Lehman-Roberts Company and sister company Memphis Stone and Gravel, have been a part of the fabric of Memphis for more than a combined 190 years. Now in its fourth generation of family ownership, Patrick Nelson leads as President in our dedication to the manufacturing and placement of quality hot mix asphalt along with surface mining of aggregates. Anchoring our company's efforts are the core values of stewardship, humility, continuous improvement, and relationships. With manufacturing facilities throughout West Tennessee and North Mississippi, the family of companies specializes in construction projects ranging from commercial projects to miles of interstate highway paving throughout the Mid-South.

 FLSA Status: Exempt


We have committed to become a leader in the highway construction and aggregate industries by rewarding our most valuable resource... our employees!  As part of the team, we offer:

  • Motus Vehicle Program
  • Paid Vacations/ Holidays
  • Medical/ Dental/ Vision/ Life Insurance
  • 401K w/ Company Match and Profit Sharing
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Additional Voluntary Life Insurance and Disability

Safety Specialist Summary

Primarily responsible for executing safety compliance across the spectrum of activities within the company.  Ensures safety compliance with OSHA, MSHA and other construction industry standards.

Safety Specialist Responsibilities

  • Monitor daily activities for compliance with OSHA, MSHA and traffic safety rules and policy.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state and federal health and safety regulations.
  • Subject matter expert on Mississippi and Tennessee DOT compliance.
  • Provide field safety oversight of work activities.
  • Use EHS data to conduct trend analysis to proactively prevent incidents.
  • Coach employees on-site to use safe work practices.
  • Identify and correct safety deficiencies in the field.
  • Perform audits and evaluations of job activities.
  • Responsible for accident investigations, including after action reviews (AAR).
  • Advise employees on various safety-related topics.
  • Prepare educational seminars/ topics.
  • Document worker’s compensation claims.
  • Set up a new employee onboarding process for safety.
  • Conduct risk assessments and mitigation strategies.

Safety Specialist Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 year’s of age
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record; reliable transportation
  • Associates degree in Safety related field
  • 3-5 years of experience as a Safety role
  • Formal safety training in OSHA 30 and 510
  • Knowledge of potentially hazardous practices
  • Experience producing reports and documentation
  • Experience with writing policies and procedures for health and safety
  • Familiarity with conducting data analysis and reporting statistics
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills
  • CHST, GSP, ASP preferred

Work Conditions/ Physical Requirements

The following environmental/atmospheric working conditions are common, but not always, associated with the performance of this position.

  • Office environment (25%)
  • Daytime travel within local area (75%)
  • Occasional exposure to extreme weather conditions
  • Work may entail visits to multiple sites in which incumbent could be exposed to loud noise, dust, odor and moving equipment.

Relatable Work Experience: Applicants with the following experience may have enough relatable skills to be considered for this opening.

  • Military- Experience with safety or construction
  • Safety Specialist in construction industry or similar

  It is the policy of Lehman-Roberts Company not to discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex (to include pregnancy and sexual orientation), gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, or because he or she is a protected veteran or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job. Other duties may be assigned as required. Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Lehman-Roberts Company and/or the Memphis Stone & Gravel Company and their designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-hire drug testing.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.