Region Safety Manager

Regional Safety Managers are responsible to ensure compliance with all local, state and federal safety regulations within their assigned areas. This position implements, directs and monitors safety initiatives to promote and create a safe working environment. Regional Safety Managers ensure adherence to safety standards and the development of safety goals and objectives. The hours and physical demand may vary by location.

  • Perform all tasks in a safe manner in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations and company policies.
  • Manage the day to day safety operations of the market/location and provide leadership and support to managers in ensuring safety standards are met.
  • Develop, implement, direct and monitor safety initiatives to promote and create a safe working environment.
  • Promote growth and continuous improvements to safety.
  • Direct and facilitate accident investigative process, root cause analysis & follow up for motor vehicle and industrial situations and oversee closure of corrective actions.
  • Develop and maintain management of loss prevention program including claim resolution.
  • Plan and administer departmental budget and maintain cost effectiveness.
  • Conduct ongoing health & safety inspections of facilities, operations, equipment and processes to ensure compliance of Corporate Safety, environmental, and governmental (DOT, OSHA, local agencies) policies and regulations.
  • Maintain a working relationship with Human Resources and Worker’s Compensation administration.
  • Develop and interact daily with Sub-contracted employees and services to ensure DOT compliance.
  • Work with other managers to develop safety programs and awareness.
  • Compile reports and update action plans.
  • Lead efforts to develop and facilitate all market training needs and maintain appropriate documentation.
  • Oversee drug testing program including regulated collection and processing of samples.
  • Interact with all levels of management to develop site-specific programs including training programs.
  • Review trends and keep current with regard to technical and regulatory issues for employee health and safety.
  • Provide leadership and a positive work atmosphere exhibiting professional conduct with open communication that promotes positive relationships with customers, clients, co-workers, and management.
  • Formulate short- and long-term goals and action plans with the Regional Vice President.
  • Prepare and present reports as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned by management

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have a strong background in dealing with people under difficult circumstances.
  • Must have knowledge of DOT regulations as they relate to the waste hauling industry.
  • OSHA/industrial safety background is required. Successful applicant must be able to furnish documented experience in the above areas as well as references/certificates.
  • Excellent computer skills in a network environment; proficient in Windows and Microsoft applications; AS400, and Lotus Notes applications a plus.
  • Proven track record of successful project and personnel management as well as leading teams to meet/exceed goals.
  • Must possess strong planning/organizational and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of the waste industry and hauling operations.
  • Must have previous management experience.
  • Demonstrated problem solving, analytical, critical thinking and decision-making skills.
  • Process and results oriented with a commitment to organizational success.
  • Additional skills may be required to perform additional task(s) specific to work location, department or line of business.

  • Legally eligible to work in the United States.
  • Bachelor’s Degree Required, Bachelor’s degree in Safety Management, Occupational Safety or other related field preferred.
  • Must have at least two (2) years’ experience in keeping detailed and accurate records in a safety environment.
  • Must have at least two (2) years’ experience in reading & interpreting federal, state and local Safety regulations.
  • Documented experience in speaking to a group and conducting training sessions, two (2) years’ experience preferred.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Must have clean criminal and driving history and be able to satisfy company’s driver qualification standards.
  • Must not have any DUI’s or OVI's within the last 5 years or 2 in any 10-year period.
  • Must not have any license suspensions within the last 2 years.
  • No more than 3 moving violations within the last 2 years.
  • Must be able to read and speak the English language.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must be able to work flexible schedules including weekends and holidays and be available to address safety issues by phone at all times. Must be available for 24-hour emergency calls.
  • Must be able to produce satisfactory pre-employment drug test and background check results

  • Office, garage plant, and outdoor environment.
  • Exposure to dust, noise, heat, cold, and fumes found in a repair facility or plant environment.
  • Exposure to extreme weather conditions possible.
  • Exposure to residential and commercial waste possible.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature, complexity and level of work to be performed by employees assigned to this position and is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. It does not prescribe or restrict the work that may be assigned. Furthermore, this does not establish a contract for employment and is subject to change at the discretion of the company.

Rumpke Waste and Recycling is committed to equality in all aspects of employment. It is Rumpke’s policy to provide equal opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or disability status.