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Health, Safety, and Ergonomics Manager

Job Number:  47105
Group:  Magna Exteriors
Division:  Decostar Georgia
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 47105 
Group: Magna Exteriors  
Division: Decostar Georgia 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 


Group Description

The Magna Exteriors portfolio of products includes access systems such as liftgates, exterior trim, modular systems, front-end modules including fascia, active aerodynamic systems and other lightweight structural components for automotive, commercial truck and other industrial markets.

Recognized globally as an innovator in all aspects of vehicle exteriors, Magna provides everything needed, from materials development and design through manufacturing and assembly, to help automakers create sleek, state-of-the-art vehicles across the world.


Role Summary

This position reports directly to the Sr. HR Manager and is responsible for the general and specific job duties of Decostar as described below.

Key Responsibilities

  • To exhibit an objective, fair and professional attitude that exemplifies the principles outlined in The MAGNA Employee’s Charter to maintain a positive and productive workplace.
  • To exhibit a fair and consistent management approach that follows the principles outlined in The MAGNA Employee’s Charter to ensure a satisfied and productive employee workplace.
  • To exhibit teamwork skills and actively participate in team activities in a positive working environment.
  • To demonstrate problem-solving skills in a work environment that is striving for continuous improvement.
  • To identify growth and developmental opportunities and on-going training needs of personnel that will provide for an overall positive working environment.
  • To persuade and support the following of Company policies and business objectives in the daily management of the operations of the Company.
  • To meet and maintain all customer quality standards as well as the standards of Decostar. 

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • To lead, direct and follow Company health and safety objectives that provide for a safe and healthful workplace for all Decostar employees.
  • Exemplify the Charter principle for a safe and healthful workplace. 
  • Demonstrate awareness for the safety of others in the work environment. 
  • Integrate safety into all element of the organization. 
  • Make every effort to eliminate hazardous conditions and practices. 
  • Inspect examination of workplace condition to ensure they conform to applicable standards. 
  • Demonstrates commitment and support personnel to reducing the impacts of its operation on the environment.
  • Manage health, and safety activities through strong leadership, communication, motivation and direction of safety team.
  • Guide the development and implementation of the Health and Safety policies and programs.
  • Investigate and maintain records for all work related injuries and/or illnesses, provide statistical analysis, and assist department management in the development of effective health and safety counter-measures to continuously improve safety objective.
  • Oversee the Worker’s Compensation Program and implement an effective plan for minimizing and reducing worker injuries and associated costs in relationship to measurable data from State of Georgia and South Carolina sources.
  • Ensure legislative compliance with OSHA, ANSI, ADA, Fire Codes, and serve as a liaison with area OSHA representatives.
  • Serve on the Joint Health and Safety Committee and help to coordinate activities, recommendations, and accountability of issues identified by the JHSC.
  • Conduct routine workplace safety inspections and establish measurable standards from which further recommendations (continuous improvement) can be made, with effective follow-up.
  • Coordinate emergency evacuation procedures, training, and practice drills. 
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • Understand and maintain your responsibility for health and safety in the workplace.
  • Follow all safety guidelines and usage of all Personal Protective 
  • Have knowledge of your responsibility regarding health and safety in the workplace and be able to communicate the existence of any potential or actual danger to the employee including setting and maintaining clear, written goals.
  • Understand the employee’s rights under the OSHA Act and do not allow for discrimination against any employee exercising their rights. 
  • Cooperate with OSHA/State OSHA inspectors. 
  • Always use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment to set good workplace standards and ensure all employees maintain those standards.
  • Know and maintain the safety rules for Decostar Industries.
  • Have knowledge of general workplace health and safety in regards to the general public and visitors to Decostar.
  • Do not use, operate or make changes to any equipment or machinery that may endanger any persons, including yourself. Ensure Management of Change process are followed.
  • Report any unsafe conditions immediately, including injuries, accidents, illnesses, and property damage.
  • Make sure you and any other employees are trained on any machinery or equipment that you/they are to use.

Education/Skills/Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene or related field of study. 
  • Master’s degree, preferred
  • Advanced Safety Training Certificates, preferred
  • Demonstrated strength with analytical/problem solving, interpersonal, team building, oral and written communication, and organizational skills.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to multi-task on key projects.
  • Must have working knowledge of Industrial Ergonomics.
  • Must have strong computer skills in a Windows platform, with strong knowledge of Excel.
  • Minimum five years’ experience successfully leading Health and Safety programs, preferably in Manufacturing, Injection Molding and Painting facilities.
  • Must have experience with ISO45001 and demonstrated strength in implementing management successful systems.
  • Must have positive and powerful leadership orientation. 

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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