Primary Responsibilities: The safety manager is responsible for providing technical, analytical, and consultative support to management to ensure a safe, healthy, and productive working environment at the Chopin, Louisiana, plywood and timbers mill. Specifically, this position involves the following activities: identifying and resolving employee safety and environmental issues; leading initial safety training for new employees; overseeing all safety equipment to ensure preventive measures and effective safeguards are developed and used; facilitating investigations of serious injuries and incidents; assisting line management in ensuring all required safety training and reporting are performed in accordance with company and OSHA requirements; ensuring supervisory personnel are properly enabled to fulfill their safety responsibilities; and maintaining required governmental logs and files. The safety manager must be willing to work outside of the normal schedule, when necessary. Occasional travel to other company facilities is required.
Job Qualifications: Required skills, experience, and education includes a degree in behavioral health science or a technical degree with equivalent experience; 2-5 years of safety-focused experience in a manufacturing environment; expert knowledge of process safety management and all government safety rules and regulations, including OSHA and NIOSH protocols; and the ability to facilitate safety and environmental audits, root-cause analyses, and group problem solving.
Behavioral Profile: In addition to technical skills, the successful candidate must demonstrate the following: a strong belief that all accidents and injuries can be prevented, in accordance with RoyOMartin’s “I Believe in Zero” (IBiZ) safety culture; excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills; the ability to positively influence others; the highest standards for personal and professional ethics; detail orientation; self-motivation; a positive emotional image; prioritization skills; a sense of urgency; and the ability to multitask.