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Safety Manager

Caldwell, ID, USA ● Capitol Distributing, 1920 S. KCID Rd., Caldwell, Idaho, United States of America Req #8932
Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Pay:  $80,000 - $100,000/yr. DOE, plus bonus opportunities

The Safety Manager position is responsible for the development and implementation of company-wide safety initiatives, policies, procedures, and initiatives with a major emphasis on Jackson Food Stores, but some responsibilities for Capitol Distributing, Jacksons Car Wash, and the JFS Facility Department. This role directs the company’s efforts related to employee safety and develops company-wide safety and injury reduction goals designed to reduce overall total cost of risk for the Jacksons Companies identified. The Corporate Safety Manager drives positive company-wide safety culture and behaviors, monitors regulatory requirements, provides technical support for all company locations, and develops and provides training programs to various areas of the Jackson Companies Operations to ensure safety and health programs are effective.

What will I do as the Safety Manager?

  • Operate as a key member of the corporate management team. Work with the Jacksons Companies leadership team members to develop and implement specific safety plans and policies.
  • Develop strong, customer focused relationships with Operations, Accounting, Fleet Safety and Human Resources partners, as well as insurance and industry representatives.
  • Maintain designated Jackson Companies Safety Manuals, including all components of OSHA, including chemical and food safety requirements.
  • Coordinate internal audits and risk analysis for all locations and work with management to identify, correct, and abate recognized safety hazards, behaviors, non-compliant programs and procedures and other loss exposures.
  • Conduct regular and frequent inspections to identify and control hazards; follow-up to ensure recommendations have been implemented.
  • Participate in new equipment/process reviews, including hazard analyses and operator training if necessary.
  • Support corporate/food stores/warehouse/car wash engineering to implement engineering controls to minimize safety and occupational hazards.
  • Serve as the primary contact on all health and safety related matters.
  • Support personnel in the selection of appropriate personal protective equipment.
  • Coordinate the Executive Safety Committee meetings, as well as individual company meetings to develop and support the safety initiatives.
  • Develop the monthly JFS Safety Update in conjunction with Human Resources to ensure the effective and compliant Safety Committee Meeting are held are all Jacksons Food Store locations.
  • Develop and/or facilitate safety training programs.
  • Establish and communicate job responsibilities and safety performance expectations to assure mutual understanding of desired results; provides positive and constructive feedback on an ongoing basis.
  • Promote a safety culture throughout the organization from the bottom up and top down.
  • Review customer accident and incident reports, conduct investigations, and identify follow-up actions as necessary.
  • Coordinate with Human Resources on the review of employee injury reports, investigations, return to light duty and individual claims review and claim management. Participate in all claim reviews.
  • Track safety and workers compensation cost performance and share data company wide and with executive leadership on a quarterly basis.
  • Participate in industry organization safety committees.
  • Advise leadership teams of regulatory requirements, and changes and the effective date of new regulations. Monitor changes in regulations and develops programs to ensure Jackson Companies are complying.
  • Ensure all OSHA required programs and documentation is completed and maintained.    
  • Develop and maintains positive working relationships with local OSHA offices.
  • Other duties as assigned.

You will be a great fit if you have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in occupational health and safety, environmental science, industrial engineering, or related field and/or a combination of education and experience preferred.
  • Proven experience in a safety management role preferably in retail, warehouse, distribution environments
  • Convenience store, warehouse, and/or food safety experience a plus.

  • In-depth knowledge of safety regulations and standards, including OSHA, EPA, and NFPA.  Professional Safety certification preferred.
  • Knowledge of and skills in conducting accident investigations.
  • Experience dealing with diverse problems, issues, and opportunities in which many problems exist simultaneously, the problems compete for immediate attention, and the issues are interrelated.
  • Acquired skill in introducing ideas, orally and in writing, using knowledge and perspective of the intended audience to promote team building, participation, and acceptance.
  • Experience with problem solving including the ability to identify and appropriately evaluate alternatives.
  • The ability to negotiate including the ability to work with others and arrive at an acceptable conclusion for all parties using compromise, persuasion, and diplomacy.
  • The ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external people at all levels; ability to positively represent Jackson Companies in all safety-related business matters.
  • An ability to achieve results through others when no direct reporting relationship exists.
  • Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously and establish priorities.
  • The ability to work independently under general direction.
  • Strong attention to detail and computer skills in Microsoft Office and other software required.
  • The ability to travel up to 50% of the time as required by company operations.  

Physical Environment:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Distribution center environment may include (but not limited to): exposure to extreme temperatures; high noise levels; high places; wet and/or humid conditions; outside weather conditions; freezer conditions.
  • Environmental conditions include heat, cold, allergen, noise, and fume/chemical/odor exposure from gasoline and cleaning chemicals.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Full-Time
  • Min Hiring Rate $80,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $100,000.00
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 50
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  • Caldwell, ID, USA
  • Capitol Distributing, 1920 S. KCID Rd., Caldwell, Idaho, United States of America