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UNFI Careers
Risk and Safety
132911 Requisition #

We Want You!!! Join our team and immediately become part of the largest distributor of conventional, natural, organic and specialty products in the United States and Canada. We serve over 43,000 customer locations with 200,000 different products. Our Warehouse associates supply thousands of consumers with better for you food that nourishes families nationwide. Our retailers range from small family owned stores to Wholefoods Markets and everything in between. Are you ready to make an impact on the lives of others and feel good about what you do? Join our growing Distribution team today.

  • Competitive Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K & Vacation.
  • Growth and professional development opportunities.
  • Recognition for great work, company events and picnics, and much more.
  • Full-time employment opportunity.

The Risk Safety Specialist (RSS) helps operations teams deliver on a critical UNFI value: “Do the Right Thing – Put Safety and Integrity at the Forefront of Everything We Do.” The Risk Safety Specialist is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Warehouse, Transportation and Food Safety programs in the Distribution Center. This role is responsible for assisting with the creation of a world class safety culture in which UNFI associates are proactive and interdependent when it comes to safety. That means we look out for our own safety and we look out for each other’s safety – always. As an extension of the Risk Safety Manager, the RSS assists with creating a consistent approach through our training, policies, and procedures.

• Partner with the RSM to champion safety at the local level through safety training programs.
• Facilitate and champion safety committee / council meetings for Warehouse, Food and Transportation Safety at the DC level.
• Deliver New Associate Training Orientation for the Warehouse, Transportation and Food Safety programs.
• Partner with the transportation department to ensure compliance with driver qualification files.
• Champion and coordinate incident investigations and ensure all incidents, regardless of severity are reported, investigated, with a Root Cause Analysis. Make recommendations for preventative measures, if necessary, to eliminate or control risk.
• Monitor and assess documentation and processes for Food Safety.
• Monitor and assess OSHA programs to ensure compliance.
• Performs other duties as assigned.


• A.S. or B.S. in Safety or Science/Engineering
• HACCP Certification
• Experience can be substituted for education
• 0 to 3 years in administering safety programs within a DC or manufacturing site
• Experience in WC, AL and GL claims
• Some Background in warehouse/distribution safety
• Familiarity of OSHA, DOT, EPA & FDA
• Training and coaching skills
• Ability to work flexible hours
• Excellent communication skills
• Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel
• Become Smith System Certified as a Train-the-Trainer within three months of onboarding


• Some travel may be required
• Most work is performed in a temperature-controlled office environment
• Incumbent may sit for long periods of time at desk or computer terminal
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
• Incumbent may use calculators, keyboards, telephone and other office equipment in the course of normal workday
• Stooping, bending, twisting and reaching may be required in completion of job duties

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UNFI is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment for all. - M/F/Veteran/Disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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