Position Description

Area Environmental Health & Safety Manager
Location Trenton, MI
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Who We Are:

Fabcon Companies manufactures and erects precast concrete for every type of structure.  Projects range from a 10,000 square-foot machine shop to a one-million square foot distribution center, and from a single-story bakery to a 16-story housing facility.  Our serviceability begins at the first design meeting, through our plants, to the construction site and continues throughout the life of the building.  From superior design and professional construction crews to building-life-cycle savings, we deliver the best possible building solution.  Fabcon has manufacturing plants in Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

What We Believe:

Safety and quality above all.
Creating a positive customer experience.
Acting with integrity.
Treating people with respect.
Nurturing a spirit of innovation.
Always finding a better way.

Why Join Us:

Our commitment to innovation, quality and safety is reflected in everything we do. Diversity, respect, trust and personal responsibility are all critical components to our success. Working at Fabcon is a team endeavor, where people are dedicated, energetic with a natural drive for this challenging work environment.

Purpose/Scope:

Responsible for the planning, implementation and supervision of environmental, health, and safety (EHS) programs so that Fabcon follows legal and regulatory requirements and provides a safe and healthy place to work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist management in the development of overall environmental, health, and safety program for plant and field operations
  • Lead the implementation of the Fabcon Safety Excellence and Leadership (SEAL) roadmap
  • Assist in the leadership of identifying, controlling, and eliminated workplace hazardous conditions and unsafe employee activities
  • Develop, implement, and conduct EHS training programs
  • Lead and conduct work area EHS inspections/audits and ensure compliance to regulatory and Fabcon standards
  • Develop action plans to address safety issues and environmental compliance
  • Conduct field Site Safety Assessments (SSA’s)
  • Lead the incident investigation process
  • Manage all EHS documentation to include such things as incident investigations, training, permits, etc.
  • Review documentation to ensure all required records and reports are complete, accurate, and submitted per established procedures, and implement corrective action as required
  • Audit and complete environmental reports i.e. Storm Water Permit, Air Quality Permit, etc.
  • Maintain all EHS regulatory permits and ensure compliance
  • Location contact for regulatory EHS agencies (i.e. OSHA, EPA)
  • Conduct prestart safety reviews
  • Manage return to work/modified duty program
  • Managing Workers Compensation (WC) claims
  • Ensure that company facilities and practices are in compliance with government EHS regulations
  • Issue safety equipment
  • Make recommendations to senior management regarding compliance to local, state, and federal regulatory industries
  • Ensure adherence to safety standards in all areas and departments and advise management on needed actions
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by reading and attending continuing education workshops for safety and environmental professionals
  • Partners with the Risk Coordinator and HR to drive compliance with Fabcon’s drug testing program

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in safety field

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Good presentation and training skills
  • Good people skills with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to develop and implement environment and safety programs
  • Ability to establish and maintain record keeping in compliance with all company and regulatory agencies
  • Able to set high standards and get results
  • Ability to lead, motivate and influence with and without direct authority
  • Strong situational analysis skills, to identify problems and solutions
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and e-mail)
  • Good knowledge of state, federal, and local laws pertaining to the general industry and construction industry
  • Understanding of county and state environmental compliance issues in all areas that Fabcon produces and erects

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified safety professional and/or safety degree preferred
  • College degree desired

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to travel
  • Office: Move 25lbs (not for all jobs, reasonable accommodations will be made), work with a computer for extended periods of time
  • Field (periodic):  Must be able to traverse uneven ground, move minimum of 50lbs., spatial awareness/depth perception, climb on a flatbed semi-trailer
  • Plant/Yard (periodic): Move minimum of 50lbs., spatial awareness/depth perception, walk, climb, bend at the waist, reach, forceful use of hand tools, vocal projection

Work Environment:

  • This position works in office and plant environments with occasional travel and visits to field construction sites
  • Office: Quiet with some ambient noise, climate controlled, fluorescent lighting
  • Field: All types of weather conditions (year-round, Mid-west and Northeast), dirt/dust, noise from heavy machinery/vehicles
  • Plant/Yard: All types of weather conditions (year-round, Mid-west and Northeast), dirt/dust, noise from heavy machinery/vehicles, vibrations from machinery and vehicles, loud noises, little to no climate control, varying amounts of light, stairs, narrow walkways

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status). 

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Fabcon is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, family care status, veteran status, marital status, or any other lawfully protected status. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply. If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process, please contact our Human Resources Department.

Qualified applicants are subject to pre-employment drug testing and background check upon receipt of conditional job offers. Our Drug Free Workplace Policy is available for inspection in the Human Resources office in Minnesota or at one of our plant locations during normal business hours.

We participate in E-Verify and if you are hired, we will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from your Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. If the government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, we are required to provide you with written instructions and an opportunity to contact DHS and/or the SSA before taking adverse action against you. Please refer to the posters on our website or DHS for more information on E-Verify.

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