Safety and Health Manager

064666 Requisition #
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''Innovation is facilitated by having the right people in the
right roles with the right skills and values.''
- Charles Koch, Koch Industries Chairman and CEO


Georgia-Pacific Gypsum is seeking a Health and Safety Manager at our Decatur Gypsum Technical Facility in Decatur, GA.  This position will also have responsibility for our Decatur Gypsum Technical Facility.  The H&S Manager provides leadership and strategic direction by building a partnership with front-line leadership and collaborating with business partners to develop and mentor the production team relating to H&S. 

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

  • Providing safety leadership and strategic direction within the Decatur Gypsum Technical Facility through the application of Georgia-Pacific’s Market Based Management (MBM®) philosophy
  • Developing and aligning facility H&S strategy according to the Division H&S plan and facility critical risks through site specific policies, procedures, and best-practices 
  • Ensuring systems effectively address the H&S risk profile at the plant through monitoring compliance, conducting risk assessments and root cause analyzes and tracking performance metrics 
  • Facilitating H&S ownership throughout the Decatur Gypsum Technical Facility to strive to achieve the safety vision of Decatur Safety Culture Principles and minimizing critical hazards risk (ALARP)
  • Mentoring and coaching employees and filling Compliance System Owner (CSO) roles to build the capability with the expectation the CSO will own their respective risk areas
  • Assessing performance of the CSO by providing continuous improvement in their respective critical risk areas and providing feedback and coaching to CSO and supervisor
  • Supporting the Decatur Gypsum Technical Facility by driving Process Safety, Chemical Control, and Laboratory Safety
  • Continuing to develop personal skills and capabilities to provide further value to the organization
  • Executing solid presentation, inter-personal and communication skills
  • Conducting formal and informal site safety observations inspections and ensure appropriate actions are taken. This includes working in outdoor climates, climbing stairs, ladders and or working in high places  
  • Functioning as the Health & Safety subject matter expert


What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Engineering, Chemistry, or a related science field
  • Three (3) or more years of Health & Safety experience in industrial, manufacturing, or lab environment OR a participant/graduate of the Georgia-Pacific ELP program



What Will Put You Ahead?

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Completion of the Georgia-Pacific Safety ELP program
  • CSP (Certified Safety Professional) or demonstrated progress to achieve CSP
  • Experience in manufacturing and/or chemical processing and/or lab experience
  • Understand and/or experience with OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) standard
  • Previous leadership responsibility in safety-compliance
  • Previous experience leading safety and industrial health programs, including experience working with EHS agencies and required reporting


Want to learn more about Georgia-Pacific?

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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