Safety and Security Manager

Location: Athens, GA

The Safety and Security Manager is responsible for overseeing all safety and security programs and initiatives at the facility location in Athens, GA. This role entails providing leadership, expertise, and guidance to ensure compliance with occupational safety and health standards, prevent injuries, and maintain a secure environment. Strong emphasis is placed on managing safety programs, conducting trainings, championing safety culture, and enhancing security measures.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Safety Program Management: Collaborate with Operations to identify and mitigate workplace hazards, implement corporate safety programs, and manage workers compensation and injury management.

2. Safety Trainings: Develop and deliver a variety of safety trainings to align with facility safety strategies and goals, including compliance trainings and injury prevention initiatives.

3. Safety Champion: Foster a culture of safety among facility management and employees, resulting in improved work comp exposure and adherence to OSHA regulations.

4. Security: Partner with HR, QA (Food Security), IT, Maintenance/Utilities, and the Crisis Management Team to enhance security measures, reducing the risk of theft, property damage, product tampering, and violence threats. Serve as the main contact for the third-party security provider.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 5 years of experience in occupational loss reduction, or
  • Associate Degree and at least 10 years of experience in occupational loss reduction.
  • CSM and OSHA 501 certifications (may be obtained within the first year for new employees).
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook/other e-mail software.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in occupational safety.
  • Prior experience in food manufacturing.
  • Bilingual in Spanish.
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