Safety Manager - Manufacturing Company

5 - 7 years experience  •  Manufacturing / Diversified

$80K - $100K
Posted on 10/05/17
Confidential Company
Van Buren, AR
5 - 7 years experience
Manufacturing / Diversified
$80K - $100K
Posted on 10/05/17

Established Fort Smith, Arkansas Manufacturer is seeking a Safety Manager for its 400+ employee manufacturing operation.

The position will provide support for all Safety activities and programs. The goal is to eliminate work related injuries and accidents. Support includes evaluation of the worksite, training in safety, accident and injury administration and OSHA related matters.

Accountabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serves as a primary contact for all corporate & regulatory agency requests and inquiries
  • Coaches and works with leadership to be a visible role model of incident prevention and safe work proctices
  • Develops an effective communication process to make safety priorities and performance visible
  • Ensures systems are in place for an effective safety program while maintaining compliance with regulatory/corporate guidelines, applicable record keeping, reporting, safety statistics and trend analysis
  • Proactively raise site safety to the next level by working with leadership and associates on-the-floor and across all shifts
  • Involves & engages associates in developing an associate-driven safety program, to include safety processes and performance measures
  • Provides leadership to safety steering team
  • Provides on-the-floor safety coaching and recognition
  • Provides technical support for on-going problem solving and safety investigations
  • Responds to & participates in the investigation of safety incidents


  • BS DegreeREQUIRED, Masters degreepreferred
  • 5+ years of previous work experience in Safety and Accident and Injury Administration (Workers Compensation) in a manufacturing environment is required
  • Passion for safety as demonstrated by a strong commitment to associate safety
  • Understands safety compliance auditing process and ability to complete an internal audit/review
  • Technical expertise in safety to include regulatory requirements, OSHA record Keeping, workers compensation, and industrial hygiene regulations
  • Experience in Safety Incident Investigations
  • Ability to develop and effectively deliver safety training
  • Project management skills to include the ability to develop and implement safety processes
  • Strong, engaging, people-centered leadership style
  • Proactive, assertive and ability to work with a sense of urgency
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated computer skills and proficiency in MS Office and Knowledge of health & safety programs
  • High level of integrity, strong work ethic, good judgement and problem solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient w/ use of computer

The following qualification are preferred:

  • BS Degree in Engineering or Occupational Safety
  • Knowledge of site operation processes


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