Occupational Health & Safety Manager (Manufacturing)

Location: Saco, ME or Salisbury, NC

Position Summary:

The Occupational Health & Safety Manager (Manufacturing) is responsible for driving and promoting our culture of safety across Yale’s two facilities with a focus on training, health and safety program implementation, job risk assessments, audits, and operations support. Uses analytical and problem-solving skills to conduct root cause analysis and implement solutions. This position will interact with employees, department heads and varying levels across all plants within the organization. Process Mapping and Documentation.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop and support worker health, safety, security and OSHA’s health and safety programs, procedures, training, work practices, standard work, and controls
  • Conduct or support employee training as required by local, state, and federal regulations as well as those required by Yale policies or procedures
  • Develop, evaluate, and train to the health and safety of standard work, work permits, confined space, fall protection, hazard communication, PPE, first aid/CPR, industrial hygiene, and hazardous material/emergency responses
  • Leads the managers in all functions to monitor compliance and conformance to Health and Safety policies and management systems
  • Leads investigation and analysis of near misses, accidents, injuries, and incident trends
  • Leads Yale’s EHS audits, training matrix reviews and Gemba walks as required
  • Assist employees with training materials and topics related to orientation and on-the-job training
  • Develop and Support key OSHA compliance programs including LOTO, Hearing Conservation, Fall Prevention, Respiratory Protection, Lift Trucks and Hoist Operations
  • Conduct inspections of equipment for appropriate machine guarding, safe operations, and safe working processes
  • Train employees on ergonomic safety or support engineering teams to develop safe standard operating procedures
  • Develop, prepare, and present clear, concise and organized materials for reporting, communicating and training
  • Lead special projects to improve health and safety goals
  • Maintain the OSHA 300 Log and ensure it remains compliant with OSHA regulations
  • Guide the Yale Safety Team and ensure employee training and preparedness activities are up to date
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Proactive, organized and collaborative
  • Drives for results
  • Strong work ethic
  • Creative problem solver
  • Leadership

Education and Experience:

  • 5 years working with safety, occupational health, public health, industrial hygiene or another safety-related concentration.
  • Minimum of 3 years leading safety teams formally or informally; demonstrated experience in the application of H&S management systems
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in disciplines of EHS, Engineering, Natural Sciences, or related field.
  • Certification: Board of Certified Safety Professional certifications (CSP, ASP, etc.) preferred
  • Computer skills: MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Safety Systems
  • Organization Skills: Analytical with strong troubleshooting skills, ability to efficiently work in a high-paced environment
  • Cross-functional skills: Strong interpersonal skills to effectively interact with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Communication skills: Strong communication skills including written, oral and presentation skills necessary to effectively convey information to and/or influence a wide range of audiences, including all levels of the organization
  • Ability to travel and attend conferences

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment may be loud.

Yale Cordage, Inc. reserves the right to change or revise duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This document is not a written or implied contract of employment.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.