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Division Safety Director

Location: 

King Of Prussia, PA, US

Company:  AmeriGas Propane, Inc.
Remote Options:  Partial Work From Home

When you work for AmeriGas, you become a part of something BIG! Founded in 1959, AmeriGas is the nation’s premiere propane company, serving over 1.5 million residential, commercial, industrial and motor fuel propane customers. Together, over 6,500 dedicated professionals will deliver over 1 billion gallons of propane from 1,800+ distribution points across the United States.

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Job Summary (Purpose):

In partnership with operations leadership, directs, develops, and oversees the overall safety program for the division, ensuring the workplace is in compliance with OSHA and other state, local or industry specific regulations.  Takes an active role in leading the development of safety/operational standards, procedures and policies and champions the implementation of these systems and programs to improve the division’s ability to meet or exceeds industry safety/ compliance standards.  Actively promotes the AmeriGas Commitment to Safety. Provides engineering and technical support to operating personnel to resolve safety issues and to expand that resolution to the entire organization as needed.  Provides leadership, direction, and supervision to a team of direct reports (field safety managers) assigned to their specific division.

This position reports directly to the Group Director of Safety, with a dotted line reporting relationship to the respective divisional leadership team. 

 

Key Characteristics:

  • Ability to motivate and inspire others in person and through written communications.
  • Proven Leadership skills and experience in working collaborative with various teams to achieve results.
  • Exhibits passion for creating a safe work environment and achieving results 
  • Excellent verbal skills with the ability to present and speak with all levels of the organization from Senior leaders to employees. 
  • Ability to communicate through email and written form that is concise and easily understood by the reader and intended audience.  

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Takes a leadership position in the establishment and development of Company safety management systems and programs.
  • The position oversees the development and implementation of behavior based safety practices.
  • Proactively monitors the success of the programs and develops corrective actions that drive continuous safety performance improvement.
  • Oversee audits and other safety related activities of the division field safety managers. 
  • Proactively monitor and report to the Divisional Leadership the status of compliance on major safety programs within the division.
  • Provide support to field personnel to resolve equipment and vehicle technical/safety problems.
  • Provide technical advice and oversight to field personnel for safety related capital projects in the region.
  • Collectively lead all serious incident investigations with the field leadership.
  • Collaborate with field leadership and peers to develop resolutions to various safety issues and close gaps in the safety program. 
  • Lead special assignments or project task teams to further Company safety initiatives.
  • Coordinate, communicate and provide direction to the field regarding applicable operational standards and related inspections.
  • Conduct annual merit reviews and prepare evaluations of FSM performance.    

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Directs Safety at the divisional level and must be a proven leader that is seen by all levels as a safety expert.
  • Competency in all relevant chemical industry safety codes and federal regulations.

 

Education and Experience Required:

  • 4 year Degree in safety or a technical discipline required.  
  • 10 years + in a Safety related field requiring ability to manage and supervise over a large geographic area. 
  • Experience in chemical storage and distribution equipment design, operations and maintenance is preferred.
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office and basic internet) required.
     

 

AmeriGas is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected class in its practices.

 

AmeriGas is a Drug Free Workplace. Candidates must be willing to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and a criminal background check. Successful applicants shall be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment, and if hired, shall be subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with AmeriGas policies. As a federal contractor that engages in safety-sensitive work, AmeriGas cannot permit employees in certain positions to use medical marijuana, even if prescribed by an authorized physician.  Similarly, applicants for such positions who are actively using medical marijuana may be denied hire on that basis.
 


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