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Title:  Health and Safety Manager

Requisition ID:  18391-159
Location: 

Texarkana, TX, US, 75572

Category:  Health, Safety and Environmental
Travel:  Negligible

  • Accountable for managing people, setting direction and deploying safety, health resources in a union environment.
  • Develops plans and delivers results in a fast-changing business and regulatory environment by participating in Mill Divisional safety initiatives that drive safety process improvements.
  • Provides input to mill and departmental strategy.
  • Coordinate and drive the Mill Safety Committee reviews. Participate, provide guidance and support for area safety team meetings.
  • Manages the safety and health direction for all persons on company premise.
  • Contributes directly to mill priorities and planning.
  • Accountable for the budget, safety performance and results.
  • Coordinates and supervises the daily activities of safety and health in support of the operations team.
  • Directly supervises one (1) safety professional for a location supporting 800 employees and potentially 500 contractors per day during peak events.
  • Establishes methodologies for measuring the effectiveness of mill compliance with OSHA, State, and other Federal laws.
  • Provides solutions to complex safety and health issues serving as the senior safety leader i.e. best practice/quality safety and health resource, technical expert, train/mentors managers, supervisors and staff.
  • Conducts studies and investigations to ensure compliance with government safety and health laws, standards and regulations, and industrial hygiene. Builds and maintains a rapport with local fire, police, and sheriff departments.
  • Investigates accidents and promotes safety-conscious work performance and training programs with defined safety performance measures including A3 and other data mining processes for hazard analysis and corrective actions on Mill incidents driving for root cause analysis.
  • Designs, develops, implements and oversees the organization's health and safety programs and procedures, OSHA Audiometric, etc.
  • Safeguards employees and surrounding community by ensuring all site facilities are in compliance with regulations (includes PSM). Works closely with OSHA officials, state police, community representatives, and other officials as required.
  • Determines safety training requirements and provides employees with safety training applicable to their work processes.
  • Develops recommendations and follow-up to prevent accident recurrence.
  • Maintains comprehensive knowledge of government safety regulations.
  • Manages Workers Compensation Case Management.
  • Directs and coordinates appropriate, timely and cost-effective delivery of health care related to disability, urgent and emergency care, work limitations and transitional return to work plans.
  • Oversee/manage Health Services and on-site security resources.

Required Skills

  • Twelve (12) years of progressive Safety & Health leadership experience in heavy manufacturing, to include Process Safety Management, and medical/workman’s comp.
  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably engineering) or, in lieu of degree, a minimum of twenty (20) years of compensatory closely related work experience required.
  • Possesses broad technical expertise, business and industry knowledge.
  • Effective written and verbal communications and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient computer skills, including the use of Microsoft Office Software, Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • The incumbent must provide strong leadership and teamwork to ensure safe and efficient operations.
  • Must be able to pass a background check, drug screening and reference check
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Paper manufacturing experience - preferred
  • Union environment experience - preferred.
  • SAP Business Software Knowledge - preferred.

Required Experience






At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. We’re one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world’s most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities. With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry’s best to reward the talented people who make our company successful. If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we’d love to hear from you. Learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.

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Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the Poster, EEO is the Law.


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