Waste Management Sr Manager, Safety Operations in Houston, Texas

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.

I. Job Summary

Assists in the development, implementation and coordination of WM Safety Services programs and performance management with Areas and cross-functional departments.

II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty proficiently. Other minor duties may be assigned.

  • Serves as senior staff manager/advisor for both Safety Director and Vice-President.

  • Develops and assists Market Area’s with operational safety plans, monitors work processes, procedures and best practices to share throughout enterprise.

  • Monitors and regularly promotes field operations compliance of M2Z programs as well as DOT and OSHA regulations.

  • Assists and/or performs safety audits (SOAR) and assessments that include processes, facilities, equipment and tasks.

  • Serves as a liaison and collaborates with various Corporate Departments (Ops, Fleet, Disposal Ops, HR, Security, Audit etc.) to develop and implement technical training needs, addressing continuous improvement opportunities.

  • Trains and mentors field operational management in safety programs, and provides oversight for all operational safety training. Conducts Train the Trainer sessions as needed.

  • Reviews significant incidents including field investigations.

  • Provides hazard assessments, including identification of hazards and corrective action plans.

  • Serves as a team leader for Safety Operational Assessment Review (SOAR).

  • Participates and/or leads creation/refinement and validation of Safety programs or other Corporate programs (Ops, Fleet, Disposal, HR, Security, etc.)

III. Supervisory Responsibilities

The highest level of supervisory skills required.

IV. Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

A. Education and Experience

Required: Seven to ten years previous waste industry experience.

Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent experience, and five years of managerial experience in Operations and/or Safety.

B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements

None required.

C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

Strong knowledge in WM Safety Rules & Regulations including DOT and OSHA, strong communication, leadership, and training skills, public speaking experience, and strong operational experience required.

V. Work Environment

Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, machine operation, etc) most of the work day;

  • Required to exert physical effort in handling objects less than 30 pounds rarely;

  • Required to be exposed to physical occupational risks (such as cuts, burns, exposure to toxic chemicals, etc) part of the work day;

  • Required to be exposed to physical environment which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes or similar elements part of the work day;

  • Normal setting for this job may include one or more of the following: office setting, shop, landfill/outdoor, MRF/outdoor, transfer station.


At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

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