Safety / Environmental Manager (Management & Executives)

Full Time


  Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada

Weyerhaeuser Grande Prairie is looking for a Safety/Environmental Manager that will be part of the mill leadership team with a focus to continually improve site safety and the environmental footprint. The ideal candidate will share Weyerhaeuser core values of safety, integrity, citizenship and sustainability.

Key Functions:
  • Provide full time health and safety support to the site and ensure that all practices are in compliance with corporate and regulatory agency requirements.
  • Build a positive working relationship with all mill departments, OH&S committee and regulatory agencies
  • Lead annual safety plans, provide support and track results throughout the year.
  • Provide leadership, coordination and technical expertise in the areas of health and safety and support the site in training and developmental requirements.
  • Responsible for coordinating safety audits and ensuring completion of action items.
  • Ensure accurate and timely safety reporting, investigation and follow up.
  • Visible and credible leader on the mill production floor that partners with department leaders and associates to improve site safety, including new employee onboarding & training as well as contractor selection, orientation and safety management.
  • Be a role model for safety on and off the job.
  • Owns the coordination and delivery of annual and new employee training.
  • Maintains comprehensive working knowledge of OHS regulations, codes, and standards i.e. CSA, NFPA; Building Code company policies, and procedures, acts in the capacity of site advisor.
  • Administrates company safety/environmental management systems, programs and continuous improvement objectives.
  • Manages the environmental portfolio, owns the site chemical and hazardous waste management activities; act in capacity of SDS administrator.
  • Actively identify hazards, evaluate controls and practices in the workplace by:
  • Accountable for the completion of job task inventory assessments; critical task and job safety analysis; risk ranking of activities and recommending continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Implementation of safe work practices/safe reliable methods, lockout procedures and program documents.
  • Conducting workplace observations, interacting with and engaging associates in hazard assessment, recognition and control activities.
  • Owns the site chemical and hazardous waste management activities; act in capacity of 3E administrator.
  • Owner of the site incident investigation program. Working with the site leadership team and associates to develop plans to prevent similar incidents. Implement corrective actions and monitor effectiveness
  • Initiatives the management of change; notification of change processes; enter notification to generate work orders
  • Leads the development of the unit safety plan; supports execution to achieve results.
  • Actively support the Grande Prairie Lumber Safety Committee.
  • Regularly attends team safety meetings, departmental meetings
  • Records/statistics manager, utilize and maintain data tracking systems, provide trend analysis.
  • Act as a resource with respect to contractor management
  • Acts in capacity of fire safety supervisor
  • Leads both internal and external audit activities, safety and environmental. Maintains COR certification, WCB claims management.
  • Joint disability management program administration.
  • Manages the worksite inspection program.
  • Assess worksite conditions and practices: by completing regular worksite inspections; formal and informal; maintain accurate records of worksite inspections and initiate corrective actions to mitigate risks and ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Key stakeholder in capital project support.
  • Audiometric and fit testing administrator.
  • Attend conferences, special events; coordinates recognition activities.
  • Computer skills are required; use of Microsoft Office applications as well as other software programs.
  • Performance management, staff development.
  • Actively participate in professional development opportunities as required.
  • Other administrative duties as required.
  • Prefer a Bachelor degree in Occupational Health and Safety or related field.
  • Demonstrated 3-5 years of experience working in the safety field of manufacturing.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, verbal and electronic communications skills.
  • Strong planning, organizational and time management skills.
  • Critical thinker with advanced problem-solving skills.
  • Action orientated with strong work ethic, good judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated results in achieving and sustaining business goals.
  • Preference to experience in Microsoft office suite and SharePoint.
  • Preference to ability & accreditation to provide safety training.
  • Preference to knowledge of business and financial concepts.
  • Group facilitation and training experience is a definite asset.
  • Ability to adopt to behavior consistent with Grande Prairie Lumbers safety vision and values, policy and site principles.
Career Path/Progression Implications:

The ideal candidate will have completed post-secondary education in health & safety and have obtained their CRSP designation, along with leadership skill development in the areas of people, reliability, cost and environmental.

About Wood Products:
We've been delivering quality building products and solutions to our customers for more than 100 years. From builders and dealers to specifiers and homeowners, we offer exceptional product performance and unparalleled support.
For more than a century, we’ve been building our reputation as a leader in sustainable wood products.

About Weyerhaeuser
We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We’re serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are passionate about making a difference.
We know you have a choice in your career. We want you to choose us.
Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.