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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
McElhattan, Pennsylvania
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
Consumer Goods
Experience level:
11-15 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Safety Manager

First Quality Enterprises, Inc. (FQE), founded in 1988, is a global multi-billion dollar privately held company with over 4,200 employees.  Its corporate offices are located in Great Neck, New York, with manufacturing facilities and offices in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia, Canada, and China.  FQE is a diversified family of companies manufacturing consumer products ranging from Absorbent Hygiene (adult incontinence, feminine care, and baby care), Tissue (bath and towel), and Industrial (non-woven fabrics, print and packaging materials, thermoformed plastics), serving institutional and retail markets throughout the world.  FQE focuses on private label and branded product lines.

Our core business philosophy is built on a proud culture driven by safety and quality, respect, humility, integrity, customer focus, and teamwork.  With leading edge manufacturing technologies and processes and visionary leadership, FQE is positioned to continue significant growth in the coming years.  We are seeking an experienced Safety Manager for our First Quality Products, Inc., manufacturing facility located in North Central PA (McElhattan).   

This position directs the development, implementation, and maintenance of a comprehensive environmental, health and safety management system.  The ideal candidate must be able to provide leadership and expertise, as well as, ensure compliance with applicable local, state and federal regulations.

Primary responsibilities include: 

  • Responsible for 3 manufacturing facilities and 1300 plus employees.
  • Coordinates, monitors and evaluates the EHS management system’s effectiveness and recommends appropriate corrective actions for improvement.
  • Works closely with Plant Managers and production members to maintain a safe & healthy work environment.
  • Conducts & coordinates accident investigations and ensures completion of corrective actions.
  • Plans and implements safety policies and procedures in compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations.
  • Prepares studies and analyses of industrial accidents to determine root cause and effective corrective actions.
  • Administers the Workers Compensation program to ensure reduction in frequency and severity of claims.
  • Maintains environmental permits.
  • Provides information, signs, posters, barriers, and other training material to raise safety awareness.
  • Manages all aspects of the First Quality Fitness Center.

The ideal candidate should possess the following: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related technical, scientific or engineering discipline and/or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 10 years safety and health experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Member of ASSE.
  • Strong interpersonal skills & communication skills.
  • Knowledge of EPA and OSHA laws and regulations.
  • Proven ability to make decisions and manage emergency situations
  • Proven project management skills.

The company’s philosophy and work environment has been created by an ownership that places a premium on integrity, honesty and teamwork. As important as a candidate’s qualifications, is their ability to work closely with their colleagues and strive in a politics and ego free work environment. 

If you are looking for the beauty of all four seasons, North Central Pennsylvania is the place for you! There is something to do for everyone – offering numerous state parks and recreational areas for camping, hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, skiing, boating, and so much more.  The area also offers reasonable home prices, safe schools, friendly neighbors, and picturesque settings. Excellent compensation and benefit package!

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