Generac Power Systems

  • Senior Corporate Safety Manager

    Job Locations US-WI-Waukesha
    Posted Date 4 months ago(12/28/2017 1:02 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Ops Professional
  • Overview

    Generac Power Systems – Work with the leader in the power industry! Our office in Waukesha, WI is seeking a Senior Corporate Safety Manager.


    The Senior Corporate Safety Manager is responsible for the implementation and communication of safety compliance initiatives at Generac. This position will provide safety leadership through the management of Generac’s global safety programs, policies and procedures, and by improving safety performance through communication, education, and performance management. This position is also responsible for coordinating and leading team members to meet or exceed company business objectives, working closely with cross-functional teams at all of the Generac global facilities. 


    This position reports to the VP - Operational Excellence.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Develop global safety requirements and metrics and advise business leaders about company impacts;
    • Lead site EHS coordinators, managers, supervisors and employees in the development and implementation of long and short-range planning, policies, programs and objectives;
    • Research, develop and implement new policies, practices, procedures, or guidelines as they relate to safety;
    • 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;
    • Review all safety programs to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory agencies on a continuous basis and revise as appropriate;
    • Develop and administer 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;
    • Ensure the effectiveness of 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;
    • Structure and lead safety committees throughout the organization;
    • Perform other duties as assigned.



    Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health & Safety or related field OR equivalent work experience;
    • 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;
    • Ability to travel both domestic and internationally 15 – 25% of the time.


    Additional Qualifications:

    • Advanced understanding of safety related regulations and industry standards globally;
    • Demonstrated effective interaction with regulatory agencies and senior business leaders;
    • High proficiency in various risk assessment and root cause analysis methods;
    • Advanced knowledge of safety equipment and standards;
    • Proven leadership and management skills with the ability to motivate people and maintain positive team morale;
    • Previous experience working in a manufacturing environment;
    • Demonstrated ability to influence management, teams and individuals across multiple functions within the organization;
    • Strong analytical skills and the ability to propose solutions to problems; 
    • Ability to present to a variety of audiences, including senior and executive leadership;
    • Strong ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines with detail orientated focus on results;
    • Experienced and effective communicator, able to work in teams and train various group sizes effectively.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite;
    • Excellent organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills;
    • Ability to travel both domestic and internationally 15 - 25% 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.


    Physical Demands:


    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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