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Pella Corporation

Department Manager

Pella, IA

 

Are you a department manager who is looking for development opportunities? Would you like more than just a job? How about a career in which you are empowered to leverage your strengths and apply them each and every day? If so, apply at www.pella.com/careers to join our winning team!

 

Pella Corporation is proud to be a privately held, professionally managed company. Our team members are able to grow from cross-functional experiences, an abundance of development opportunities apply themselves in individual contributor roles or lead areas of the organization. We are an Industry leader in environmental standards and support our local communities through charitable giving and volunteerism.  If you want to work for a reputable company with a strong brand and a vision for the future, Pella Corporation is interested in YOU!!

 

SUMMARY:

Responsible for implementing environmental, health and safety programs, policies, and procedures at a specific Pella Corporation facility to minimize risk and loss.  Must be thoroughly familiar with industrial EHS regulations promulgated by federal and state level OSHA and EPA.  Will lead Safety team members and the site’s safety training and development with identifying training needs, developing and conducting training sessions, and measuring training effectiveness.   Will also lead the site’s Emergency Response Team.  In addition, will coordinate and support the safety and environmental audits and inspection processes at their site and participate in audits at other corporate facilities.  And finally, will assist the Corporate Environmental, Safety, and Facilities Team, Operations Director, and Site Plant Manager with efforts to incorporate Safety with Quality, Productivity, and other business objectives. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

Develop and implements processes and procedures for continuous compliance with all safety/environmental regulations and internal policies daily. 

Advises Plant staff at the specific location on safety initiatives and programs to eliminate hazards. 

Supports recordkeeping processes that ensure continuous compliance with all applicable OSHA and EPA regulations.  

Gathers, analyzes, and summarizes injury and incident data.  Reviews Incident Prevention Reports generated at the specific site.  Responsible for driving improvements in the Incident Prevention processes.

Negotiates terms and agreements with state and/or federal OSHA regulators if necessary. 

Reads, interprets, and communicates safety regulations to affected stakeholders at the site.

Provides training to factory hourly team, managers, and engineers on how to effectively comply with all applicable safety regulations. 

Assists the staff in preparing annual budgets, strategic 3-year planning, and safety reports.

Provides leadership to the site’s safety committees and teams.

Responsible for leading the site’s machine inspection processes for both new and existing equipment.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Directly supervises safety team members.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, training and certifying employees, planning, assigning, and directing work; evaluating performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Health and Safety and three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:                                            

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY:                                                 

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.                              

COMPUTER SKILLS:

Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Thrive

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

None required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; or climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, and fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; and outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment may require hearing protection.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT

Pella Corporation is committed to workforce diversity. Pella is a Tobacco-Free Work Environment.  Post-offer background check and drug screen required.  Pella participates in E- Verify.  Pella will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Pella Corporation provides a working environment free of discrimination and harassment.  Pella Corporation treats all persons equally, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age or disability, as each is protected under federal law. A number of states in which Pella operates have laws protecting classifications of Team Members not necessarily protected under federal law. Therefore, Pella also treats all persons equally, regardless of political affiliation and belief, pregnancy, national origin, age, creed, marital status, military status, sexual orientation, mental disorder, veteran status, ancestry or handicap as each category is protected under a municipal ordinance or state law.

 

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