Health & Safety Program Manager in Valley, NE at Valmont Careers

Date Posted: 7/27/2018

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Job Description

28800 Ida St Valley Nebraska 68064-8016

Why Valmont

Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

This individual contributor position serves as one of Valmont’s principal Health and Safety professionals and supports the design and maintenance of company-wide processes and tools that support Valmont’s Health and Safety Management System (e.g., Health and Safety Playbook, Global Health & Safety Standards, Safety Information management system (Intelex), and other business level EHS support systems). The Health & Safety Programs Manager partners with all levels of EHS management and customers to analyze, design, improve and maintain Valmont’s EHS systems to support the timely, efficient, and accurate delivery of services and information to key stakeholders worldwide. The incumbent contributes to the development, implementation, maintenance and improvements of EHS systems, processes and procedures. The incumbent collaborates with business unit and EHS leaders to integrate EHS Systems into operations. As needed, this position will support regional locations and management, promoting a safe, accident free, and healthy work environment.  In this capacity, the Corporate Health & Safety Program Manager will act as resource and support the regional locations & assist as needed, ensuring that general safety policies and procedures are followed at these locations in compliance with the Corporate safety policy manual (Playbook), local, state, and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations

Essential Functions:

•         This position reports into Corporate Director Health & Safety and has no direct or indirect reports

•         This role requires up to 50% travel (internationally/domestically), including overnight stays

•         Effective oral and written communication skills to clearly and concisely present information to stakeholders at all levels of the organization

•         Demonstrated ability to prioritize a large number of projects and track projects through completion

•         Ability to effectively interact with others, establishing open, candid and trusting relationships

•         Thorough knowledge of occupational safety and fire protection technologies and processes

•         Ability to successfully maintain and implement safety information systems including technical aspects

Other Important Details about the Role:

•         Leads the implementation, update, and maintenance of the Valmont Safety Information Management System (Intelex); Integrates business strategy into automated and semi-automated processes

•         Leads the development and maintenance of Valmont’s Global Health and Safety Standards related to occupational safety and fire protection; examples include Hazardous Energy Control, Fall Protection, Electrical Safety, Hot Work and Contractor Safety

•         Partners with the division and business unit safety managers to ensure consistent deployment of the standards within their respective businesses

•         Develops and maintains risk assessment tools designed to identify and prioritize exposure to safety hazards that can result in harm

•         Identifies and tracks completion of risk reduction activities as a leading indicator of Health and Safety performance

•         Serves as a liaison between Corporate Health and Safety and Corporate Risk Management in managing Workers Compensation and Property Conservation programs

•         Participates in the post incident review and communication of incidents that result or have the potential to result in serious injury; Partners with the division and business unit safety managers to ensure that corrective and preventive actions that address the root causes are effectively deployed across the organization

•         Provides training and mentoring to division, business unit and site safety resources to strengthen safety and fire protection competencies

•         Develops and manages Valmont’s Health and Safety assessment process including periodic audits of site-level self-assessments

•         Assists in the investigation of serious accidents and injuries and cooperates in the preparation of material evidence for hearings, lawsuits, and insurance investigations, and participates in hearings as needed

•         Conducts random safety inspection audits of facilities to detect existing or potential accident and health hazards, and recommends corrective or preventive measures where indicated

•         Assists sites as needed in the process of designing an annual Safety By Objectives (SBO) Plan and participates in, and offers consultation for, the successful completion of 100 percent of the Plan

•         Makes studies and analyses of industrial accident causes and hazards to health for use by location personnel and outside agencies. Formulates and implements corrective actions as necessary and shares this within their area of responsibility and with the Safety Director

•         Demonstrates a commitment to the Valmont Safety Mission Statement

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

•         Preferred Bachelors with 6+ years relevant experience or Associates Degree with 8+ years relevant experience or 10+ years of relevant experience

•         Minimum of 6 years of progressively increasing health and safety responsibility with an emphasis on implementation and maintenance of health and safety programs, fire prevention, and risk management.

•         Track record of making effective decisions, even when dealing with limited or ambiguous information

•         Ability to lead and support corporate, division, business unit and site teams responsible for managing occupational safety risks

•         Prior proven experience utilizing an enterprise-wide safety information system/database

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

•         Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Fire Protection, Environmental Science, Engineering or related discipline or equivalent experience is preferred, Master’s degree desired

•         Experience with OSHA Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) or OHSAS 18001 desired

•         XML coding experience

•         SQL database experience

•         Prior experience implementing and/or maintaining an enterprise-wide database system

•         Report development experience in a sequel environment

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is typically performed in an office setting with regular visits to manufacturing facilities and locations. While visiting the manufacturing areas of the plant, use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is required at all times.  The incumbent is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, as well as talk and listen on the phone and in personal conversations or meetings. Domestic and international travel represents up to 50% of the work schedule and includes transportation by vehicle and by air. This position requires movement around the office and manufacturing facilities as well as the ability to drive a vehicle to and from the various locations including the occasional transportation of other team members. This position may require lifting, carrying, bending, kneeling, pivoting, reaching, standing, climbing stairs, handling, gripping, grasping and visually inspecting equipment. Overall the physical effort level is considered light. Heavy equipment can be moved with a dolly or the aid of a hoist. Movement of heavy equipment is rare. Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms while working in the office with various files and forms and while working on the computer.  The employee is occasionally required to move about the office.  Incumbent must utilize proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height and proper wrists rests. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds in working with large files, binders, and computer equipment.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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