• Manager, Risk and Safety

    Job Locations US-VA-Salem
    Posted Date 7 days ago(7/10/2018 9:44 AM)
    Functional Group
    Human Resources
    Must be flexible to spend time on day and night shift, with on call hours.
  • Overview

    Americold provides temperature-controlled warehousing and transportation to food producers, restaurants, schools and retail outlets such as grocery stores. We're proud to provide an essential link in the food and beverage industry supply chain, and to play our part in ensuring families across the US and overseas can sit down together to eat.


    Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates 165+ temperature-controlled warehouses in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, China, Argentina, and Canada. In North America we have over 11,000 associates and offer a wide variety of employment opportunities - from warehouse forklift operators and supervisors to accounting, customer support, engineering, transportation, and technology solutions positions.


    Under the direction of the Human Resources Manager or the General Manager, the Risk and Safety Supervisor is responsible for coordinating and supervising all activities related to safety and loss prevention, to include training and accident investigations.


    Essential Functions:

    • Responsible for supporting the management of the facility’s H&S Program by partnering with the other facility departments to foster a working environment that promotes safety, productivity and adherence to company EHS policies and procedures, standard operating procedures and federal/state regulations.
    • Identify, reduce and eliminate leading loss drivers for worker injury and workers compensation claims.
    • Conduct & coordinate employee training including annual refresher & new hire training required by Americold and all regulatory agencies (OSHA, EPA, ANSI, PSM).
    • Has responsibility pertaining to the reporting, record-keeping, management and follow-up of Workers' Compensation claims.
    • Maintain relationship with workers compensation, medical resources, and Regional Safety Organization to establish systems which provide appropriate care for associates and supports the needs of the business.
    • Compile, analyze, and distribute weekly, monthly, and quarterly safety reports to your direct supervisor and the Regional Safety Manager.
    • Administer the facility/regional Safety Incentive Program and provide monthly reports to your direct supervisor, the GM and Regional Safety Manager.
    • Provide managers/supervisors the necessary training to obtain detailed descriptions, corrective actions and follow through to ensure corrective actions are implemented related to accidents, near misses, injuries or property damage.
    • Assist supervisors in all accident investigations and ensure proper documentation and follow-up is executed to completion.
    • Serve as Chairman for Safety Committee and facilitate monthly responsibilities to all members and manage monthly multi-layered audit.
    • Work in conjunction with your direct supervisor, the Regional Safety Manager and facility management to develop annual safety plans which adequately budget for, and address, the changing needs of the business.
    • Continually seek opportunities to improve the knowledge and skill of the facility supervisors to advance systems and positively impact the safe operations of the business.
    • Act as on-site coordinator between hourly staff and management on any safety related issues.
    • Provide managers with ongoing feedback on Americold H&S compliance, employee training goals and objectives.
    • Other duties as requested.


    Knowledge Skills and Abilities Required:

    • Ability to work in fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with variety of individuals
    • Ability to pay close attention to detail.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and judgment in communicating with staff.
    • Must be able to relate to others beyond giving and receiving instructions: they must get along with co-workers without exhibiting behavioral extremes; perform work activities requiring reasoning, negotiating, instructing, persuading, or speaking with others; and respond appropriately to coaching from a manager.
    • Willingness to develop a mentoring relationship in order to contribute experience, skills, and wisdom to subordinate employees for their development. 
    • Receptive to management development suggestions and willing to seek additional knowledge to facilitate job growth.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Proven ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • Must have very strong customer service orientation with high sense of urgency in meeting objectives and deadlines.

    Tools and Technology Required:

    • Microsoft Office Suite
    • Calculators
    • Desktop computers 
    • Photocopiers

    Educational Requirements:

    • HS Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree Preferred
    • 3+ years supervisory or warehouse experience
    • Will consider candidates with a strong regulatory or compliance background.

    Physical Requirements:


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential functions for this position and meet the physical requirements needed to perform them. Reasonable accommodations may be made for qualified individuals with disabilities.


    Americold is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. EOE/AA M/F/D/V DFW


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