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Powell Industries, Inc. Safety & Health Manager in Northlake, Illinois

Reporting to the Plant Manager, this person will be responsible for the planning, directing, and implementing of the organization’s Health & Safety initiatives to ensure safe, healthy, and accident-free work environments. This person will also provide technical safety & health support of the factory, implement health & safety instruction/objectives, drive safety & health training programs, ensure compliance to ISO-18001 and OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star guidelines, monitor factory initiatives, and provide support to operations personnel to ensure compliance with Federal, State, ISO, and Corporate health & safety regulations and standards.

Essential Responsibilities

· Designs / plans / coordinates / facilitates programs & training that support an environment of safety while building greater safety awareness and encouraging safe work practices throughout the organization.

· Facilitates and conducts analytical studies of industrial accidents to determine root cause and implement preventive actions.

· Document and inform management of issues, incidents, root causes, corrective actions, and preventive measures to be implemented.

· Report and document all incidents to appropriate personnel and appropriate government agencies.

· Engage employees in health & safety efforts via the safety team, ergonomics team, and other groups (as appropriate) to ensure a high level of employee engagement and focus on safety practices.

· Ensure facility compliance with all Federal and State regulations, as well as company health and safety policies.

· Implement and maintain ISO-18001 compliance.

· Participate in new product / process assessment to determine appropriate safety procedures, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), etc.

· Administer ergonomics program.

· Collect and report monthly OHS statistics.

· Ensure all customer witness testing meets safety requirements.

· Ensure compliance to all safety procedures & guidelines.

· Promote safety and health awareness through internal company tools (e.g. email, newsletters, signage, intranet, etc.).

· Ensure all appropriate health & safety training is conducted and completed in a timely manner by all employees.

· This position may include additional tasks and functions, as necessary to fulfill this staff-level management role.

Job Requirements


· Bachelor’s degree in Safety Management, Occupational Health and Safety, Industrial Engineering, or other related fields.

· Five years of manufacturing Health & Safety experience is preferred, especially with Industrial Hygiene and/or Occupational Health & Safety (OHS).

· Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and/or other certifications are strongly preferred (e.g. First Aid, HAZWOPER, OSHA 30, CEAS, etc.).

· Ability to engage with appropriate levels of government and corporate representatives on topics relative to health & safety.

· Ability to effectively write, speak and generally communicate to engage employees, management, and others in a productive and credible manner.

· Strong knowledge of industry accepted safety practices, including OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) and state-level regulations.

· Strong understanding of Workers’ Compensation and Return to Work programs.

· Understanding of electrical safety, including OSHA 1910 and NFPA 70E (National Fire Protection Association’s Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace).

· Strong planning and organizational skills – project management and/or process management experience is a plus.

· Intermediate level computer skills (e.g. MS-Office Suite, database software, etc.).

· Must be able to perform reasonable physical tasks in industrial factory environment.

· Sound exercise of judgment, persuasiveness and tact necessary to oversee the administration of health and safety activities.

· Positive, “can-do”, professional approach; ability to work effectively at all levels within the organization, often involving difficult or conflict situations.

Working Conditions

· Temperature controlled working environment. Some outside activities may be required.

· This position is expected to travel approximately 5-10% and must be able to travel with short notice and/or for extended periods of time.

Physical Requirements

· Maintaining body equilibrium and agility to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching, ascending or descending stairs.

· Bending the body at the waist, the legs at the knees, and extending arms and hands in any direction in a repetitive manner.

· Standing, walking, and speaking for long periods of time.

· Using upper extremities to apply or exert a force up to 20 lbs.

· Typing, punching or applying pressure to an object with fingers and palm.

· Perceiving size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with the fingertips.


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