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Bilingual- Site Safety Manager- Houston, TX

Location: 

Houston, TX, US, 77015

Category:  Environment, Health & Safety

Working at Watco

Watco has a reputation for putting people first. In fact, our company was named to Forbes’ 2021 list of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers.

Working at Watco means working in the exciting field of transportation and supply chain logistics. We’re involved in domestic and international operations that are expanding all the time. Working at Watco also means a supportive, collaborative environment where you can learn and build a career.  You’ll find that safety is at the heart of everything we do. We look out for our team members’ safety and the safety of the people in the communities where we work.  In addition to these strengths, we offer competitive pay and industry-leading benefits.

Come to Watco and join a team where you’ll leave each day knowing you’ve made a difference.

   
 

Working at Watco

Watco has a reputation for putting people first. In fact, our company was named to Forbes’ 2021 list of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers.

Working at Watco means working in the exciting field of transportation and supply chain logistics. We’re involved in domestic and international operations that are expanding all the time. Working at Watco also means a supportive, collaborative environment where you can learn and build a career.  You’ll find that safety is at the heart of everything we do. We look out for our team members’ safety and the safety of the people in the communities where we work.  In addition to these strengths, we offer competitive pay and industry-leading benefits.

Come to Watco and join a team where you'll leave each day knowing you've made a difference.

Watco has a reputation for putting people first. In fact, our company was named to Forbes’ 2021 list of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers. Working at Watco means working in the exciting field of transportation and supply chain logistics. We’re involved in domestic and international operations that are expanding all the time. Working at Watco also means a supportive, collaborative environment where you can learn and build a career. And you’ll find that safety is at the heart of everything we do. We look out for our team members’ safety and the safety of the people in the communities where we work. In addition to these strengths, we offer competitive pay and industry-leading benefits that include health insurance and a company-match 401(k) plan. 

Come to Watco and join a team where you’ll leave each day knowing you’ve made a difference.

Greens Port Industrial Park - Houston, TX 77015 
This location does not offer railroad retirement.


The safety Manager is responsible for accomplishing the duties of leading, conducting, instructing, performing, training, and developing an environmental, health, and safety program that assures control and prevention of incidents, injuries, and hazards. The safety manager must identify and eliminate hazardous conditions or unsafe behaviors of all associated tasks and jobs of the operations.

The Safety Manager position will review, evaluate, audit, and will assist Terminal Manager and/or provide all required safety training. Will participate in safety meetings and job briefings with supervisors and team members while on site. The Safety Manager will ensure all required environmental, health, safety, and security activities for the terminal are accomplished as required by regulatory or WATCO policy requirements. The Safety Manager will conduct walkthrough inspections, audits, task evaluations, training, briefings, and reporting of performance measures. The heart of this position is to identify and integrate proper, safe work procedures, cultivate proper attitudes in a production atmosphere without jeopardizing team members or minimizing safety in the various workplace job sites. This position shall use a hands-on approach to help assure organizational compliance of applicable OSHA and EPA federal, state, local and corporate safety, health, and environmental regulatory requirements. This position will evaluate, identify and assure that the plant operations follow and adhere to proven and standardized safety procedures, policies, and rules by all assigned team members, visitors, customers, and contractors entering the plant properties. This position will perform regular environmental audits and efficiency testing, identifying poor work procedures, poor safety work behavior, and develop remedial actions in coordination with the Terminal Manager and Safety Director.

 

Must be proficient, skilled, and knowledgeable in the following areas and able to train and instruct team members:
Qualified First Aid/CPR Provider and Responder
Hazardous Material Handling/Labeling/Shipping Hazard Communications and SDS
FRA Hazmat General Awareness Training
Respiratory Protection
Forklift Safety
Crane Safety, Hoist and Rigging Equipment Inspections
Personal Protective Equipment and Clothing
Fire Safety, Prevention, and Protection
Fall Protection and Elevated Work
Ladder Safety
Blue Flag Protection
Switching and Car Movement Safety (able to recognize and correct hazards)
Lockout/Tagout Safety
Machine Guarding Safety
Emergency Action and Response
Site Security
Hearing Conservation Program
Electrical Safety, Grounding, and Bonding
Watco Safety Spike Program
Contractor and Visitor Safety Programs
Be knowledgeable in the following areas to identify potential environmental issues:
Storm Water Pollution Prevention
Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures
Waste Disposal
Plant Environmental Permits


 

Reporting Relationships:

The Safety Manager reports directly to the Safety Director.  This position will work directly with all team members, supervisors, and managers in assisting, guidance, instruction, training, inspecting, reporting, and providing timely accomplishment in meeting all safety requirements, thus assuring protection of team members and resources/assets. This position must identify problems in safety/environmental compliance and be able to accurately report the same, and be an integral part of the solution.

