiatives, and providing a reliable experience to the millions who use our castings every day. Our goal is to employ individuals who take pride in their work within a culture of continual innovation.
Waupaca Foundry is proud to be an employer of choice for those driven and skilled individuals seeking rewarding careers by producing top quality castings.

You will be right at home at Waupaca Foundry.

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Department Trainer (Bilingual-English & Spanish)


The Department Trainer provides administrative support to the safety department. The scope of their work is to instruct, train and test, new and existing personnel, in all necessary safety compliance requirements. In addition, their work is to maintain and organize required safety compliance documentation, check sheets, inspection records, employee safety files, and ensure compliance with OSHA requirements and conformance with ISO 45001 Safety Management System.


  • Energy Control and Power Lockout Program:
    • Control Plant Lockout Lock inventory.
    • Maintain Annual Lockout Audit system for all authorized and affected employees.
    • Label and distributed locks to employee departments.
    • Responsible for ordering and purchasing supplies of locks and decals.
  • Confined Space Program:
    • Maintain Confined Space Inventory log.
    • Annual documented review of the Confined Space log.
    • Review of permits to ensure compliance.
    • Maintaining historical documentation of individual confined spaces.
    • Calibrate monitors and record data.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) program:
    • Assist the Health Department in procuring the appropriate PPE within the stock room to protect employees from known hazards.
    • Assist Health Department in completing PPE evaluations to identify the hazards in the work place, and maintain written documentation of the hazards and recommended PPE.
    • Order and audit PPE signage at the facility.
  • Powered Vehicle Impact Monitoring:
    • Program and assign key fobs to authorized and trained employees.
    • Maintain the authorized employee listing.
    • Monitor impacts and follow-up with department and user.
  • Contractor Program:
    • Participate /create the annual contractor safety training meeting (in-person or online).
    • Conduct or assist with contractor pre-job meetings including documentation.
    • Verify contractor status and aid in approval of necessary requirements.
    • Access to the contractor document database.
  • New Equipment Buyoff/Red-Yellow-Green Approval:
    • Assist with compliance review and approval progress for new or modified equipment.
    • Assist with creation and documentation of the red-yellow-green tag approval system.
    • Work closely with engineering team and department to identify any potential safety hazards and eliminate prior to approval.
  • Incident Investigations and Near Miss Reporting:
    • Review all incoming incidents and provide corrective action recommendations.
    • Assist the departments with documentation of the incident reports.
    • Assist with the bi-annual training requirements for all supervision.
  • Purchase Requisitions:
    • Assist in reviewing every purchase requisition for the plant verifying contractor approval, product verification and PPE authorization in SAP.
    • Enter and process requisitions for the department for necessary supplies and equipment.
  • Risk Reduction:
    • Review all incoming risk reduction efforts from the plant.
    • Process the risk reduction projects, assign value and document the monthly results.
  • Ergonomics Program:
    • Assist in leading ergonomics team meetings.
    • Maintain and provide actions and updates for ergonomic projects.
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Act as the safety representative for the plant for day-to-day activities, OSHA interactions and during audits.
    • Organize and lead safety teams such as:
      • Safety Kaizen
      • Silica and Noise
      • Pedestrian Vehicle Interaction
      • Behavior-based safety
      • Department Hazard Assessment
      • All other safety specific teams
  • Maintain employee safety files and records:
    • Clerical responsibilities to include data entry, filing and sorting.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions and may not necessarily comprise all of the "essential functions" for purposes of the ADA.


  • Willing to pursue OSHA 10-hour for General Industry or OSHA 30-hour for General Industry.
  • Willing to pursue Associates Degree in Occupational Safety.
  • Basic knowledge of the above mentioned subjects or willing to learn.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.


  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules and procedure manuals.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Intermediate computer skills are preferred.
  • Must be detail oriented, have ability to multitask and possess great interpersonal skills.

If selected for consideration, candidates must successfully complete a selection process that includes interviews, reference check/verification, and a pre-employment drug screen.

Waupaca Foundry offers competitive wages and exceptional benefits, including:

  • Medical, dental, vision
  • Short and long term disability
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Employer funded retirement plan
  • Paid vacations/holidays
  • Wellness program
  • Fitness membership
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Employer supported career development, including tuition reimbursement

Waupaca Foundry is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
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