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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Oskaloosa, Iowa
United States
Job Categories:
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
Safety Corporate Director/Manager
Industry Segments:
Manufacturing - Miscellaneous
Experience level:
11-15 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Safety Manager

Through the commitment of our team in the United States, Canada, Australia, China and Norway, McWane has emerged as a leader in the industries we serve and active participants in the communities where we work and live.

For more than 90 years, McWane has enjoyed steady growth and increased our workforce. Today, McWane provides approximately 6,000 jobs in more than 25 manufacturing plants, including 13 foundries and 27 additional sales/distribution locations across the world. We also realize that a diverse workforce is a strong workforce.

By valuing individual differences and recruiting employees with diverse backgrounds and skills regardless of race, gender or ethnicity, McWane, Inc. employs the industry’s most knowledgeable people in the areas of production, manufacturing and management. By leveraging our employee’s insights and experience throughout our organization, we better serve our customers and create innovation in markets where our products are used.

We are committed to being a safe workplace for employees, providing high-quality products to our customers and being a good neighbor in the communities where we operate.

The Safety Manager inspires a safe and collaborative workplace by aligning the best interests of Clow’s employees’ safety to the best interests of the company while balancing both safety and production needs, resulting in low injury rates and work compensation costs. The Clow Safety Manager drives the Safety Culture and values of the organization through breaking down barriers and driving commitment through employee engagement, action and communication.


  • Safety Culture (30%): Promote a safety culture by effectively leading focus groups that gain employee engagement. Integrate employee safety strategies that promote cultural alignment and improve overall employee experience while empowering people to achieve specific position related key performance indicators. Identify injury trends with the company and create an inviting and compelling PR campaign that unites production and safety throughout the organization. Actively evaluate all employee facing Safety programs and achieve VPP recertification by proactively implementing employee safety changes that prevent injuries and mitigate work compensation costs.
  • Leadership (35%): Effectively delegate and manage safety department tasks and responsibilities, including; new hire orientation and employee training. Continuously provide feedback to team on the effectiveness of departmental approach and programs. Coach, mentor, and educate employees and ensure optimization and elevation of Safety workforce competencies by tailoring career path and development programs to meet safety employee’s desires and goals. Build engaged safety committees through inspiration and by leading the way and promoting positive employee interactions. Develop healthy internal and external relationships through clear and consistent communication. Monitor Quality control and be a compassionate and considerate resource for safety in the organization for all employees.
  • Strategy (25%): Proactively plan safety strategies by aligning Safety initiatives with production needs and analyze data for process improvements. Make astute business decisions through utilizing leading/lagging indicators that ensure maximization of production and overall cost savings. Collaborate with management to encourage and promote a unified leadership team. Create and attend networking events as well as develop and implement Southeast Iowa Safety Council to promote and showcase Clow Valve as the leading organization in safety.
  • Compliance (10%): Achieve compliance mastery through actively pursuing extended safety education and staying relevant on all safety regulations. Effectively communicate and transfer compliance and safety knowledge to leadership team. Guarantee quality on incident investigations through corrective action and proactive planning. Manage OSHA and Work Compensations as well as verify new equipment upon arrival by utilizing checklist while processing changes to ensure maximum quality. Oversee the instructional writing and personally write policies when needed to enhance context clarity and delivery.


  • Employee Experience: Score and 8+ out of 10 on Employee Value Rating
  • Employee Engagement: Develop and Implement Public Relations for the top 3 injury causes by analyzing incidents biannually and developing incident reduction programs that facilitate engagement.
  • Leadership: Develop strategy that engages facility management to determine safety initiatives that will eliminate production safety divide.
  • Reduce Incident Investigation Response time: Ensure 90% of all investigations are completed within 4 days post incident. 


  • Bachelors degree in Occupational Health and Safety or Related field
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive Safety Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Certified Safety Professional from BCSP

Technical Qualifications Include:

Strong ability to gain commitment, strong verbal and written communication skills, Proficient in Microsoft Office, Expereince in Computer Based Safety and Health Programs such as Medgate, Working Knowledge of OSHA regulations, Workers Compensation, NFPA, ANSI, ASTM, and NIOSH.

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