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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Portland, Oregon
United States
Job Categories:
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
Environmental Services, Transportation - Ground
Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
High School or equivalent

Safety Manager

 You can G.R.O.W. with Us by becoming our Safety Manager


Under the direction of the Group Safety Manager, ensures compliance with safety programs for more than one operating company.  Regularly provides guidance and acts as a lead to other employees who are not subordinates.


  • Inspects all working areas and equipment regularly to identify opportunities for improving the safety of employees and the public.
  • Plans, develops, and conducts safety training and award/recognition programs for employees, with particular attention to those in positions of higher risk.
  • Maintains and analyzes records of safety activities, accidents, and incidents.
  • Investigates accidents and incidents and reports findings to superior and to Third Party (claims) Administrator (TPA).  Reports to police and other agencies as directed by superior and Company policy. Represents Company in hearings, dispositions, and trial as directed.
  • Recommends and presses for safety improvements in equipment and working conditions and practices.
  • Represents the Company with governmental agencies and other organizations concerted with public and employee safety.


Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is:

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Six years experience in occupational safety program management.
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification preferred.
  • Valid Driver’s License.

IDEAL CANDIDATE – The qualifications listed are typical of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of successful employees within this classification.

Knowledge of:

  • Technical and professional principles, practices, laws, applications and programs as they pertain to safety concerns; general occupational safety and commercial vehicle safety management principles; state and federal workers’ compensation laws and administrative procedures.
  • Current developments and trends in areas of expertise (e.g., waste company procedures and policies).
  • Computer programs, including Microsoft Office suite of applications and using data to inform and set priorities and identify challenges/opportunities.

Skill and / or Ability to:

  • Ability to promote the WASTE ZERO philosophy by making the best and highest use of all resources as well as finding ways to use and repurpose discarded materials in ways that benefit the environment.
  • Define issues and focus on achieving workable solutions; generate innovative ideas to develop or improve existing systems.
  • Demonstrate ability to use computers and technology capabilities.
  • Demonstrate strong proficiency and knowledge in area(s) of expertise as well as company business.
  • Communicate well both verbally and in writing; listen to and understand various viewpoints; share relevant information timely; provide constructive feedback; maintain professionalism.
  • Present ideas effectively to individuals or groups and deliver presentations suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience.
  • Effectively and productively engage with others and establish trust, credibility, and confidence.
  • Promote collaboration and assist others with their initiatives and efforts.
  • Consistently build and share knowledge and expertise about current job through reading, new experiences, and exposure to new ideas.
  • Listen to and build customer relationships; increase customer satisfaction and ensure commitments are met.
  • Develop strategies to effectively manage current and future challenges and opportunities; develop recommendations and actionable plans.


  • an ecologically innovative company that finds and mentors people committed to protecting the environment and sustaining our communities.
  • the largest employee owned resource recovery company in the industry with terrific benefits to help you prosper.
  • a creative and caring culture that values community, diversity, altruism, accountability, collaboration, and learning by doing.
  • an inspired company mission driven to use and return resources to their best and highest use through the practice of the 4R’s: Reduce, Re-use, Recycle, and Recologize.
  • distinct professional challenges to connect with, care for, and grow community that sees a world without waste.



  • becoming an owner in our Company
  • two retirement plans: health and wellness benefits including medical, dental, and vision
    • a supplemental retirement plan through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
    • 401(k) match (up to 4% of salary)
  • educational assistance (up to $5,250 per year)
  • a robust employee assistance program with financial guidance, legal assistance, dependent referrals and lots of discounts to a variety of vendors
  • an employee referral program where you can achieve cash incentives (up to $2500 per referral)
  • generous paid time off and paid holidays
  • commuting benefits - we help subsidize the cost to get to work
  • annual wellness incentives (up to $300)



Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job; and pursuant to applicable law, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records. It is important that you provide accurate information on the job application, inaccurate information may cause delays in the processing of your application and/or may disqualify you as a candidate.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

This description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, effort, work conditions, and benefits associated with the job.