Safety Manager

Location: Beef Plant - Plainwell, MI
Job Code: 16702
# of openings: 1



Oversees all regulatory compliance for safety in regard to OSHA.  Responsible for Safety, Occupational Health, Training and Ergonomics Departments.  Overall administration of the preceding departments.


  • Act as a consultant to management and employees on various safety, training, health and ergonomics issues.
  • Insure that plant is in compliance with all government and corporate safety standards.
  • Facilitate numerous training sessions to present employees with new information.
  • Act as a support person for all production areas of plant.
  • Review all accidents to determine trends and causes.
  • Review all capital expenditure requests that have to do with safety.
  • Perform plant safety audits weekly and perform random inspections of personnel to insure safety.
  • Review and/or present safety related programs.
  • Track and schedule safety related training.
  • Handle all staff development within the safety, health and training areas.
  • Job performance is measured by General Manager on the basis of injury/illness rates, workers compensation rates, accomplishment of safety goals and objectives and meeting corporate safety performance objectives.
  • Direct involvement in interviewing, hiring, promoting and training new employees within areas of expertise.
  • Make promotion decisions based on the Evaluation Form, interviews and review of previous job performance.
  • Delegation of tasks and authority is determined by departmentalization.
  • Direct involvement in disciplinary procedures ranging from verbal warnings to termination.
  • Administer monthly group meetings and other specialized meetings as need dictates.
  • Work schedule fluctuates depending on what tasks require the most immediate attention.
  • Responsible for some of the facilities environmental issues.
  • Directly involved with all workmen’s compensation issues.

Working Conditions:

  • Large amount of walking, stair climbing required.
  • Noise and temperature levels vary depending on which area of the plant manager is located.
  • Employee will typically work 55-60 hours per week M-F with some Saturday work if necessary.


  • Minimum High School diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Safety, Engineering, Business Administration or Physical Sciences would be beneficial.
  • Minimum 4 years safety experience, preferably within food processing industry.
  • CPR/First Aid Training.
  • National Safety Council training.
  • Confined Space Training.
  • OSHA Training Courses.
  • Program, planing and evaluation techniques.
  • Statistical analysis skills.
  • Strong written, verbal and computer skills are essential.Bilingual communication is important, but not necessary as long as a translator is present.

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