- Assist the HS&E Department in ensuring compliance with the Safety Policies, Fire and Flooding Plan, Corporate, State, and Federal regulations and guidelines regarding occupational safety & health.
- Works with employees on safety issues and when employees request assistance on a variety of safety and risk/accident prevention concerns.
- Performs site and equipment inspections, assists in the completion of accident investigations, and safety inspections.
- Perform safety surveys to identify and evaluate occupational health, safety and environmental conditions.
- Responsible for performing comprehensive on-site inspections to audit physical conditions and safe work practices.
- Recommends corrective actions for temporary work stoppages or closings of areas.
- Provides first response medical assistance until the arrival of the medical team.
- Must be able to calibrate, use and interpret air monitoring equipment.
- Must be able to conduct monthly inspection programs (fire extinguishers, air monitoring, vehicle checks and eye wash stations) and complete necessary paperwork in a timely manner.
- Must be willing and able to extinguish live fires at the incipient stage.
- Must be able to respond and mitigate small hazardous materials spills in an expeditious manner.
- Must be able to work with other safety personnel, supervisor and managers and to take direction.
- Perform other related duties as assigned. (E.g. operates the ships’ on board fire suppression systems)
- Complies with the client's employee handbook general guidelines, company procedures and policies.
QUALIFICATIONS / KNOWLEDGE / EXPERIENCE:
- One (1) to three (3) years of related EHS experience and/or combination of education and experience.
- Prior military, police or professional fire service may be considered in lieu of education.
- Demonstrated skills in the working standards, concepts, practices, and procedures within the health, safety and environmental fields.
- Must possess working industry knowledge and have basic OSHA safety training certifications in one of the following work groups, 29 CFR 1915, 1910 or 1926.
- Must possess or have the desire and ability to complete an OSHA and NFPA training in order to be recognized as a marine competent person for hot work inspections.
- Strong communication skills, both verbal and written (training/presentations/report writing.
- Must possess the ability to work effectively with employees at all levels within the organization and the ability to work in a diverse work group.
- Must possess or have the desire and ability to obtain with-in six (6) months from date of hire to complete a medical first responder course
- Must possess the willingness and ability to work in close and confined spaces.
- Must be willing and able to work any shift, inclusive of Holidays and work in “On Call” Situations.
- Must have the ability to remain calm, unemotional and in control when faced with angry or confrontational employees.
- Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
- Demonstrated beginner level or higher PC skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Publisher and Adobe products.
- OSHA Outreach training as it relates to Shipyard Industry – Considered a Plus but not necessary to apply for job.
All candidates must meet the basic employment eligibility guidelines:
- 18 years or older at time of application
- Able to provide proof of US Person status (permanent resident or citizen)
- No felony convictions of theft/deception or violent crimes within seven years from disposition date
- No felony convictions of drug crimes within three years from disposition date
- Willing to submit to a drug screen
- Willing to submit to a background check
- High School Diploma/GED or higher education coupled with comparable trade experience.
Specific physical requirements include the following:
- Must have the ability to bend, squat, stoop, crawl, and kneel. Perform prolonged standing. Ability to turn head from side to side and about the vertical axis.
- Ability to turn body at the waist from side to side and about the vertical axis.
- Lift/push/pull 50lbs to 75lbs on an occasional basis.
- Lift/push/pull up to 20lbs on a frequent basis.
- Must have the ability to climb in an unrestrained safe manner (climbing as a minimum includes stairs, scaffolding, ladders, and ramps).
- Ability to work at heights above 12’ while working from ladders, scaffolding and/or man lifts.
- Able to work at a variety of levels (ex. waist, eye, overhead).
- Demonstrate the ability to safely and appropriately use required tools and equipment.
- Demonstrate good balance while working on uneven surfaces and maneuvering obstacles.
- Possess sufficient handgrip and coordination to carry and operate tools and equipment.
- Ability to utilize personal protective equipment (hard hat, safety glasses, steel-toes shoes, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety line, flotation gear, etc.) safely per OSHA standards.
- Ability to withstand cold and hot temperatures. Ability to enter 18” x 36” openings and work in confined spaces for prolonged periods of time.
- Able to respond to verbal and audible sounds/commands. Able to utilize adequate visual skills.
- Ability to fully extend the arm while reaching overhead, reaching out, reaching to the side and reaching down.
- Ability to perceive attributes of an object/material such as size, shape, temperature and texture by means of receptors in the hands and fingers.
- The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters whole performing the essential functions of this job.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to humid conditions, bright flashing lights, moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat.
- The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles at or below the PEL, toxic or caustic chemicals, and heat and cold.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud, + 90 dB.
- Must comply with company, federal, state, and local safety and environmental rules and regulations while performing daily job tasks.