Safety Manager-Remote Position

Areas / Towns: Remote- 90% travel
Type: Full-time

Position Summary
Monitors and participates in safety and training related activities of (a) forestry work crews engaged in multi-state and large project vegetation management on utility operations including but not limited to electric power lines, electric facilities and pipeline operations, or (b) work crews engaged in multi-state and large project power line construction operations, or (c) persons engaged in chemical blending and packing operations or (d) persons working in administrative or shop locations, or (e) any combination of the above, but with a primary emphasis in forestry work crews
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Accountable for the operational safety results of his or her assigned geographic region.
  • Assist in the development and/or implementation of a continuous program of safety education and inspection.
  • Works with field supervision and the Safety and Training Department to investigate personal injury, vehicle, and property accidents, assisting with the filing of accident reports, and compiling accident statistics.
  • Schedules weekly crew visits for the purpose of giving safety related guidance, assistance and support.
  • Assures crew compliance with applicable federal, state and local regulations regarding health and safety.
  • Conducts periodic inspections of work sites and vehicles to determine compliance with health and safety regulations and standards.
  • Issues written citations to foremen or employees found to be in violation of health and safety standards.
  • Implements approved safety policies and programs to assure optimum safety conditions.
  • Confers with management and customers in the identification of training needs and recommends various training programs and procedures.
  • Prepares, participates in, and/or conducts training classes in his or her assigned geographic region, obtaining the services of specialists when necessary.
  • Selecting or developing instructional aides such as training handbooks, demonstration models, multi-media visual aids, and/or reference works.
  • Assists in the assessment of the job knowledge of employees and monitoring their progress in training initiatives.
  • Ensures compliance with all contract and regulatory safety and training specifications and requirements.
  • Maintains open communication with Vice President of Safety & Training on all job related issues and activities.
  • Understands and enforces all company safety and training policies and procedures.
  • Attends internal and external training courses which pertain to improving and developing job related skills.
  • Attends departmental and other safety and training meetings.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by Vice President of Safety & Training.
Supervisory Responsibilities

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local and health and safety laws, regulations and standards.
  • Knowledge of electrical line clearing hazards and tree trimming and vegetation management operations.
  • Ability to read and understand work orders, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Knowledge of the proper methods of preparing training lessons and conducting training classes and the ability to conduct training classes is a wide variety of areas.
  • Ability to communicate with others at all levels of the organization and to assimilate and understand information, in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.
  • Ability to operate assigned equipment.
  • Ability to make sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively. This will consist of overnight activities in accordance with corporate travel guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Possession of a valid Driver's License with a company approved driving record.
  • Ability to pass drug test as mandated by corporate policy.
  • Possesses or obtains Certified Tree Worker Safety Professional (CTSP) designation within one year of hire date.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred
Education / Experience
  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Minimum of Five (5) years of experience as a Foreman on a tree trimming or herbicide application crew or Two (2) years as a General Foreman managing herbicide crews and/or tree trimming crews and large multi-state projects.
  • Applicable developmental and motivational skills.
  • Able to hear, speak and see as well as have strong communication skills.
  • Computer literate; must have basic operational knowledge including electronic mail, word processing and spreadsheets.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
  • Well-groomed and properly dressed, promoting a professional appearance.
  • Ability to maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include walking or standing for extended periods of time, participating in crew related activities and/or operating assigned equipment and vehicles.
  • Travel from site to site; exposure to dust and noise; some heavy lifting of objects up to 100 pounds, standing, climbing; exposure to heights and high voltage; work in inclement weather conditions.
  • Able and willing to travel via ground and/or air transportation, including driving or riding in a company or personal vehicle for distances up to 600 miles per day.
  • Storm emergencies may require extended out-of-town stays.
  • Must be able to pass physical abilities test/post offer screen for employment.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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