Safety Manager

Job Description and Responsibilities

​​Responsible for the overall management, direction and coordination of safety activities within the Three Rivers Gray Iron facility. 

  • Leads the plant safety process.
  • Assists in compliance to state and federal safety and health standards.
  • Interprets/explains/adapts corporate policies and procedures and assists plant staff in policy implementation.
  • Leads the incident learning process.
  • Participates with Human Resources in the worker’s compensation and return to work process.
  • Manages the medical surveillance and qualification process.
  • Provides effective training and education.
  • Maintains required documentation and reviews periodically to ensure the documentation adds value. 
  • Reviews/inspects operations periodically.
  • Leads the continuous improvement process for risk reduction.
  • Maintains a trusting, psychologically safe relationships with managers, supervisors, and the hourly workforce.

Knowledge, Skill, and Ability Requirements

  • Critical thinking, participative management and project management.
  • Excellent understanding of state and federal safety regulations.
  • Ability to conduct industrial hygiene surveys such as sampling for air contaminants and noise.
  • Ability to facilitate process improvement projects to reduce risk.
  • Ability to guide teams in the incident learning process.
  • Ability to customize safe operating procedures through interaction with affected work groups.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interface with employees, line management and upper management, support functions within the company and members of the community such as local emergency response personnel.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities.
  • Desire to learn manufacturing processes and be involved in improvement activities other than those related to safety.

 Working Conditions

  • 60% office, 40% plant floor

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 75% of the time.
  • Must be able to move about inside the office and occasionally in the plant, access file cabinets etc.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery such as calculator, copy machine and printer.
  • Must be able to communicate with employees and other individuals in person and telephone.  
  • May operate a vehicle when traveling to other facilities, customers, suppliers, etc.

 Education and Experience Requirements

  • BS in Occupational Safety & Health or other related discipline.
  • 5-10 years safety process experience, preferably in heavy manufacturing.
  • A track record of proactively implementing successful safety initiatives.
  • Experience with and/or working knowledge of human and organizational performance is a plus