|Name: Jörg |
Job title: Coordinator Behavior Based Safety
Business unit: Starches and Sweeteners Europe
Location: Krefeld, Germany
Start date: January 1991
Years of work experience: 23
Education: Power electronics technician, electrical fitter
Ability to Contribute: With ideas, energy and the ability to build effective relationships, I can make a lasting contribution to customers and communities around the world.
Personal Development: Making the most of opportunities begins with owning my development. I know that by taking personal responsibility for my development, I will be presented with exceptional career opportunities at Cargill.
Ability to Contribute: I have a free hand in my area of responsibility (occupational safety and product safety) and can contribute and implement my own ideas here.
Personal Development: Cargill supports professional development in each area. I have always had the chance to attend necessary courses and advanced training and there are many professional development programmes for staff to choose from.
My job is to analyse risky behaviours and to make changes and improvements so that employees can work safely and without accidents at our site. In this respect, I play an important part in the health and safety of our staff.
A first requirement was an internal safety cause where I was informed of the Behaviour Based Safety Process and trained as an attendant myself. In addition, I was a safety officer before I worked for Cargill. My day-to-day work consists of analysing risky behaviours which are communicated to the respective managers and departments in order to extrapolate technical or organisational changes and improvements. I am also responsible for training staff. I gather information on unsafe behaviours and communicate these to staff (e.g. at weekly safety meetings).
Before I worked for Cargill, I spent eight years working in mining. In 1991, I then started as a sorbitol system operator for Cargill. In 2000, our ketogulonic acid plant was then commissioned which I attended and on which I ended up working as deputy shift coordinator until 2012. Since 2012, I have been in my current post.
In my current post, I have contact with all staff - from plant operators up to the CEO. I have the opportunity to contribute to staff safety so that they can go home in the same state they arrived here at the plant.
I joined Cargill because I saw plenty of opportunities here for my professional development. It is a totally different industry to mining and also experiencing and organising the construction of a new production plant was one of my most interesting challenges. In my current post, I have received further opportunity to develop in a completely new area - from technology to the more strategic task with more staff contact.
Be open to change and willing to develop yourself further. You should also not be afraid of voicing feedback as it is the only way to contribute to ongoing improvement.
In my free time I do a lot of extreme sport e.g. most recently the 100km Oxfam Run, a Strongmen Run at the Nürburgring or the Tough Mudder Run. Otherwise, I enjoy boxing or taking part in a bootcamp.