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Sr. Safety & Health Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Wenatchee, Wash.
  • Salary: $68,720-$101,300 per year
  • Posting End Date: September 30, 2021

Website Chelan Public Utility District

Wage or Salary:
$68,720-$101,300 per year

The position will be filled at a Safety & Health Coordinator or Senior Safety & Health Coordinator level, based on incumbent’s education/certification and knowledge, skills and abilities.

JOB PURPOSE:

This role’s primary purpose is to administer and assist in regulatory compliance while promoting a culture of safe, healthy behaviors and work practices at the District through proactive engagement with internal stakeholders, while providing continuous learning and safety improvement opportunities in a team environment.

JOB FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the job satisfactorily.

% of Time    Job Functions

50%                Audits and Improvements:  Provide field  presence with employees and supervisors to support and advance Human Performance Improvement and Operational Excellence initiatives and conduct on-the-job health and safety inspections and site audits to evaluate safe work practices and techniques.  Collect, analyze, and communicate safety and incident trends, performance, and ideas for improvement. Assist in timely incident analysis investigations in response to safety concerns, close calls, property damage and industrial injuries and illnesses.  Research, develop and recommend solutions and track resolution.  Assist in the facilitation of the Fitness for Duty program.  Assist in evaluating confined space locations, sound level surveys, fall protection, arc flash, LOTO and usage in proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

30%                Provide continuous learning opportunities:  Assist in the advancement of Human Performance Improvement, Operational Excellence, Safety Training, Incident Analysis and Safety Audit programs to ensure their success and relevance.  Engage with employees to deliver programs and training that create awareness, motivation and accountability for safe work behaviors and provides strategies and tools to employees to develop and maintain a learning culture that produces a safe working environment.  Assist and coach employees on proactive formal communication around safety and performance.  Coordinate and schedule safety-training including course curriculum and materials.  Oversee the tracking and reporting of employee safety training records.

20%                Promote and ensure compliance.  Administer the District’s safety policies, standards, guidelines and procedures, supporting compliance with all rules and regulations of the various governmental agencies.  Research and recommend interpretation of federal, state, and local safety regulations including OSHA/DOSH requirements.  Regularly lead Safety Committee and Unit Safety meetings and attend Centralized Safety, Staff, and Department meetings.  Assist in the development of abatement strategies for hazardous material abatement projects and coordinate with District’s Environmental Coordinator to ensure hazardous disposal requirements are met.   Review and develop safety and health documents such as Job Safety Analysis, Hot Work Permits, Confined Space Permits, etc.

Ongoing       Be an effective contributor in a predominately team environment supporting department goals and objectives.

Ongoing       Drive a motorized vehicle while conducting business on behalf of the District.

Ongoing       Maintain regular and predictable attendance.  Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.  Comply with District policies.  Complete all required training. Maintain a working knowledge and comply with District safety procedures and specific safety requirements of this position, and those in accordance with applicable provisions of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and Washington Administrative Code (WAC).

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.  However, incumbents provide guidance and direction on safety and health related matters to field employees.

QUALIFICATIONS: The qualifications listed below are representative of those required, but reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Post-Secondary Education:

AA Degree or certification in Safety or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience:

Safety and Health Coordinator: Typically requires two (2) years’ experience in commercial, industrial or field safety.  Experience in the utility industry (electric, water, and/or telecom) is preferred.  Individuals with safety certifications are also preferred.

Senior Safety and Health Coordinator: Typically requires a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in commercial, industrial or field safety.  Experience in the utility industry (electric, water, and/or telecom) is preferred.  Individuals with safety certifications are also preferred.

Specific KSA’s: A fully skilled incumbent will have the following specific knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Knowledge:

•       Knowledge of industrial hygiene, safety and health

•       Knowledge of federal, state, and local safety regulations including OSHA, DOSH and WAC codes

•       Knowledge of standard safety reporting per OSHA, DOSH and WAC codes

•       Knowledge of Human Performance Improvement and Operational Excellence

 

Skills:

•       Requires presentation skills and the ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form

•       Strong teamwork and team building skills

•       Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

•       Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.

•       Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

•       Problem Solving — Identifying problems and reviewing related information to implement solutions.

•       Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify and recommend solutions to problems.

•       Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.

•       Judgment and Decision Making — Escalates problems or issues to supervisor and provides recommended solutions.

 

Abilities:

•       Ability to understand, interpret, and communicate rules and regulations

•       Requires ability to work well under tight schedules and in emergency situations

•       Requires the ability to work well in a team environment

•       Requires the ability to anticipate needs of work groups, employees and management

•       Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.  It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

•       Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

•       Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

•       Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

•       Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

 

Computers & Equipment: A fully skilled incumbent will have the ability to utilize the following software, hardware, or equipment:

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual is required to have basic knowledge of PeopleSoft Time Entry/HRIS; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Outlook; Microsoft Word; Microsoft PowerPoint;; General Office Equipment and FileNet.  The incumbent will be required to demonstrate understanding in the safe operation of a wide variety of equipment in an industrial environment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform 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 frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; perform repetitive hand or arm motions; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while 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 occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; confined spaces; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock and vibration.  The noise level is usually moderately loud.

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