Health and Safety Manager – Fort Dodge, IA

Georgia-Pacific is seeking a Health and Safety Manager – Fort Dodge, IA


A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

Providing leadership and direction in establishing and achieving a meaningful H&S vision and effective strategies through management Georgia-Pacific is seeking a Health and Safety Manager to provide leadership and presence at our Fort Dodge, IA facility. The H&S Manager provides leadership and direction by collaborating with front-line leaders and business partners to develop H&S and PSM strategies aligning with Georgia-Pacific’s visions. H&S Managers are dedicated to developing and mentoring the production team relating to H&S. Value is created by ensuring risk is aggressively identified and mitigated. The H&S Manager will report directly to the Plant Manager, with a dotted-line relationship to the Division H&S Manager.

The Georgia-Pacific facility in Fort Dodge produces gypsum wallboard products. Fort-Dodge has a team-based environment whose members work collaboratively to produce high-quality building products.

  • Commitment and employee ownership
  • Supporting and developing Compliance System Owners – CSOs (operations & maintenance personnel that manage critical hazards)
  • Ensuring leaders and employees are trained and equipped to manage safety
  • Facilitating H&S ownership and accountability by the line organization
  • Assisting the site population in the building of the Process Safety Management system
  • Sharing and seeking out knowledge
  • Ensuring change is identified and proactively and effectively managed
  • Driving continuous improvement by leveraging tools and activities, including: self-assessments and audit processes; incident/near miss investigations; metrics and targets and periodic reviews of performance, culture, and talent
  • Communicating facility H&S vision, strategies, and performance to internal and external stakeholders
  • Assisting in return-to-work strategy implementation
  • Utilizing training and development plans to grow H&S knowledge and skills
  • Developing and managing investments in risk mitigation projects from approval to implementation

What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in H&S Management, Engineering, Technical Field OR five (5) or more years’ experience in an H&S Management, Engineering or similar technical role
  • Two (2) or more years of H&S experience in an industrial, manufacturing, or chemical process environment OR a current Georgia Pacific ELP
  • Willing and able to work nights and weekends

What Will Put You Ahead?

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Engineering, Environmental Policy or Chemistry
  • Professional Engineer (P.E.), CSP or CIH or demonstrated progress towards achieving certification/s
  • Experience in leading culture change and developing/implementing management systems
  • Experience and understanding of OSHA regulations
  • Experience, understanding in methods of implementing Process Safety Management Elements
  • Experience and understanding of national consensus standards (ANSI, NFPA, etc.)
  • Previous leadership experience

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Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: