The Heritage Group
  • Asphalt Materials, Inc.
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full Benefits (Health, Vision, Dental, 401k)

The newly created position, Safety and Health Professional for Asphalt Materials, Inc. will be responsible for leading the AMI safety program including development, launch and maturation of a Safety Management System.   The ideal candidate would understands safety processes and systems and can provide guidance and coaching to others to execute and implement.


 Essential Job Functions:

 Plant Safety

  • Maintains safety supplies, personal protective equipment and first-aid items.
  • Perform safety audits and inspect facilities, machinery, and safety equipment to identify and correct potential hazards and to ensure compliance with safety regulations.
  • Review all industrial accident, near-miss incident, and occupational injury investigations to determine if the root cause and corrective actions are sufficient and appropriate to eliminate reoccurrence.
  • Participate on the emergency response team and contribute to drills and exercises, and responding to an emergency event should one occur
  • Improve employee understanding of environmental risks and expectations for controlling those risks


Training and Coaching

  • Provide training, support, coaching and leadership to line management and employees so that they understand the safety and health programs and how to execute them
  • Coordinate training as required for new hires, existing employees, vendors and contractors as defined by the safety management system
  • Foster a collaborative environment with operations, contractors and other functions to meet common safety objectives
  • Proactively develop relationships with colleagues, suppliers, stakeholders and regulatory personnel
  • Supervise, mentor and guide colleagues, including updating and providing training


Risk Identification and Management

  • Identification and evaluation of risk hazards and development of measures for their control
  • Lead the development, implementation and management of EHS risk reduction/management strategies (safety and health, environmental, air, water, wetlands, waste, EPCRA programs, and emergency preparedness and response)


Regulatory Compliance and Community Relations

  • Maintain a working knowledge of federal, state and local regulations and maintain relationships with appropriate regulatory agencies
  • Remain technically current in loss prevention techniques, as well as legislative and regulatory requirements and safety and health consensus standards.
  • Ensure plant compliance with OSHA safety regulations
  • Represent the organization in safety and health interests outside of their operations within the community by active participation in professional societies and trade associations
  • Ensure contractor code compliance by managing and interacting between plant teams and contractors, when necessary


 Project Engineering Support

  • Identification and evaluation of risk hazards and development of measures for their control
  • Assists in the development of capital expenditure requests as they relate to health and safety
  • Support engineering and operations projects, including risk assessments front-end loading, compliance plan oversight and development of environmental permits and other documentations necessary



Relevant Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local safety regulations, protocols, and/or procedures and the communication skills to interact effectively with said agencies
  • Operational knowledge of computer software including, Microsoft office suite
  • Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks without losing momentum while also completing all daily tasks efficiently and effectively
  • Ability to hold themselves and others accountable to high standards
  • High commitment to the development of people and their safety leadership
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Demonstrated creative thinking and problem solving
  • Strong commitment combined with demonstrated ability to build teamwork
  • Leadership that motivates themselves and others
  • Technical safety knowledge




  • Minimum BS Degree required. BS Degree in Industrial Safety or Industrial Hygiene preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years related experience in the safety capacity in an industrial environment preferably within process manufacturing, petrochemical or chemical manufacturing processes (preferred but not required)
  • Experience in the development of safety processes and training of individuals on the processes
  • Experience and knowledge of plant processes, equipment, TPM and Six Sigma a plus
  • Ability to travel 60%+ of the time
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including additional hours and weekends as needed
  • Ability to work in extreme weather conditions and in plant environment
  • Position requires a valid driver's license and acceptable driving record
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment background, physical and dug screen
  • This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship



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