Health, Safety, & Security Manager - Findlay, OH

The Health, Safety & Security (HS&S) Manager at Cooper Tire is responsible for providing safety leadership and strategic direction to a 1,100 employee tire manufacturing facility and local support facilities. Create real value for the organization by ensuring risk is aggressively identified and mitigated. Develop and align facility H&S strategies consistent with company/division H&S vision and strategies. Drive safety excellence and performance improvement through real culture change and effective, sustainable management systems. Ensure leaders and employees are trained and equipped to manage safety. Reports directly to the Corporate Manager, Global Safety, Security & Occupational Health, with a dotted-line reporting relationship to the Findlay Plant Manager. Position manages 1 Hourly Plant Safety Representative and the third party on-site security guards.

The primary responsibilities are listed below:
Provides leadership and direction to achieve Cooper's Safety Excellence System (SES) "Drive to Zero" injury/illness culture.
Ensure compliance with relevant federal, state and local laws and regulations, as well as corporate directives, standards, procedures and guidance notes related to HS&S.
Facilitates ownership by all and through execution, integration and sustainment of the SES Management System.
Leads the development of risk assessment methods/systems for anticipating, identifying and evaluating hazards.
Assist facility leadership with the development of short and long-term H&S objectives, targets, strategies, and measures that prioritize and mitigate risks.
Ensures the development, improvement, and implementation of training systems to meet facility needs utilizing qualified instructors.
Utilize development plans to grow H&S skills and knowledge.
Drive and assist with the mitigation of identified gaps, weaknesses, and improvement opportunities.
Provide input to HS&S policies, strategies and annual objectives
Collaborate with engineers to institute control and remedial measures for hazardous and potentially hazardous conditions or equipment
Conduct safety training and education programs and demonstrate the use of safety equipment
Support development of materials for new-hire health and safety orientations
Interface and maintain effective working relationship with plant and professional employees
Present safety information updates to production, management, and leadership. Responsible for corporate, e.g. KPI reporting, and external party reporting for HS&S, e.g. OSHA, DHS. Conduct HS&S audits.

Bachelor's degree in safety, industrial hygiene, engineering, or related field
5-10 years hands-on experience managing health and safety in an industrial environment.
Proven leadership skills.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Influencing. Attentive to details. Planning and organization. Integrity. Engagement. Team building.
Strong knowledge of Emergency Response Planning, Fire Protection, Machine Guarding, Risk Assessments,
Physical demands: Must be able to access all areas of site and company property including top of structures. This is a large facility with numerous levels and access points.
Experience working in a union environment
Master's degree in safety, industrial hygiene, engineering or related field.
ASP, CSP, CIH or CPE desired.
Strong understanding of ergonomic principles
Demonstrated experience in leading culture change and developing/implementing management systems.
Experience in heavy manufacturing

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