Dexter Axle

Plant Health, Safety and Environmental Manager

3 weeks ago
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Dexter, the premier supplier and manufacturer of axles, doors, venting products and related components in the utility trailer, boat trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty and manufactured housing markets, has an opportunity for a Plant HSE Manager at our Atlanta, GA facility. 


Dexter is an industry leader with a highly developed distribution network and plants in the states of Indiana, Oklahoma, Georgia, California, Tennessee, Florida, and Texas and in the provinces of Ontario and Alberta in Canada.Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service. 


In 2013, Dexter expanded our product offering with the acquisition of Unique Functional Products (UFP), a leading axle manufacturer in the marine industry. In the late 2014, Dexter Axle Company also acquired AL-KO Axis. In 2015 Dexter acquired the Titan Brake and Actuator business. In September 2016, Dexter purchased Rockwell American. In December of 2016, Dexter purchased the heavy duty axle and suspension manufacturing assets of Ingersoll Axles, along with the light duty axle manufacturing assets of Standen’s from the IMT Group. In February of 2017, Dexter purchased the axle, brake and actuation business assets from Tie Down Engineering.  Dexter is well known for providing superior quality, service, and support.


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Dexter offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Dexter’s benefits package includes Health, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, FSA, HSA, and 401(k) Plan with company contributions.

Position Summary

  • Plans, directs, and implements, personally or through others, the organization safety program to ensure a safe, healthy, and accident-free work environment.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains safety programs, policies, and procedures in compliance with local, state, and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations.
  • Develops and implements programs to reduce occupational injuries and illnesses, including area assessments, injury investigations and clear, measurable goals.
  • Correcting working conditions, using knowledge of industrial processes, mechanics, chemistry, psychology, and safety standards, develops loss control programs, and devises methods to evaluate safety progresses.
  • Oversees programs to train managers and employees in work site safety practices, fire prevention, and correct handling techniques for chemicals, toxins, equipment, and other materials.
  • Reviews plant reports and analyses of industrial accident causes and hazards to health for use by company personnel and outside agencies.
  • Inspects organization facilities to detect existing or potential accident and health hazards, determines corrective or preventative measures where indicated, and follows up to ensure measures have been implemented.
  • Performs audits and leads investigations on environmental non-compliance, safety non-compliance, and root cause incidents and provides urgent response to operational issues.
  • Implements environmental solutions and drive changes in manufacturing processes/systems that lead to reduction in environmental waste streams.
  • Oversees air, water and industrial waste permit compliance and renewals.
  • Establishes, implements, and maintains all Environmental and Safety Management systems, reports performance to top management, and recommends improvements.
  • Serves as the interface between local, state, and federal regulatory agencies, corporate and any insurance carrier representatives in order to ensure plant compliance.
  • Manages plant’s environmental and OSHA regulatory reporting and record keeping requirements and assist in the management of worker’s compensation claims
  • Creates and manages budgets for HSE activities including consulting and testing, waste removal, safety equipment, safety recognition activities, etc.
  • Leads implementations and use of team implemented problem solving.
  • Represents the organization in community or industry safety groups and programs.
  • Performing other tasks, duties or special projects as directed.



Position requires a Bachelor degree in Environmental Engineering, Occupational Health and Safety, Industrial Engineering, or a comparable degree and at least 3 years of EHS experience in industry. An equivalent in combination of education and experience will be considered.


 HSE Expertise

  • Behavior based safety, preferably DuPont STOP
  • Chemical hazard communication
  • Contractor safety
  • Confined space entry
  • Electrical safety
  • Emergency response planning
  • Ergonomics
  • Fall protection
  • Hazardous energy control - Lock Out/Tag Out
  • Hearing conservation
  • Incident investigation
  • Indoor air quality/industrial hygiene
  • Injury reporting and analysis
  • Job hazard analysis and risk assessments
  • Machine guarding
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Powered industrial vehicles
  • Safety programs and awareness and OSHA compliance

Environmental expertise:

  • Solid and hazardous waste management
  • Sustainable processes/recycling
  • Wastewater and storm water management, permitting, compliance, and controls
  • Air emission management, permitting, compliance, and controls
  • Pollution prevention and resource conservation

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  •  Certified Hazardous Material Manager or equivalent preferred. 


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