Dexter Axle

  • Safety / SME Coordinator

    Location US-FL-Plant City
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/29/2018 7:43 PM)
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  • Overview

    Rockwell American, a Dexter company, 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 Safety / SME Coordinator at our Plant City, FL facility - conveniently located in the Tampa, FL area.   

    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. 


    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.


    For more information about our company, access Dexter's web site at


    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

    Reporting to the Plant General Manager, the Safety / SME Coordinator will be responsible for Safety & DOS Implementation. 

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Advise on provisions to minimize safety risks
    • Develop and enforce OSHA policies (e.g. accident reporting process)
    • Direct accident investigation procedures
    • Keep records of safety-related incidents and propose corrective actions
    • Organize and conduct OSHA training plans
    • Collaborate with managers to monitor compliance and identify safety issues
    • Intervene in unsafe activities or operations
    • Liaison with and report to official regulatory bodies on OSHA matters
    • Implement (DOS) Dexter Operating System
    • Facilitating Kaizen Events
    • Performs other tasks or duties as assigned.


    Requires Associate’s Degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; and 2 to 5 years specific experience in a manufacturing environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

    • Proven experience as safety coordinator or similar
    • In-depth knowledge of OSHA guidelines and practices
    • Experience in reporting and developing policies
    • Experience in implementing OSHA training programs
    • Proficient in MS Office, Excel
    • Excellent communication and advisory skills
    • Diligent with an analytical mind
    • Experienced in a Manufacturing Environment
    • Excellent Organization Skills
    • Lean Manufacturing Experience 
    • Background in Project Management and 5S
    • Able to travel


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