Plant HSE Manager (Health, Safety, & Environmental)

Dexter Axle
Fremont, IN 46737
United States
Job Description

Plant HSE Manager (Health, Safety, & Environmental)



Posted Date

4 months ago(8/24/2023 9:09 AM)

Job ID


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Dexter, a premier manufacturer and distributor of axles, suspension, brakes, doors, venting products, trailer parts and accessories, and towing components serving the commercial trailer, RV, heavy-duty, marine, agriculture, and manufactured housing markets, has an opportunity for Plant HSE Manager (Health, Safety and Environmental)  at our manufacturing facility located in Fremont, Indiana.


Position Summary


The Plant HSE Manager provides leadership and coordination of activities related to the company’s health, safety, and environmental program, including performance of the following essential duties:


  • Developing and maintaining a variety of safety and environmental programs, policies and procedures that will ensure all associates are in compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations, including OSHA and EPA standards.
  • Developing and implementing a program to reduce occupational injuries and illnesses, including area assessments, injury investigations and clear, measurable goals.
  • Correcting working conditions, using knowledge of industrial processes, mechanics, chemistry, psychology, and safety standards, develops loss control programs, and devises methods to evaluate safety progresses.
  • Assessing share, and leverage HSE best practices across sites.
  • Establishing, implementing, and maintaining all Environmental and Safety Management systems in accordance with ISO 14001/ISO 18001, reporting to top management on performance, and recommend improvements.
  • Serving as the interface between local, state, and federal regulatory agencies, corporate and any insurance carrier representatives in order to ensure plant compliance.
  • Managing plant’s environmental and OSHA regulatory reporting and record keeping requirements.
  • Creating and managing budgets for HSE activities including consulting and testing, waste removal, safety equipment, safety recognition activities, etc.
  • Leading investigations on environmental non-compliance, safety non-compliance, and root cause incidents and provide urgent response to operational issues.
  • Leading implementations and use of team implemented problem solving.
  • Conducting site audits and evaluate plant’s compliance with environmental regulations and identify areas of improvements.
  • Implementing environmental solutions and drive changes in manufacturing processes/systems that lead to reduction in environmental waste streams.
  • Managing worker’s compensation claims.
  • Leading safety, HSE, and awareness program trainings.
  • Performing other tasks, duties or special projects as directed.


Health and Safety expertise:

  • Behavior based safety, preferably DuPont STOP
  • Chemical hazard communication
  • Contractor safety
  • Confined space entry
  • Electrical safety
  • Emergency response planning
  • Ergonomics
  • Fall protection
  • Hazardous energy control - Lock Out/Tag Out
  • Hearing conservation
  • Incident investigation
  • Indoor air quality/industrial hygiene
  • Injury reporting and analysis
  • Job hazard analysis and risk assessments
  • Machine guarding
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Powered industrial vehicles
  • Safety programs and awareness and OSHA compliance

 Environmental expertise:

  • Sustainable processes/recycling
  • Solid and hazardous waste management
  • Wastewater and storm water management, permitting, compliance, and controls
  • Air emission management, permitting, compliance, and controls
  • Pollution prevention and resource conservation




  • An equivalent in combination of education and experience will be considered


Dexter Axle Company ("Company") is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for positions without discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.


Dexter, headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana, employs over 3,800 people in the U.S. and Canada, operates 20 manufacturing facilities, and distributes trailer parts and accessories through over 30 company-owned distribution locations. Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service. Dexter is a wholly owned subsidiary of DexKo Global, Inc.


Founded in 1960 by Leonard Dexter, Dexter is recognized as a progressive industry leader providing quality products manufactured in the U.S. and Canada, employing state-of-the-art robotics, precision welding equipment, and automated machining processes. Through company-owned distribution, Dexter excels in providing customers with the best in value by delivering the trailer parts you need when you need them. With over 30 warehouses nationwide and thousands of trailer parts in stock, we help our customers get the job done quickly and correctly.


For more information about our company, access Dexter's web site at


Dexter offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Dexter’s benefits package includes Health, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, FSA, HSA, and 401(k) Plan with company contributions.