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Description/Job Summary

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 management program.

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, etc.
  • 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

Required Experience

  • 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 leadership.
  • 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. 

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Safety or related studies preferred. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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.
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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.