Dexter Axle

  • Health, Safety and Environmental Specialist

    Location US-OK-El Reno
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/31/2018 2:06 PM)
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  • Overview

    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 Health, Safety and Environmental Specialist in our El Reno, OK facility, located near Weatherford, OK, Kingfisher, OK, Yukon, OK, Oklahoma City, OK, and Chickasha, OK.


    Dexter has been a leading manufacturer of trailer axles, brakes and actuation, along with entrance door and venting products for over 50 years serving the utility trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty, manufactured housing, agricultural, marine, and specialty markets. Dexter is headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana employing over 2,800 people and operating 18 manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada (Indiana, Georgia, Oklahoma, California, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Utah, Ontario, and Alberta). Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service. Dexter is a wholly owned subsidiary of DexKo Global, Inc.


    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

    The HSE Specialist reports to the Human Resources Manager


    The Plant HSE Specialist provides leadership and coordination of plant activities related to the plant’s health, safety, and environmental program, including performance of the following essential duties:


    • Assists plant with managing compliance to Dexter HSE programs and policies
    • Assists with preparation of government reports and permits/certifications  
    • Assists with review of plant projects to manage HSE impacts
    • Leads safety committees and awareness programs                       
    • Participates in job hazard analysis
    • Conducts site inspections                
    • Assures and oversees proper contractor safety
    • Coordinates indoor air quality and hearing conservation surveys   
    • Assists with environmental programs                      
    • Coordinates industrial hygiene surveys                               
    • Participates in root cause incident investigations and TIPSS
    • Delivers training programs
    • Delivers hazard communication & MSDS programs                        
    • Assists with emergency response & evacuation planning               
    • Participates in and ensures effectiveness of HSE auditing program
    • Reviews contracts/RFPS for HSE conditions
    • Supports injury/illness record-keeping & reporting   
    • Assists with the collection and analysis of HSE metrics and reports


    Position requires occasional overnight travel.


    Health and safety expertise:

    • 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

    Business Experience/Educational Background: 

    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. CHMM (Certified Hazardous Materials Manager), CIH (Certified Industrial Hygienist) and CSP (Certified Safety Professional) certifications preferred.


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