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Real Alloy Health & Safety Manager in Wabash, Indiana

REAL ALLOY is the global market leader in third-party aluminum recycling and specification alloy production. We operate in 23 facilities strategically located in 6 countries across North America and Europe. We convert aluminum scrap and by-products into reusable aluminum metal for a growing number of applications across various industries. Our headquarters is located in Cleveland, Ohio.

The Health & Safety Manager will manage all aspects of employee health and safety in an ethical manner that supports Real Alloy HSE programs, processes and systems. The position is responsible for activities and actions that drive company performance to higher levels (based on benchmarking), focusing on improvements and changes that will increase the level of adherence and compliance by all employees.

Core Responsibilities

  • Ensures the health and safety of all employees, visitors and contractors through the adherence to HSE standards, policies and procedures.

  • Partners with plant, regional and corporate resources to implement proactive solutions to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses.

  • Interacts with and provides visible safety leadership to all employees, particularly those on the plant floor, to drive safety awareness, engagement and improvement.

  • Improves safety performance by continuously increasing a level of awareness and improving safety systems to reduce, if not eliminate, accidents and injuries.

  • Completes inspections, audits, observations and risk assessments to detect and eliminate at-risk practices and conditions.

  • Partners with the plant management team to establish and maintain an active Central Safety Committee. Leads plant safety meetings, safety walk-arounds and assists Front Line Leaders with crew safety meetings.

  • Partners with Operations and Maintenance to ensure adequate mechanical and physical safeguards to equipment. Ensures equipment is regularly inspected and that all monitoring and testing equipment is calibrated as required.

  • Develop, upgrade and implement the necessary safety and health training programs and systems to ensure compliance with Federal, State and Company requirements.

  • Follows investigation practices and procedures for all accidents and near misses to determine the causes and the corrective actions necessary to prevent recurrences. Meets corporate reporting targets by timely completion of investigations and root cause analyses.

  • Maintains accurate recordkeeping data as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

  • Implements effective emergency response action programs.

  • Collects and analyzes injury data to identify trends and recommend improvements.

  • Maintains data, records and documents in a confidential manner.

  • Quotes, purchases, and allocates necessary items to ensure a safe working environment.

  • Manages contracts related to safety and health systems and equipment.

  • Coordinates annual hearing testing, medical evaluations, first aid and CPR training, fit testing and other required testing.

  • Manages and administers site worker’s compensation matters, partnering with HR on return to work and disability management integration where applicable.

  • Provides 24/7 availability to plant, as required.

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Safety or equivalent major.

  • Minimum 5-8 years’ experience in a Health and Safety role with demonstrated understanding of H&S principles and regulations.

  • Strong project management and planning skills in order to develop and then implement an aggressive, forward-thinking, and cohesive plan to improve facility H&S performance.

  • Strong persuasion and motivation skills as well as the ability to work across all disciplines and employee levels.

  • Strong communication skills – written and verbal. Ability to accurately write reports, communicate verbally with employees, provide constructive feedback and maintain positive employee relations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Solid understanding and experience with continuous improvement processes such as Kaizen, Lean, Six Sigma, and CIP.

  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes. Molten metal high hazard industry experience.

  • Knowledge of OSHA’s PSM standard

  • Certified Safety Professional

  • Prior Union experience

REAL ALLOY is an equal opportunity employer and supports diversity in the workplace. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Our HR teams will reach out to the applicants who met the qualifications and most closely aligned with requirements of the positions.

ID: 2021-1548

Street: 4525 W. Old 24

Relocation Offered: Yes