Transportation Safety Manager- Portland, OR

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Crimson Renewable Energy and its subsidiary SeQuential Biodiesel are producers of renewable transportation fuels; specifically, we are the largest producer of biodiesel in California and Oregon.   We are searching for a Transportation Safety Manager.

Since commencing biodiesel production in Oregon in 2007 and in California in late 2011, Crimson has grown to become market leaders in the California and Oregon alternative fuels market, which combined represent the largest market for biodiesel in the United States. Our mission is to build a better energy model by making responsible, local, bioproducts. Crimson’s subsidiary SeQuential Environmental Services is one of the largest providers of used cooking oil and interceptor collection services in the Pacific Northwest and California.

Crimson has consistently grown revenue and profitability since startup, experiencing record revenue in 2018 of ~ $150 million and is projecting significant growth for 2021. Crimson currently employs over 260 people, and is a privately owned, closely held company. Throughout its growth trajectory, Crimson has held onto its startup culture characterized by the pursuit of excellence combined with an emphasis on customer responsiveness, integrity, strong work ethic, teamwork, and accountability at all levels. In summary, we work very hard to do a better job than our competitors in operational and back-office execution and managing the myriad market and commodity risks inherent in our business.

Job Purpose:

The Transportation Safety Manager is responsible for leading Environmental, Health and Safety programs and related activities throughout the depots and driving the EH&S strategy deployment to a zero-incident culture.  Under the direction of the Chief Human Resources Officer and Oregon Service Manager, develops and implements all EHS-related plans, procedures, and training programs, conducts and/or manages internal and external EHS-related audits and inspections, oversees maintenance and development of the Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), manages driver training programs, inspects, orders and maintains health and safety equipment including PPE,  investigates accidents, incidents, and near-misses, and is responsible for a variety of EHS-related reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Develops and implements health and safety plans and procedures
    • Manage and update as needed the Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) and all other mandated plans and procedures
    • Oversees the development and implementation of the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan
    • Maintain OSHA / Cal OSHA records
  • Develop and Manage Training Programs
    • Manage and implement the Smith System Driver Training program
    • Manage the LMS for all employees and ensure training is completed
    • Develop, schedule, plan and conduct mandatory initial and refresher training via onsite & offsite classroom sessions and computer-based training, including but not limited to OSHA, Cal OSHA, and DOT requirements.
  • Schedule, Plan and Hold Safety Meetings
  • Inspects, orders, and maintains health and safety equipment including PPE
  • Investigates accidents, incidents, and near-misses
  • Completes Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) audits, inspections, and required reporting
  • Other EH&S and Related Reporting and Recordkeeping Depots & Plants

Education, Experience and Job Skills

  • BS degree in Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline is helpful
  • Professional certification preferred – CSP, CIH, CHMM.
  • 5+ years’ experience in an EH&S role within a manufacturing or transportation environment
  • Working knowledge of Safety Health Agency (OSHA) regulations, policy development, field implementation, and audits.
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound recommendations, decisions and project plans that secure the continuing operation of the business.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (training, presentation, team collaboration and clear written and oral communication) with the ability to influence others.
  • Preferably trained in the following: Annual Regulatory Safety Training, Hazardous Material Specialist, OSHA 40-hour training.
  • Must be willing to travel to locations throughout the Pacific Northwest and California.
  • Microsoft Office Suite with emphasis on Excel and Word
  • Must be able to meet minimum DOT requirements.
  • Must be able to successfully pass Drug and Alcohol pre-employment and ongoing screening

Working Conditions

  • Must be able to work effectively in a team environment
  • Exposure to heights, noise, extreme weather conditions, and areas where hazardous chemicals are present.
  • Must be able to work all shifts / schedules as needed.
  • Ability to adapt to changing situations and to handle competing demands with flexibility.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, climb stairs, kneel, stoop, sit, walk extensively.


  • Competitive; commensurate with experience and education
  • Participation in aggressive performance based annual bonuses
  • Full benefits package which includes medical, vision, dental, 401k matching plan, life and supplemental disability insurance, paid vacation, holidays and sick time

Experience and License Requirements

  • Working OSHA Knowledge
  • 5+ year EHS experience
  • OSHA 40-hour Training (optional)
  • Hazmat Material experience (optional)
  • Safety Training
  • BS in Safety or related technical discipline
  • CIH (optional)
  • CHMM (optional)
  • CSP (optional)

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