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Manatt's Inc Safety Specialist in Ankeny, Iowa


Responsible for promoting and maintaining a safety-oriented environment for Manatt’s Construction Divisions through being an instrumental team member that adds value by identifying areas for improvement and continued growth of our values-based safety culture.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Additional or other duties may be assigned.

  • Sets the example, communicates, and demonstrates our core values - Family, Excellence and Human Potential, as well as our purpose, vision and mission.

  • Stresses the importance of safety in all aspects of employee's job duties with emphasis on operating commercial motor vehicles, proper lifting, handling of chutes, jobsite hazards, and other specific tasks.

  • Serves as resource for safety and environmental issues or concerns for all team members.

  • Serves as positive representative of Manatts’ ownership and leadership to promote safety and teamwork approach to getting the job done safer and better than anyone else.

    Safety Inspections

  • Visit and inspect sites for environmental, equipment and practices to ensure OSHA/MSHA/DOT/DNR compliance. Report any concerns with Safety Manager. Assist in developing a plan/remedying concerns and following up on action plans as necessary.

  • Document and verify that all safety walk-through assessments are completed and provide coaching for continuous improvement at worksites.

  • Collection of urine and saliva per DOT guidelines.

  • Inspect appropriate safety equipment and protective wear, distribute new PPE if required.

  • Document and track all safety violations, unsafe conditions, etc.

  • Engaged in the process of OSHA reporting.

  • Ensure environmental logs are up to date.

    Safety Investigations

  • Working with the Safety Team, investigates accidents and incidents involving company equipment and personnel and getting to the root cause to determine need for additional training and provide training.

  • Confer with Safety Team and leadership concerning problems such as incident rates, abuse of equipment, safety violations, and recommend measures to improve safety record.


  • Co-facilitates employee orientation and annual Spring Meeting module training for Managers.

  • Engages in preventative safety activities (leading indicators); training and communication; inspections/audits; incident investigation and management.

  • Works with safety committees to develop solutions to prevent incidents from reoccurring and communicates ideas throughout Company.

  • Develops and conducts Tool Box Talks on topics or concerns relevant to operations and safety.

  • Commits to continuous personal improvements on the path towards being best self.

  • Assists and encourages all team members on their journey of continuous growth.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and/or Experience

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Current Class B CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) with airbrake endorsement Current IDOT (Iowa Department of Transportation) Physical.

  • Certified DOT Specimen Collector


  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Paid Time Off

  • Life and AD & D Insurance

  • 401K Retirement Plan

  • Short Term Disability Insurance

  • Paid Holidays

  • Wellness Program

  • Flex Plan

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