Health & Safety Manager

City:  Tacoma
State:  WA
Country/Region:  US

Environmental Compliance, Safety & Wellness, Meaningful Relationships, Integrity, Continual Improvement, Social Responsibility


If you are an Environmental, Health and Safety Professional, and these are your values, then this may be the role for you.  PABCO Roofing, a manufacturer of asphalt roofing products, has a rare opportunity for an EH&S Manager in Tacoma, WA.  This position will focus on environmental compliance through testing, permitting, reports, and identifying areas of opportunity for continual improvement regarding safety. Our ideal candidate is passionate about their field, enjoys solving problems with our current team members, thinking outside the box, and getting dirty alongside the rest of us! 



A few more reasons why you should join the PABCO family:


  • Great benefits package – Including Blue Cross medical and dental, vision, flex spending, health savings account, 2 weeks of vacation, 401k, profit sharing, life insurance, STD, LTD, wellness programs, employee assistance, educational assistance, scholarships for children of employees, company discounts, and opportunities for community service.


  • Rich history – PABCO® Roofing Products, a division of PABCO® Building Products, LLC, began manufacturing premium asphalt shingle in Tacoma, Washington in 1984.  PABCO® quickly earned a reputation for producing quality products and providing excellent customer service.  Our product offerings have expanded over the year, but our commitment to quality has remained and is one of our core values. 


  • A compassionate workplace – As a family-owned company, PABCO cares about its brand, its values and its people. Exceptional people, remarkable products.  




Essential Duties And Responsibilities:  may include some or all of the following:


  • Ensures environmental compliance across the plant both in the position and in conjunction with various departments of the plant, through reporting, permits, and hosting inspections from various government agencies.
  • Engages, implements, and effectively communicates with plant employees and the leadership staff best business practices as it relates to safety matters.
  • Engages the entire workforce both exempt and non-exempt to drive cultural change and accomplish safety performance targets and objectives.
  • Performs and coordinates job hazard analysis and ergonomic risk assessments and crates action plans to reduce risk.
  • Performs incident investigations with a focus on root cause, to determine corrective and preventative actions.
  • Provides effective training for all safety programs including but not limited to: forklift operation, hearing, lockout/tag out, asphalt fumes and silica exposure programs, PPE, Hazcom, hoist inspections, confined spaces, etc.
  • Manages worker compensation at the plant level, working closely with the risk management department as well as supervisors and managers.
  • Actively involved in any modified duty or return to work process.
  • Responsible for first aid responders, including coordination of annual training and emergency response drills.
  • Keeps up to date on all safety regulations. Reads, reviews and interprets safety regulations and determines if they are applicable to the plant and recommends the appropriate changes in process/policy to ensure compliance.
  • Prepares and conducts employee training and safety meetings, investigates injuries, and completes injury claim forms.
  • Reviews current practices, inspects the facility, and makes safety recommendations.
  • Determines whether current personal protective equipment is adequate for employee safety and orders safety equipment as necessary.
  • Responsible for ensuring job safety analysis documents are complete for each production position.
  • Attends training and educational seminars as appropriate to learn regulatory requirements.
  • Visibly demonstrates a personal commitment to safety, and the safety of all employees & contractors thru personal behaviors and interactions. 
  • Abides by all safety rules set forth by company and government regulatory agencies and ensures that hazardous conditions are reported and corrected.
  • All other tasks and/or responsibilities as assigned.


Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.




  • Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in a related field or equivalent experience;
  • three (3) or more years related experience and/or training in a manufacturing environment; and
  • certification in OSHA 10, First Aid, and CPR; or
  • equivalent combination of education and experience.


Communication Ability:

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, co-workers and vendors.


Math Ability:

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or verbal instructions.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills:

  • Must be able to operate a personal computer and equipment necessary to complete duties.


Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


  • Frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel.
  • Reach with hands and arms.
  • Talk and listen.
  • Stand, walk, and sit.
  • Bend at the waist.
  • Lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Regular attendance is required.


Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


  • Manufacturing Plant environment.
  • Working near moving mechanical parts.
  • Extreme heat or cold (non-weather).
  • Fumes or airborne particles.
  • Vibrations.
  • Moderate to loud noise.

Nearest Major Market: Tacoma