AAR CORP Safety Specialist in CLEARWATER, Florida

Title: Safety Specialist

Location: United States-Florida-Clearwater

Job Number: 7408


The Safety Specialist will be primarily responsible for all Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) activities for the AAR Composites business unit including compliance to all AAR policies and procedures and applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations. This role will leads efforts to monitor, manage and achieve EHS goals and commitments through increased safety awareness and training, reduced incident rates and Workers Compensation costs, and ensuring value-added EHS services and capabilities. This role must also be able to support production supervision coverage on an as needed basis.


  • Ensure the business adheres to all AAR safety procedures including local and corporate accountabilities.

  • Ensure the business is compliant to all Federal, State and local regulations including OSHA.

  • Update EHS policies and procedures as necessary aligned to business needs.

  • Maintain safety training schedules and coordinate all required safety training through in-house or external training resources.

  • Lead monthly Safety Committee, ensures proper follow up on actions, documents meetings, etc.

  • Deliver all new hire safety training including Hazard Communication, Lockout/Tagout, etc.

  • Conduct Accident Investigations and ensure adequate documentation through APRISe system. Determines root causes of incidents and make/implement recommendations on corrective actions.

  • Maintains OSHA logs and proper safety record keeping.

  • Partner with Human Resources on Workers Compensation program to ensure adherence to policy.

  • Maintain and update facility Federal and State Permits.

  • Monitor and update records for chemical inventory list and maintain Safety Data Sheets (SDS).

  • Perform a weekly inspection of the satellite hazardous waste collection/storage area.

  • Schedule hazardous waste shipment, disposal and record keeping for reporting requirements.

  • Prepare and submit the facilities monthly, quarterly and annual EH&S reports (LTIR/TRIR).

  • Prepare and submit the facilities Monthly and Annual Operating Report to the DEP’s Division of Air Resource Management.

  • Prepare and submit the facilities annual Tier II Report to the (SERC) State Emergency Response Commission.

  • Perform regular Safety Audits to ensure business is compliant to all safety regulations, policies and procedures.

  • Order and stock First-aid Kits.

  • Support Quality needs with auditing and compliance to Quality policies as needed.

  • Support production supervision coverage as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned.



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.


  • Minimum 5 years EHS experience. Associate’s (A.A.) or technical degree preferred; or equivalent combination of experience/education.

  • Strong computer skills (MS Office required).

  • Strong knowledge of OSHA regulations.

  • Experience in a manufacturing industry strongly preferred.

  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal).

  • Able to deliver presentations to various group sizes.


  • Focuses on results and execution; sets goals in alignment with business

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; listens attentively to others

  • Responds to management direction and follows instructions; listens well and gets clarification

  • Ability to work in a team setting and works with others respectfully, positively and energetically.

  • Adheres to all safety and security policies and regulations; wears appropriate Personal Protective Equipment when necessary.

  • Takes action toward problems and processes for opportunities to improve.

  • Committed to remaining up-to-date on technology and adapts to changes in work environment.

  • Willingness to learn new things and cross training.

  • Strong work ethic and problem solving skills


The physical demands and work environment 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 stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is inside a central hear and air-conditioned office building. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to low. The role will require daily interaction and presence on the manufacturing shop floor.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran