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Field Safety Manager - Lead (EAST)

Location: 

King Of Prussia, PA, US

Company:  AmeriGas Propane, Inc.
Remote Options: 

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.

 

The Field Safety Manager (FSM) – Lead is responsible for the FSM team’s execution in a division while also maintaining FSM responsibilities for a primary region. For example, the Lead will be active in the FSM role at a Region level, and partner with the Division Vice President (DVP) for consistent safety performance and direction at the Division Leve (i.e. Region 2 FSM, East Division Lead). The FSM Lead will oversee the performance of the Divisional FSM Team. This will include coaching, mentoring, and directing the FSM team’s roles and responsibilities. 

Approximately 80% of time spent on FSM tasks and 20% spent on the Lead tasks. The position reports directly to the Division Safety Director (DSD) with a dotted line reporting relationship to the respective Region Director and Division Vice President. Considerable travel required – 80% - 90%.    

 

Lead Duties and Responsibilities:

 

•    Partner with Operation Directors and DVP across all aspects of safety – co-own Region and Division safety performance
•    Manage a team of Field Safety Managers to ensure safety dashboard management and execution with Safety Department roles and responsibilities.
•    Identify and detect improvements based on Divisional Safety Metrics utilizing the compliance dashboard, Safety Metrics, and Driver Coaching trends. 
•    Identify and lead special projects as required by the Division Safety Director, DVP, or Corporate Safety Staff.

 

FSM Duties and Responsibilities:

 

•    Partner with site Safety Champions
•    Visible in all areas in the regions throughout the Fiscal Year 
•    Provide company and industry safety training. Other safety & training related duties as they arise (include employee training as necessary).
•    Provide safety training and indoctrination of all new area managers and promotions within their respective area.   
•    Perform formal certification for employees in cylinder re-qualification & other company & industry training programs including, PHMSA / OPS – operator qualification training. 
•    Make use of lessons learned from incidents and audits and share them with the Division Safety Director and Region Safety Committees in order to develop Regional safety alerts for the purpose of reducing incidents and injuries.  
•    Perform safety audits at district facilities, offices, satellites, vehicles, dispensers, OPS sites and customer installations.
•    Follow up on audit corrective action items to ensure remedies are being completed within the established timeline.  
•    Perform incident response & investigation as required.
•    Foster continual development of the Region Safety Committee. Advise and counsel as necessary. 
•    Work with Managers to Audit OPS sites and ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.  Assist with responses to OPS questions from Agencies.
•    Assist Managers with their responsibility to be in compliance with local, state, and federal codes and regulations and company policies and procedures.
•    Proactively coach associates in the various facets of safety performance and leads by example. 
•    Regularly reinforces safety messages by conducting behavioral safety observations, safety briefings and tailgate meetings, and facility safety walk-throughs to provide a strong visible presence in driving safety at the Area level.
•    Shepard and develop a Team of Safety Champions within the Region.   
•    Actively participates on regularly scheduled conference calls or meetings with Safety Champions to promote involvement, engagement, and consistency to help insure a safe work environment.   

 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

 

•    Working knowledge of NFPA 54 & 58, or related codes
•    Excellent leadership skills
•    Knowledge of propane, or related, systems including bulk plants, installations, regulators, piping systems, dispensers, vaporizers & compliance standards
•    Aptitude for computer systems, including experience in Microsoft Windows applications.
•    Aptitude and enthusiasm for teaching others and ability to speak on safety topics in a group setting. 
•    Ability to work both independently and within a team environment. 
•    Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail.
•    Ability to adapt to a changing environment and shifting priorities. 
•    Ability to influence others and take the necessary actions to achieve the desired results.
•    Demonstrated ability to make good decisions and has sound judgment. 

 

Education and Experience Required:

 

•    Propane, industrial gas, or related chemical industry work experience preferred
•    Associates Degree in Safety or related discipline; or a minimum of 10 years of experience within the propane or oil and gas industry
•    P.E.R.C. - Certified Employee Training Program
•    Other industry or related training desirable.  
•    5-10 years of experience managing a team of direct reports
 

 

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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