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Safety Manager II

Date: May 20, 2022

Location: Fairfield, New Jersey, United States

Company: Herc Rentals

Req #: 43581

Herc Rentals Inc. is a premier, full-service equipment rental firm – providing our customers the equipment, services and solutions they need to achieve optimal performance safely, efficiently and effectively. A pioneer of the equipment rental industry, Herc Rentals continues to evolve and grow through technological innovations, expanded product offerings and value-added services and consultative solutions to support its customers’ projects. 


With more than 55 years of equipment rental expertise, approximately 5,100 employees and approximately 295 company-operated locations across North America, Herc Rentals serves a broad range of end markets, including construction; industrial operations, refineries and petrochemical operations; governmental entities and contractors; disaster recovery and remediation; infrastructure; railroad operations; utilities; film, television, live entertainment and special event production; agricultural operations; and facilities management..



Short Description

Primarily responsible for providing effective safety management services for all Region and Field employees by utilizing workplace safety problem solving and relationship skills. Proactively applies knowledge of safety regulations/standards as well as policies and procedures, and knowledge of company products and services.


Has demonstrated the ability/ potential to operate at current and higher levels

             Strategy execution

             Selling safety at Regional Leader (RVP, DM) level

             Analysis, Trending and Actioning data

             Presentation skills at Regional Leader level

             Ability to serve as primary Business Partner for Regional Leader(s) (RVP, DM)


Assists the region at all levels with preparation and delivery of formal and informal safety training to Herc Rentals employees and customers at customer locations as needed.

Conducts/Coordinates Location Annual Safety Audits, prepares detailed reports, assists location management with corrective action plan development and conducts follow-up actions until complete.

Evaluates and conducts incident investigations, and corrective actions.

Liaison as necessary with other internal departments or external organizations/relevant authorities, and assistance and cooperation concerning audits and remedial actions.

 Assists in the safety requirements at location startups.

Develops personal and professional skills and capabilities through on-going training, as provided by the company or elsewhere such as meetings, conferences, seminars as determined by the Safety Department.

Manage the health and safety regulatory programs in assigned geography to include; compliance counseling; participation in the assessment of site health & safety management, compliance and injury reduction programs; and best practice sharing.

Track, report, benchmark and trend safety data; conduct root cause and other analysis to reduce incidents; establish metrics and report results to management monthly and provide appropriate feedback and results to senior management.


    Professional Experience

    Formal Root Cause Analysis training preferred
    Knowledge of safety, environmental and transportation laws and regulations, and procedures
    Process Improvement methodologies
    Project Management
    5 years’ experience in a Safety role (primary)

    Educational Background

    Associates degree in Safety or related field required
    Bachelor’s degree in safety or related field strongly preferred

    Conditions of Employment

    Professional Certification required from a recognized certifying agency (BCSP, IHMM, ABIH, etc. or equivalent)


    • A strong team player, experience with high performance teams
    • Ability to travel
    • Commitment to company values
    • Computer competence- MS Office products, Safety Management systems, etc
    • Demonstrated problem solving and negotiation skills
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Strong Customer Orientation


    Our long-term strategy underscores the understanding that our success depends on the dedication and capability of our team members. We are focused on attracting, retaining and empowering talented and dedicated people to build the best team in the equipment rental industry. We also seek to build a team that reflects the variety of people, cultures and communities we interact with every day and to create an inclusive, productive environment in which all team members feel valued and respected.


    Herc Rentals provides an excellent compensation and benefits package, which includes a competitive salary, retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive medical, dental, vision care, life insurance coverage, paid vacation and holidays. 


    Herc does not discriminate in employment based on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, political affiliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors. #LI-JU1

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