Health, Safety and Environmental Manager


The PALFINGER values of People, Entrepreneurship, Respect and Learning, are more than words. We strive every day to create and support an atmosphere of collaboration, transparency, empowerment and customer focus so our greatest assets, our people, will be able to harness their passion, drive and motivations to make a big impact!

As an international group PALFINGER offers its customers around the world hydraulic lifting solutions at the interfaces of the transport chain. At the moment, PALFINGER operates business in 16 sectors: loader cranes, EPSILON timber and recycling cranes, marine cranes, davit systems, winches and offshore equipment, offshore cranes, boats, wind cranes, hooklifts, access platforms, tail lifts, passenger lifts, mobile cranes, truck bodies, railway systems, and truck mounted forklifts as well as attachments and equipment for increasing crane efficiency. As a member of the PALFINGER North America Region ( ), PALFINGER continuously pursues our vision of being the preferred provider of truck equipment throughout North and Latin America.

PALFINGER is seeking a strong Health, Safety and Environmental Manager candidate familiar corporate environmental, health, safety, and security programs to join the team and work out of our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Tiffin, Ohio. If you like contributing your talents, being rewarded for strong performance and enjoy the satisfaction of accomplishment, then we think you have found the right place to come and build a future. It is our belief that you will join a company with a strong heritage and more importantly, a strong future.


Job Summary

The Health, Safety & Environmental Manager supports Sales and Service Centers in the United States of America. The Health, Safety & Environmental Manager is primarily responsible for the consistent implementation, management and monitoring of all corporate environmental, health, safety, and security programs across multiple locations. This role requires exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills as well as the ability to lead and manage groups or individuals in relation to compliance with Health, Safety & Environmental policies and practices.

This role offers a competitive compensation package and opportunity for on-going career growth.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Implements, manages and monitors all corporate environmental, health, safety, and security programs across all assigned locations.
  • Works with the management teams and associates to instill a genuine culture of awareness and responsibility across the facilities.
  • Conducts site visits to support the preparation and implementation of site-specific procedures/requirements/programs that will ensure compliance with Palfinger’s Corporate Programs as well as federal/state/local regulations.
  • Provides support to management teams, employees, and plant committees in order to ensure a safe work environment at each location.
  • Provides monthly status reports to Regional HSE Manager regarding the initiatives of each plant’s HSE program.
  • Establishes and ensures that local management, employees, and site committees are adhering to corporate standards, actively communicating to all plant personnel regarding HSE related issues and are developing the appropriate corrective action plans.
  • Provides relevant content and subject matter expertise to support:
    • Required HSE-related training at each of the locations
    • The development of thorough and complete incident investigations
    • The prevention of incidents through site visits that includes behavioral auditing, associate communication and statistical analysis
  • Prepares weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports as required.
  • Works closely with the Human Resources Department, and, where appropriate, the Third-Party Administrators (TPA), to review and monitor workers compensation claims costs and develop plans to minimize active claims.
  • Keeps Regional Leadership informed of issues within assigned area of responsibility at all times; escalates situations as needed to reach desired resolutions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education, Experience & Critical skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university with a concentration in Safety, Risk Management or a related Technical Field required
  • At least 5 years of progressive work experience managing safety, health, and environmental functions in a manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of Federal and State Regulations pertaining to safety, health and environmental requirements within a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and professionally across all levels of the organization
  • Ability to effectively manage time, work independently, exercise sound judgment and solve problems across a diverse network of locations and resources
  • Ability to recognize areas for continuous improvement, and recommend and implement strategies for improvement.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of proprietary business information at all times
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects while maintaining quality & accuracy standards
  • Ability to utilize Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel, Word, and Outlook on an Intermediate to Advanced Level
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Regulatory Matters- Demonstrates understanding of regulatory and compliance requirements for area of responsibility.
  • Working with Ambiguity- Achieves forward progress in the face of poorly defined situations and/or unclear goals; able to work effectively with limited or partial information.
  • Accountability: Takes accountability for delivering on commitments; owns mistakes and uses them as opportunities for learning and development; openly discusses his/her actions and their consequences both good and bad.
  • Judgment & Decision-Making: Bases decisions on a systematic review of relevant facts and information; avoids making assumptions or rushing to judgment; provides clear rationale for decisions
  • Customer Orientation – Addressing internal and/or external customer needs by providing and delivering professional, helpful, high quality service and support
  • Acting with Integrity: Clearly states goals and beliefs; lets people know his/her true intentions; does what he she said they would do; follows through on commitments; Understands and follows company policies
  • Communication & Interpersonal Skills: Expresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner; tailors message to fit the interests and needs of the audience; delivers information in a manner that is interesting and compelling to the listener
  • Energy & Initiative: Takes action on his/her own without being prompted; handles problems independently; able to resolve issues without relying on extensive help from others; does more than is expected or asked; asserts one's influence over events to achieve goals


Travel Requirements

  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time; travel frequency will be based on the needs of the business

We Offer

  • Competitive compensation and performance rewards
  • Comprehensive Benefits package with flexible options
  • Opportunity for continuous learning and career growth
  • Environment of Respect, Integrity, Openness, Inclusion and Support

Carolyn Wilcox

Director, Recruiting

Tiffin, Ohio

4151 W. State Route 18, Tiffin, OH 44883
United States