WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 45,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 300 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com.
We are seeking a Safety Manager to be located at our Lancaster, OH facility.
The Safety Manager has overall responsibility for helping to lead, motivate and foster a safety-conscious culture in the workplace to reduce incidents and injuries. He/she promotes the continuous improvement of facility safety and health systems to result in the reduction of incidents and illness, the assurance of regulatory compliance, and to make safe behaviors part of day-to-day thinking. The Safety Manager is expected to coordinate and manage the day-to-day activities related to meeting all safety and health standards established by applicable regulation, as well as policies and procedures established internally. He/she will coordinate not only required regulatory training, but will administrate the facility’s job training function. In addition, the Safety Manager serves as backup to the mill’s Environmental Coordinator.
Responsibilities of this position include managing all safety and training, and assisting with some environmental programs. This includes, but is not limited to:
Plan, direct and manage the safety & health programs (including safety, health, industrial hygiene, transportation safety) for the facility under senior management direction to ensure that the facility is aware of, and in compliance with, applicable regulatory & company requirements
Personal involvement with plant personnel to encourage safe behaviors and to audit, identifies, and corrects safety violations and deficiencies (60% of time in field)
Manages SLA to insure adequate technical support from the SH&E Shared Business Support & Corporate SH&E Policy & Strategy groups
Represent facility business interests during enterprise strategy, goal, and policy/program development activities
Direct Risk Management Plan and Process Safety Management programs
Manage safety initiatives using LSS and Kaizen Methodology
Strategic business unit/facility safety & health planning.
Cross-functional coordination to ensure SH&E issues are communicated and addressed (e.g. HR/Ops/Maint/Engr).
Represent the facility before regulatory agencies.
Develop site-specific procedures to implement enterprise policies and applicable regulatory safety & health requirements.
Prepare regulatory submittals or coordinate/supervise their completion on behalf of the facility.
Review/Approve all applicable capital investment requests.
Incident/accident response oversight, investigation & reporting
Audit participation & action plan status updates
Public outreach/Community complaint follow-up
Set and control local Safety and Medical budget
BS degree in safety, engineering or science discipline; Advanced degree desirable
Certified Safety Professional preferred
7 – 10 years or more of broad safety & health experience including compliance auditing in industrial setting (medical, industrial hygiene, transportation safety experience a plus)
Comprehensive working knowledge of SH&E issues and governmental regulations
Demonstrated work history of safety performance improvement (e.g., TCIR)
Management experience required
Expert in safety & health issues and regulations relating to the business unit
Ability to act as strategic partner for the business
Ability to function well in a matrix reporting organization
Strong oral and written communication skills including ability to present information in a clear and concise manner to staff and employees at all levels.
Must manage multiple and/or conflicting issues/priorities
Must be effective in engaging the workforce in Safety goals and objectives
Travel Requirements: Minimum (1 – 5 trips/year)
If this sounds great to you and you think you fit in, please submit your application. We want to hear from you!
WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.