Safety and Wellness Coordinator: United Hardware in Milbank, SD is seeking a bilingual (Spanish/English) full-time Safety and Wellness Coordinator for our Human Resources Department.  Relocation assistance is available for this position.

United Hardware's distribution warehouse provides products, retail programs and support services to hardware retailers such as Hardware Hank and Trustworthy across the Midwest, and is currently one of Milbank's largest employers!

The community of Milbank offers a low cost of living, a wonderful school system, and a thriving economy with plenty of job opportunities. Explore the many benefits that Milbank and United Hardware have to offer!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate risk assessments and workshops
  • Facilitate safety, health, and environment audits and inspections
  • Provide guidance to management on compliance strategies
  • Apply state-of-the-art and innovative management techniques and engineering solutions
  • Enhance communications with other departments to ensure that Health & Safety policies, standards, plans and procedures are followed
  • Coordinate, monitor and audit housekeeping records, hot work permits, and equipment maintenance schedules of updates/support at all locations
  • On-going education process to keep up to date with regulatory agency rules and compliance matters
  • Track individual employee physical results
  • Proactively monitor and work with the HR Manager and Supervisor regarding employees with restrictions
  • Work with supervisors and managers to ensure incident investigations are completed thoroughly and submit Work Comp Claims to carrier
  • Co-chair the Warehouse Safety Leadership Team and manage Safety & Health efforts for Corporate
  • Promote and assist with ongoing safety & wellness communication efforts and events for both Warehouse & Corporate
  • Coordinate equipment training efforts with lead trainer
  • Schedule required training for staff such as fire drills, severe weather drills, LOTO, HazMat, and equipment license renewals
  • Coordinate wellness visits
  • Conduct New Hire Safety Orientation
  • Check and communicate air quality statistics
  • Manage Safety Supplies
  • Maintain OSHA Log
  • Update and maintain processes and procedures
  • Provide language interpretation and translation as needed
  • Must maintain high level of confidentiality with matters relating to employee and company information

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Associate’s degree and/or certifications, equivalent experience, or a combination of education and experience in a safety/wellness related function
  • OSHA 30 Hour in General Industry
  • Proficiency with computers and general office equipment, such as copiers, printers and fax machines
  • Ability to exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others, to maintain constructive working relationships
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Teams
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines


  • Medical
  • Vision
  • Employer Contribution to HSA
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • LTD Insurance
  • 401k with 40% Employer Match
  • Employee Purchase Program
  • Company Paid Time Off (PTO) & Paid Holidays
Accessibility: If you need an accommodation as part of the employment process please contact Human Resources at 763-557-2702.

Equal Opportunity Employer