The RequirementsThe ideal candidate for the role of Field Safety and Health Manager will have broad and deep field and management experience in an industrial manufacturing environment. S/he will have strong knowledge of regulations and best practices and hands-on experience developing, implementing and monitoring a safety program in a mid-sized to large business.
To be a strong fit for the role of Field Safety and Health Manager, you will need:
- A bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety, Engineering or other relevant technical field; additional certifications are a plus; we will consider non-degreed candidates with outstanding experience and demonstrated success
- 4 to 8+ years of progressively responsible Safety & Health experience in a heavy equipment industrial manufacturing environment, including 4+ years managing direct reports and a safety program
- Ability to identify hazards/issues, build and implement best practices and continuously improve safety programs
- Skill and experience implementing safety processes based on broader organizational goals
- A deep understanding of OSHA and safety regulations
- Audit experience
- Strong computer skills, including MS Office applications (Word, intermediate to advanced Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
- Experience leading change in multi-site environment and managing multiple direct reports
- A clean driving record
- The ability to drive to Alameda, CA within 45 minutes.
- Strong interpersonal skills with an outgoing, service-oriented personality
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, in English; ability to effectively write policy and other documentation
- A progressive and proactive approach to your work
- A team player mentality and the ability to work effectively with others, while also being assertive when necessary
- Ability to operate and problem-solve in a fast-paced, and fluid environment
- Strong team and meeting facilitation skills
- Strict attention to detail
Applicants need to be from the greater San Francisco Bay Area region, (no further than 45 miles from Alameda, CA) since relocation benefits are not offered.
You will typically work a 6:30 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday shift. You’ll also travel locally (Richmond and San Francisco) to various project sites.
The RoleRole Overview
Reporting to the Production Manager, as Field Safety & Health Manager, you will be responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring company safety & health programs and work practices to build a safety culture and ensure regulatory compliance at the local, state and federal levels. You will directly manage a team of four to six professionals.
Performing your Role
With your strong experience, upon joining us you will hit the ground running. You will immediately entrench yourself in learning what we have in place, get to know your team and other key stakeholders, and establish yourself as a subject matter expert. You will look at our programs and policies and update, revise, streamline and/or create new programs / policies / procedures as appropriate, always effectively communicating changes to create and maintain a safe workplace. We expect there will be a mix of writing new and improving existing programs.
Being in the field, leading meetings and gathering information, brainstorming with your team, generating reports and reviewing data / safety statistics, investigations etc. will all be tools you will use to identify issues and successes and recommend solutions and strategies for continuous improvement. You will maintain high expectations with the goal of zero accidents year-over-year. To reach your goal, in the following areas, your specific responsibilities will include:
- Working with Project Managers to develop an effective Project Safety Plan for each project. You will:
- Identify safety risks and determine effective means of abatement
- Ensure that required personnel training, PPE’s, equipment and procedures are included in the Project Safety Plan
- Ensure the plan conforms to Federal and State OSHA regulations and Bay Ship policy
- Monitoring each project to ensure that it is set up and managed in accordance with the Project Safety Plan, Federal and State OSHA regulations and Bay Ship policy. You will:
- Inspect worksites (including workshops) as frequently as necessary to adequately monitor compliance
- Advise the appropriate production supervisor of non-compliant or hazardous conditions, provide support and maintain vigilance as necessary to ensure that corrections are accomplished as required
- Managing the Confined Space and Shipyard Competent Person programs to ensure that all confined space inspection and entry is conducted in accordance with Federal and State OSHA regulations and Bay Ship policy
- Ensuring that equipment on all worksites and in shops is safe and compliant with Federal and State Occupational Safety and Health regulations
- Monitoring equipment maintained by Production Support and the Drydock and Maintenance Departments to ensure a safe and proper working condition for all equipment, including but not limited to: cranes, man-lifts, forklifts, gear and equipment for rigging, drydock lighting (critical to our swing shift), drydock wingwall catwalks stanchions and life rings
- Providing guidance in the use and safe operating condition of safety related equipment not normally controlled by Production Support or the Drydock or Maintenance Departments, including but not limited to: scaffold equipment and ladders, gangways, life vests, and safety harnesses (PFAS)
- Ensuring that company property and worksites are adequately protected from threat of fire; managing the placement and routine servicing of fire extinguishers on company property and worksites
You won’t do the safety training yourself, in most cases, but you will:
- Ensure that all Bay Ship production employees are qualified, in compliance with OSHA and company policy, for the work they are expected to perform.
