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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
United States
Job Categories:
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
Chemicals, Oil & Gas - Refining
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Health & Safety Specialist II

Fully qualified H & S professional, supervised by the Health & Safety Manager of the Tuscaloosa Refinery. Serves as Health & Safety Representative to specific Operational/Maintenance/Lab areas assignment at the Tuscaloosa Refinery, however will provide support to other sites as necessary.

Provides turnaround coverage and is an active member of the Plant Emergency Response Team (PERT). Possesses expertise in understanding/implementing H & S related regulatory programs and processes. Has experience/knowledge and ability to lead one or more of the following efforts: Emergency Response, Industrial Hygiene, Radiation Safety, SDS development, Loss Control/Property Insurance activities and/or procedure development and implementation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provides a visible safety presence in the field with operations, maintenance and contract work forces to identify and evaluate risky behaviors and potentially unsafe conditions, and practical, safe work practices.
  • Assists with insurance program needs, internal/external compliance audits, health & safety inspections, facility surveys and/or employee exposure assessments.
  • Writes and revises, under the direction of HRC Leadership, Health & Safety policies, procedures and safe work practices that are effective, practical to implement and compliant with applicable regulations.      
  • Reviews applicable regulations and prepares any necessary response, giving consideration to industry standards, best practices and Company requirements.  Directionally moving the organization beyond regulatory compliance.
  • Supervises Safety Technicians to assist in completing inspections of respiratory protective equipment, fire extinguishers and fixed fire suppression and other equipment and takes actions to maintain them in a state of readiness.
  • Maintains adequate inventories of Safety and Health supplies and equipment.
  • Develops and presents educational programs to all HRC and affiliated employees.
  • Can lead /facilitate a 5-Why’s incident analysis effort to identify root/contributory causes as well as recommend practical, corrective actions.
  • Produces accurate, high quality work in a time sensitive manner.
  • Participate in the daily operational assignments as necessary.
  • Respond to plant emergencies as part of Incident Response Leadership role.
  • Participate in Process Hazards Analysis.


BS degree from a four-year college or university, preferably in occupational safety administration or engineering, and five to ten  years’ experience in a related industry or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Refining or chemical industry experience is preferred. 

Experience with applicable regulations is to include the following: (a) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), (b) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), (c) National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), (d) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and (e) American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) (f) American Petroleum Institute (API).

Strong listening, communication, organizational and problem-solving skills that demonstrate enthusiasm to succeed, and support a comprehensive (occupational, off-the job and wellness) commitment to employee health & safety.

Must be computer literate including spreadsheet software programs, and must be an effective communicator in both oral and written correspondence. Applicant must have the ability to present compelling information in a group setting.

A valid driver license.

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