Safety Supervisor

Location(s) USA-LA-Norco
Job ID
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
Operations Leadership


Provides leadership and serves as a resource to the Operation Managers concerning safety, training, compliance, and environmental issues.



  • Works closely with operations manager and front line team members in implementing all relevant portions of Savage’s S7 Delivery System
  • Works with the Service Support Center and Regional Business Unit Leadership Team in the implementation of Savage’s overall Safety Strategy
  • Works with the Unit SH&E Manager to develop training materials and resources for all safety related training
  • Utilizes the S7i system to update the SH&E and Employee Training sections as needed
  • Ensures our employees are hired right, trained right, and treated right according to Savage policy
  • Supports employees in following proper safety rules and processes by completing daily Savage observations, Valero audits, and verifying completeness of JSAs
  • Works with and supports the Safety Specialists team
  • Performs and follows-up on safety inspections, safety observations, and audits at operation
  • Leads Savage team on customer safety audits
  • Works with customer(s) to understand their safety expectations and ensure a "No Worry" relationship in the safety areas
  • In the event of an occurrence, assists the Operation Manager to ensure the safety of everyone involved, identify the Root Cause(s), and makes corrections to eliminate repeat events
  • Ensures incidents are properly reported to internal and external parties
  • Heavy participation in OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) and will act as the site’s VPP representative
  • Ensures elements and sub-elements of VPP are in place at the operation
  • Attends industry networking events, workshops, training, etc. to continue developing skills and knowledge related to safety
  • Works to identify and implement industry recognized best practices
  • Participates in host sponsored contractor safety programs and will serve on the customer’s Contractor Safety Committee



  • Maintains a current knowledge of rules, regulations and compliance issues effecting the operation
  • Capable of handling multiple tasks while managing time effectively (able to plan, organize and implement around priorities)
  • Possesses an understanding of and commitment to the Savage System. Demonstrates by example the safety standards and values of Savage
  • Able to work as a team, building the Savage Safety culture at the operation
  • Understands or has been exposed to contractor safety programs, basic safety training for hazmat and chemicals, and customer safety policies
  • Communicates effectively both in front of a group or one-on-one and with all levels of management
  • Ability to work with and perform computer operations (MS Office Suite)
  • Ability to analyze situations and data and make sound decisions
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral and excellent organizational skills
  • Detail oriented and self-starter
  • Sets the standard for safety, professionalism, and performance
  • Excellent people skills – good listener and communicator
  • Responds well to high-pressure situations
  • Has “Ownership” spirit
  • Treats people fairly with dignity and respect and has impeccable integrity
  • Embraces and teaches company culture


  • Previous PSM, refinery, conveyor, and/or barge experience a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in a safety-related field is preferred
  • 3+ years working experience in industry
  • SH&E certification preferred (COSS, CHST, CSHM, CSMP, etc.)
  • Ability to achieve ASP/CSP certification


Physical Requirements

  • Willing to receive hazardous material handling training & general safety training
  • In good physical condition (able to walk one (1) to two (2) miles per shift)
  • Able to travel on occasion
  • Must be comfortable working at heights, working on barges, and able to climb ladders in excess of 200 feet



With more than 70 years’ experience in hundreds of locations across North America and internationally, Savage is a trusted partner for safely moving and managing mission-critical materials with worry-free consistency while creating value for our Customers. Savage specializes in rail, truck and marine transportation, logistics, materials handling and other industrial and environmental services. We Hire RightTrain Right and Treat Right, and strive to provide our Team Members with opportunities to do things they never dreamed possible.



Savage offers competitive benefits that include: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, a retirement plan, paid time off and opportunities for growth.


Savage is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug free workplace.


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