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Facility Safety Manager



Georgia-Pacific has an immediate opening for a Safety Manager at our Warrenton, Georgia Lumber facility.

The Safety Manager will provide safety leadership and strategic direction to the facility through the application of the Principle Based Management® (PBM®) Framework and Guiding Principles. Create real value for the organization by ensuring risk is aggressively identified and mitigated. Develop and align facility safety strategies consistent with company/division safety vision and strategies. Drive safety excellence and performance improvement through real culture change and effective, sustainable management systems. Ensure leaders and employees are trained and equipped to manage safety. Reports directly to the facility manager, with a dotted-line reporting relationship to the Division S&H Manager.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Provide leadership and direction in establishing and achieving a meaningful safety vision and effective strategies through management commitment and employee ownership
  • Lead the development and use of risk assessment methods/systems for anticipating, identifying, and evaluating hazards. Drive and assist with the mitigation of identified gaps, weaknesses, and improvement opportunities
  • Actively manage all aspects of compliance (e.g., OSHA, company standards). Ensure ownership resides with the appropriate roles within the organization
  • Ensure facility risk profile is addressed through development/implementation of key controls.
  • Recommend and facilitate engineering/design changes to eliminate or reduce risk (e.g., machine guarding, ergonomics, traffic, fire/explosion, noise, upset conditions)
  • Drive flawless execution, assessment, and improvement of critical safe work practices
  • Support all phases of capital and major expense projects to ensure safe execution (e.g., design review, contractor selection/orientation/auditing, work plans/permits, pre-startup review)
  • Identify safety development and training needs
  • Drive continuous improvement using tool and activities, including self-assessments and audit processes; incident/near miss investigations; metrics and targets (leading and lagging indicators); and periodic reviews of performance, culture, and talent

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Bachelor’s degree in safety, industrial hygiene, engineering, or related field
  • 3 years minimum Safety experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or demonstrated progress towards achieving certification
  • Demonstrated experience in leading culture change and developing/implementing management systems

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. 
This employer uses E-Verify.  Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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