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Safety Director, Jersey City

Company: Imperial Dade
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

Opportunity is Knocking at Imperial -Dade Imperial Dade is the leading independently owned and operated distributor of foodservice packaging, facilities maintenance supplies and equipments in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Imperial Dade is the leading distributor of foodservice packaging, facilities maintenance supplies and equipment in the U.S. As a provider of customized supply chain solutions, the company serves customers in many business-to-business market segments including supermarkets, healthcare facilities, universities, and restaurants. Founded in 1935 and headquartered in New Jersey, Imperial Dade serves more than 80,000 customers through a footprint of 80+ branches. Imperial Dade is hiring a Director of Safety; this role requires strong grounding in safety standards, particularly in an industrial distribution context. Imperial Dade is one of the largest providers in Distribution in the United States, it operates in over 30 states and 95 locations throughout North America and Puerto Rico. The successful candidate will have a strong safety mindset and set the example for a culture of safety excellence. This candidate will also collaborate regularly with our transportation and warehouse managers and safety team to ensure consistent implementation across our warehouse and fleet as we develop a best-in-class safety environment. The selected director will oversee an operation's safety program for 95+ locations. They must be experienced with the compliance of federal, state, local regulations regarding DOT, OSHA and HazMat regulations. We hire individuals who make safety and customer service their top priorities. If you have the drive, confidence, and determination to succeed, we are looking for you! This role will report to the Vice President of Safety / EHS Responsibilities

  • Will oversee driver hiring and compliance process, must have experience in maintaining DQ files and knowledge in the following (e.g., driver selection; reviewing applications; review of criminal background checks; drug/alcohol testing; DOT physicals; motor vehicle records checks;). Must be proficient in knowing the DOT requirements and guidelines
  • Provides direction and guidance to location trainers. Develops and monitors contents of classroom training to ensure compliance. Teaches classes as required. Schedules and conducts re-cert and re-training.
  • Investigates incidents, accidents, conducts audits and work-related injuries including accident investigation, accident reports, accident files, accident register, and follows up with the claim's office and adjusters as necessary.
  • Prepares and submits accident-related compliance forms, maintains files, or otherwise submits data to appropriate person or organization.
  • Provides assistance and training to managers, supervisors and/or drivers and warehouse employees and other safety related issues.
  • Performs driver road checks of driver performance (e.g., pre-trip; post-trip checks).
  • Manages and collects all information and data from locations within the regions necessary to complete monthly safety reports in accordance with all deadlines.
  • Provides various reports and analyzes, including safety trends. Develops cost saving recommendations. Performs other duties and projects as assigned.
  • Determines appropriate compliance and administrative forms/requirements and manages the location's safety program based on regulations and company policy.
  • May modify and deliver safety and driver training, either personally or through staff, based on company policy, region goals and location needs.
  • May provide work direction to Driver Trainers/Instructors.
  • May hire, train, and develop employees engaged in safety, driver training and/or compliance processes.
  • Create a culture of safety excellence and effective risk management Qualifications
    • 10+ years of safety related experience in Transportation & Warehouse
    • Must have experience managing multiple locations
    • Related Safety certifications a plus +: Defense Driving, OSHA 10 / 30, Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM)
    • Experience in Smartdrive and/or video-based technology
    • Knowledge of federal and state rules and regulations regarding safety and environmental issues is a must
    • Conduct Monthly Safety meetings, must be comfortable speaking to large groups
    • Ability to effectively work with local union regarding write ups as well as issuing discipline to drivers
    • Computer literate with working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks and manage time effectively
    • Good verbal, written and relational communication skills, with ability to appropriately interact with employees of all levels including drivers, customers, senior management, client representatives, union officials and general public
    • Fluent in English, Spanish a plus +
    • Demonstrate regular and consistent attendance and punctuality
    • Possess working vehicle to travel with in service area as needed, responsible for multiple locations
    • Strong understanding of current safety compliance regulations including strong technical knowledge of OSHA, ANSI, NFPA, EPA, HAZMAT, and Worker's Compensation
    • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direction to all levels of the organization; ability to influence others to perform their jobs safely and create a culture of safety At Imperial Dade, we offer an exciting work environment and invite motivated and talented individuals with a passion for excellence to join our team. We value our people and strive to create rewarding career opportunities by offering competitive salaries and benefits, 401K, Life Insurance, and a generous Paid Time Off Package. Imperial Dade is an EEO Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit-based factors. Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.

Keywords: Imperial Dade, Jersey City , Safety Director, Jersey City, Professions , Jersey City, New Jersey

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