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Location:
Wenatchee, Washington
Country:
United States
Job Categories:
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
Utilities
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Associate Degree
Reference Number:
11544

Safety & Health Coordinator

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. 

Our safety division reports directly to the General Manager and our team’s mission is to continually build the capability and capacity of our employees to safely deliver the quality services our customer-owners enjoy every day. We’re looking for a critical thinker, a collaborative team player and a natural teacher. As a Safety and Health Coordinator, you’ll be an important part of building the next generation of transformational safety leadership and compliance.

The Safety Coordinator is passionate about leading a proactive safety culture of continuous learning and world-class compliance and works at all levels of the organization in leading others to own and improve their own safety practices. The incumbent works in the field with crews and partners with employees to coach and model best practices that support their work. We're building one of the best utility safety programs on the West Coast - consider joining us! 

JOB FUNCTIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the job satisfactorily.  Essential functions are those activities that, if not performed, would significantly and fundamentally alter the position. 

#  % of Time Job Functions 

EF 50% Audits and Improvements:
Provide field presence with employees and supervisors to support and advance Human Performance Improvement and Operational Excellence initiatives and to audit regulatory/safety compliance, 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.  Conduct or 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, or review and evaluate, confined space locations, conduct sound level surveys yearly, evaluate work locations for proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) usage. 

EF 30% Provide continuous learning opportunities: 
Assist, or proactively champion, advancement of Human Performance Improvement, Operational Excellence, Safety Training, Incident Analysis and Supervisor 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/or coach business unit leaders and employees on proactive formal communication around safety and performance.  Coordinate, schedule, and/or instruct safety-training including course curriculum and materials. Oversee the tracking and reporting of employee safety training records. 

EF 20% Promote and ensure compliance:
Administer the District's safety policies, standards, guidelines and procedures (senior level incumbents are responsible to develop and implement same), supporting compliance with all rules and regulations of the various governmental agencies. Research and provide support in the 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. 

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

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

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:
Typically requires two years' (senior level requires three 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. 

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:
544 A valid driver's license is required for this position (verified upon hire).  A valid Washington State driver's license is required within 30 days of employment.  

BACKGROUND SCREENING:
Pursuant to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards, Chelan County Public Utility District #1 conducts background screening of personnel who have access to the District's critical physical and/or cyber assets.  

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
In addition to a competitive salary range, based on qualifications, skills and abilities, Chelan PUD employees also enjoy outstanding benefits which include the option of a zero cost medical plan (medical, dental and vision for all eligible dependents), short and long-term disability, Washington State Public Employee's Retirement System, Deferred Compensation (with company matching funds up to 5%), 11 holidays and initial personal leave accrual at 21 days per year. 

Level I hiring range:
$67,280 - $84,100 and Senior hiring range $79,360 - $99,200  

ABOUT US:
Chelan County PUD is located in the geographical center of Washington State at the confluence of the Columbia and Wenatchee rivers.   A public power leader, the complex and progressive nature of PUD operations offer a unique mix of challenges and opportunities. 

We rely on the mighty Columbia River for much of our hydropower generation and we're proud to take a leadership role in environmental stewardship as related to this great river system. Each year we dedicate millions of dollars and thousands of work hours to protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plant ecosystems. As part of hydropower operations, we've also built 14 parks that serve more than 3 million visitors each year. 

Rated by Sunset Magazine as one of the top 20 Western DREAM TOWNS and by Forbes in 2017 as one of the top 25 places to retire, Wenatchee is a recreational paradise with an abundance of adventure. The natural scenic beauty of the Wenatchee Valley provides a vivid backdrop to its thriving economy, where the quality of life is high and the climate is moderate with four distinct seasons, including more than 200 days of sunshine! 

Chelan PUD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce. M/F/Vet/Disabled  

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