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WHS Specialist Intern 2022 Canada (Entry Level)

February 15 2022
Categories Health, Security, Disability, HR, Training, Production, Operations, Quality, Safety
Vaughan, ON

DESCRIPTION

Job summary
This is a ten-week internship (40 hours per week) during the summer of 2022.

Amazon is looking for college students with high-potential, who are ready to own their impact in Amazon Operations as a workplace health and safety specialist (WHSS) intern. As a WHSS intern, you will have an opportunity to promote a positive safety culture while complying with Amazon safety standards. The WHSS intern will learn the process to coordinate and implement all aspects of Amazon’s Global Safety Program. If you are excited to coach associates and conduct trainings on workplace safety, apply to join our team in Amazon Operations as a WHSS intern! Amazon provides extensive training and development for the WHSS intern to learn to become exceptional safety leaders.

Day in the life:
As a WHSS intern, you will have the opportunity to learn how to maintain accurate daily, weekly, and monthly metrics to report to onsite management teams. You will also learn to conduct risk assessments related to jobs performed (Job Hazard Analysis) and new equipment introductions for associates. In addition, the WHSS intern will drive safety initiatives through an intern project, in Amazon’s Fulfillment Centers.

What is fulfillment you ask? Fulfillment is how we refer to completing or fulfilling a customer’s Amazon.com order and the acts of picking, packing, shipping and delivering their order to meet or exceed their expectations! Our Operation’s workflow can be broken three major lanes: first mile - where the product is housed and ready for your order; second mile - where your order is hauled to your area; and last mile - when the product is delivered to your door. Please note that all lanes have slight building variations, but one thing is constant, our vision and dedication to the customer.
Program Quick Facts & Locations:
· The position is NOT a corporate role and will be located in a fulfillment center, sort center, delivery station, or other warehouse environment
· Must be willing to relocate at time of hire (position location is most heavily weighted on business need but will also take into account personal location preference)
· Term: Ten weeks during summer of 2022
· An offer for full-time employment upon graduation may be given after the internship

Key Responsibilities that you will learn:
· Drive safety initiatives through an intern project · Learn to identify compliance issues, safety risks, and improvement opportunities through participating in conducting daily, weekly, and monthly audits
· Learn the incident investigation process
· Perform safety observations & audits
· Assist others (area managers, safety team members, etc.) to complete their safety tasks (audits, follow safety rules, etc.)
· Participate in process improvement activities and manage actions to completion

Job Elements:
Must be able to perform the following tasks, with or without reasonable accommodation:
· Stand/walk for up to 10-12 hours
· Walk in/and around the warehouse with great frequency; many facilities are over a quarter mile in length
· Access all areas of building (ascending and descending ladders, stairs, and gangways safely and without limitation)
· Regularly bend, lift, stretch and reach both below the waist and above the head
· Lift and move items up to 49 pounds
· Willing and able to work any permanent shift that may include overnights, weekends, holidays and overtime

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree in a Health/Safety related field (including, but not limited to, Occupational Safety and Health, Emergency Management, Public Health, and Environmental Science) with a conferral date between December 2022 and August 2023

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

· Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, especially around health and safety needs to all levels of the organization
· Ability to evaluate and dive deep into data to provide thought-provoking, workable business solutions
· Currently holds First Aid and CPR certificates

Applicants who apply for this job will allow Amazon to process your application in a centralized hiring system that considers you for other similar openings as well.



Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other legally protected status. If you would like to request an accommodation, please notify your Recruiter.

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