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The Safety & Training Manager works to ensure the safety of employees, subcontractors, and the general public on PANAMA EQUIPMENT projects, offices and facilities. The Safety & Training Manager is responsible for enforcing Safety and Health Policy as well as local and federal safety standards on jobsites. Position is based in Stockton, CA however extensive travel will be required.


  • Develops, coordinates and implements overall safety strategy, supporting national programs
  • Establishes processes and procedures for safety and ensures best practices are followed for PANAMA EQUIPMENT construction, EF+I, logistics and material handling services across various regions.
  • Monitors and identifies hazards within operational warehousing facilities.
  • Manages charter, SLA’s, KPI’s, rules, tools and personnel for safety across construction, EF+I, logistics and material handling services programs including; safety handbook, site specific safety plans, AHA’s etc.
  • Oversees and ensures the safety of employees, subcontractors, and general public
  • Enforces corporate and project specific safety programs as well as federal, state, and local safety standards
  • Identifies known/potential exposures and recommends corrective action
  • Identifies and defines metrics and reporting on safety performance
  • Works closely with field supervision to plan more complex safety aspects of the project construction including critical lifts, etc.
  • Coordinates third party safety reviews including OSHA.
  • Advises the management team on key planning issues and makes recommendations on important business decisions, risks and threats
  • Sets performance goals for the department which are aggressive, achievable and tied to long-term goals
  • Trains and develops personnel in the effective use of tools, products, and procedures


  • Experience in wireless, telecommunications, construction, and/ or public utility is required
  • Certified CommTrainer / Safety LMS Trainer/ Tower Safety Instruction Trainer preferred or must be willing to complete training as soon as possible
  • Must be comfortable climbing and working at heights on towers, rooftops, and other elevated structures
  • Safety Management certification desired i.e. CHSP
  • 8-10+ years of national safety program experience with telecom, utility, power, or transmission companies
  • 5+ years relevant construction safety experience
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) preferred
  • Proof of training/competency in managing crane, fall protection, excavation, and heavy equipment safety
  • Demonstrated experience working in cross-functional teams and across widely varying stakeholders in an organization
  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Advance working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite including Microsoft Project, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Excellent communication skills (written and spoken), as position requires communication with senior executives on a regular basis; results oriented, problem solving individual
  • Strong project management experience and a commitment to safety and cost consciousness


  • Competitive wages
  • Annual bonus based on performance and annual profitability

Job Type: Full-time


  • relevant construction: 3 years (Required)
  • National Safety Program with a telecom or utility company: 6 years (Required)
  • climbing: 2 years (Required)

Required travel:

  • 50% (Required)

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
  • People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
  • Autonomous/Independent -- enjoys working with little direction
  • Innovative -- prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity
  • High stress tolerance -- thrives in a high-pressure environment