Safety Director

Medina, OH 44256, USA Req #1822
Wednesday, June 5, 2024

WE’RE HIRING AND OFFERING A $1,000.00 SIGN ON BONUS FOR JOINING OUR TEAM! We are a family-owned company that is looking for you to play a key role in providing services and fresh food solutions for the foodservice and retail industries. Sandridge needs your passion and skill to deliver on our promise to always provide great tasting fresh food with consistent hand-made quality that enhances the reputation of our customers   Join our team of food innovators and technicians to produce fresh, delicious food that will make it to tables across the country. Take pride in knowing that your hard work makes a difference in the lives of our customers and consumers.


The Safety Director is responsible for directing and providing safety program oversight across three Sandridge facilities. The position oversees the development and implementation of behavior-based safety practices; audits all aspects of safety procedure implementation; ensures compliance with Sandridge’s federal, state, and local regulatory agency, and conducts root-cause analysis of safety incidents. The Safety Director monitors and documents the effectiveness of people safety control measures used throughout the company and directs the implementation of Safety programs. The position will manage the development of site-specific safety plans and all safety training as needed working closely with all operational leaders.



  • Work closely with operations leaders and employees to cultivate, promote, and continually improve Sandridge’s safety culture. Develops a culture that identifies safety opportunities and documents those for trends and predictive analysis.
  • Provide safety leadership and direction across all locations. Advises executive and operations leadership on ways to mitigate safety risks and continuously improve programs.
  • Develop, maintain, and implement Sandridge’s safety policies and procedures for all employees and outside contractors' services.
  • Directs and leads the company’s internal and external safety audit programs. Conducts safety audits. Performs risk hazard analysis, determinations effective controls, and risk mitigation.
  • Provide comprehensive administrative and organizational support for the entire safety program. Promote, develop, and establish safety programs, policies, and procedures that are related to the safety program and provide training as necessary for all employees.
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory agencies on a local, state, and federal level. Manage and control all the company’s safety regulatory reporting requirements, ensuring submission by required dates and maintain on file as required.
  • Oversee all workers’ compensation claim correspondence with insurance companies and legal counsel as necessary.
  • Provide support and training as needed for all employees as it relates to safety at locations.
  • Leads safety incident investigation teams to determine root cause and corrective and preventive actions. Develop and implement corrective actions as appropriate.
  • Establishes and manages ergonomic, injury case management, and return to work programs.
  • Maintain and improve the overall facility security program to provide a safe workplace for all employees and control vendors and contractors as they perform their services.
  • Manages all resources in a harmonious manner that promotes and cultivates an atmosphere that emphasizes teamwork, respect, accountability, and a desire to improve all Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost objectives.
  • Responsible for overseeing safety committee and ensuring that this team engages and leads in safety improvements.  Develops, fosters, and leads/mentors team to achieve significant results and develop future leaders/managers.
  • Ensures compliance and consistency with all plant/facility rules, regulations, and Collective Bargaining Agreements. Supports a system of progressive discipline and develops consistency among supervisory ranks.
  • Exhibits the characteristics of a determined, results-oriented, persuasive, and strong communicator/leader.
  • Fully understands personal accountability and responsibility and holds own self to that standard.
  • Position has both responsibility and accountability for individually assigned projects, assignments, as well as ability to lead team projects and assignments (working manager).
  • Other tasks/functions as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Health and Safety, Safety Engineering, Industrial Hygiene or related field required. Advanced degree preferred.
  • At least 8 years of people safety experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Thorough knowledge of OSHA Regulations and general industry standards.
  • Ability to implement behavioral-based safety techniques to improve/maintain safety performance.
  • Must have intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel).        
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) designation a plus.      
  • CPR / First Aid certification or willingness to obtain.    
  • Work independently and can multi-task and prioritize work based on deadlines.
  • Handles confidential information discreetly.
  • Highly detail oriented.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent organizational and record-keeping skills.

Sandridge Foods is located in Medina, Ohio and is a great place to work because we sincerely care about every employee, both personally and professionally. We strive to balance the demands of work and home for our employees.

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  • Job Family Human Resources
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Regular Full-Time
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  • Medina, OH 44256, USA