National Safety Manager – Tilson

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  • National Safety Manager, Outside Plant
  • Remote – United States
  • Tilson is on a mission to build America’s information infrastructure and we are seeking individuals from across the country to join us. Recognized on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. for eleven years in a row, Tilson is a high growth team of driven professionals with a national practice.  We build high-performing teams who take on the largest and most impactful projects for our clients. 
  • Position Details: Drive a positive safety culture, building upon our outstanding safety record.  This position reports to the Director of Safety and works with staff at all levels. The primary focus is to support Tilson’s existing safety program, expanding apprenticeship programs, ensure compliance and provide safety assistance and training to Tilson’s expanding horizontal drilling and, overhead fiber self-perform operations.  Tilson will be implementing a new EHS management software program and this position will play an important role in system development and integration. This position may be remote or from any of Tilson’s 20+ national offices.
  • Responsibilities may include:
    • Plan and implement training for employees in worksite safety practices to include forklift/lull
    • Maintain First Aid / CPR / AED training coordination with offices as requested
    • Assists Director of Safety and supervisors in investigating accidents and developing measures to prevent recurrences
    • Work with Safety Director, local managers, and office supervisors to conduct PPE Hazard Assessments as they relate to the work being conducted.  Recommend appropriate PPE based on those assessments. 
    • Work with Safety Director, local managers, and Supervisors to develop/refine Task Hazard Analysis of site tasks
    • Responsible for organizing and assisting with preparation of bi-monthly company safety committee meetings
    • Assist in implementation of the Tilson Behavior Observation Program
    • Assist, plan and implement safety policies and procedures in compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations including Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Department of Transportation (DOT)
    • Responsible for ensuring overall company Tilson certification maintenance and compliance
    • Perform regular workplace and National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) inspections and assists management in inspection of workplaces to assure safe and healthful conditions for workers and subcontractors. Prepares appropriate notices for management to issue for abatement of any identified hazards
    • Stays current with Horizontal Drilling, aerial fiber installation, NATE and, other communication industry regulatory requirements
    • Stays current on the latest federal, state, and local safety, health, and workplace regulations
    • Assist with Tilson TIRAP oversight, implementation, and maintenance.
  • Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree, strongly preferred or, demonstrated 5-10 years’ experience in safety, training, or compliance
    • CHST designation a plus
    • Documented safety management training
    • Current OSHA 500 certificate and training experience in OSHA 10/30
    • Demonstrated experience in conducting field audits and accident investigations
    • Fully proficient in the MS Office suite
  • Preferred but not required: all additional safety related certifications or training/instructor certifications
    • AWP Instructor
    • Defensive Driver Trainer
    • Forklift instructor
    • Ability to develop in-house training for various topics
    • Fall Protection experience
    • NFPA70E knowledge
    • SafetyLMS Instructor
    • Respiratory program management and fit-testing
    • Office ergonomics
  • Qualifications: 
    • An excellent safety record
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Flexibility, enthusiasm, positivity, and grit
    • The capacity and patience to consistently educate, train and influence teams about safety’s direct impact on performance
    • Tilson highly values transferable skills from military experience (radioman, comm techs, field radio personnel)
    • Able to travel extensively and work in varying and harsh weather conditions
  • Valid driver’s licenseNotes:Job location preferred in the Fox Cities of Wisconsin or, Phoenix, AZ.  Travel may be 50-75% based upon location. #LI-REMOTEWe accomplish our mission with a team of experts working collaboratively on meaningful, impactful projects for our clients. Our team environment fosters intellectual curiosity, motivates employees, and cultivates talented people who work with purpose, mastery and autonomy. We strive to listen to our clients, partner with them as a team, and accept their goals as our own. 

    Tilson believes in Safety, Integrity, Accountability, Professionalism, Respect, and Composure.  To learn more about Tilson, the benefits we offer and our values, we invite you visit our website or visit our LinkedIn, Glassdoor, or Facebook pages for an inside glimpse at our culture.                   
    Successful candidates will be required to submit to criminal background check and may be subject to a drug screen.

    Tilson is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action employer.