Cooper Farms
6793 U.S. 127
Van Wert, OH 45891

Safety Specialist – 2nd and 3rd shift


Cooper Farms is a family-owned farm and food company based in Northwest Ohio for 85 years. A commitment to teamwork and quality has made us one of the top turkey, hog, and egg companies in the U.S. and awarded the company and its team an excellent reputation. Our Van Wert Cooked Meats Plant in Van Wert County, Ohio, creates, cooks, and slices some of the highest quality deli products on the market for brands you know and trust. Cooper Farms is seeking a 1st and 2nd shift Safety Assistant to join our team in Van Wert.

The main goals of this position are to assist the Safety Manager in the administrative functions of the Safety Department as well as promote the safety and future growth of the company. Act as liaison between team members, supervisors, managers, and the safety manager on safety-related needs.

SHIFT HOURS: (1st shift) Monday through Friday 6:30am–3:30pm

(2nd shift) Monday through Friday 3:00pm-11:00pm

PERKS: Monthly and year-end profit sharing bonuses

Job Functions:

Provide new team member safety orientation, as well as other authorized safety training as needed. Maintain training records for all team members, reporting training needs through Industry Safe System to ensure all training requirements are met. Input incident reports and investigations into Industry Safe System and send out weekly summary reports. Perform Safety Audits as assigned by the Safety Manager. Enter corrective actions into Industry Safe System and report out the status of completion. Manage the accountability program documents (new hire paperwork, monthly safety quizzes, incident investigations, incident corrective actions, audit corrective actions, SOP/SWI observations, and equipment inspections) from each area and distribute monthly reports. Track all incentive programs and manage reward distribution, i.e., Drivers Incentive Program, Be Safe Program. Clerical updates to all written programs or safety procedures as assigned. Maintain MSDS online, produce chemical labels as needed, and track hazardous waste records. Assist with facility safety inspections and job hazard analysis as needed.

  • A High School Diploma 
  • Excellent people skills
  • At least 1 year of experience in safety related field with safety specific education beyond OHSA 30
  • OHSA 30, First Aid and CPR certification
Career LevelEntry/Mid - Level

Cooper Farms consistently works to be more than a workplace to our team members.  We provide…

  • Monthly and year-end profit-sharing bonuses
  • Generous paid vacation immediately after hire
  • Eight (8) paid holidays, plus two (2) floating holidays
  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • FREE healthcare clinics
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • $300 yearly wellness reimbursement
  • Great deals on Cooper Farms deli and turkey products

…and so many more opportunities to earn and grow with the company. Apply today to learn what “More Than A Workplace” really means!

Cooper Farms