Safety Manager


Position Summary

The Safety Manager is responsible for overseeing compliance with local, state, and federal environment, health and safety regulation. This position is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing all Safety, Health, and Environmental programs.  This includes program oversight, employee training, and regulatory compliance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead the development and implementation of policies, programs and procedures to ensure that the organization complies with local, state, and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations and standards.
  • Provide required safety training to all employees and maintain necessary documentation and certification records.
  • Provide data-driven insights and trend analyses to inform operational decision-making related to process improvements and capital investments.
  • Establish best practices in collaboration with operational and functional team leaders and oversee process and tool standardization.
  • Analyze performance using leading and lagging indicators. Identify emerging issues and proactively develop risk mitigation strategies and plans.
  • Utilize best business practices, benchmarks and metrics to assist operations in improving the organization’s overall performance.
  • Develop and implement management systems integrating Safety, Health, and Environmental programs and policies into daily operations.
  • Manage Workers Compensation program, including all aspects of insurance case management and follow-up on employee work-related injuries.
  • Lead regular review of Worker’s Compensation cases with HR department head and insurance company representatives to ensure associates are receiving appropriate professional medical care and support while keeping Executive Management updated.
  • Ensure safety and environmental compliance with all local, state, federal and international regulations.
  • Oversee and verify all necessary records and certifications of training, recordkeeping, monitoring, reporting, and program management are maintained in support of all SH&E permit conditions.
  • Oversee all environmental control activities and ensure compliance to all OSHA and local regulations while ensuring that all policies and procedures are updated at all times.
  • Oversee grounds maintenance team (beer garden, taproom, basic exterior maintenance of brewery).
  • Coordinate with remote sales personnel to facility fleet vehicle maintenance.
  • Attend meetings and brewery functions as required.

Working Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.

  • Areas of: Main Office, Distribution Center, Production Areas, and Construction Areas.
  • Hours may vary if emergencies arise (typical work week = 45 hours). 
  • Position requires sitting, standing, bending, stooping, twisting, and lifting products and supplies weighing 65 pounds.

Supervision of Others:

This position is directly responsible for leading, developing and coaching a group of facility maintenance personnel.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job effectively.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master's preferred) in a related field (SHE preferred), and 10 years of Safety, Health, and Environmental management experience with 5 years in a leadership role
  • Expert knowledge of safety, health, and environmental regulations and policies
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated successful ability to build positive partnerships, while working collaboratively with all levels of the organization
  • Experience interfacing with all levels of regulatory agencies
  • Strong analytical skills and the demonstrated ability to lead and manage through impact and influence
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities
  • Proficient computer skills required including Microsoft Office Suite - PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, Access.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Environmental Health & Safety, Environmental Management, Food Science or similar degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Eight (8) to ten (10) years of progressive experience in Health and Safety within a manufacturing organization.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years supervisory experience preferred.
  • Equivalent combination of education and directly related experience may be considered
  • Positive attitude with an ongoing sense of urgency.
  • Ability to understand and execute against deadlines.
  • Excellent time and people management skills.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication and organizational skills.
  • Budget management proficiency.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and eligible to work in the United States.


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