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Manatt's Inc Safety Manager in Brooklyn, Iowa

The success Manatts, Inc., enjoys today in the construction industry started 70 years ago. Back then, it was one man, one truck, and now our team of employees numbers more than 700 strong. We have dozens of ready-mix and asphalt production facilities around the state of Iowa. Our massive fleet of dump and ready-mix trucks serves thousands of job sites every year. In addition, our concrete and asphalt paving divisions, along with our various other crews, complete hundreds of projects every season.

Title: Safety Manager

Department: Risk Management

Reports To: Chief Risk Officer, Manatt’s Inc.

Position Summary:

The Safety Manager for the Risk Management department of Manatt’s Inc. is first and foremost a Values-Based Leader who lives, works and leads in alignment with their personal core values, purpose, strengths and passion to in-turn inspire those around them to do them same. Their willingness and ability to model and uphold the mission, values, and vision of the enterprise is equally as important.

The Safety Manager will design, develop, and implement product and service offerings related to safety management to an end that ensures the companies continued evolution and development into a highly engaged, high-performing values-based organization. Incumbent will formulate, implement, administer, and evaluate safety strategies to manage those risks efficiently and cost-effectively. Incumbent must remain informed of the dynamic changes that occur within the company and make the best risk mitigation method decisions based on the changes. They are responsible for building a world class Safety team that provides the highest level of service and support to the company and functioning in a collaborative and cooperative manner with all other team members.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Values-Based Leadership and Self-Development – Maintain a consistent commitment to becoming the best version of self through continuous learning, growth, and development as a Values-Based Leader, Safety Manager, and exceptional human being.

  • Team Development – Build a high-performing team through disciplined recruiting, assessment, selection, training and development, and retainage of the best talent. Execute on the annual performance review process and program to ensure the continued learning and growth of team members.

  • Execution – Leads and directs team to execute on all safety strategy and performance.

  • Reporting and Analytics – Prepare reporting and comprehensive analysis of selected weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual safety/claims information that is relevant and timely. Information to be formatted and presented in a manner that simple and understandable for division and empowerment leaders to aid in their decision making and ability to share the information with their teams. Included in this work is the forecasting, budgeting, and actual to goal performance data from the enterprise level to divisions and empowerment teams.

Essential Duties:

Safety Strategy and Performance: Must be able to enhance and support productivity of employees by administering an effective safety program to include development, implementation and management strategies that maintain profits and productivity. To develop, implement and maintain regulatory safety compliance policies, programs and training. To collect, evaluate, and maintain data concerning injury claims, worker's compensation, and other risk-related data. To investigate and analyze root causes, patterns, or trends that could result in compensatory or sentinel events. To help identify and implement corrective action where appropriate. To lead administration of the company drug-testing program. To promote safety awareness through the implementation of motivational and incentive programs. To determine corrective or preventative measures where indicated and follows up to ensure measures have been implemented. To ensure equipment is properly maintained and inspected regularly. Initiate, perform and document jobsite inspections and audits with special emphasis on hazard recognition, unsafe behaviors and correction. Initiate, coordinate and conduct safety meetings and training programs to ensure the effective communication of company policy and safety standards. Responsible for emergency preparedness at our facilities, and for deploying response teams to disasters and emergencies, both internal and external. Coordinate and participate in regulatory agency inspections and investigations to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations. Coordinate and control the development and review of job hazard analysis for each major phase of our work to ensure its safe completion. This includes assessing the need for and facilitating the training for JHA’s as may be required.

Experience, Education and Skill Requirements:

Education Level

4-year Degree or equivalent

Education Major

Bachelor’s Degree in Safety or related field strongly desired.

Work Experience

Minimum 5-7 years in a construction related safety environment with leadership experience

Required Licenses and Certifications

Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) or Certified Mine Safety Professional (CMSP) certification is preferred.

Direct Reports

Safety Specialists (2) Indirect Safety Champions (11)

Reports To

Chief Risk Officer, Manatt’s Inc.

Behavioral Requirements

Solid leadership skills, even temperament, calm under pressure

Business / Technical


Knowledge of construction industry and OSHA/MSHA/DOT/MUTCD and state/federal agencies required.

Physical and Environmental:

  • This position is a fast-paced work atmosphere where duties require problem analysis and problem resolution skills.

  • The ability to be an effective communicator through written and verbal communications.

  • Ability to coach front line supervisors in the details of the work they perform to improve safety performance

  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to teach, mentor and lead indirect peers.

  • Ability to make independent judgments to manage and facilitate company programs/policies as they relate to the safety of our work.

  • Ability to work in high production environment and respond quickly and effectively under pressure and deadlines.

  • Bi-lingual a plus.


  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Life and AD & D Insurance

  • 401K Retirement Plan

  • Short Term Disability Insurance

  • Flex Plan

  • Wellness Program

  • Paid Holidays

  • Paid Days Off

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