• Vice President Health and Safety

    Job Locations US-AL-Birmingham
    Environmental Health & Safety
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

     At McWane, Inc. every human life is valuable, and we are committed to protecting the life and health or every team member. We expect our team members to work safely. We do not accept unsafe behavior. At McWane, we do it safely or not at all.  The culture at McWane encourages all team members to become active, engaged participants in their work environment, in various safety committees, inspections and audits.  Our team members engage in evaluations of capital improvements at both the engineering and pre-production stages. Through the knowledge, skills and participation of team members, the health and safety culture at McWane fosters the concept of continuous improvement.  We are in search of the right person to continue to support our culture and advance our team members along The McWane Way journey.   The Vice President of Health and Safety will need to understand and create the right strategy for our company.



    McWane is a Federal VEVRAA contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices. McWane will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran or service member status, marital status, citizenship status (In IL - sex, including same sex, ancestry, order of protection status, physical or mental disability, military status, pregnancy, unfavorable discharge status, genetic information), (In IA - gender identity), (In CA - gender identity or expression, and genetic information) or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.


    • Develop, direct and lead Corporate HS strategy, programs, initiatives and overall HS company direction through collaboration with EVPs, GMs, and Division Safety personnel.
    • Establish annual HS organizational goals and objectives with input from Operations Management, HS Directors, Executive Management, and consultants as appropriate.
    • Promote a “Best in Class” culture by raising expectations “across the board” and set standards to maintain and assess a robust, effective EHS Management System.
    • Coordinate comprehensive division HS physical and administrative program assessments to identify compliance deficiencies relative to state and federal regulatory standards and Company programs while emphasizing employee participation and utilizing the assessment as a learning tool and means of continuous improvement.
    • Oversee implementation of HS databases and software to facilitate effective HS programs and improve effectiveness of their impact on operations, e.g. Sharepoint & Cority.
    • Strategically analyze data on injuries/illnesses, program results, audit findings, OSHA activities, and other HS initiatives to determine appropriate direction for continuous improvement.
    • Coordinate an effective industrial hygiene program to include identification of industrial hygiene risks and appropriate levels of controls, using both internal and external resources.
    • Assure that effective incident investigations and root cause analysis are conducted companywide to identify contributing conditions and that effective corrective actions and program changes are implemented.
    • Collaborate with other corporate departments and personnel to maintain lines of communication and education on safety-related issues.
    • Provide interpretations, written policy and direction on OSHA standards.
    • Provide communications and/or documentation as appropriate as primary company representative in addressing HS issues with Federal and State agencies maintaining positive relationships with these regulatory agencies and unions.
    • Champion OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) initiatives while encouraging every Division to incorporate the tenants of VPP into their HS programs and reach VPP Star certification.
    • Assist Divisions with the determination of appropriate hiring credential requirements, and evaluation of HS personnel.
    •  Champion Best Practices initiatives and set expectations and timeline for completion.


    • Provide input on Division HS Manager career development plans, objectives, and annual reviews.
    • Assist operating divisions with incident investigations for serious employee injuries, providing feedback on root cause and contributing conditions as well as corrective actions, and ensuring closure.


    • Minimum of 10 years of progressive Health & Safety Experience, including at least 3 years at a Corporate level.
    • Certified Safety Professional designation required; additional Health & Safety certifications preferred.
    • Degree in occupational Health & Safety or related safety organizational or engineering field.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of Health and Safety regulations including OSHA’s General Industry standards
    • Working knowledge and experience with OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP)
    • Well organized, highly motivated leader able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Decisive thinker with strong analytical, interpersonal and problem-solving skills
    • Proficient in Word, Excel, and Power Point; Sharepoint experience preferred.


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