Safety Manager/HR Coordinator – Loveland, CO




Lightning Systems, a growing company that designs and manufactures zero emission all-electric powertrains for commercial vehicles, is seeking a talented Safety Manager/Human Resources Coordinator to join our team of outstanding professionals.  Our products are meticulously and intelligently designed to deliver value to our customers and you will be an integral part of the process.  This is your opportunity to work with like-minded, passionate, technical professionals dedicated to making a difference in the world.  We are a team of 50 who are accustomed to wearing multiple hats, working collaboratively, and comfortable expressing ideas to a receptive management team.  Every employee takes safety seriously and it is our #1 priority, ensuring our employees go home to their families each night free of injury.  This is a new position in our company and is a critical position to support our future growth.  If you consider yourself an outgoing and approachable person who is adept at connecting with all levels of the organization, we want to hear from you.

More about us:

Our products include all-electric powertrains for the Ford 350HD Passenger Wagon and Cargo Van, Ford 3-450 Shuttle Bus and Cutaway models, Chevrolet 6500SD Low Cab Forward model, and 30, 35, and 40 foot transit buses.  Our team works with commercial fleets to provide the right electric powertrain to align with their preferred vehicles and application.  Lightning’s products improve a fleet’s operating costs and make sure they are driving the cleanest and most advanced technology available.  Simply put, we have a commitment to environmental responsibility, exceptional quality and quiet, powerful performance. Our electric powertrains provide savings on fuel and fueling time, lower maintenance costs, dramatic reduction in brake wear, more vehicle uptime without emission testing or oil changes, significant savings on operating costs, and cleaner air.

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About the position:

Reporting to the Director of Finance & Controller, the Safety Manager/HR Coordinator is responsible for the safety, welfare and administration of our growing employee base.  The focus of this position is on Safety and secondarily on administrative Human Resources with willingness to take on more HR duties over time.

Key accountabilities:

  • Safety:
    • Coordinate and facilitate training, policies, & procedures focused on workplace safety for all staff in order to educate the importance of injury/accident prevention
    • Oversee the Safety Committee
    • Verify tasks are safely executed and staff are properly trained according to OSHA, NFPA, applicable safety codes, Hazmat procedures, and ADA Compliance Regulations
    • Ensure work areas, PPE, Tools, Equipment, etc. are maintained to a safe standard
    • Create and maintain Operational Safety Programs including, but not limited to, Lock Out/Tag Out, Forklift Operation and operators, PPE, First Aid, Contractor Safety, etc.
    • Liaison between facilities, outside contractors, and company to ensure safety procedures are being followed and the proper permits are being obtained
    • Manage & maintain safety files, workers compensation claims and accident investigations
  • Human Resources
    • Assist in and eventually manage the company’s full employment cycle to include recruiting, on-boarding, off-boarding, and employee transitions
    • Oversee setup and maintenance of personnel documentation and files
    • Document, maintain, and communicate company policies, procedures, and cultural landscape to new and existing employees
    • Communicate and support department leaders & IT as necessary for new & departing employees
    • Assist in and eventually manage the company’s benefit administration process including health and 401K
    • Coordinate with payroll processing to ensure new-hires, terminations, or changes as necessary before payroll processing
    • Point of contact liaison between benefit broker and company for open enrollment or to address any issues that arise from employees and the carriers in a timely manner

Skills/Experience/Knowledge required:


  • Minimum 3 years safety experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Working knowledge of OSHA, NFPA, ADA, EPA and other applicable industry environmental, health & safety standards
  • Able to understand and execute processes including: recognizing employee needs, communicating process changes, measuring and assessing success and identifying areas of improvement
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality is critical in the position and handle highly sensitive & confidential situations
  • Strong teamwork, oral, and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and coordinate multiple tasks with multiple level positions in the organization
  • Bachelors Degree preferably in health/safety

Desired experience in the following:

  • Fundamental understanding of benefit administration, payroll, onboarding, & other Human Resources tasks
  • Certified trainer or willing and capable of being certified in First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Human Resource compliance and reporting including ACA, HIPAA, FMLA, etc.