Generac Power Systems

Corporate Safety Manager

3 months ago
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Generac Power Systems – Work with the leader in the power industry! Our Corporate Office in Waukesha, WI is seeking a Corporate Safety Manager.


The Corporate Safety Manager is responsible for providing guidance and direction for the planning, implementation and operation of the organization’s safety management program globally.  This is a leadership position that requires a highly driven individual to produce world-class safety results across multiple business functions and geographies. 


This position reports to the Environmental Health & Safety Senior Manager.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the tracking and assessment of global safety requirements and metrics; advise business leaders about company impacts.
  • Train and Assist site EHS coordinators, managers, supervisors and employees in the development and implementation of long and short-range planning, policies, programs and objectives.
  • Develop and deliver safety plans and procedures for maintaining high standards to ensure that operations/engineering conform to local and federal laws.
  • Develop and deliver the safety training programs and assess the effectiveness of the program.
  • Research, develop and implement new policies, practices, procedures, or guidelines as they relate to safety.
  • Review all safety programs to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory agencies on a continuous basis and revise as appropriate.
  • Assist in the development and administration of company safety incentive programs, including the evaluation of the effectiveness of such programs in positively changing employee behavior.
  • Develop and implement the outside contractor safety program.
  • Develop and manage site reviews and audits related to safety.
  • Represent the company both internally and externally, as the subject matter expert in all safety issues.
  • Manage the corporate wide accident and incident investigation process.
  • Manage the preparation and submittal of safety-related agency regulatory reports.
  • Develop, implement and monitor appropriate metrics to track and assess the performance of safety for the organization.
  • Organize and provide leadership safety committees throughout the organization.
  • Must be an effective communicator, able to work in teams and train various group sizes effectively.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health & Safety, Industrial Hygiene OR 8 years related experience in a similar working environment;
  • 3-5 years of progressive safety management experience;
  • Valid First Aid and CPR Certifications at time of application OR ability to obtain within 6 months employment.


Additional Qualifications:


  • Solid understanding of safety related regulations and industry standards globally;
  • Excellent knowledge of safety equipment and standards;
  • Previous experience working in a manufacturing environment;
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to propose solutions to problems;
  •  Ability to present to a variety of audiences;
  • Strong ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines with detail orientated focus on results;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated effective interaction with regulatory agencies and senior business leaders;
  • Proficient in various risk assessment and root cause analysis methods;
  • Demonstrated ability to influence management, teams and individuals across multiple functions within the organization;
  • Ability to travel both domestic and internationally 10 – 15% of the time.

 Preferred Qualifications:


  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and/or applicable OSHA or NESC safety certification;          
  • CSP, CIH certified;
  • Implementation experience with OHSAS 18001 programs;
  • Engine manufacturing experience;
  • Completed OSHA 10-Hour Train-the-Trainer course;
  • Certified Powered Industrial Truck Trainer.



Office Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls.  The employee is regularly required to stand and walk.  On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders.  The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job include are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel – U.S. domestic and International travel required (10-15%).


Production Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to manipulate objects, tools or controls; and talk and hear.  The employee is regularly required to walk; stoop; crouch; bend and reach above shoulders.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 45 pounds unassisted and up to 100 pounds with assistance, waist high, up to 10 feet away.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be working in the typical conditions of a manufacturing environment including seasonal variation in temperatures and occasional exposure to manufacturing fumes or by-products. The employee must comply with the assigned location PPE requirements including but not limited to safety glasses, hearing protection, appropriate gloves, clothing and shields for required tasks and closed toed or safety shoes as required by facility safety policies.  


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