Complex Safety Manager

Koch Foods - Tennessee3.4


Koch Foods is recruiting a dynamic and experienced Complex Safety Manager in Chattanooga, TN. Koch Foods offers relocation assistance, competitive salary, many opportunities for growth, bonus potential and a robust benefit package. This person will be called to lead the safety and compliance function for the assigned plant/complex locations to assure prevention of injury, illness, and property damage. One will work to assure compliance with company and regulatory agency requirements.

*** MUST HAVE technical knowledge in OSHA regulations ***

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Effectively manages safety & health programs for the complex to assure prevention of injuries, illnesses, and property loss.
  • Effectively manages regulatory requirements to assure prevention of citations and penalties
  • Manage medical and worker’s compensation related activities for the complex
  • Manages the safety program established for contractors to include:

o Assuring that appropriate documentation is collected, such as, certificate of insurance, safety training, OSHA log, etc.
o Assuring safety training is conducted and followed by all contractors
o Assuring known potential hazards are communicated, and the emergency plan is understood and followed

  • Schedule and Conduct Monthly Safety training with managers and supervisors
  • Schedule monthly and be the facilitator for the Executive Safety Committee, Joint Safety/Ergonomic Committee and other committees and meetings as developed
  • Provide safety training outlines to supervisors so they can conduct safety training with their employees
  • Revise, update, and train employees on site specific safety programs, policies, procedures, safe work practices, etc.
  • Oversees and assures completion of the safety training portion of new hire orientation.
  • Provides annual required safety training to new hires, existing hourly employees and supervisors
  • Train new managers and supervisors on safety policies, procedures, processes and safe work practices upon hire
  • Analysis and submit data for Monthly DART Rate report and other reports as needed
  • Monitors and administers safety programs including but not limited to: Lock out/Tag Out, Confined Space/Ergonomic programs, Hot work/Industrial Hygiene, etc.
  • Conduct monthly complex safety inspection and audit activities
  • Conduct accident investigations with supervisors
  • Assist complex/operations manager with regulatory inspections


  • Supervisory responsibility for the Safety Technicians, EMT, and/or other medical/workers’ compensation support personnel
  • Supervisory responsibility for maintaining Nurse program (safety data program) and communicating statistics as needed


  • Bachelor of Science- Environmental Health & Safety, Industrial Hygiene, or closely related discipline
  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years relevant experience in Safety MANAGEMENT capacity
  • Technical knowledge in OSHA regulations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ammonia refrigeration and electrical systems
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills including the ability to correspond verbally and in writing with regulatory compliance personnel and company management and operation personnel.
  • Must be able to prepare presentations and training programs and present within public speaking arenas
  • Strong knowledge of regulatory requirements, OSHA, DOT, Worker’s Compensation, etc.
  • High level of interpersonal skills
  • Proficient personal computer skills, including MS Office based word processing, spreadsheet and presentation programs
  • Demonstrate leadership, supervisory skills and knowledge


  • 5 to 7 years relevant experience in a Safety Management capacity within a food manufacturing company
  • Certification as Safety Professional (CSP)

Job Type: Full-time


  • Safety Management: 3 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Safety Professional (Preferred)