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Regional Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Manager

Dexter Axle
Azle, Texas, US
Closing date
Jan 26, 2022

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Conservation science
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Dexter, the premier supplier and manufacturer of axles, doors, venting products and related components in the utility trailer, boat trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty and manufactured housing markets, has an opportunity for a Regional Health, Safety and Environmental Manager in the Azle, Texas area.

Dexter has been a leading manufacturer of trailer axles, brakes and actuation, along with entrance door and venting products for over 50 years serving the utility trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty, manufactured housing, agricultural, marine, and specialty markets. Dexter is headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana employing over 2,800 people and operating 18 manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada (Indiana, Georgia, Oklahoma, California, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Utah, Ontario, and Alberta). Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service. Dexter is a wholly owned subsidiary of DexKo Global, Inc.

For more information about our company, access Dexter's web site at (url removed).

Dexter offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Dexter's benefits package includes Health, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, FSA, HSA, and 401(k) Plan with company contributions.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Corporate Director of HSE, the position provides leadership and coordination of activities related to the company's health, safety, and environmental program to assigned manufacturing and distribution sites. The position will perform the following essential duties:

Developing and maintaining a variety of safety and environmental programs, policies and procedures that will ensure all associates are in compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations, including OSHA and EPA standards.

Developing and implementing a program to reduce occupational injuries and illnesses, including area assessments, injury investigations and clear, measurable goals.

Correcting working conditions, using knowledge of industrial processes, mechanics, chemistry, psychology, and safety standards, develops loss control programs, and devises methods to evaluate safety progresses.

Assessing share, and leverage HSE best practices across sites.

Establishing, implementing, and maintaining all Environmental and Safety Management systems in accordance with ISO 14001/ISO 45001, reporting to top management on performance, and recommend improvements.

Serving as the interface between local, state, and federal regulatory agencies, corporate and any insurance carrier representatives in order to ensure plant compliance.

Managing plant's environmental and OSHA regulatory reporting and record keeping requirements.

Creating and managing budgets for HSE activities including consulting and testing, waste removal, safety equipment, safety recognition activities, etc.

Leading investigations on environmental non-compliance, safety non-compliance, and root cause incidents and provide urgent response to operational issues.

Leading implementations and use of team implemented problem solving.

Conducting site audits and evaluate plant's compliance with environmental regulations and identify areas of improvements.

Implementing environmental solutions and drive changes in manufacturing processes/systems that lead to reduction in environmental waste streams.

Managing worker's compensation claims.

Leading safety, HSE, and awareness program trainings.

Performing other tasks, duties or special projects as directed.

Health and Safety expertise:

Behavior based safety, preferably DuPont STOP

Chemical hazard communication

Contractor safety

Confined space entry

Electrical safety

Emergency response planning


Fall protection

Hazardous energy control - Lock Out/Tag Out

Hearing conservation

Incident investigation

Indoor air quality/industrial hygiene

Injury reporting and analysis

Job hazard analysis and risk assessments

Machine guarding

Personal protective equipment

Powered industrial vehicles

Safety programs and awareness and OSHA compliance

Environmental expertise:

Sustainable processes/recycling

Solid and hazardous waste management

Wastewater and storm water management, permitting, compliance, and controls

Air emission management, permitting, compliance, and controls

Pollution prevention and resource conservation


Position requires a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering, Occupational Health and Safety, Industrial Engineering, or a comparable degree and at least 10 years of HSE experience in industry. An equivalent in combination of education and experience will be considered. Willing to travel at 25% - 50% of the time, depending on workload.
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