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Shearer’s is a privately held producer, co-manufacturer and distributor of quality snack foods sold under the Shearer’s brand, and other private labels. As a matter of fact, Shearers is the number one producer of kettle cooked chips in the world! As the leader in North America, we private label and co-manufacture salty snacks and we are the second largest producer of cookies and crackers. We utilize our manufacturing expertise to serve as a strategic supplier to our partners, who are nationally recognized retail and restaurant brands. So, while you may not be familiar with our name, you likely eat the products we make on a regular basis. With exceptional competence in product development, manufacturing, marketing, and distribution, we continue to realize significant growth in each segment of our business. Headquartered in Massillon, Ohio, we have over 5,000 associates in 11 state-of-the-art manufacturing and distribution sites in North America. You can visit our website at .



Safety Manager

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The SSW Manager will be responsible for directing and administering the plant safety and environmental programs, policies and procedures to ensure the plant complies with all applicable environmental, health and safety laws and regulations.  Responsibilities include developing, implementing and maintaining effective systems, procedures and training to achieve an accident-free and environmental incident-free facility.  SSW Manager will integrate continuous improvements in environment and safety systems and must drive employee engagement to achieve desired results. SSW manager must possess skill sets to work closely with city and local community leaders to present the plant as a good corporate citizen for safety and environmental stewardship.

 Directs and monitors the SSW activities of the site in the production and processing of high quality snack food products

  • Ensures that behaviors, practices and the work environment support a safe workplace by enforcing people and food safety policy and procedures
  • Ensure safe work practices complying with local, state and company standards are fully in place and enthusiastically supported
  • Lead in the development of Environmental Management System procedures for water, air, and solid and hazardous waste management
  • Manage all regulatory reporting requirements and permitting processes, including:
  • Air emissions standards and reporting
  • Wastewater standards and reporting
  • Waste management standards and reporting
  • Storm water and Spill prevention programs
  • Environmental Training
  • Collection and analysis of environmental information to quantify and report environmental impacts and performances
  • Interpretation of environmental regulations, policies and company standards
  • Effective communication and implementation of environmental regulations and policies and company standards
  • Coordinating external resources
  • Actively promote a culture of engagement and respect
  • Tracking and reporting safety performance and overall loss control performance
  • Actively participate in capital planning and equipment installation to insure safety is considered in all plant equipment modifications and facility expansions.
  • Leading the completion of internal and regulatory audit processes and ongoing team activities
  • Leading the achievement of site safety and sustainability targets by utilizing metrics/data to evaluate and improve SSW work processes
  • Providing regular reports to site Leadership Team, identifying trends and proposing actions to address issues in safety, security, risk management and environmental compliance.
  • Assisting in the investigation of accidents and ensuring corrective actions to eliminate root causes are completed
  • Utilizes standard SSW work processes to ensure repeatable performance
  • Observes work practices and equipment to ensure that employees conform to safe operating standards
  • Develops personal, technical, and problem-solving capability to troubleshoot and help resolve equipment, process, and work safety and environment issues
  • Develops competence in CI, Lean, and Total Productive Maintenance principles, especially pertaining to SSW and the Safety Pillar
  • Coaches and motivates team members on a daily basis to own and be accountable for their safety to ensure a strong safety and security culture at the site
  • Conducts employee training to improve employees’ expertise and knowledge in equipment safe operations, work safety procedures, and teamwork, including all regulatory training (i.e. LO/TO)
  • Coordinating safety and security risk management activities in conjunction with cross-functional teams locally, at corporate and with peer plants.
  • Supports new employee orientations as required


What you bring to the table

  • University Undergraduate Degree in Occupational Health & Safety, or a similar discipline
  • Minimum three years of experience in a SSW management, preferably in the food processing industry
  • Technical and working knowledge related to various regulatory agencies/issues, including but not limited to OSHA (General Industry and Construction), Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Life Safety Code, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  • Ability to interpret State and Federal Regulations for general and manufacturing industry.
  • Understanding of principles related to various safety programs, including but not limited to Emergency Action Plan, Material Handling, Fall Protection, Hazmat, Hazcom, Respiratory Protection, Lockout/Tagout, Powered Industrial Trucks, Electrical and Electrical Wiring, Machine Guarding, Ladders, etc.
  • Must have demonstrated track record of success in working in a team environment with focus on results, safety, and ability to solve problems
  • Experience working with Continuous Improvement/Lean methods and tools

We Offer a Feast of Benefits

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Flexible Spending Account, Retirement Savings Plan with Match, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Group Critical Accident Insurance, Group Critical Illness Insurance, Employee Assistance Plan and numerous opportunities to volunteer in the communities in which we operate.

You will be considered for employment in our inclusive workplace

Because at Shearer’s, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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