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Safety Manager

Philadelphia, PA, USA Req #489
Wednesday, August 30, 2023
About Us:

EMR is one of the world’s leading metal recycling companies with a history spanning decades. At EMR, our employees are the heart and soul of our organization. We are committed to creating a workplace that prioritizes the well-being and safety of everyone. Our company provides a supportive and inclusive community where everyone's ideas and contributions are valued. We believe in teamwork and collaboration. 


Our mission is to provide our customers with efficient and reliable metal recycling services while minimizing the environmental impact of our operations. EMR recycles ten million tons of material annually, everything from beverage cans to aircraft carriers.  We work with a wide variety of metals including copper, aluminum, brass, and stainless steel and can recycle it into more than 200 different types of new sustainable raw materials.  


EMR offers our team a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plans with company match, wellbeing benefits, employee assistance program and more. Join us and be a part of a team that puts people first!

Position Summary:

The Safety Manager is responsible for creating, implementing, and updating all safety, health and environmental plans, procedures and training that directly affect a facility of up to 150 personnel. Must ensure safety compliance with all local, state, federal requirements. The position will report directly to the Vice President of SHEQ with a close working relationship to the Vice President of MAS. The position directly supervises one to two Safety Managers.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Create, update and implement safety programs and procedures for the facility which ensures compliance with all local, state, federal, requirements.
  • Create and implement a comprehensive facility safety education and training program designed to protect the safety of personnel in various working environments.
  • Maintain safety reporting systems, and ensure compliance with the latest governmental, industry and corporate safety initiatives.
  • Coordinate with all corporate, local, state, federal, safety-related entities to ensure timely updates to policies and procedures. Investigate all safety-related mishaps in a timely manner and appropriately report in compliance with all corporate, local, state, and federal requirements.
  • Conduct and oversee facility safety, health and environmental audits, creating documentation/reports, and publish findings and recommendations in a timely manner.
  • Manage storm water discharge permit applications and storm water pollution prevention plans as well as maintain SPCC and Federal, State, and Local Response Plans.
  • Responsible for supervision of one to two SHEQ Managers
  • Maintain and promote professional business relationships with all MAS clients.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Strong communication skills. Must be able to comfortably speak in front of large and small audiences during safety education and facility inspections.
  • Ability to deal effectively with people and resolve conflicts and problems.
  • Ability to identify possible root causes of problems and develop and implement corrective actions for resolution of problems.
  • Ability to make decisions and/or take action based on logical assumptions derived from factual information gathered.
  • Self-motivated with ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Successful completion of background check and post-offer and random drug screens.
  • Ability to speak and understand English (Spanish speaking is a plus).
  • Ability to work with others, and take direction from supervisor(s), focused attention on details, and follow work rules.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred
  • 5-10 years’ experience in safety, health and environmental management field required
  • Experience with direct employee supervision
  • Experience in development and implementation of safety, health and environmental programs and systems
  • Current OSHA 500 certification preferred
  • Current First Aid, CPR, and AED certifications preferred
  • Demonstrated safety industry leadership
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint
  • Working knowledge of Federal, State, and Local/City occupational safety, health, waste, storm water, air, and wastewater regulations.
  • Technical experience in evaluating multi-media environmental regulations and developing company-specific procedures and guidelines that meet the intent of those regulations.



EMR USA Metal Recycling provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Other details

  • Job Family US Administration
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Philadelphia, PA, USA