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Safety Manager



~~~ $15,000 Sign On Bonus ~~~

Relocation Assistance Available

The successful candidate will be provided a $15,000 signing bonus after starting the new role. External candidates and internal Koch company employees moving to the new location when hired are considered eligible.

Georgia-Pacific has an immediate opening for a Safety Manager at our Cedar Springs, GA Containerboard manufacturing facility. Reporting to the Vice President, General Manager, the Safety Manager will provide transformative leadership and guidance to the leadership team and their direct reports, including the Engineering group as they pursue capital projects, and the Reliability group from a Mechanical Integrity perspective. This position will lead a Safety and Health capability group that includes Process Safety Engineering, Occupational Safety and Health, Worker's Compensation/Medical Management, and the Emergency Response Team. This role will work directly with the leadership team in identifying risk reduction plans, leverage transformative capital project opportunities via the site's Path to Zero risk reduction plan, and applying Human and Organizational Performance (HOP) concepts to assist Cedar Spring in becoming a learning environment, ultimately creating value by achieving sustainable cultural improvements. Long-term value is created through the application of the company’s business philosophy of Market Based Management and Georgia-Pacific’s Guiding Principles. 

What You Will Do In Your Role

You will serve as a coach, mentor, and counselor to mill VP, facility leadership, capability groups and S&H team to develop and execute short and long-term safety and health objectives, targets, strategies, and measures that prioritize and mitigate risks. Providing leadership, influencing and strategic direction to leadership team and direct reports to achieve the vision of ZERO significant incidents.

  • Provide transformational leadership and guidance to achieve virtuous cycles of mutual benefit
  • Development and execution of strategic safety and health improvement plans
  • Lead the Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA) methodology at the site, including department and task risk assessments
  • Utilize development plans to grow safety/health and process safety skills and knowledge though innovation in training and development programs
  • Develop strategies for emerging facility and corporate needs and initiatives, especially those related to risk reduction with asset strategies and process safety ventures
  • Ensure compliance with OSHA PSM and EPA RMP requirements for the covered process, as well as promote the use of process safety principles throughout the mill to reduce risk to our employees, our environment, and our community
  • Work closely with facility maintenance to assure mechanical integrity is managed in keeping with risk-based process safety objectives as well as compliance-based requirements
  • Lead the development of risk assessment methods/systems for anticipating, identifying, and evaluating hazards, overseeing evaluation, interpretation, and compliance with state and federal regulations and permits
  • Apply Human and Organization Performance (HOP) concepts so the facility becomes a robust learning environment where knowledge sharing occurs in an expedite manner
  • Enhance the site capabilities in critical hazard program management, including hazardous energy control; fall protection, mobile equipment and pedestrian interactions; cranes and rigging, work permitting; emergency preparedness; etc.
  • Communicate with business unit safety and health and other personnel to assure alignment with business vision, strategy, and programs
  • Facilitate incident investigations, ensuring HOP concepts are utilized so the learning is maximized and ensuring recommendations are effective from both a prevention and recovery perspective to build the capacity to fail safely
  • Lead and/or facilitate the leadership of Process Hazards Analyses (PHA) for processes involving highly hazardous chemicals 

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Safety & Health, Industrial Hygiene or Engineering OR Five (5) or more years in a safety leadership role in an industrial/manufacturing facility
  • Experience using and applying EHS Management Systems and achieving results through influencing teams
  • Experience and working knowledge of OSHA regulations, compliance,  and training

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Knowledge of Human and Organizational Performance (HOP) concepts and methods
  • Experience with process safety management in a manufacturing environment
  • Professional Engineer (PE) certification, Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and/or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)
  • Experience establishing sustainable systems for compliance and continuous improvement
  • Knowledge of Chemical facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CISA)


Since 1963, the Cedar Springs mill team has been on a journey to make the best products possible for customers while doing it in new and innovative ways. Creating value for our customers and for society is the ultimate goal for our business, and one of our comparative advantages is our ability to do so through our dedicated employees. Georgia-Pacific is committed to environmental sustainability and stewardship through every stage of our business, using environmentally conscious production practices to maximize the use of renewable raw materials throughout our process. 

The Cedar Springs facility is one of the largest containerboard facilities in the country with three paper machines that make different weights of brown paper & containerboard paper. The Cedar Springs Mill, located in the southwest corner of Georgia is approximately 28 miles from Dothan, Alabama. Dothan is the 6th largest city in the state of Alabama with a population of about 70,000.   From Dothan, you are only 90 miles from the beautiful Gulf Coast.  You can easily drive to 3 capital cities in 3 1/2 hours or less.  You are just 1.5 hours from Tallahassee, FL and Montgomery, AL.  Additionally, Dothan has several parks, restaurants and local entertainment activities.  To learn more about Georgia-Pacific’s packaging business please visit: www.gppackaging.com and view the video How Paper Is Made!

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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