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SAFETY & TRAINING MANAGER Manufacturing – Northern, IL

Our client is a Nutritional Dairy Ingredients Manufacturer based north of Freeport in Northern IL. Based on their growth, they are seeking to hire an experienced SAFETY & TRAINING MANAGER for their solo plant location with approximately 60 employees.

The Safety & Training Manager will lead the Companies Safety and Training program to ensure that employee safety and compliance standards/regulations are communicated, trained and become part of the culture.


  • Collaborate with leadership team on health and safety reporting, audits, risk assessments and continuous improvement

  • Serve as an educator to the team, creating a safety focused approach to the work day

  • Develop and enhance company safety policies

  • Develop, manage, and provide new hire employee training

  • Develop, manage, and provide Continuing Education (CE) for all site employees

  • Collaborate with floor supervisors on trainings to maintain a safe environment and to make sure all production training requirements are met

  • Create and conduct safety and environmental trainings, including weekly meetings, ad hoc trainings, and refreshers

  • Manage proper forklift handling training

  • Maintain all safety and environmental permits and licenses

  • Prepare and conduct audits for facility

  • Manage all accident/ incident investigations, taking proper measures to identify root causes and further prevention

  • Maintain all OSHA logs and reporting

  • Work with Human Resources on worker’s compensation cases, maintain all proper documentation

  • Complete monthly health and safety tracker to be submitted to executives

  • Record all safety objectives, aligned with monthly reports, including but not limited to good catches, near misses, behavioral observations

  • Conduct environmental walkabouts/audits, include leaders for monthly observations

  • Submitting reports and data to all federal, state and local agencies in a timely manner as mandated. Act as liaison for federal, state and local agencies

  • Conduct risk assessments

  • Assist with ordering, tracking, and maintaining all PPE for employees

  • Assess costs to the company from safety incidents and report to management to facilitate decision making

  • Schedule and facilitate training sessions as needed

  • Write and monitor SOP guide on equipment and training procedures to keep equipment running properly and efficiently using Microsoft programs.

  • Implement SOPs onto production floor, collaborating with Supervisors and colleagues.

  • Must be able to determine the best process to use for each job and define the tooling and fixtures.

  • Support the writing and implementing SOPs and Safety policies that are up to OSHA, Illinois, BRC and Company Standards.


  • Must have BS/BA degree in Safety, Safety Engineering, Industrial Hygiene or similar field.

  • Must have at least 3 years’ of HEALTH & SAFETY experience in a Manufacturing environment.

  • Experience in the Food, Beverage, Ingredient, Flavor, Chemical or Pharmaceutical industries is a PLUS

  • Must have training experience, continuous improvement, process improvement experience etc.

  • Professional certification in field highly desirable (e.g. PE, CSP, etc.)

  • Must have a high level of conceptual and analytical thinking and ability.

  • Prefer candidates that have some knowledge of US - OSHA regulations as they relate to general industry. Also cursory knowledge of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations is desired.

  • Must have good communication, social and advisory skills required.

  • Must have advanced computing skills in Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)

In return they can offer a competitive salary, bonus, benefits and ample opportunity for career advancement with the company. Please send resume to: jobs@Foodemployment.com or call 815-520-8401

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