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Safety and Facility Manager in San Leandro, CA at Independent Electric Supply

Date Posted: 1/10/2019

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Job Description

Independent Electric Supply, Inc. (IES) opened in 1976 with ten employees to serve electrical contractors working in the high-tech aerospace industry. Today, IES operates 16 electrical supply branches in the Northern California area, San Francisco Bay area, Central Valley, Central Coast and 7 locations throughout Arizona.  IES focuses on traditional electrical supply with dedicated specialists in lighting, switchgear, wire management, tool & safety, renewable energy and enhance logistics solutions to meet specific customer needs.  Employing more than 525 people and managing over 1 million square feet of warehouse space, IES is one of the strongest electrical distributors in the markets we serve.

In August 2011, IES was acquired by Sonepar USA consisting of the finest locally managed electrical and industrial distributors throughout the United States.  Sonepar is the world leader in electrical distribution.

EEO Statement:

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


The Safety and Facility Manager will lead IES, company-wide, regarding Safety and Facility Maintenance. This position will develop, implement, and facilitate a company-wide “Safety and Facility Maintenance program” through a hands-on approach.

Essential Functions Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  


  • Develop, implement, and facilitate a comprehensive, company-wide “Safety Program”
  • “Safety Program” to include but not limited to:
    • Risk Management
    • Compliance of OSHA, DOT and other federal, state or local requirements (including administration of applicable records)
    • Vehicle Safety Initiative
    • Safety Award Program
    • Safety Newsletter
    • Employee Safety and Life-saving Training
    • Workplace Injury & Illness Prevention
    • Analyze data and implement strategies to address areas of weakness


  • Develop, implement and facilitate a comprehensive, company-wide “Facility Maintenance” program
  • Facility Maintenance Program to include but not limited to:
    • CDC and Branch Facility Maintenance Inspections
    • Utility Management
    • Scheduled maintenance Plan for: Heating/Air/Electrical/Plumbing/Parking Lots/Building Structures/Paint/Walls and Flooring
    • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Education Requirements
  • Electrical, Industrial and/or distribution experience preferred but not required
  • Bachelor's degree (B.A or B.S.) from a 4-year college or University; or 3 - 5 years' of related experience and/or training; or Equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required

Through previous background and experience, the candidate must be able to demonstrate, with or without an accommodation:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a collaborative, influential and innovative leadership style
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Effective conflict resolution and problem-solving ability
  • Strong computer skills, database management and record keeping
  • Position requires 50% Travel
  • Provides high leadership with a proven ability to influence others (direct reports, peers and managers)
  • Performance and results-driven mindset; sets high standards for self and others, delivers promised results on time; and makes timely decisions with sound judgment
  • Exceptional integrity and ability to maintain confidential information at all levels

Supervisory Responsibility, work environment and physical demands
  • This position has no direct supervisory responsibility.
  • This position works in a normal office environment as well as a warehouse environment, with standard office equipment. Lighting and temperature are adequate and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. while working in the office.  The noise level in the warehouse environment is usually moderate and temperature can change based on the season.  This position also requires frequent travel to branches, which can be in a variety of environments including outdoor with inclement weather.
  • Work is sedentary in nature but may require standing and walking for up to 60% of the time.
  ADDITIONAL NOTES Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.