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Safety Manager


Albany, OR

ARAUCO is a global manufacturer of sustainably-produced forest product solutions for construction, industrial, and retail markets. With over 120 facilities worldwide, we manufacture and distribute the industry’s most-comprehensive selection of wood composite panels, premium plywood, millwork, lumber, and FSC-certified wood pulp.

ARAUCO is growing in North America, with innovative manufacturing, state-of-the-art facilities, and a commitment to make a difference in the communities where we are located. We are seeking the right individuals for high-caliber opportunities in manufacturing, supply chain, maintenance, safety, and other related fields. This is a direct-hire role with benefits. We look forward to considering you as part of our team at ARAUCO!




The Safety Manager is responsible for the development, implementation and administration of all health and safety functions within the plant. This position is expected to promote a healthy and safe workplace through coaching, team building, open communications, and active involvement in the workplace. They are also responsible for ensuring health and safety programs and hazard identification and control and complying with company, plant and federal regulations. Collects and reports on plant safety programs and results. Provide support for the EHS Management System, ISO programs, and participate in corporate audits and training programs.



  • Provide a safe and encouraging work environment
  • Research, develop, implement, maintain and monitor, plant health and safety training programs to ensure legislated compliance requirements are met, improve safety awareness, and ensure competency is achieved in health and safety work practices
  • Conduct new employee/contractor safety orientation
  • Coach and direct employees in daily operations of health and safety, and policies and procedures
  • Work closely with Plant Manager concerning policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements
  • Lead hazard analysis activities to ensure safe work processes and practices are identified and implemented
  • Investigate and report on all accidents/incidents, ensuring causes are identified and recommendations are appropriate
  • Analyze accident/incident trends and develop/implement recommendations to improve safety behaviors and plant safety record
  • Coordinate and report on internal/external health and safety/loss control audits
  • Assume active role in health and safety programs, committees, and Team Management System to create a healthy and safe working environment
  • Oversee, complete and submit Federal and State accident/injury reports and act as liaison between medical provider, employee and plant
  • Develop and monitor, employee early return to work/restricted work plans as necessary
  • Prepare, maintain, monitor, and report on all plant health and safety issues
  • Complete monthly EHS reports on a timely basis
  • Benchmark health and safety programs against industry leaders
  • Stay abreast of pertinent legislation and/or regulations that affect the workplace
  • Maintain current certifications for mandated health and safety programs
  • Facilitate government agency personnel site visits
  • Maintain required record keeping
  • Seek out and resolve plant issues
  • Facilitate open and honest communication
  • Encourage fair, consistent and participatory management
  • Encourage decision making by and/or input from team members
  • Motivate employees to meet or exceed organizational expectations
  • Explore and implement ways to recognize and encourage employee performance and document plant and individual safety performance achievements
  • Promote and facilitate CIMSS efforts
  • Initiate regular meetings with the Plant Manager to set personal goals and measure performance
  • Maintain working knowledge of Company policies, procedures, and government regulations 



  • Set example for safety issues
  • Communicate to management requirements per regulations and guidelines for safety issues
  • Communicate to employees their expectations for safety issues, facility and job specific
  • Promote a positive management working environment with employees
  • Wear proper PPE at all times as required
  • Manage mobile equipment certifications
  • Ensures daily housekeeping is performed and area remains neat and clean



  • Experience working in a safety role in a manufacturing environment.
  • 2-year or 4-year degree in related field (Safety or Environmental). Bachelor’s Degree in Safety Preferred
  • Working knowledge of ISO 45001 (Safety Management System) preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, detail oriented and strong follow up skills.
  • Computer and software skills with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in an automated manufacturing environment.
  • Must be able to work both independently and as a team member.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must possess good team and conflict resolution skills.
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks and set priorities accordingly.


PLUS (Not Required):

  • Experience with SAP
  • Experience with Perception Software
  • Experience with SharePoint

Arauco is an equal opportunity employer to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Salem