Health & Safety Manager in Davenport, IA at Arconic

Date Posted: 7/19/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Arconic is currently in search of a Health and Safety Manager to join our Global Rolled Products (GRP) Operations business unit in Davenport, IA.

Since it opened in 1948, Arconic Davenport, Iowa aluminum facility has been at the forefront of American manufacturing. Nestled on the banks of the Mississippi River in Iowa, the plant employs 2,200 people and is a focal point of the global aluminum industry, with 25 percent of revenues coming from exports. Through continued modernization, including a $200 million investment over the past decade alone, Davenport has maintained its position as the world’s premier aerospace supply plant and is today the hub of Arconic $3 billion aerospace business.

The Health & Safety Manager is accountable for facilitating the development, organization, and deployment of Health and Safety Management Systems by working with the Davenport Works Joint EHS Lead Team in the development and the implementation of the strategic direction for safety and health at Davenport Works. This position will also support the health and safety programs at our satellite facilities in San Antonio, TX, Danville, IL, and Hutchinson, KS.

Job Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Plan, organize, deploying, and monitor the health and safety systems for Davenport Works;
  • Recommend and coordinate implementation of plant-wide safety practices, procedures, and policies;
  • Lead and promote the integration of Human Performance principles and tools into the departments;
  • Direct the deployment of safety and health training processes to meet all corporate and regulatory training requirements;
  • Deployment of pro-active risk assessment and Human Performance systems to reduce fatality and injury potential continually;
  • Ensure that adequate safety and health controls are designed and operating on new and existing equipment;
  • Promote continuous awareness of safety and health requirements to drive safe behaviors of employees while maintaining production, quality, and cost objectives;
  • Develop and communicate pro-active analysis of injury/incident data of root causes of incidents;
  • Ensure comprehensive and accurate OSHA injury/illness reporting process is maintained;
  • Interface with appropriate state, federal, and local regulatory agencies;
  • Staff, organize, motivate, and manage safety and health staff for optimal performance;
  • Collate the health and safety scoreboard to be utilized for the measurement of safety and health objectives and strategic milestones;
  • Lead and participate in GRP special topic teams;
  • Act as key resource in integrating, networking, and resource leveraging among the safety and health professionals in the GRP organization;
  • Provide counsel and critical technical hands on safety and health expertise to other GRP locations where required;
  • Act as mentor and leader in developing and assisting EHS Coordinators;
  • Oversee the budgeting of the Corporate Health and Safety Services group, as well as acting as point person in the coordination of these services within the plant.
Major Activities and Key Challenges Include:
  • Communication: providing information so that others can understand a situation and take action;
  • Forward thinking: anticipating and taking action to deal with future events, problems, and opportunities;
  • Developing others: fully utilizing and augmenting the capabilities of people in the organization;
  • Initiative: taking action to deal with emerging situations and known risks in the workplace proactively;
  • Judgement: acting with a view to what is most appropriate, reasonable, timely and realistic;
  • Learning orientation: actively asks about new ideas and different perspectives, and remains open to ideas and perspectives that differ from his/her own;
  • Self-confidence: demonstrates self-assurance in own ideas, judgements and capabilities;
  • Attention to detail: provides solutions to problems at the root cause, not just a quick fix;
  • Getting organizational support: establishes mutual trust and credibility with others through a track record of reliability and results;
  • Professionalism: taking appropriate action to develop own capabilities.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience focusing in Health and safety;
  • Minimum of 3 years’ management or supervisory experience
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position;
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in EHS or Safety Management from an accredited institution
  • Master’s degree in EHS or Health and Safety
  • Certified Safety Professional Certificate
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a manufacturing or heavy industrial environment, metals manufacturing would be preferred
  • Previous experience in a union work environment.


  1. Environmental Jobs
  2. Health Engineers Jobs