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Safety Manager

Date: Nov 22, 2020

Location: Wilton, IA, US, 52778

Company: Gerdau

Are you persistent, persuasive with a systematic and detail-oriented mindset? Do you enjoy teaching others and developing relationships? Are you comfortable with managing up and leading others with boots on the ground? Do you enjoy working in a rugged, but exciting environment? 


About Gerdau:

At Gerdau, it's all about the people. Our culture thrives by embracing diversity, encouraging innovation and creating products that serve humanity. We value teamwork, safety, and sustainability. We are committed to continuous improvement and believe we can create a better future for our employees and our Global community by investing in people, processes, and technology. We offer Global opportunities, competitive benefits, flexible work schedules, opportunities for career development and more. Join us in our cultural & digital transformation, and helps us build the future at the Gerdau We Are Creating.


This is Your Purpose:


Our Safety Manager will be responsible for providing effective professional safety and health leadership to improve the industrial health and safety of all division employees located at location.  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.


You will report directly to the Vice President and General Manager of the Mill with functional reporting relationship to the Director of Safety and Health. 


You will also be responsible for assessing current loss prevention and control efforts (in the area of safety and health) and making recommendations to management for improvement.  The incumbent will provide direction and guidance regarding the implementation and maintenance of all health and safety related programs.  The incumbent will assist management with the strategic development and implementation of a management accountability system aimed at preventing and controlling losses by identifying and developing role definitions for all levels of the organization; Incumbent will also maintain a communication systems to effectively communicate safety and health issues throughout the organization.


You will evaluate risks and develops guidelines for roles, training, measurements, 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.


Actively participates in accident prevention activities to include inspections, observations, and incident investigations.  This position acts in an advisory capacity to management and liaison with OSHA inspections and correspondence.


What You Will Have:


  • You will have a Bachelor Degree in Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Engineering, or other appropriate technical discipline with 5-7 years of  Safety Management experience (manufacturing environment preferred), or a Masters Degree in Safety, Engineering, or other appropriate technical discipline and 3-5 years’ safety management experience (manufacturing environment preferred).
  • Also desirable is 3 plus years facilitation experience in problem solving, communication, quality improvement and other typical facilitation experience. 
  • Excellent communication skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Office Professional applications are required. 
  • Associate Safety Professional (ASP) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP) is preferred.


Your Responsibilities:


  1. Provide guidance and expertise regarding the Health and Safety programs.
  1. Assist management with the development and implementation of management accountability system for safety and health initiatives.
  1. Evaluate risks and develop guidelines for management accountability system.
  1. Participate in safety inspections, observations, and incident investigations.
  1. Develop, implement and conduct safety training programs for division employees.
  2. Provide continuous improvement and loss reduction programs related to health and safety..
  3. Implement all aspects of ISRS.
  1. Act as liaison with OSHA inspections and correspondence.
  1. Stay abreast of developments in industrial safety and hygiene fields.
  1. Responsible for the management of contract security personnel at both locations.



What Gerdau offers you:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Plans
  • 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



Nearest Major Market: Davenport