Safety Manager- U.S. Pipe and Foundry, Union City, CA

Job Description

U.S. Pipe and Foundry is seeking a Safety Manager in the Union City, California facility.  The successful candidate will play a key role in assisting plant leadership in driving and creating a safe work environment for the facility.  


U.S. Pipe, a Quikrete company, offers a complete range of Ductile Iron Pipe, Restrained Joint Pipe, Fabrication, Gaskets, and Fittings, along with other products for the water and wastewater industries.

U.S. Pipe has been providing quality water and wastewater products since 1899, and for the past 120 years we have proudly supported local governments, municipalities, water departments, and businesses across the United States, and the world.

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Develops and implements a system to monitor, evaluate and revise both site safety programs on an annual basis with special attention to the High Risk Programs (LOTO, Hot Work, Confined Space, and Fall Protection) to ensure the safest work environment possible that is also compliant with all laws and regulations.  Facilitates plant housekeeping audits. Performs Ergonomic assessment of plants and writes plans to reduce issues found in assessments.
  • Develops appropriate processes, conducts and facilitates effective incident investigation activities and follow-up on “near-miss” events, property damage, and injuries.
  • Schedules, tracks and ensures timely implementation of all Plant-wide regulatory required safety training. Develops Safety Training Matrix. Develops and implements effective systems for safety orientation for new and transferred employees as well as contractors. Leads development and implementation of training.
  • Coordinates safety/Industrial Hygiene monitoring as required. Responsible for PPE assessments for all jobs and effective communication of requirements.  Monitor ongoing compliance.
  • Oversees the Worker’s Compensation program at plant level including reporting, reserve management, ongoing monitoring, restricted duty management and collaborate with the Occupational Nurse Manager on the medical management of claimants.
  • Maintains an effective communication process for all safety related functions including clear processes for emergency response, injury and near miss situations.
  • Leads and coordinates various safety meetings.

Skills & Requirements

A bachelor’s degree in safety or Environmental is required.  Master’s degree in safety and Environmental is a plus.  The status of a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) is preferred, but not required. 5-7 years of safety and environmental experience outlining and implementing programs regarding employee safety procedures, practices, and accident protection and prevention in a heavy manufacturing industry. At least 2-4 years’ experience being in a supervisory or managerial role as a safety professional. 

  • Proven leadership others and self-direction is required.
  • Must have good oral and written communication skills.
  • Familiar with the operating characteristics of material handling equipment, crane operation, and capabilities.  Ability to supervise others and facilitate teamwork. 
  • Detail oriented with the ability to prioritize and delegate.
  • Ability to make sound decisions under time pressure deadlines.
  • Familiar with OSHA regulations, personal protection equipment.  
  • Familiar with developing and implementing safety programs and policies. 
  • Strong knowledge of hazardous materials. 
  • Familiar with safe practices and MSDS information.
  • Familiar with a variety of industrial safety concepts, practices, and procedures.  
  • Strong knowledge of inspecting company facilities and recommending corrective actions to ensure compliance to established OSHA and EPA industry regulations. 
  • Reliable and dedicated with excellent attendance. 
  • Must have excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint software.

Bilingual is a highly preferred skill (English and Spanish)

U.S. Pipe offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Short/Long term disability.  Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Life Insurance 401(k) plan, paid vacation and holidays. The expected pay range for this position is $80,000 to $115,000 annually. This is a on-site position.