Black Cat Wear Parts Ltd. is an ISO Certified global manufacturer and distributor of ground engaging tools to international construction, mining and road maintenance industries.
Black Cat Wear Parts is a global manufacturer and distributor of high-quality wear parts to the construction, mining and road maintenance industries. We are currently seeking a candidate who is a dynamic leader and advocate for health and safety in the workplace. This permanent and full-time position is for our Amsco steel foundry operation located in Selkirk, Manitoba.
Under the direction of the Vice President, Manufacturing, the Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) Manager acts as an advocate to promote the organization’s health, safety & environmental programs and works closely with all employees to create and support a healthy and safe work environment. This position will be specifically responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of a comprehensive health, safety & environment program and will be instrumental in promoting this culture.
Primary Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to:
- Provides leadership by establishing, developing, facilitating, coordinating and promoting safety & environmental awareness and recognition programs and initiatives
- Ensures effectiveness of all safety & environmental programs and compliance with all regulatory requirements by monitoring performance and legislation through participation in inspections, audits and reviews
- Understands, encourages and carries out safe work practices and procedures
- Develops recommendations for strategic direction, plans and objectives relating to policies, procedures, processes and projects
- Collaborates and consults with all departments, management and contractors to maintain safety conditions and prevent accidents and injuries
- Makes recommendations and supports changes to the safety & environmental program based on analysis of data
- Ensures inspections by regulatory agencies are coordinated and deficiencies minimized and corrected
- Implements processes to eliminate, reduce and control hazards
- Develops and coordinates health, safety and environmental education and training programs
- Actively participates and provides continuous guidance in all incident investigations; ensures all documentation and appropriate forms are completed for incidents and injuries that occur
- Provides input on equipment purchases and enhancements to ensure safety measures are considered
- Provides input into departmental budgets
- Performs/oversees air quality, noise exposure and other occupational hygiene testing
- Develops and maintains current safety manual including department specific plans
- Acts as the liaison with WCB on worker claims and associated duties including modified duties, return to work programs, etc.
- Reports and conducts follow-up on hazard assessments, near misses, injuries, etc.
- Analyzes and reports on trends such as incident rates, number of incidents, number of list time incidents and incident severity
- Maintains filing system regarding work safety training
- Conducts and oversees monthly safety meetings
- Maintains working relationships with regulatory agencies
- Maintains professional competency through participation in professional education and training programs
Education and/or Experience:
- Credentials in Safety & Environmental Management; A CSP designation considered an asset
- 5 years of progressive work experience in health, safety & environmental functions within a manufacturing or foundry environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Other Skills and Qualifications:
- Developed knowledge of the Manitoba Workplace Health & Safety Act, applicable HSE legislation, OH&S laws, WCB and any other applicable local or federal rules & regulations
- A strong understanding of management systems, specifically ISO 9001 and 14001
- Experience collecting/analyzing data and conducting investigations as required (ie. root cause analysis)
- Strong facilitation skills and the ability to build relationships with all levels of staff and management
- Experience leading and conducting health, safety & environmental related meetings and training
- A motivated self-starter who is responsible, takes initiative and demonstrates independence
- Must have the ability to remain calm in a stressful or emergency situation
- A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail together with exceptional organizational skills
- Able to manage multiple tasks and adapt to changing priorities
- Proficient with MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook) together with an aptitude for learning various computer systems and programs
- Will align with education, skills and experience
- Excellent group benefit package
We thank all applicants for their interest however, only candidates identified for further consideration will be contacted.
By applying to this position you are confirming you possess either a Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.