Safety Manager


Holton, KS, US

Shift:  First Shift
Requisition ID:  51247

Our industry-leading safety record, and the safety awards we’ve received, attest to that fact that Member safety is our top priority at Johnsonville. One way we demonstrate this commitment is through our safety teams. Your job will be to maintain the safety of Johnsonville Members in our facilities, and continue to find new and better ways of doing so. We can’t afford to be anything less than the best at safety.


Johnsonville, LLC


Safety Manager

Holton, KS


Position Overview:

To help the Holton facility reach our goal to be the "Best Company in the World", a successful candidate will strategically plan, direct, and lead the implementation of safety programs and guidelines through member ownership.



  • Create the "Safest" Company in the World through continuous improvement, ownership, member engagement, and drive
  • Lead the facility safety effort through the creation, implementation, and direction of processes and programs to meet operational needs while maintaining and managing safety compliance to world class safety standards
  • Lead, design and implement environmental management systems to monitor and mitigate the environmental impact of the organization’s activities and ensure all organizational processes meet the required standards
  • Oversee adherence to safety policies performing regular audits and addressing instances of non-compliance; Compile detailed and comprehensive reports and maintain meticulous records as mandated by law
  • Serves as the emergency response coordinator and works in conjunction with emergency services to conduct a thorough investigation of incidents to determine the root causes and preventive measures
  • Facilitate Safety education and training throughout the membership and during meetings making safety part of day-to-day activities, while inserting safety into every related process of our business
  • Lead efforts to create and maintain a safety culture that leverages member ownership, involvement, and personal accountability
  • Take an active role in the Corporate Safety Leadership team and facilitate the sharing of ideas between facilities at the corporate level (incorporate Johnsonville programs into Momence Packing practices)
  • Actively participate as a member of the Holton Core Team
  • Facilitate the Safety Team to lead and ensure compliance with all governmental safety regulations, procedures, guidelines and best practices
  • Develop and lead efforts on the attainment of all safety key performance indicators
  • Lead safety compliance evaluations for facility specific requirements
  • Manage Workers Compensation Claims and Property Insurance recommendations
  • Actively participate in continuous learning to grow knowledge and skills through classes, webcasts/seminars, OSHA compliance trainings


  • Bachelor’s Degree required – safety emphasis preferred



  • 5 years of experience leading safety in a manufacturing environment preferred


Skills and Competencies:

  • A passion for safety that motivates others to want to succeed
  • Proven leadership qualities in managing teams, getting work done through others, meeting timelines, and holding yourself accountable for safety results
  • The ability to complete safety actions even when you have to rely on others to help complete those actions
  • A history of motivating individuals and teams to rally around safety KPI’s and complete upstream actions to promote world class safety
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and balance multiple ongoing tasks. Strong technical knowledge of regulatory programs in safety

Other Requirements:

  • Responsible for safety oversight of 2nd and 3rd shift operations and the ability to visit those shifts on a frequency basis


Date:                                 May 24, 2024

Location:                          Holton, Kansas

Coach:                               Holton Plant Director

Member Status:              Full Time, Salaried

Travel:                               About 15% of your time


Benefits:                           Members have potential for a monthly bonus, 401k with a company match and profit sharing. Members also have access to terrific benefits including affordable medical, dental and vision coverage; flexible spending accounts; disability and life insurance; and fertility and adoption assistance. Johnsonville also offers competitive paid time off, including paid parental time off and tuition reimbursement! 


About our Company

Since 1945, our family-owned band of sausage-makers has invented better ways to make, eat and prepare crave-able sausage. Today, we are 3,000 Members strong. We sell our famous sausage in all 50 United States and more than 40 countries. We have a culture built on the idea that if we make developing your talents our top priority, great business results will follow naturally. We call it The Johnsonville Way. It has been our secret sauce for decades, and we hope you get to experience it for yourself!


How to Apply:  

External candidate:  Apply on-line only at:

Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.

We value the diversity of our workforce and we embrace the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment. M/F/Vet/Disability

Johnsonville values the service Veterans and their family members have given to our country.  We support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.