Safety Manager

Iowa, United States

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Type: Permanent

Experience: Standard Management (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Category: Quality Assurance / Safety

Industry: Manufacturing & Dist / Other

Reference ID: 1964

Date Posted: 07/01/2024


If you have a strong manufacturing safety background then, we have an exceptional career opportunity for a Talented Safety Manager to join a division of a $4.5B diversified global company with 18,000 employees producing products for a variety of industries and markets.  This division manufactures innovative products and wheel systems for the global freight rail system. They are the leaders in their industry as their products are known for their endurance and quality! The Safety Manager will train, administer, safety programs and protocols. Working with the management team to reduce recordables and near misses.

You will get:

  • A workplace where you can thrive in our culture as the environment is energetic, our people are motivated, and our career paths can take you where you want to go.
  • A great cost of living 28% below US  average in a family friendly area. 
  • A well-run company that is an employee-owned and that gives employees a share of the company.
  • This operation has an incredible track record of hitting bonuses, as it has only missed twice in the past 45 years!   

 But wait! There is more!!!

  • There is a strong salary/with a bonus compensation package
  • ESOP program provides 10% of your salary in stock every year
  • The company puts 1% of your salary into your 401k whether you contribute or not
  • The company also matches 100% of your contributions into your 401k
  • Generous benefits are offered for this role that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, EAP, Educational Reimbursement, Employer Retirement Account, Travel Accident Insurance Prescription / Drug, 401K Match, Vacation, and a Flexible Spending Account. 
  • Relocation is provided to Keokuk Iowa, a scenic area on the Mississippi river where Mark Twain and riverboats used to roam. 


  • Conducts safety training for employees regarding required OSHA topics and other health and safety procedures.
  • Coaches supervisors on recognition of safety hazards and employee interaction to eliminate safety exposures.
  • Responds to on-site emergencies and accidents.
  • Recommends ways to improve health and safety in the facility.
  • Stays up to date on state and federal workplace safety regulations.
  • Provide Safety support to site management and supervisors for the management of plant safety
  • Conducts audits, identifies health and safety hazards and develops corrective actions
  • Coach and assist supervisors and managers on incident investigations.
  • Creates and presents reports detailing health and safety issues to management team.
  • Fields inquiries from employees about proper safety procedures.
  • Investigates on-the-job accidents and writes up reports.
  • Identifies hazards or faults that caused the accident and devises strategic plan to remedy those problems.
  • Assist site leadership in their communications with MSHA and OHSA.
  • Monitors workplace on a daily basis to ensure all activity meets safety compliance.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational or Industrial Safety or related
  • Demonstrated knowledge of OHSA guidelines.
  • Performs Safety Audits and trains and monitors Lockout-Tagout
  • Experience working with/ negotiating with governmental agencies.
  • Delivers Safety Training
  • Demonstrates strong leadership, problem-solving and analytical skills and attention to detail,
  • Skilled using computers to include, MS Office and database management.
  • Communicates details of safety procedures clearly to employees.
  • Exhibits ability to think practically and creatively to implement the best safety practices.
  • Responds quickly and efficiently to emergency situations.
  • Exercises caution and alertness at all times.
  • Advanced Education is a plus!
  • Professional Certifications/Trainings are a plus! e. Certificate in Safety Management (CSM)

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