- Ensure that all qualifications shown on the Safety Qualification Report (SQR) correspond to the work being performed by the employee
- Support the company Safety Training Program to accomplish timely, cost effective training as required by OSHA and Bay Ship policy
- Representing the company with regulatory agencies, (i.e., Federal and State OSHA) by:
- Accompanying inspectors on tours of company property and worksites
- Responding as required to any notices of violations and ensure that appropriate corrective action is taken
- Developing and implementing Occupational Safety and Health procedures to meet government and company objectives and to provide optimum safety risk management for the company
- Ensuring that company policy is continuously in conformance with Federal and State Occupational Safety and Health regulations
- Maintaining expertise in OSHA, Cal/OSHA, Coast Guard, and all other applicable regulations
- Ensuring a First Aid Program is in place that supports the needs of production and that there are sufficient trained first responders to provide adequate response in the event of a workplace injury or illness
- Periodically reviewing injury logs and workers’ compensation loss runs to identify trends and specific problem areas in need of special attention; collaborating with Project Managers to ensure proper corrective action and cost control
- Providing to the Workforce Manager all data needed in support of Workers Compensation claims processing
- Ensuring that first aid supplies are maintained in a secure manner and manage inventory levels so that the proper materials are available when needed
What's in It for YouVisibility and Impact
Your efforts can positively impact every segment of our business. As such, you will enjoy strong visibility at the highest levels of the company. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your talent, share your strong ideas, drive program success and make your mark companywide.
Growth and Professional Development
We are experiencing steady growth and success, and this role represents a prime platform on which to launch a long-term career with us. As we grow the Safety & Health function will grow along with us, meaning you could further expand your team and advance your career. You will also add to your skill-set and increase your knowledge and experience as you learn our business and industry, if you don't already know it.
Great Team Environment
We believe in encouraging growth and innovation. At Bay Ship & Yacht Co., we understand that people are our most valuable asset. Our core values of respect, quality, safety, teamwork and communication are what guide us everywhere we operate. These core values will play an important role throughout your efforts as our Safety & Health Manager.
Autonomy and Support
You will be the SME for Safety & Health and will enjoy the elbow room you need to effectively perform your duties. We’ll look to you to drive the success of your role, and take the initiative to make changes and improvements. At the same time, you will have support when you need it from your supervisor, peers and leaders who are all dedicated to the creation of a best-in-class Safety & Health program.
In addition to a competitive salary, you’ll enjoy a casual to business casual environment, as well as a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and life insurance, paid time off, a 401(k) and more.
Keys to SuccessOurs is a constantly changing and evolving environment. To succeed in your role, you will keep your finger on the pulse of the company. There is a lot going on and you should always remain aware of the projects underway and the Project Safety Plans that are being monitored at any given time. This isn’t a role where you are doing the same thing over and over again, but a role that will require you to keep workflow fluid, connect with workers at all levels and consistently build structure and organization into the Safety & Health function.
You will bring people together under the umbrella of safety & health to create optimal outcomes. In other words, we're not looking for someone who will come in and maintain the status quo. We're looking for a mover and shaker who will move the needle and take pride in building a legacy of success demonstrated by creating new, innovative programs leading to a safety focused culture and an environment free of accidents.
About UsA passion for quality
Bay Ship & Yacht Co. (BSY) was founded in 1977 by Bill Elliott with primary focus on the construction and repair of wooden ships. Bill traveled the country with his crew, instilling in them a deep respect for the sea and a passion for achieving the level of quality that ocean travel demands.
That passion endured as the company made the transition to repairing, conversion and the building of commercial and military vessels and superyachts, and today anchors our mission to always deliver absolute customer satisfaction through exceptional quality, service and on-time delivery to meet customer expectations.
Bay Ship & Yacht's commitment to quality construction and repair is widely recognized throughout the commercial vessel community. That reputation is well-known to a growing circle of experienced superyacht owners who have made Bay Ship & Yacht their company of choice, and to a group of buyers who recognize that the Bay Ship & Yacht experience has set the standard for others to follow.
Pictured: We have, for over 30 years, built boats in wood, composite, steel or aluminum, from 8' to 120', including row boats, fishing boats, sailing yachts, high speed and low speed power yachts, commercial vessels and historic sailing ships, all custom, all unique and all built to the exacting standards of the boatbuilder's craft.