Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

  • Site Safety/PSM Manager

    Employee Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Degree Preferred
    4 Year Degree
    Requisition ID
    Posted Date
    Zip Code
    Functional Area
    Safety & Health
  • Overview

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company. Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. 

    The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The Bridgestone Americas family of companies also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers. 

    Guided by its global corporate social responsibility (CSR), commitment Our Way to Serve, Bridgestone embraces its responsibility as a global leader by striving to improve the way people move, live, work and play.

    Position Summary

    Reporting through Bridgestone Americas’ (BSAM) Corporate EHSS (Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability) Group, this position will be based in Lake Charles, LA. The primary responsibility of this position is to collaborate with Lake Charles’ site leadership and provide day-to-day occupational health & safety and process safety support while ensuring BSAM’s safety management vision, expectations, strategies, and initiatives are achieved. This is a leadership role and will have multiple safety personnel reporting to this position.

    Salary grade commensurate with experience.


    1. Promote occupational health & safety as well as process safety excellence through the execution of BSAM’s risk and compliance management systems.
    2. Provide leadership focusing on improving and sustaining BSAM’s EHSS vision through effective strategies, management commitment, front-line leadership and employee ownership.
    3. Establish performance indicators (KPIs) and evaluate performance of site-based compliance initiatives while coaching and educating site personnel on EHSS programs and requirements.
    4. Develop and utilize risk assessment processes for proactively identifying and evaluating hazards.
    5. Manage and assist with the mitigation of identified gaps, weaknesses, and improvement opportunities.
    6. Collaborating with other BSAM facilities in effort to facilitate EHSS knowledge and share opportunities (e.g., risks, best practices, common audit findings, lessons learned); foster peer communication and interaction between groups.
    7. Responsible for coordinating and documenting loss prevention activities, industrial hygiene activities, medical support, emergency preparedness, and site security activities as assigned.
    8. Serve as a subject matter expert for OSHA PSM and EPA RMP programs. Position requires demonstrated experience in improving compliance associated with following elements: MOC, PHA, PSI, MI etc.
    9. Develop and provide appropriate training to employees and contractors related to implemented EHSS programs.
    10. Promote Behavioral-Based Safety Programs; coordinate efforts for future VPP certification.
    11. Willingness to lead by example and participate in other BSAM audits and assessments to include supporting other ongoing site EHSS initiatives (e.g., environmental).
    12. Support the transition and integration of electronic data systems (e.g., ISN & Intelex etc.).


    B.S. Degree, plus 7 to 10 years experience with improving occupational health & safety and process safety compliance programs. 2 to 4 years of supervisory experience.

    Engineering or Science Degree and/or M.S. Degree
    Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and/or Associate Safety Professional (ASP).
    Experience leading culture change and developing/implementing management systems
    Chemical plant experience

    Benefits, Privileges and Growth Opportunities
    We offer over 31 Benefits and Privileges to include medical, dental, vision, 401k, cash balance retirement plan and more.
    We are An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, in fact, "One of our strengths is found in our commitment to serve a diverse customer population with diverse teams of teammates."
    Relocation reimbursement.
    Over 100 years of success is an indication of the stability our workforce enjoys.


    Bridgestone is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. It is our policy to consider for employment all individuals regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.


    Employment Eligibility

    If hired, a Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification must be completed at the start of employment. Temporary work authorization or the need for sponsorship may disqualify you from employment.

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