Safety / HR Manager

LOCATION: Rosemount, MN

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Supports the plant’s financial and operational success by providing human resources and safety leadership. Assistance to plant management and employees relating to staffing, safety, compliance, employee relations, benefits and compensation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Plant HR duties:

  • Leads the staffing of plant employees including interviews/assessment, job offers, drug screens, fitness evaluations and new-employee orientation/onboarding. 
  • Manages external staffing firms.
  • Markets Wells as an employer of choice through multiple vehicles such as career fairs, educational recruiting, advertising, etc. to ensure recruiting efforts translate to a diverse and inclusive workforce.
  • Coordinates FMLA and other leave process’s
  • Ensures employment practices comply with relevant laws and regulations such as the FLSA, the ADA, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and similar state legislation.
  • Helps ensure a positive and productive work environment throughout the plant. 
  • Assists in various matters such as performance management issues, disciplinary action, dispute resolution, investigations, and counseling supervisors and employees. 
  • Has primary accountability for policy interpretation, including management of attendance policy. 
  • Has primary accountability for plant-level benefits communications and proper employee enrollment, set-up and participation. 
  • Stays abreast of trends relating to competitive pay and benefits to ensure effective employee recruiting and retention.
  • Leads annual review of salary increase and performance management processes; evaluates recommended increases in light of performance ratings.
  • Ensures accurate and timely input relative to time keeping, pay changes, job information, attendance.

Plant safety duties:

  • Identify, implement or recommend for implementation, and maintain plant safety processes to help keep employees injury free.
  • Build a safety culture and hold employees at all levels accountable for demonstrating behaviors that embrace the safety culture.
  • Perform Job Safety Analyses and BSP audits and implement changes accordingly.
  • Maintain recordkeeping to comply with all OSHA guidelines.
  • Immediately rectifies unsafe acts, as well as recognizes safe behaviors to reinforcing their repetition.
  • Build goals that complement the overall safety goals that protect employees from harm and our company from liability issues.
  • Manage plant workers comp. cases, including guidance and assistance to get employees back to work after a work related injury.
  • Provide reporting of accident goals and trends to all levels of management.
  • Complete accident investigations to drive out root cause and eliminate from future occurrences.
  • Transport injured employees to the clinic
  • Work with OSHA inspectors as needed to comply with voluntary programs as well as non-scheduled inspections.
  • Build safety procedures into our normal processes to reduce company liability and risk, and audit all processes to ensure compliance.
  • Evaluate PPE and plant related safety equipment (e.g., rigging, saws, ladders, etc.) and make changes as needed.
  • Work with local safety committee to ensure positive change is happening and progress is monitored.
  • Monitors, performs and/or schedules all testing at respective location. Examples include annual hearing tests, sound levels, etc.
  • Help with SDS files and update on the electronic log as needed. Also provide information for Project Bid packages
  • Provide reporting of accident goals and trends to all levels of management.
  • Acts in professional manner that demonstrates the individual has good character and can be trusted by all employees.

Plant environmental duties

  • Conduct storm water sampling and monthly inspections.
  • Ensures site compliance with Air Permit requirements and may maintain rolling 12-month reporting to state PCA.  
  • Maintains Hazardous Waste Permits.
  • Executes Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan.
  • Conducts monthly inspections and ensures reporting of spills to the respective state PCA. Order and maintain inventory of absorbents for spill prevention and clean up.
  • Administer Tier II Reporting (Community Right to Know).
  • Acts in professional manner that demonstrates the individual has good character and can be trusted by all employees.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Must have interpersonal communication skills to interact with co-workers, supervisors, and managers.
  • Ability to lead, train, and coach employees with respect and dignity.
  • Must be able to solve problems quickly and efficiently.
  • Ability to utilize MS Excel to categorize and analyze data.  Ability to utilize MS Word for basic word processing.
  • Must be motivated and self driven to complete a task.
  • Knowledge of products the company uses and which products would work best.
  • Familiarity of laws and regulations impacting the HR area.
  • Past experience with ERP software relative to employee information capturing and reporting.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, human resources management, psychology, or related field.  As an alternative to a bachelor’s degree, five years’ HR experience in a manufacturing environment where the experience included in-depth involvement in staffing/recruiting, compliance/safety and employee relations.
  • CPS (Certified Safety Professional) preferred but not required.
  • OSHA 10 and 30 hour cards are preferred but not required.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Moderate to high risk of exposure to unusual elements.
  • Moderate to high risk of safety precautions.
  • Moderate to high exposure to production environment.
  • Travel as needed to local jobsites and around the plant.

This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job related instructions and perform job related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor. Wells Concrete is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.