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Manager Safety

Elgin, IL
February 24, 2015

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Joseph Garcia

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HSE professional skilled in leading high production teams and lean manufacturing to reduce injury cost and increase process efficiency.

Results driven, focused on achieving success and increased production through employee safety and morale. Lead contractors, line

manager and employees on projects costing over $500,000. Reduced maintenance cost by appx. $120,000 with a two year 0 recordable



Experienced in HSE Safety trainer

Six Sigma grad. Bilingual trainer

5S methodology experience Project coordinator

Team builder Master instructor

Coach and counseling Employee Eval/performance reports

Accident/injury investigation Develop/Implement programs


Contributed to an annual 40% increase in productivity through improvements in operations, quality, safety and administration, using the Six

Sigma program. Developed preventive maintenance programs on machines and rolling stock. Developed a PM check list on machine

guarding and LOTO task. Developed Safety training programs, Secured bids from outside contractors for major projects and created scope

of work. Experience in employee evaluations and documentation. Computer knowledge, Master Instructor, 30hr Safety course. Zero safety

accidents and an 85% and 87% safety audit.

Served in the USAF as a military instructor, Recognized by the military suggestion program and saved the military Millions in aviation

upgrades. Volunteer of the American Red Cross as an instructor trainer. Trainer in heavy equipment operation, Safety Programs, and

general operations of tools and machinery.


HSE Manager

January 2014 to Present

Compass Group/ BP (British Petroleum)

Observed daily operations of multiple contractors on campus. Ensure the use of JSA (Job Safety Analysis), TSA (Task Safety

Analysis) and TRA (Task Safety Assessment), Approver of Permits (Fall Protection, Confine Space, Hot Work, Lifting, Excavations,

LOTO, and Roof access). Constantly working with Project manager on “Management of Change” to ensure constant safety

behavior. Conduct weekly and monthly training and coaching of staff and line managers. Lead members on Safety Field Audits and

(SOC) Safety Observation Conversations of projects in progress. Team leader of Accident Investigation and scene conservation.

Assist with Policy/Procedure development and compliance. Training done in English or Spanish. Safety team committee leader

Maintenance/Safety Manager

July 2011 to September 2013

Rock Tenn St Charles and South Chicago Plants

Coordinated preventative maintenance on existing and new production equipment, including routine calibration. Led regular

stand up meetings, events and continuous improvement projects with measurable goals. Supervised production cost controls.

Maintained and enforced a safe and clean working environment at all times (5S program). Improved efficiency and productivity by

eliminating waste and production constraints. Coached employees in developing and achieving individual performance goals (Six

Sigma). Diligently maintained safe and quality standards through Coaching and Training forums. Enforced a culture of lean

manufacturing and continuous improvement while providing operational leadership. Conduct guard protection inspection of

machines and repair as needed. Lead a Safety team committee.


April 2009 to June 2011

Johnson Construction, Waco TX

Day to day operations with 40+ employees. Weekly training and coaching as needed of employees. Did daily field audits of projects and

employee morale. Complete inspection and review of administrative controls per OSHA compliance. Trained employee on fall protection

procedures and policies. Inspection of scaffolding on all job sites and tie off points for roofers, Assisted with permits as required. Assist

with Hazcom inspections and controls. Spent 80% in the field doing Safety inspection a recommendations.


• Associate of Science: Instructor of Technology and Military Science Aviation Maintenance Instructor

• 5s methodology experience Developed and Implemented Safety programs

• Six Sigma Grad (Black Belt) Heavy Machinery Operator/Repair

• Salcon Inc. –(30hr)Fundamentals of Safety Compliance Course Computer Knowledge

• Advance Safety leadership Coaching/Training Skills

• Master Instructor Job Safety Analysis Training/Development

• Effective management Three Years College

• Bilingual (English/Spanish) 15 year Master Instructor

• KPI Experience Advance Troubleshooting Skills

• SDS training Track and Evaluate employee injury

• Accident Investigation trainer Perform Field and Hazardous


• Fall protection Course #3115 Aviation mechanic

• Confined Space Entry Course OSHA 511 completed

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