Responsibilities:

Instruct and empower location level leadership to take ownership of their own safety processes and initiatives
Develop JSA/JHA process in conjunction with location leaders and team member specialists Provide dual verification of safety system implementation, including DV of safety processes and operations procedures, to identify gaps between what is written and what is done in the field.
Assist and advise locations on safety management system integration into daily operations.
Monitor and drive behavior-based safety observation programs
Be receptive to team member complaints and suggestions regarding field level safety, inform and, if possible, assist terminal management with addressing team member’s concerns
Monitor contractor approval process and review contractors for compliance
Work with People Services on overlapping training initiatives
Work with Risk Management on case handling, workers comp tracking, and insurance requirements
Facilitate team safety communication through written and electronic media, posters, alerts, etc
Serve as subject matter experts in regulatory compliance. Maintain, monitor, and advise on program content, regulatory changes, and process changes to assist locations in maintaining compliance.
Perform corporate-level audits of facilities and operations. Assist locations in self-auditing in between formal audits
Assist locations in incident investigation and reporting process and root cause analysis with a focus on driving prevention. Continue education and knowledge through regulatory research, self-study, seminars, and conferences to ensure best practice changes in our industry are maintained.
Assist locations and divisions  by liaison between operations and regulatory agencies, and customers concerning our safety programs.
Assist with drills/exercises in-house and with outside agencies for security, emergency response, etc.
Advise and assist locations and commercial development teams on potential business, permitting, and requirements for the new business
Serve as security operations leaders for overall security programs under USCG, TSA, OSHA, MSHA, and FRA programs.
Assist in building team cultural support of policies related to safety by leading efforts in properly treating workplace injuries or illnesses while ensuring company medical providers are unbiased and understand OSHA and internal rules on injury reporting.
Help create a culture of injury-free attitudes within the team by demonstrating honest, genuine care and passion for safety that the Safety Manager demonstrates.
Assure that the processes are in place to evaluate and conduct near miss, incident, injury, or illness investigations to discover root causes and develop corrective actions to prevent reoccurrences.  This includes regular reviews of site SOP’s to ensure safety-related items are properly identified and update as necessary.
Make regular terminal site visits and conduct terminal and site workplace inspections and audits to identify workplace hazards and exposures. Determine trends and work with terminal management to develop action plans for remediation and corrective actions.
Provide documented reports of findings with corrective actions for resolution and remediation on a monthly basis.
Conduct and lead efforts incorrectly performing individual efficiency tests and reviews to determine safety compliance, proficiency in work practices, knowledge of safeguards, and desire for continuous improvement.
Provide local teams hands-on remedial instruction and training to assure understanding, knowledge, and standardization by meeting or exceeding safety expectations and goals.
Conduct and lead emergency response efforts during a local crisis and/or contingency (weather disasters; bomb threats; Homeland Security; Civil Defense Response or other governmental agencies and tasks forces in addressing emergencies at the plant operations)
Identify and provides a request for industrial hygiene assistance and testing needed or planned.
Assist Human Resources and Risk Management and Claims team members as needed on property, casualty, and workers compensation issues.
Responsibilities as assigned by the Safety Director

Job Requirements:

•Bilingual, Spanish/English Required
• An associate degree or bachelor’s degree in industrial safety, industrial hygiene, or related discipline is preferred or a minimum of 3 years of safety experience.

• Must be skilled and knowledgeable in hazard and exposure identification, auditing and inspections; conducting safety training; and InfoRail Reporting Systems, OSHA 300 and internal record-keeping, and related governmental reporting requirements.

• A solid, demonstrable working knowledge of OSHA, EPA, Federal, State, and local regulatory compliance requirements.
• Able to effectively communicate with team members
• Ability to stay focused on goals, responsibilities, and developing trend analysis process to help guide safety accident/injury elimination goals
• Able to provide clear, effective written and oral communication to fellow team members and leadership

• Must be able to deal with potential injury and incidents as the facility Safety Manager and interact with internal and external regulatory agencies, customers, visitors on a professional basis.
• Be able to determine root causes by using thorough and proven investigation techniques and then provide concise, accurate, and timely findings.

• Must be able to use the Microsoft suite of tools, including PowerPoint, Excel, Word, etc.
• Must be a Team player and able to interact effectively with all team members and senior leadership.
• Must have a demonstrated good work ethic and lead by example in meeting schedules, appointments, and timelines.

Must be a self-starter, demonstrate good time management and be flexible to changing requests due to operational and managerial concerns.

• Must possess a valid driver license with a clear record
• Ability to work in an outdoor environment and be able to climb 20-foot ladders multiple times.

 

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Nearest Major Market: Houston