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Position Title: Health and Safety Manager 

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Burley 

Requisition ID: 28046 



SUMMARY   The Manager Health, Safety and Security is part of the Leadership Team at the site providing guidance and strategic direction to leaders and implementing the management system (work processes, standards, and procedures) as well as driving a Safety Mindset and Culture for all employees – For Us For Family. Leads with a proactive approach of continuous improvement in the areas of health, safety and security and ensures emergency preparedness, crisis management, audit readiness and compliance with applicable regulatory guidelines. 



  1. The position interacts with employees to ensure a culture of caring and where each employee is accountable and responsible for Safety & Health, conditions and behaviors.  As a member of the leadership team, fosters/develops a culture where safety, health are ingrained as a core value with all employees, everyone believes zero is achievable, actively engaged in performing their work in a safe manner, and preventing at-risk behaviors.
  2. Ensures compliance with local, state and federal safety regulatory requirements.  Acts as the initial plant representative in the event of regulatory inspections and engages with stakeholders in and outside the plant, including functional corporate team, Legal and community resources.   Develops and implements processes and procedures to ensure facility, employee and contractor compliance with company and regulatory agencies.
  3. Strategic Leadership/Partnership, Change Leader, Performance Driver/Coach and functional expert and change enabler to drive behavior-based safety programs, injury free culture, and continuous improvement.
  4. Collaborates with other facility functions, (engineering, maintenance, quality assurance, etc.) to ensure new products, capital projects and functional activities are aligned with facility safety objectives and injury prevention
  5. Implements McCain’s "Key Element" of Safety management process and Cultural Assessment process, which includes identification of safety behavior supervisor training, and employee involvement to ensure a strong safety fundamental and to build a culture of safety for all employees.  Facilitates employee safety committees and acts as a resource for department safety meetings held by Line Supervisors and/or the Health and Safety department.
  6. Utilizes internal and external resources in the development of building a sustainable comprehensive health and safety & security program.  Stays abreast of pending developments in the health and safety & security area that could impact the plant via professional associations, workshops, etc. 
  7. Learns and develop the key skills required to implement continuous improvement disciplines into the safety improvement process.  Participates and coordinates activities such as Kaizen events, training/education in various continuous improvement processes.
  8. Develops and utilizes tools that will maximize the effectiveness and measurement of progress with leading and lagging indicators.
  9.  Manages Worker’s Compensation in partnership with Risk Management.
  10. Plans, budgets and executes specific programs and activities to prevent employee injury and illness and increase employee well-being.  Programs should target employee responsibility for individual safety and focus on both on-the-job and off-the-job activities that influence employee health. 
  11. Ensures compliance with governmental and Company security requirements.  Manages in-plant security systems and the security team.  Conducts regular security audits and ensures proper corrective action is taken.  Provide assistance in the area of Food Safety & Security as may be necessary or requested.
  12. Ensures plant emergency action and crisis management plan is up to date and that the management team is prepared to respond to emergencies.  Annually develops and conducts periodic crisis drill simulations.
  13. Performs other related duties as assigned.



This position has direct leadership responsibility for the site Safety Coordinator and reports to the Plant Manager and has a strong dotted line responsibility to the Director of Safety & Health.  This is a high-profile role with influence to shape the culture of the manufacturing location.



Advanced Safety Certificate, BA Safety, or Certified Safety Professional or equivalent experience as a safety professional. Minimum of 7 years of progressive and applicable experience in the field required.  Knowledge of Federal and State safety requirements and worker’s compensation required.  Training experience a plus.  Good working knowledge of human resources information systems, Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint required.




McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace.  As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger. 
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Job Family: Supply Chain & Logistics; General & Administration      
Division: NA Potato Manufacturing 
Department: ​Burley Safety ​
Location(s): US - United States of America : Idaho : Burley 

Company: McCain Foods USA, Inc. 

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