Safety Manager
Health & Safety
Alabama - Axis
Reports To
Plant Manager
FLSA Classification

Job Function

The Safety Manager for AMVAC’s specialty chemical manufacturing plant at Axis, Alabama is responsible for developing, maintaining, and improving the company’s programs and training for compliance with required health and safety regulations including Federal OSHA, State and Local requirements in alignment with AMVAC’s corporate objectives.

AMVAC®, an American Vanguard company, has successfully served the results‐driven global markets through development, manufacturing, and marketing of products for agricultural and commercial use.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Create and manage all safety training required for plant employees
  • Coordinate incident & accident investigations and maintain all required records
  • Conduct weekly audits of the plant and issue weekly reports with action items to ensure all Health &Safety policies are followed; inform & communicate with the Leadership Team
  • Coordinate contractor and temporary employee safety requirements and programs
  • Update and maintain all Health & Safety Procedures and OSHA 300 log
  • Perform annual audits of Safety Programs such as LOTO (last out/tag out) and Respiratory Protection
  • Manage and oversee paramedic program and its employees
  • Responsible for all safety equipment including fire extinguishers, signage, C02, and fire suppression systems 
  • Perform regular safety inspections and effectively communicate recommended safe practices with all plant personnel to ensure compliance 
  • Audit all hot work permits, safe work permits, and confined space permits
  • Responsible for reviewing and participating in all overhead crane lifts
  • Review and approve safety aspects of all management of change (MOCs) & conduct Job safety audits of new and existing processes and procedures
  • Represent Axis in any regulatory visits and inspections (OSHA, EPA, DHS, DOT, etc.) 
  • Performs other assignments as necessary and directed by management

Skills & Qualifications

  • 5+ years of Health & Safety experience in a manufacturing plant - chemical manufacturing experience preferred
  • 2+ years of supervisory and management experience
  • Knowledge of OSHA regulations and Federal, State, and Local Health & Safety regulations 
  • Understanding of Industrial Hygiene requirements 
  • Experience coaching managers, supervisors, and field personnel to successfully follow company policies and procedures regarding the health and safety of employees 
  • Experience managing manpower and assets while juggling multiple priorities 
  • Strong communication & presentation skills - both verbal and written
  • Computer skills with proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) required
  • Must be a role model and be recognized as a leader with excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to maintain confidential information in a professional manner
  • Flexibility to operate in a rapidly changing environment
  • Must be willing to work during off-hours to meet business needs when necessary
  • Some travel may be required
  • Must be able to pass background check & pre-employment physical

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred – Occupational Health & Safety degree desired
  • Additional coursework/certifications – CSP; OSHA; Hazmat; ISO




  • Excellent Insurance plans including Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Life & ADD insurance for employees and their families
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with employer matching
  • Employee Stock Purchasing Plan (ESPP) with employee discounts
  • Vacation, Sick & Holiday Pay
  • Wellness Program 
  • FSA or HSA plans available
  • Annual Bonus and more


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AMVAC, an American Vanguard company, successfully serves global markets through development, manufacturing and marketing of products for agricultural and commercial use. (NYSE: AVD)

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

AMVAC is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment background checks and substance abuse testing.

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