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Safety Manager in Mount Pleasant, IA at West Liberty Foods, L.L.C

Date Posted: 11/13/2019

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Job Reference Code: 007430-Mt. Pleasant



About West Liberty Foods

West Liberty Foods was formed in 1996 under the guiding principles of the Iowa Turkey Growers Cooperative. Carrying on Iowa’s rich farming tradition, our grower/owners are committed to animal health and welfare while delivering superior-quality turkeys — a philosophy that has helped family farms grow and thrive for generations. The continued success of West Liberty Foods is due to the dedication, enthusiasm and support of our grower/owners.

Our mission is to be a leading food manufacturer by converting needs, ideas and expertise into value for our members, business partners and consumers.

West Liberty Foods manufactures hundreds of meat and poultry products that can be found in well-known grocery stores and top restaurant chains nationwide. Recognized as one of the top protein processors in North America, we have the capacity to produce over 650 million pounds of food products per year across our facilities. We are The Surprisingly Big Company®, and we’re right in your backyard.

Build your career with West Liberty Foods and be a part of an exciting, collaborative team environment! 

We are currently hiring for a Safety Manager for 1st Shift at our Mount Pleasant, Iowa facility.

Job Summary:

Safety Manager is responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of Health, Safety, and Security policies while complying with OSHA and EPA standards. The Safety Manager will provide leadership and guidance through change management and enhancing a culture of safety awareness. 

  • Implements and develops procedures with management that effectively identifies and controls hazards to prevent injury.
  • Assist management to develop processes and procedures that will help eliminate or reduce OSHA violations.
  • Aides in the development of new managers in the organization in areas of safety and health and drives change as needed.
  • Administer safety programs and procedures for the facility.
  • Responsible for accurate and timely reporting of incidents to appropriate governmental agencies and risk management personnel.
  • Monitors accident trends to target areas of deficiency and makes recommendations to prevent future occurrences.
  • Conduct industrial hygiene monitoring and identify potential overexposures.
  • Assist in conducting training for team members, supervisors and sub-contractors as needed.
  • Assist in conducting incident investigations, completing recordkeeping      requirements, and ensures appropriate governmental agencies have been      notified.
  • Stay a breast of state and federal laws and regulations that impact mining and construction. 
  • Responsible for Workers’ Compensation program including injury management and oversight of Health Services.
  • Managing costs for the department.
  • Monitor daily activities to ensure a safe work environment, through training, audits, inspections, and enforcement.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in the area of safety.
  • Lead internal teams, safety related activities and projects.
  • Partner with Human Resources, management and team members to promote safety.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent is preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience including safety related position and/or supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) a plus.
  • Exetnesive knowledge of OSHA and other applicable Federal and State legislations.
  • Basic First Aid Certification, EMT licenses and knowledge of Worker’s Compensation is preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to lead a team of resourceful and skilled team members.
  • Must be able to work independently without constant supervision.
  • Must be able to problem solve.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to adjust quickly to changing demands.
  • Advanced computer skills including Google Suite.
  • Knowledge of Kronos or other timekeeping system.
  • Ability to lead, motivate and develop others.
  • Coaching and performance management experience a plus.
  • Must be able to work extended hours and weekends if needed.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills including root cause analysis.
  • Candidates must successfully pass post-offer/pre-employment drug test and background screen.

West Liberty Foods/Liberty Cold is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 


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