SARAH L. DISCORDIA
**** ******* ***** • CONYERS, GA 30013
I have over 20 years of experience working in manufacturing. From Administrative Assistant to Plant Administrator, Human Resources and Safety Coordinator/Supervisor. My duties have also included shipping (including international shipping), inventory, and Customer Service and Quality Assurance
October 2020 – Present
EHS Coordinator Trainer – Duties include but are not limited to:
Assisting EHS Global Manager in building Safety Culture in the Conyers plant
Assisting site management with deficits in Conyers safety program and safety training.
Working with management on Stormwater Reporting and other environmental reports
Golden State Foods, Conyers, GA
February 2018 – April 2020
QA Customer Concerns Coordinator – Duties included but were not limited to:
Worked with Customer Service, Warehouse Management and Production Management
Research all issues with customer shipments and report findings back to the customer or the distribution center
Research included pulling customer retains, taking pictures, sensory sampling
Report all findings to the customer and following up to ensure the issue has been corrected
Submitted weekly report to all Plant Management and Supervisors outlining all concerns YTD and PTD for all departments
Participated in weekly Quality Audits and Safety Audits as required and reported deficiencies to department(s)
Submitted work orders as needed
Remained as Chair of the Employee Safety Committee and spearheaded “OSHA Safe and Sound” presentations in 2018 and 2019
Assisted QA Management with QA refresher training
Assisted QA Management with QA Training for new hires
Golden State Foods (Contracting through Chase Staffing)
April 2017 – February 2018
Safety/Training Administrator at GSF
Report directly to the EHS Manager and have worked on a number of Safety Projects
Updated Powered Industrial Truck Matrix and ensured all operators have updated and completed certification
Learned Alchemy Training system and uploaded all Safety Training to that system.
Worked with the EHS Manager to ensure all associates were added to Alchemy system in correct departments.
Perform Monthly Safety training and make-up training, updating the training matrix in a timely manner
Re-instated the Employee Safety Committee and we now hold monthly meetings.
Perform documented safety audits, report deficiencies to EHS Manager, and submit work orders to Maintenance
SPCC Training, Universal Waste, Storm Water, Environmental Management
Sonoco Protective Solutions, Conyers, GA
Human Resources/Safety Coordinator
May 2015-January 2017
Duties as HR/Safety Coordinator included, but were not limited to, the following:
Administered HR Policies and Procedures for hourly employees
Updated job descriptions as needed and posted on-line for open positions
Conducted all new employee and temporary employee on-boarding and orientation (hourly)
Processed Hourly Payroll (KRONOS) and all employee changes (pay, shifts, address, etc.) through Corp. Payroll
Tracked attendance, FMLA, LOA and WC and counselled employees with attendance issues, FMLA questions, etc.
Assembled a team of hourly employees to assist in the development of an Employee Handbook
Conducted OSHA required monthly safety training for all employees
Updated Emergency Action Plan with Active Shooter, Suspicious packages, Chemical spills (in plant)
Ensured all Emergency Maps were updated and maintained and updated emergency evacuation roster
Assembled a comprehensive training module for Combustible Dust that was used by all divisional Safety Coordinators
Facilitated Audiograms yearly and ensured all employees were tested and re-tested as required by OSHA
Worked with Grainger to have a PPE vending machine installed in the plant. Monitored reports monthly for over-use and costs.
Investigation and reporting of all safety incidents.
Prepared all safety JSA’s, OPL’s and SOP’s
As the Haz-Com Champion, I monitored our chemical stores and ensured that SDS books were up to date and signed off on new chemicals that came into the plant and trained Supervisors and employees on any changes to an SDS and also trained on new chemicals.
Monitored the correct use of chemicals and stopped operations when chemicals not used as intended
Participated in a comprehensive Environmental Audit with Corporate Environmental Director and continued to inspect areas that were identified as areas of concern.
Produced Tier II reports annually
Monthly Wastewater Reports to Rockdale County
Plant Administrator/Safety Coordinator
January 2010- May 2015
Duties as Plant Administrator/Safety Coordinator included, but were not limited to, the following:
Trained all salaried employees as we transitioned from Tegrant Safety Program to Sonoco Safety Program
Rolled out all new safety training programs into the plant for the hourly employees
Conducted OSHA required monthly safety training.
Prepared and trained employees on Combustible Dust regulations (required by the State of GA); reported annually to the State Fire Marshall.
Daily interactions with all hourly employees – safety issues, HR issues, and some QA issues.
Assisted in the procurement of hourly associates and met regularly with our Temporary service
Assisted management and supervisors in conducting panel interviews
Entered daily production numbers and reconciled both production and shipping/sales reports daily.
Processed Accounts Payable and sent to Corporate AP on a weekly basis
Tracked all attendance, vacation for hourly employees
Prepared disciplinary paperwork for all hourly employees. Assisted hourly employees with FMLA and LOA requests
Tegrant Diversified Brands (Thermosafe/Protexic) Conyers, GA
March 2008 – December 2008
Duties as Plant Administrator included, but were not limited to, the following:
Provided daily production and sales reporting
Prepared Accounts Payable
Prepared daily invoicing and reconciliation of all shipments
Scheduled and prepared all overseas shipments
Answered incoming phone calls and greeted guests
Served as back up for Sr. Plant Administrator
Caraustar, Inc. Covington, GA
Office Manager May 2005 – December 2007
Duties as Office Manager included, but were not limited to, the following:
Performed general Human Resources duties
Processed payroll for all hourly and temporary employees
Processed and reconciled Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable
Answered phone and greeted guests
Served as Safety Administrator
Education and Professional Development Training/Certifications
DeKalb Technical College 2005
Nashua High School 1980
Hirsch Training – Pre-Expander Operation 2016
Communication for Business Seminar 2016
Sonoco Union Avoidance Training 2016
Sonoco Hazard Communication Champion Training 2015
Member of NFPA 2017 - present
NFPA – On-Line training (on-going) 2017
CPR/AED/First Aid Re-Certification 2021
NFPA Seminar on Combustible Dust 2014
Sonoco Union Avoidance Training 2014
Sonoco Safety Coordinator Conference/Training 2014
Sonoco Leadership Training 2014
Authorized LOTO Training 2013
Tegrant Electrical Safety Training 2012
OSHA 10 Certification 2011
OSHA 30 Certification 2011
NFPA 70E 2011
Tegrant Plant Administrator Training 2008
NFPA 3000 2019
FEMA – Active Shooter Training 2019