Martin Marietta

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Safety Manager I

Safety Manager I

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Cement Division

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Recently debuting at #57 on Fortune magazine’s list of the 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in the world, Martin Marietta, a member of the S&P 500 Index, employs more than 8,500 employees at operations spanning 26 states, Canada and the Bahamas. A leading supplier of aggregates and heavy building materials, dedicated teams at Martin Marietta supply the resources for the roads, sidewalks and foundations on which we live.


At Martin Marietta, we are always looking for the best and the brightest, for people who have the potential to be the Company's future leaders. We are building on our foundation of success by selecting the finest people and helping them realize their potential. When you decide to build your career at Martin Marietta, you'll know what it's like to be respected, challenged and rewarded.




This position will provide demonstrated personal leadership, counsel, and technical/administrative support necessary to achieve Cement safety objectives. Our safety manager and our safety program should be described by anyone involved with it, by adjectives like passionate, participative, innovative, dynamic, caring, empowering, thorough, responsive, and proactive. This position spends approximately 60% of the time in the field and 40% in the office or training. The incumbent is most influential in the plant and not in the office. Responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable safety regulations (both MSHA and Martin Marietta policies) at the Midlothian Cement Plant.

Reports to Sr. HR Manager with a secondary reporting relationship to the Plant Manager.




  • Personally Ensure all Part 46 or 48 Miner Training is completed as required by MSHA regulations and appropriately documented. Records to be maintained as required by MM policy and MSHA
  • Insure all area inspections are done, documented and available for review by MSHA consistent with the MSHA guidelines.
  • Insure all ATF applications and changes are done in a timely manner that is consistent with the internal audit standards of Martin Marietta policy, insure records of employee possessor changes are maintained.
  • Personally maintain a high level of knowledge of regulations and administrative functions of regulatory agencies. MSHA, NFPA, ATF.
  • Be a personal resource who provides consultation and assistance in problem solving for managers and safety committees by being actively and directly involved.
  • Review corporate safety guidelines and policies and adjust as required with local management approval, make any changes necessary to fit the policy to the specific mine site and cement manufacturing operation distribute programs and transfer knowledge to operations management, safety committees and empowered employees.
  • Perform audits areas within the plant to insure compliance in actual practice in the field, adequate safety administration and record keeping/documentation in the office. Provide feedback and assistance in correcting any out of compliance issues.
  • Set up an inspection schedule and standard work practices consistent with Lean/Continuous Improvement techniques that focus on auditing of the workplace, our 5S practices and results in a regular inspection program of all areas in the facility regarding safety hazards.
  • Personally accompany MSHA inspectors and auditors. Equally as important the safety manager will ensure all employees eventually have an opportunity to participate with MSHA inspections and or audits of other Martin Marietta facilities
  • Personally participate in and coordinate MSHA citation conferencing and review process all the way through litigation if required with direct involvement of counsel.
  • Actively participate in the preparation of safe job instructions for all jobs and insure they are maintained and updated.
  • Analyze available safety metrics, create new safety metrics as required, identify problem areas and design and recommend solutions to problems. Actively engage management and most importantly the employees in the development of solutions to issues highlighted by the metrics analysis
  • Present monthly, the analysis of the safety metrics
  • By personal demonstration and teaching, the safety manager will educate all employees in the techniques required to perform effective safety inspections, effective and meaningful program audits, detailed accident investigations we can learn from
  • Design needed training programs, distribute and insure that they are utilized in the cement plant :
  • Workers Compensation Education


  • Insure the required MSHA annual training is done (including CPR, First Aid, etc.)
  • Conduct an annual Audit of the emergency response system by review of documents for accuracy and conducting one drill per year. Provide correction as appropriate.
  • Follow-up regarding injured workers and provide assistance and counsel to injured employees and managers.
  • Lead RCA process and meetings for near misses and reportable accidents but focus on training others in these events in the RCA techniques to develop this skill throughout the plant.
  • Coordinate and participate in the W/C claims review process. (ex: Texas – BRC, CCH, etc.)
  • Provide counsel and training to managers and employees regarding worker’s compensation law and procedures.
  • Audit accident reports performed by safety committees and managers and provide constructive feedback.
    • Promote Safety in the plant every single day using the following
      • Field Time: You will spend at least 20 hours a week in the plant (4 hours per day). Time can be spent as follows:
      • Spot Inspections Off hours: You will make spot inspections 2 times per month in off hours where off hours are those that are NOT between the hours of 0600 and 1700 mon-Fri.
  • During those spot inspections you will have a meaningful conversation with hourly personnel, discuss the safety suspects of their job with them in the field. These are inspections that do Not take place in the office



    • PWO: Five times a week you will have a meaningful discussion with persons about safety, their concerns and record it for the purposes of MIP
  • Assign new hires to a safety mentor, which can be yourself or another qualified volunteer.
  • Safety audits: at least one a quarter of a portion of the plant.
  • Utilize your safety cohorts within MM and not just in Cement to help come up with innovative ideas and best practices.
  • Attend and participate in safety award presentations, luncheons and dinners occasionally and only when participation in these types of events DO not interfere with your primary job responsibilities.
  • Schedule, medical monitoring programs such as annual audiometric and blood pressure and maintain records.
  • Perform safety due diligence and follow-up on abatement of issues and hazards. Consider worker’s compensation history and costs, accident history, safety hazards and safety culture, etc.
  • Assist management in the research and authorization of appropriate personal protective equipment- engage the employees in this effort. Identify and authorize appropriate sources.
  • Coordinate resolution liability claims and law suits.
  • Act as MSHA expert


  • Degree in safety related discipline preferred but not required.
  • CSP (Certified Safety Professional) preferred but not required.
  • A good foundation in behavior based safety programs, self-directed work teams and empowerment.
  • Thorough knowledge Workers Compensation regulations and procedures in Texas preferred.
  • MSHA regulations and administrative procedures required Industrial hygiene experience desirable but not required as a prerequisite.
  • Industrial ergonomics experience is desirable but not required.
  • Industrial confined space and Industrial hot work permitting experience is required.
  • Ability to write programs to satisfy federal and state regulations, both corporate level and site specific.
  • Ability to develop safety training programs, visual aids and training guides.
  • Ability to conduct training in an effective, participative manner aimed at educating adults. Demonstrated experience in this area is a prerequisite. Good verbal communication skills are a must
  • Computer skills, i.e., PowerPoint, Excel, Word proficiency.
  • Ability to relate to employees and managers at all levels of the organization and form relationships with all employees.
  • Absolutely must be able to spend time in the field on job sites in those areas our employees work. This requires an ability to climb steps and ladders, kneel, crouch, and work at heights and in confined spaces.


  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Health Care Reimbursement Account
  • Dependent Care Reimbursement Account
  • Wellness Programs
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Paid Holidays and Vacation
  • 401(k) with Company matching
  • Pension
  • Salary Continuation – Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability Options
  • Employee Life Insurance
  • Spouse & Dependent Life Insurance
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • Direct Deposit Payroll
  • Educational/Tuition Assistance Plan
  • College Scholarship Program – for dependent children
  • Matching Gift Program
  • New Auto Purchase Discount Plans

We are an equal opportunity employer.
Qualified minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.