The Safety & Security Manager effectively develops and implements programs, practices, and procedures to reduce the frequency and severity of accidental loss in the areas of workers’ compensation, general liability, and property; ensure facility compliance
with federal, state, and local regulations which are designed to protect the human, financial, and physical assets of the company; creates a company-wide safety culture through continuous safety training, risk assessments, behavior modification and the safety
Experience in a manufacturing plant/facility is strongly preferred.
Responsible for the leadership and administration of all facility safety policies and all accident/incident investigations.
Conducts claims investigations and evaluates risk management claims information to identify significant hazards and loss trends; identifies and recommends preventive measures and corrective actions.
Evaluate risks and develops guidelines for roles, training and rewards for the management system in the areas of employee safety (behaviors, conditions that lead to accidents); industrial hygiene (noise, lead exposure, hazard communication, etc.); property
protection (fire suppression systems, inspection procedures, etc.); post Injury and General Claims Management (all lines); OSHA compliance (lockout/tagout, confined space entry, fall protection, OSHA record keeping, etc.); contractors; and job safety analysis,
Provide guidance and expertise regarding the Health and Safety programs.
Work alongside the Wellness Center team to assist with safety incidents and worker’s comp claims.
Assist management with the development and implementation of management accountability system for safety and health initiatives.
Establish and maintain active safety committees with hourly associate involvement.
Participate in safety inspections, observations, and incident investigations.
Monitor all loss control activities through routine meetings with Safety Manager and associates.
Provide continuous improvement and loss reduction programs related to health and safety.
Act as liaison with OSHA inspections and correspondence.
Stay abreast of developments in industrial safety and hygiene fields.
Responsible for the management of contract security personnel and hourly Safety Lead associate.
Maintains, chairs, and ensures the effectiveness and broad representation of safety committees; provides regulations and technical consultation regarding health and safety issues to employees, vendors, and facility visitors.
Develops programs to ensure the Company’s compliance with federal, state, and local safety-related regulations, in addition to other environmental health, safety, and loss prevention standards and guidelines.
Performs regular physical inspections of Company grounds, buildings, equipment, and operations; identifies hazards and incidents of regulatory non-compliance, and recommends corrective measures.
Provides ongoing safety and loss prevention training to various Company departments to reduce the frequency and severity of accidental losses.
Performs other duties as assigned
The ideal candidate will be an experienced Safety Manager (manufacturing industry) with documented success of safety results and extensive knowledge of worker’s comp.
Superior Relationship Management Skills - Excels at developing, inspiring, and influencing others without sacrificing accountability.
Aggressive Self-Starter - The ideal candidate must naturally aspire to surpass benchmarks, exceed goals, and understand that the facility’s safety results are directly affected by your passion, commitment, resourcefulness, resilience and
High Energy - Desire to Exceed All Targets. The ideal candidate is a natural leader, motivator, and change agent with extraordinary leadership and people skills,
Technology - Must possess complete proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
Have excellent communication and change management skills.
Ability to resolve safety and worker’s comp issues in a tactful and diplomatic manner.
Proficient in leading meetings utilizing detail visual aids to reflect department performance metrics.
Key Leadership Competencies aligned with PERDUE’S VISION, PURPOSE & VALUE in addition to Action Oriented, Directing Others, Priority Setting, Quality Decision Making, Process Management.
Position requires the ability to move throughout the complex and all facilities.
Exposure consists of wet and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces.
May be exposed to temperatures of 28 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with both ambient and 100% humidity.
May handle product 25 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
May be exposed to noise ranges of 50 db to 110 db
May be exposed to all chemicals used in poultry, food, processing facility.
Must be able to climb vertical heights (0 – 150’) carrying tools and equipment (0 – 50 lbs.).
Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company.
May need to move equipment occasionally.
May need to access files, supplies and equipment. Perdue family of companies is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce
Must be available to work any shift and any weekday or weekend and on-call as needed/required.
Bachelor’s degree in Safety or related studies preferred.
OSHA 30-Hour (General Industry preferred)
Professional Safety Licensure preferred
Perdue family of companies is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.
Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.