Director of Health & Safety

Date: Jan 3, 2019

Location: Brookfield, WI, US, 53005

Company: REV Group, Inc.

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Requisition ID: 626  

REV Group (NYSE: REVG) is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services. REV serves a diversified customer base primarily in the United States through three segments: Fire & Emergency, Commercial and Recreation. REV provides customized vehicle solutions for applications including: essential needs (ambulances, fire apparatus, school buses, mobility vans and municipal transit buses), industrial and commercial (terminal trucks, cut-away buses and street sweepers) and consumer leisure (recreational vehicles (“RVs”) and luxury buses). REV’s brand portfolio consists of 30 well-established principal vehicle brands including many of the most recognizable names within our served markets. Several of REV’s brands pioneered their specialty vehicle product categories and date back more than 50 years.


The Director of Health & Safety (HS) provides the leadership and vision to drive a behavior-based (HS) program and strive for a culture of “zero harm”. The ability to improve employee safety awareness and behaviors is a critical requirement of this position.  The incumbent will also develop, implement and monitor all strategies, policies and programs that drive continuous and sustainable improvement across (HS) disciplines. The individual will work with, navigates and supports the various REV Group facilities management teams in developing, implementing, monitoring their respective, overall (HS) programs and initiatives. Interacting with plant/facility management with a dotted line of authority is a critical element of this position. Skilled in a matrix oriented environment, the individual must have the technical creditability and interpersonal skills to gain the immediate respect of the senior management, and peers.  The Director of (HS) is expected to drive culture change with a high degree of employee engagement. Experience in injury case management, overseeing effective (HS) management systems and hazardous conditions identification, elimination and control are essential. This position requires collaboration and interfaces with environmental, related regulatory compliance, and workers’ compensation administration. This position reports to the VP Enterprise Risk Management.  




  • Provide strategic leadership, mentoring, coaching and performance management to a diverse team of safety and risk control professionals in support of REV Group operations to include:
    • Business unit staff: engineering, human resources, legal, operations, research & development, and risk management.
  • Build rapport and effective performance based relationships with REV Group management teams and advise on matters related to safety and risk control.  Must be able to motivate and inspire others and function as a change agent.
  • Lead the development of enterprise wide strategies for the proactive control of risk and the development and implementation of strategic business plans for the Safety & Risk Control group to include but not limited to:
    • Provide technical safety and health support and information to all REV division locations.
    • Identify company safety training needs and develops and coordinates safety training programs.
    • Develops annual safety and health goals.


  • Develop, implement and maintain the REV Group (HS) program (Shop Floor to Top Floor) which in turn drives our safety culture. This will be achieved by development relevant tools to comply with both regulatory and company practices.
  • Direct (HS) audit team reviews and provides direction while conducting facility physical audits. Review facility adherence to audit action plan schedules that result from those audits.
  • (HS) metrics: Benchmark and develop leading edge metrics, auditing tools and reporting methods for all REV Group locations. Ensure accuracy of (HS) reporting, develop and provide appropriate reports to executive leadership. Monitor all occupational incidents and develop metrics that will identify root causes, implement effective risk control methods and reporting techniques.
  • Ensure compliance with all local, state, federal and country rules and regulations, including but not limited to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. To include: audit practices and records of REV Group facilities.
  • To assist in the areas of environmental, regulatory compliance, risk management and workers’ compensation administration within the Enterprise Risk Management function.
  • Provide guidance on facility security and assist in preparing emergency response plans and communication procedures for all REV Group locations. Assist in Business Continuity strategies.
  • Assist in: Recruiting, assessment, training and developing Safety & Risk Control staff to create and maintain a high performance, highly engaged team.
  • Demonstrates and emulates internal and external customer-focused behavior by responding to all requests in a timely, effective, and informative basis, that aligns with the (HS) mission, vision and beliefs.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, Occupational Health, Safety and / or Quality Assurance.
  • Master’s Degree (MBA, MS) preferred.
  • Must have 10 years’ experience in the Health & Safety discipline. Working experience in the areas of Health & Safety is mandatory, with progressive responsibility in managing Health & Safety for multi-site manufacturing organization.
  • Proven success in implementing and managing a comprehensive (HS) at both local facilities and corporate levels.
  • Working knowledge of regulatory health and safety requirements at local, state and federal level is a must.
  • Strong analytical skills to evaluate facility safety awareness and behaviors. Must be able to evaluate performance metrics and establish the necessary plans to drive continuous improvement. Must be able to translate goals and objectives into actionable plans.


License or Certification: 

  • OSHA 501 or 511
  • CSP, CIH, CHMM, PE Professional Engineer 


Travel- 40-60%




Nearest Major Market: Waukesha
Nearest Secondary Market: Milwaukee

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