Safety Supervisor

Safety Supervisor

Vance & Hines, a leader in the motorcycle aftermarket industry and recognized for quality performance exhaust systems, is in search of an Safety Supervisor to become part of our Manufacturing Department.

This position is responsible for site safety leadership, the development and implementation of facility safety policies and procedures that align with governmental regulations. This position will also implement safety directives and be responsible for continuous safety performance.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily with or without accommodation. The requirements listed below are representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Key Responsibilities

• Act as chief safety strategist for the Company.
• Develop and manage the short, medium and long range strategic safety plans for the company including facilities, equipment, tooling and infrastructure.
• Support and coordinate all safety processes.
• Monitor progress of safety related projects and scheduling.
• Assist in determining safety project costs and project timelines.
• Receive, investigate and respond to safety problems and complaints, report findings and take necessary corrective actions.
• Identify best practices and lead continuous improvement initiatives to reduce work process risks, raise safety awareness and improve safe practices.
• Perform safety audits and inspect the facilities, machinery and safety equipment to identify and correct potential hazards, and to ensure safety regulation compliance.
• Investigate and report all industrial accidents, near miss accidents and occupational injuries to determine causes, install preventative measures and manage return-to-work activities.
• Provide technical advice, coaching guidance and mentoring to employees on safety initiatives and necessary changes.
• Develop and coordinate employee safety programs to determine their adequacy including the review of short and long term strategic planning and development.
• Order and maintain facility safety inventory including supplies and equipment.
• Efficiently and effectively manage time.

Position Requirements

• Ability to build trust and confidence with management and supervision.
• Thorough knowledge of applicable regulations (OSHA, ANSI, NFPA)
• Critical thinking and problem solving skills.
• Able to learn and adapt to new technologies.
• Demonstrated organizational skills, with the ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously in a timely manner in a fast-paced environment.
• Demonstrated ability with technical writing.
• Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
• Ability to communicate in an understandable, polite and professional manner
• Experience at working both independently and in a team oriented, collaborative environment.
• Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem solving capabilities
• Must have the ability to listen to and follow written and verbal instruction.
• Must have the ability to communicate effectively with Management, Team Members, Supervisors, Managers and Vendors.
• Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high pressure environment.

Education and/or Experience Requirements

• Minimum of 5-7 years of progressive field safety experience
• High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Organizational Overview

Reports to: Director of Manufacturing Engineering

Internal Relationships:
• Will interact with all company departmental management personnel

External Relationships:
• Vendors


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

• The performance of this position normally requires exposure to typical manufacturing areas where under certain conditions, use of personal protective equipment is required.
• This position is primarily an office based position, but may require field visits, driving and travel. Temperature conditions are controlled with minimal direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. May be exposed to external elements and weather.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, see, talk and hear. The employee will frequently lift and/or carry reports, records and other materials that typically weigh up to 40 pounds. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, bend, or crouch.
• Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, calculator, telephone, and other standard office equipment/tools.