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Penske Area Health and Safety Manager in Chicago, Illinois


Position Summary:

Lead the Safety program at the Area level for Penske Logistics. Collaborate with Area, Region, and Corporate Leadership plus cross-functional teams to integrate Health & Safety into all strategies, activities, and decision-making processes. Participate in the development and implementation of Health & Safety policies, procedures, best practices, training, and improvement efforts applicable to all Areas.

Major Responsibilities:

• Lead the development and implementation of Strategies, Training, and Goals focused on the prevention of incidents and injuries, and compliance with company policies, procedures, and agency regulations.

• Monitor and analyze Safety performance

• Provide communication to Operations' Leadership regarding performance status and make recommendations for improvement

• Monitor effectiveness of performance improvement efforts, with emphasis on both leading and trailing indicators

• Manage, train, and develop Health and Safety Managers, Safety Team Leads, and others

• Provide regulatory interpretations and updates, safety management, and support for HSM’s and Operations' Leadership; oversee and deliver effective safety training

• Warehousing and Transportation safety management

• Other projects as assigned by VP of Safety and Senior Operations Leadership.


• Bachelor’s Degree – Preferably in safety, risk management, or related degree

• 7-10 years of safety-related experience in transportation and maintenance warehouse facilities including 3 years management/supervisory experience.

• Proficiency with MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Word

• DOT, OSHA, MCSA / Safety Certifications or CSP and/or general industry safety management experience.

• Knowledge of concepts, practices, and industry trends related to safety management and prevention techniques

• Ability to analyze risks and effectively associate these with risk management alternatives

• Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal communication forms

• Ability to build teams and establish and maintain effective collaborative working relationships with management and coworkers.

• Ability to plan, assign, and direct work to subordinates and vendors.

• Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize work, and plan resources to meet goals

• Analytical and problem-solving skills

• Comprehensive knowledge of basic safety management techniques

• Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job

• Flexibility regarding travel - average 3 nights away per week - includes some weekends and willingness to travel as necessary

• Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job

• Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening are required

Physical Requirements:

-The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals

with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

-The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines.

-While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be required to stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg.

-Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Penske Logistics

Penske Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Truck Leasing. With operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Penske Logistics provides supply chain management and logistics services to leading companies around the world. Penske Logistics delivers value through its design, planning and execution in transportation, warehousing and freight management. Visit to learn more.

Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Chicago

Job: Risk Management/Safety

Penske (Oracle) Job Name: Risk Management/Safety

Req ID: 2105045