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Health and Safety Manager

Date: Mar 6, 2023

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, US, 28269

Company: Gerdau

This position is for domestic candidates only.

Competitive pay $90000 - $110000 / year depending on experience, plus annual bonus, and benefits start your first day!


Why you'll love it at Gerdau

At Gerdau it’s all about the people. Gerdau's growth is based on our purpose and on a vision focused on excellence. The measures of performance are customer satisfaction, the personal and professional growth of each employee, our communities, and the World.  Our culture thrives by embracing diversity, encouraging innovation and creating products that serve humanity. This is a position that offers you the ability to participate in the health and safety programs that help Shape the Future. If you like being boots on the ground in a manufacturing environment, this is the position for you!



We Have: 

  • A strong global presence with steel mills that transform millions of metric tons of raw material to produce steel beams, flat-rolled steel, merchant bar, rebar, spikes, and wire used by the automotive industry, appliance, construction, machinery, and equipment industries.    
  • A culture that welcomes diversity, encourages innovation and creates products that serve humanity.  
  • An environment that values teamwork, safety, and sustainability. 
  • A commitment to continuous improvement and the belief that we can create a better future for our employees and our global community by investing in people, processes, and technology. 


We Offer:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Plans – Eligible upon 1st day of hire 
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account) 
  • 100% Matching 401K up to 6% 
  • Life/Accidental Life Insurance 
  • Health Advocate Services 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program 
  • Career Path System and Training 
  • An empowering and open culture with the opportunity to grow and create 


Your Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in safety, industrial hygiene, engineering, or other appropriate technical discipline and a minimum of four (4) years of experience in safety compliance in a steel mill or other related industry
  • 3-5 years’ facilitation experience in problem solving, communication, quality improvement and other typical facilitation experience strongly preferred
  • Associate Safety Professional (ASP) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP) is preferred
  • Knowledge of federal Safety regulations and familiarity with steel mill or similar heavy industrial operations
  • Strong understanding of OSHA regulations and best practices
  • Ability to communicate effectively with employees, leadership and outside parties
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws related to Worker's Compensation
  • Intermediate proficiency with MS Office suite
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills


Your Purpose:

You will be responsible for providing effective and professional Safety leadership to improve the industrial health and safety of all employees at the Gerdau – Charlotte, NC mill.  You will provide oversight and support for the mill’s Health and Safety programs and will assist management with the strategic improvements of existing management accountability systems aimed at preventing and controlling safety incidents for all levels of the organization; identifying, delivering training, and improving communication systems to effectively communicate safety and health issues.


Your Work:

  • Keep up-to-date with federal and state safety regulations
  • Participate in safety inspections, observations, and incident investigations
  • Act as liaison with OSHA inspections and correspondence
  • Assists with developing skills training and operating procedures' training modules
  • Responsible for carrying out corporate, plant and departmental policies and programs
  • Monitor plant operations to detect, report and ensure compliance with all Health and Safety regulations
  • Responsible for effective supervision and direction of hourly and exempt employees under his/her direction
  • Lead and facilitate Safety Hour activities and corporate safety activities
  • Drive Annual Action plans, key performance indicators (KPIs) and capex projects that support the company vision, core values, business case, EHS policy, and other business needs

Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunity related to all employees and applicants for employment.  It is the policy of Gerdau that there will be no discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or other legally protected status.  All external applicants must be legally eligible to immediately work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship.


If you are vision-impaired or have some other disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Gerdau, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at (866) 788-2798 or

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte