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Vice President, Safety & Compliance

Job Description

Airgas USA, LLC is hiring a
Vice President, Safety & Compliance in Elk Grove Village, IL

 
The Vice President, Safety & Compliance is responsible for developing, implementing, and/or managing safety programs, claims management, and compliance with government regulatory agencies and corporate operating procedures.  Reports directly to the Regional President of the Midwest region.


Airgas USA, LLC, an Air Liquide company, is the nation’s leading single-source supplier of gases, welding, and safety products.  Known locally nationwide, our distribution network serves more than one million customers of all sizes with a broad offering of top-quality products and unmatched expertise.  Visit us at Airgas.com!


Your key responsibilities are:

 
  • Champions and promotes a strong safety and compliance culture implementing programs to ensure associate safety and company regulatory compliance.
  • Designs, directs, and conducts training and audits on Airgas Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) including the Safety Manual, Medical Gas Manual, Transportation Manual, Food Gas Manual, Board of Pharmacy Manual, Industrial Gas Manual, Crisis Management Manual, Bulletins Manual, PSM/RMP Manuals and other Airgas Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as they are disseminated.
  • Represents Airgas on regional regulatory issues and audits/inspections by government entities.
  • Provides leadership and guidance on Airgas’s Incident Review Committee.
  • Provides analysis of significant risk data to management by evaluating the effectiveness of initiatives through safety assessments and compiling and interpreting data to identify gaps. Develops and implements action plans as necessary to mitigate risks.
  • Work with the Training department to develop innovative, impactful and meaningful safety training programs
  • Conducts accident investigations and partners with insurance carriers to manage claims.
  • Partners with Senior Management on all potential acquisitions from the perspective of Safety & Compliance issues prior to the acquisition, all the way through integration.
  • Work closely with Human Resources on all EHS and Risk Management issues.
  • Initiates activities designed to empower location managers and employees to lead safety efforts within the organization.
  • Participates in a leadership capacity on the AERO (the Airgas Emergency Response Operations) Team.
  • Leads offsite customer safety training.
  • Leads team of at least four Safety & Compliance Professionals within the Midwest Region
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each job duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Required Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • In lieu of degree requirement, may accept an equivalent level of education and experience.
 
Required Minimum Length & Type of Experience:
  • A minimum of 8 years of related safety experience within a production and distribution environment.
 
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Must have excellent organizational, written and oral communication, listening and presentation skills including the ability to effectively present and discuss technical information and respond to questions from employees, government agency representatives, and customers.
 
  • Computer literate with Intermediate knowledge of MS Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form.
  • Ability to define and solve problems dealing with a variety of both abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply basic algebra and geometry.
  • Reliable transportation, current driver’s license, minimum liability insurance as required by state of vehicle registration.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The characteristics listed below are representative of the physical demands required by an individual to successfully perform the essential duties of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • Employee will regularly be required to remain stationary for extended periods of time.
  • Employee will regularly be required to transverse through office and/or manufacturing locations.
  • Employee will frequently be required to actively listen and exchange information.
  • Employee will be required to observe and assess information.
  • Requires use of computer, telephone and operation of a motor vehicle.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The characteristics listed below are representative of the work environment typically encountered by an individual while performing the essential duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • Frequent regional travel (up to 70% of work time).
  • May require overnight travel.
  • Reliable transportation, current driver’s license, minimum liability insurance as required by state of vehicle registration.
  • Job requires visitation of to various Airgas and customer sites, which have varying environments/conditions, layouts, and accessibility.
 
NOTE:  The above stated duties are intended to outline those functions typically performed by individuals assigned to this classification.  This description of duties is not intended to be all-inclusive or to limit the discretionary authority of supervisors to assign other tasks of similar nature or level of responsibility nor does it imply an employment agreement.

 
Airgas offers a full benefits package that includes:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance, Vacation, Sick, Paid Holidays, 401(k) Retirement Plan with company match, Tuition Reimbursement and much more...!

