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Manatt's Inc Safety Specialist in Brooklyn, Iowa

Responsible for promoting and maintaining a safety-oriented environment through being an instrumental team member that adds value by identifying areas for improvement and continued growth of our values-based safety culture. Will be an internal ambassador, instilling appropriate attitude, values, and vision in alignment with company direction.



Set the example, communicate and demonstrate our core values - Family, Excellence and Human Potential, as well as our purpose, vision and mission.

Proactively communicate and promote safety and its various components to employees.

Stresses the importance of safety in all aspects of employee's job duties with emphasis on operating commercial motor vehicles, proper lifting, handling of chutes, jobsite hazards, and other job specific tasks.

Serve as resource for safety issues or concerns for all team members.

Informal involvement in Train the Trainer program.

Serve as a positive representative of Manatts’ ownership and leadership to promote safety and teamwork approach to getting the job done safer and better than anyone else.

Safety Inspections

Visit and inspect all ready-mix plant sites for environmental, equipment and practices to ensure OSHA/MSHA/DOT/DNR compliance. Visit and inspect crews at various job sites, serving as a resource to them. Report any concerns with Safety Director and managers.

Assist in developing a plan/remedying concerns and following up on action plans as necessary.

Document and verify all safety walk-through assessments are completed and provide coaching for continuous improvement at the plants and worksites.

Inspect appropriate safety equipment and protective wear, distribute new PPE if required.

Document and track all safety violations, unsafe conditions, etc.

Assist with OSHA reporting.

Perform final check rides for new hires as a part of completion of training to allow drivers to haul on their own.


Assist with accident/incident investigations and reviews, advocates for safety and accountability as well as execute various training programs.

Work with Safety Director to analyze incident and accident reports to determine need for additional training.

Confer with Safety Director concerning problems such as incident rates, abuse of equipment, safety violations, and recommend measures to improve safety record.


Co-facilitate with Safety Director the annual training for Managers and Drivers.

Engage in preventative safety activities (leading indicators); training and communication; inspections/audits; incident investigation and management.

Perform check rides to ensure proper operation of truck, driver customer service skills, and that trucks meets cleanliness and safety standards.

Work with safety team members to develop solutions to prevent incidents from reoccurring and communicates ideas throughout Company.

Develop and conduct Tool Box Talks on topics or concerns relevant to operations and safety.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and guidance

  • Ability to lead, coach, and mentor

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills

  • Effective organization and planning skills

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Operational knowledge of construction safety, OSHA/MSHA/DOT and other applicable standards, regulations, laws, and procedures.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills

Ability to use standard office software programs, including Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Current Class A CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) with airbrake endorsement and or the ability to obtain within 6 months, IDOT (Iowa Department of Transportation) Physical.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts; outside weather conditions and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places and fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


  • 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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