Job Description

Do you want to be part of a team that aspires to improve the quality of life for others? Are you interested in efficient manufacturing processes that promote sustainability? Do you feel a sense of accomplishment in a job well done? At Carpenter Co., we challenge our employees to learn from and inspire one another – all levels of the company collaborate, communicate and constantly improve to achieve shared success. If that sounds like an environment in which you will thrive, Carpenter Co. could be a great fit for you!

Carpenter Co. has an immediate opening for a Safety Manager at our Reinhart Technical Center in Richmond, VA. This position is responsible for management of programs that include, but are not limited to, technical center safety meetings, inspections and safety policy updates in order to reduce risk in a large industrial R&D laboratory setting.

Carpenter Co. employees are committed to working hard to ensure production goals are met while maintaining operations excellence. As the Safety Manager, you will be expected to work collaboratively with R&D Management, Supervisors, Scientists/Technicians, contractors and HS&E professionals to maintain a safe and healthy work environment. Consults on the safe implementation of new chemicals and processes, as well as, monitors hazards in both laboratory and pilot-scale chemical operations.

Your additional responsibilities as Environmental Health & Safety Manager will include:

  • Consults on the safe implementation of new chemicals and processes
  • Monitors hazards in both laboratory and pilot-scale chemical operations
  • Ensure adherence to safety guidelines, employee handbook, company policies and procedures, and other standards  
  • Manages OSHA record keeping logs and maintains required documentation
  • Manages Hazard Communication Program including New Chemical Review and Approvals  
  • Conduct and maintain Job Hazard Analysis and PPE Hazard Assessments and proactively respond to potential hazards
  • Lead R&D Laboratory Safety Committee which performs administration of safety audits, inspection procedures and records
  • Develops and maintains written procedures for the Safety Manual and work instructions
  • Enforcement of laboratory safety rules and a role in administration of disciplinary procedures for safety violations with appropriate management personnel, as necessary
  • Lead Incident Investigation teams and issue written reports on near-misses and accidents
  • Develop and modify, as necessary, short and long-term plans for the continuous improvement of the facility safety program
  • Monitor the facility programs, records, written procedures and training initiatives to ensure that the facility is in compliance with all federal, state and local laws regarding safety
  • Coordinates and Administers the Respiratory Protection Program including the management of Training, Selection, and Performance of Fit-Testing
  • Train and promote Safe Electric Work Practices and Energy Control Procedures
  • Maintain machine safety documents for required RTC equipment
  • Develop, implement and monitor training and orientation programs as necessary to maintain compliance with Corporate and governmental requirements
  • Develop safety training presentations and provides related training in routine Safety Meetings
  • Performs new employee safety training
  • Manage the WC Program including reporting, claims administration with adjuster and documentation to ensure compliance with State WC Statutes.
  • Perform other duties as required to ensure sustainable compliance and continuous improvement in safety and health 
  • Coordinate with Plant Safety Manager for site-related issues

Skills / Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene, or other related field
  • A minimum of three (3) years of safety management
  • Ability to interact well with all levels of the organization and maintain strong relationships with team members, peers and internal customers
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, both oral and written
  • Direct experience with employee safety compliance, OSHA standards, safety management systems, industrial hygiene, electrical safety, chemical management and ergonomics
  • Functional knowledge of Federal and State Safety/Health Laws and Regulations (e.g., OSHA)
  • Functional knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and MS Teams

Excellent Comprehensive Benefit Plan

  • We also have 401K, Profit Sharing and a great Benefit Package including Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and paid time off (Vacation and Holidays).

Important Notes

Carpenter Co. is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or other legally protected characteristic.

Carpenter Co. conducts pre-employment drug testing on all applicants that receive and accept a written offer of employment.