• Group Health & Safety Director

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

    McWane, Inc., a global, family-owned business based in Birmingham, Alabama is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Corporate Group Health & Safety Director for Canada. As an industry leader who manufacturers water and soil pipe, soil and utility fittings, valves, fire hydrants, fire extinguishers, propane and compressed air tanks, we are looking for a dedicated health and safety professional who embodies the McWane philosophy of ‘Do It Safely, or Not At All,’ and is driven by continuous improvement and health and safety excellence Successful candidate will collaborate with Operating Divisions to evolve McWane’s programs to a more collaborative, team engagement and culture focused approach to ensure implementation of Corporate health & safety procedures (HSPs); develop compliance strategies which include standardized training programs for CSST standards; develop, implement, and monitor initiatives and injury/illness data to continuously improve safety performance to beyond CSST compliance; participate on audit teams, and champion improvements to ensure a safe work environment.


    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.


    Forge and maintain solid relationships throughout the Corporate and Operations’ management and team member ranks 

    Assist facilities with comprehensive implementation of Contractor Safety.

    Work with facilities to develop plans to reduce TRIR/DART cases

    Support Industrial Hygiene Sampling plan and ensure plan is conducted as required. Provide support to ensure exposures are controlled or develop plan to eliminate or reduce exposures

    Prepare written visit reports to include identified hazards, recommendations to reduce risk or eliminate concerns

    Supports site safety staff, including providing coaching and training, setting goals, evaluating performance, planning staff assignments and development, and making and approving people management decisions (e.g. recruitment, promotions, terminations, and salary changes)


    Bachelor’s degree in safety, safety engineering, or related discipline

    Ten (10) years progressive manufacturing or primary metals safety experience and five( 5) years of functional leadership experience


    Ability to communicate (oral and written) effectively at all levels of the organization in Canadian French and English is required.

    Extensive working knowledge and application of Federal and State OSHA regulations and safety and health related ANSI, ASTM, and ASME standards

    Demonstrated excellent written, verbal, and listening communication skills with ability to establish professional credibility at all levels in the organization

    Excellent problem solving skills with an energetic and dynamic personality

    Excellent managerial, motivational, and analytical skills

    Highly motivated self-starter with ability to work well in teams as well as independently

    Demonstrated Leadership experience

    Demonstrated strong bias for action and results

    Ability to transfer knowledge and expertise effectively while advising and directing all levels of personnel at assigned facilities

    Ability to balance multiple priorities

    Ability to forge and maintain solid relationships throughout the Corporate and Operations’ management and team member ranks

    Willingness to consider ideas of others with well-honed interpersonal skills in the areas of engaging, inspiring and influencing others.

    Ability to succeed in a decentralized organization in which willingness to roll-up-the sleeves is equally as important as the ability to influence and collaborate with others.

    Computer literate (Microsoft Office experience required; Sharepoint and Medgate experience a plus)

    Ability to travel 40-50%; international travel may be required

    OSHA VPP experience a plus

    Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Certified Industrial Hygiene (CIH) certification required


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