 
EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability


Job Snapshot

Location US-IL-Elk Grove Village
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Other
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Company Overview

Airgas

Airgas, an Air Liquide company, through its subsidiaries, is one of the nation's leading suppliers of industrial, medical and specialty gases, and hardgoods, such as welding equipment and related products. Airgas is a leading U.S. producer of atmospheric gases with 16 air separation plants, a leading producer of carbon dioxide, dry ice, and nitrous oxide, one of the largest U.S. suppliers of safety products, and a leading U.S. supplier of refrigerants, ammonia products, and process chemicals. Learn More

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US-IL-Elk Grove Village
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Airgas
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Job Description

Airgas USA, LLC is hiring a
Vice President, Safety & Compliance in Elk Grove Village, IL

 
The Vice President, Safety & Compliance is responsible for developing, implementing, and/or managing safety programs, claims management, and compliance with government regulatory agencies and corporate operating procedures.  Reports directly to the Regional President of the Midwest region.


Airgas USA, LLC, an Air Liquide company, is the nation’s leading single-source supplier of gases, welding, and safety products.  Known locally nationwide, our distribution network serves more than one million customers of all sizes with a broad offering of top-quality products and unmatched expertise.  Visit us at Airgas.com!


Your key responsibilities are:

 
  • Champions and promotes a strong safety and compliance culture implementing programs to ensure associate safety and company regulatory compliance.
  • Designs, directs, and conducts training and audits on Airgas Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) including the Safety Manual, Medical Gas Manual, Transportation Manual, Food Gas Manual, Board of Pharmacy Manual, Industrial Gas Manual, Crisis Management Manual, Bulletins Manual, PSM/RMP Manuals and other Airgas Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as they are disseminated.
  • Represents Airgas on regional regulatory issues and audits/inspections by government entities.
  • Provides leadership and guidance on Airgas’s Incident Review Committee.
  • Provides analysis of significant risk data to management by evaluating the effectiveness of initiatives through safety assessments and compiling and interpreting data to identify gaps. Develops and implements action plans as necessary to mitigate risks.
  • Work with the Training department to develop innovative, impactful and meaningful safety training programs
  • Conducts accident investigations and partners with insurance carriers to manage claims.
  • Partners with Senior Management on all potential acquisitions from the perspective of Safety & Compliance issues prior to the acquisition, all the way through integration.
  • Work closely with Human Resources on all EHS and Risk Management issues.
  • Initiates activities designed to empower location managers and employees to lead safety efforts within the organization.
  • Participates in a leadership capacity on the AERO (the Airgas Emergency Response Operations) Team.
  • Leads offsite customer safety training.
  • Leads team of at least four Safety & Compliance Professionals within the Midwest Region
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each job duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Required Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • In lieu of degree requirement, may accept an equivalent level of education and experience.
 
Required Minimum Length & Type of Experience:
  • A minimum of 8 years of related safety experience within a production and distribution environment.
 
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Must have excellent organizational, written and oral communication, listening and presentation skills including the ability to effectively present and discuss technical information and respond to questions from employees, government agency representatives, and customers.
 
  • Computer literate with Intermediate knowledge of MS Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form.
  • Ability to define and solve problems dealing with a variety of both abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply basic algebra and geometry.
  • Reliable transportation, current driver’s license, minimum liability insurance as required by state of vehicle registration.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The characteristics listed below are representative of the physical demands required by an individual to successfully perform the essential duties of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • Employee will regularly be required to remain stationary for extended periods of time.
  • Employee will regularly be required to transverse through office and/or manufacturing locations.
  • Employee will frequently be required to actively listen and exchange information.
  • Employee will be required to observe and assess information.
  • Requires use of computer, telephone and operation of a motor vehicle.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The characteristics listed below are representative of the work environment typically encountered by an individual while performing the essential duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • Frequent regional travel (up to 70% of work time).
  • May require overnight travel.
  • Reliable transportation, current driver’s license, minimum liability insurance as required by state of vehicle registration.
  • Job requires visitation of to various Airgas and customer sites, which have varying environments/conditions, layouts, and accessibility.
 
NOTE:  The above stated duties are intended to outline those functions typically performed by individuals assigned to this classification.  This description of duties is not intended to be all-inclusive or to limit the discretionary authority of supervisors to assign other tasks of similar nature or level of responsibility nor does it imply an employment agreement.

 
Airgas offers a full benefits package that includes:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance, Vacation, Sick, Paid Holidays, 401(k) Retirement Plan with company match, Tuition Reimbursement and much more...!

 
EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability


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