Employment Opportunity

Job Title: Safety Manager

Job Code: GW-02052419123964

Salary Range: $126K

Job Location:

City: Vanceboro State: NC

Job Description:

The Job You Will Perform:

The Safety Manager is a leadership resource within the Environmental, Health, and Safety 
(EHS) team in a fully integrated pulp and paper mill.  This position will be responsible 
for managing health and safety technical and regulatory support and program development 
for the New Bern mill.  They manage the systems in a mill to prevent occupational injuries 
and illnesses and to maintain compliance with U.S. health and safety regulations.  The 
position reports to the Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager.

The Safety Manager will work closely with a variety of different areas throughout the mill 
including operations, maintenance, and management.
Provide visible and active leadership in delivering excellent safety results
Train salaried and hourly employees to develop safety leadership skills in the department 
and/or mill; promote the use of safety leadership skills and provide feedback to leaders 
on their use of the skills
Manage the safety team and help develop safety coordinators throughout the mill
Maintain strong relationships with other EHS team members as well as operating and 
maintenance department leaders
Influence Business Unit operations teams to incorporate health and safety systems and 
Support operations through planned and annual outage support
Identify and implement health and safety best practices from across the mill, business, 
and company
Assign and track all safety activities, corrective action plans and tasks to completion 
and update as needed; Maintain appropriate documentation
Assess facility programs against performance standards and develop corrective action plans 
to close gaps
Manage leading indicator efforts including safety leadership, contract coordinator 
training, gap closures and observation processes with STKY and hazard recognition.
Lead and maintain Contractor safety effort; assist in development of contractor work plans 
and monitor compliance
Manage energy control, hearing conservation and chemical management programs
Participate in required internal and external EHS audits and inspections; Coordinate and 
review results to ensure deficiency correction
Lead incident investigations, complete investigation files, develop corrective action 
plans and manage worker's compensation process
Participate and support joint safety committee
Maintain files, permits, inspections, and certifications
Implement systems to improve/sustain results
Manage the mill safety program by coordinating activities of the employee based safety 
team, conducting safety observations, evaluating and improving the effectiveness of site 
programs, leading hazard assessments and applying the hierarchy of controls to reduce 
exposure risk.
Manage the mill industrial hygiene program by performing qualitative exposure assessments, 
developing exposure monitoring strategies, conducting comprehensive exposure monitoring 
and assisting with the development of exposure control recommendations.
Develop and conduct health and safety training for the mill employees and management. 
Assist with scheduling, reviewing, preparing, documenting and tracking employee health and 
safety training sessions.
Implement and manage health and safety standards and program elements (e.g., hazard 
communication, powered industrial trucks, confined spaces, personal protective equipment 
section, and moving equipment).  
The Skills You Will Bring:


Desired Skills:

Successful candidate should have the ability to:

Instill safety as a core value within the team and effectively communicate a shared vision 
for safety
Quickly develop thorough knowledge of mill equipment and systems
Utilize excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate 
to groups and individuals at all levels
Approach positional responsibilities in an inclusive manner by engaging all team members 
in area, department, and mill
Understand Human Organization Performance and effective use of the tools to drive safety 
culture to resiliency.
Utilize the change management processes to drive change
Work effectively alone or within a team
Utilize strong organizational skills to handle multiple tasks effectively

Required Experience:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience with a minimum of five (5) years’ 
management experience in a heavy manufacturing/industrial environment is required. 
Experience in a pulp and paper mill is preferred. 
Lean/six sigma certifications a plus.  Must have flexibility to be on call or work off 
hours as needed.