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Performance Food Group Safety & Compliance Manager in Augusta, Maine


Job Title:

Safety & Compliance Manager


Performance NorthCenter (0710)

Job Description:

Are you looking for an energizing, engaging, dynamic Safety career opportunity?

Working for Performance Foodservice/NorthCenter is the job for you!

Our locations span from Northern Maine south to Boston North, West to Vermont border, this is YOUR opportunity to grow you career with a National Employer!

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Benefits: Full benefits package starts day 1! This includes: 3 Medical plan options, Dental, 401k (company match!), Employer Paid Life Insurance, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Pet Insurance and much more!

In a recent survey, 93% of our Associates responded to the question, “What are the greatest strengths of your company?” with these responses:

•Teamwork, dedicated, long tenured, knowledgeable Associates who get the job done.

•Experienced Management with good communication, open door policy.

•The Culture – it’s good & fair place to work.

•High level of customer service with quality products.

•Local Company with Corporate backing - Local control to fix issues.

•Long history of promoting from within.

•It’s nice to work in a place where you feel like people are there for you.

The Safety Manager is responsible for providing a safe work environment for all Employees. Responsible for ensuring compliance of all OSHA and EPA governmental programs which includes OSHA 300 and state emergency response reporting. Manage and direct all worker’s compensation, vehicle accident/insurance, and all product liability claims for the company. Responsible for reducing liability/financial exposure for the company. Direct liaison with corporate for all programs. Establish, execute and deliver NorthCenter specific plans that support PFG’s overall objectives, including security and crisis preparedness objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  • Plans and implements safety policies and procedures in compliance with local, state and federal OSHA, EPA, DOT rules and regulations. Implement, execute, ensure compliance with PFG’s health, safety and environmental policies and procedures. Works in tandem with Operations Management.

  • Drives and promotes zero incident culture throughout the site and depot locations. Achieve annual goals for incident frequency, severity and related cost reductions.

  • Trains Supervision on incident investigation process, including cause analysis and identification of corrective action plans.

  • Primary contact and responsible for all external and internal OSHA, EPA, DOT audits.

  • Ensure that required regulatory permits are acquired, that reports are submitted to regulatory agencies and any site permit conditions (e.g. recordkeeping, PSM, storm water, special waste etc.) are met.

  • Facilitate the completion of NorthCenter’ s annual training plan. Ensures timely new hire training. Plans and implements programs to train supervisors and employees in work site safety practices, fire prevention and correct handling techniques for chemicals, toxins, equipment and other materials.

  • Prepares studies and analysis of industrial accident causes and hazards to health for use by company personnel and outside agencies.

  • Lead NorthCenter system to identify and evaluate hazards (risks) and implement effective controls (corrective solutions). Inspects organization facilities to detect existing or potential accident and health hazards, determines corrective or preventative measures where indicated and follows up to ensure measures have been implemented. Visits customer delivery sites and makes recommendations for mitigation of hazards working closely with Transportation and Sales management.

  • Provides information, signs, posters, barriers and other materials to warn of potential and actual safety hazards and to prevent access to hazardous conditions.

  • Leads the investigation of accidents and injuries and cooperates in the preparation of materials and evidence for organization use in hearings, lawsuits and insurance investigations.

  • Compiles and submits accident reports required by regulatory agencies.

  • Ensures maintenance of safety files and records.

  • Participate in reviews of existing equipment modifications, new equipment purchases and changes in site processes.

  • Lead execution of the NorthCenter’ s annual HSE plan, including development of expense and capital budgets needed to support these efforts. Directs development, maintenance and achievement of goals in support of corporate and business group strategic initiatives. Supports creation of goals for NorthCenter management and appropriate activity-based goals for the leadership team, functional managers and front-line supervisors to drive Safety Culture, compliance and results. Build capability of NorthCenter resources to support implementation of HSE initiatives.

  • Organizes and leads NorthCenter’ s Safety committee and Accident Review board.

  • Ensures First Response Teams are adequately trained and certified.

Worker’s Compensation:

  • Manage the worker’s compensation program, including working with the providers and insurance carrier to reduce employee lost time.

  • Ensure Light Duty is provided and used in all applicable cases.

Loss Prevention/Security:

  • Support execution of NorthCenter’ s Emergency Preparedness Plan procedures and policies.

  • Loss prevention claims coordinator for auto liability, worker’s compensation and product liability. Responsible for reporting monetary impact of claims and recommending solutions to the VP of Finance.

Reporting Relationships:

  • One direct report – Safety & Compliance Coordinator

  • Reports to VP of HR & Regional Director, Safety/Loss Prevention

Successful candidate will have several years of applicable experience in our industry and demonstrate a high level of integrity, professionalism and passion for workplace safety.

Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Veterans, & Minorities encouraged to apply

We perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, including marijuana.

Req Number:


Address Line 1:

20 Dalton Road

Job Location:

Augusta, Maine (ME)


1st Shift

Full Time / Part Time:

Full Time

EEO Statement:

Performance Food Group and/or its subsidiaries (individually or collectively, the "Company") provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all applicants and employees, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations. Please click on the following links to review: (1) our EEO Policy ( ; (2) the "EEO is the Law" poster ( and supplement ( ; and (3) the Pay Transparency Policy Statement ( .

Required Qualifications:


Develop interpersonal relationships which encourage openness, candor and trust, both internally and externally. Provide informative and professional assistance when working with the public/customers/vendors and coworkers.

• Knowledge of OSHA, DOT, ANSI, EPA, NIOSH, NFPA guidance and regulations.

• Must be able to travel to remote locations on a regular basis and as needed on an emergency basis. On call for revolving weekend/night duty to respond to any type of emergency. Requires night shift work and early morning work on a regular basis to observe, monitor and coach employees and supervisors.

• Ability to professionally design and present training to small and large groups of EEs.

• Proficient skills with MS Office suite – specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Office 365.

• Ability to quickly learn various custom software applications.

• Ability to analyze data and produce corrective action plans/training to reduce injuries and accidents.

• Demonstrates professional demeanor that engenders confidence amongst management and line EEs. High level of confidentiality required.


Performance Foodservice

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Preferred Qualifications:

• 3 – 5 years Warehousing, Transportation or Distribution Safety Management preferred.

• CSP, CSHT, CIH and/or CSHM (among other safety and health certifications) preferred.



Company Description:

Performance Foodservice, PFG’s broadline distributor, maintains a unique relationship with a variety of local customers, including independent restaurants and hotels, healthcare facilities, schools, and quick-service eateries. A team of sales reps, chefs, consultants and other experts builds close relationships with each customer, providing advice on improving operations, menu development, product selection and operational strategies. The Performance Foodservice team delivers delicious food, but also goes above and beyond to help independent restaurant owners achieve their dreams.


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