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Manager, Health and Safety

Date: Nov 13, 2021

Location: Jackson, TN, US, 38305

Company: Gerdau

About Us


Gerdau is the leading company in the production of long steel in the Americas and one of the major suppliers of specialty long steel in the world. With more than 45,000 employees, Gerdau has an installed capacity of more than 25 million metric tons of steel and it is the largest recycler in Latin America, and around the world, it transforms millions of metric tons of scrap into steel every year. 


Gerdau Long Steel North America is a leader in mini-mill steel production and steel recycling in North America, with an annual manufacturing capacity of approximately 10 million metric tons of mill finished steel products.  Through a vertically integrated network of mini-mills, scrap recycling facilities and downstream operations, the company serves customers throughout the U.S. and Canada, offering a diverse and balanced product mix of merchant steel, rebar, structural shapes, fabricated steel, flat rolled steel and wire rod.


Gerdau Special Steel North America is an engineered bar producer headquartered in Jackson, Michigan with world-class steel manufacturing mills in Jackson, Michigan, Monroe Michigan, and Fort Smith, Arkansas, and metal processing facilities in Huntington, Indiana, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, Lansing, Michigan, Canton, Ohio, and North Vernon, Indiana.


With engineered steel bar producing capabilities in North America, Europe, Brazil, and soon to be India, the Gerdau Special Steel group is the largest supplier of SBQ engineered steel bars to the global automotive and heavy truck industries.



Job Description

This position is responsible for providing effective professional safety and health leadership to improve the industrial health and safety of all division employees located at out Jackson facility.  This position will provide direction, guidance and expertise regarding all safety and loss prevention programs.  In addition, this position will ensure compliance with all federal, state, local and corporate safety guidelines.


Duties & Responsibilities


  1. Evaluate risks and develop guidelines for management accountability system to include, but not limited to: employee safety, industrial hygiene, property protection, post Injury and General Claims Management, OSHA compliance, contractors, and job safety analysis.
  2. Lead or provides major contributions to corporate safety projects to operations beyond his/her home location.
  3. Keep up-to-date with federal, state, and municipal Occupational Health & Safety regulations.
  4. Participate in safety inspections, observations, and incident investigations.
  5. Act as liaison with OSHA inspections and correspondence.
  6. Assists with developing skills training and operating procedures' training modules.
  7. Responsible for carrying out corporate, plant and departmental policies and programs.
  8. Monitor plant operations to detect, report and insure compliance with all safety regulations.
  9. Responsible for effective supervision and direction of employees under his/her direction.
  10. Responsible for emergency response coordination.


The Individual


  • Bachelor's degree in Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Engineering, or other appropriate technical discipline. 
  • Minimum 5-7 years of safety management experience in manufacturing operations required. Steel mill experience preferred.
  • Associate Safety Professional (ASP) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP) is preferred. 


Salary & Benefits (Eligibility begins day one!)


  • Medical and Prescription
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
  • 401K
  • Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  • Health Advocate Services
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program



Application Process


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 on the basis of 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: Jackson
Nearest Secondary Market: Memphis