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Safety Specialist

PIC Group, Inc.

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: January 29, 2023
Reference Code: 7776
At PIC Group, Inc., our emphasis is on excellence.We recruit the strongest candidates in the power generation industry. As a global service provider, we continually seek talented individuals.

Title: Safety Specialist
Position Type: Contract
Location: Puerto Rico
Reports to: Project Manager
Status: Exempt

Job Summary:
Reporting to the Project Manager, the Safety Specialist works in harmony with the maintenance department, operations department, customer, and the PIC Group corporate management team. The Safety Specialist will coordinate activities between corporate personnel, contractors and plant personnel on matters pertaining to Safety policies. The Safety Specialist will be responsible for assessing and implementing PIC Group Safety procedures and programs at various Puerto Rico power generating facilities. The Safety Specialist handles all activities associated with creating, reviewing, revising, and implementing safety policies and procedures at the plants to maintain compliance with local, state and federal rules and regulations. Additional responsibilities shall include but not limited to, inspection and auditing at the plant to detect existing or potential incident and/or health hazards, investigation of safety incidents.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop or support development of the plant processes and procedures to comply with the obligations of the project permits including Local, State and Federal regulations and ensure that the processes are fully implemented at the plant.
  • Utilize knowledge of Puerto Rico Safety regulations to assist plant teams with compliance.
  • Develop or support development and implementation of formal employee training regarding all Safety programs with an emphasis on programs to train Specialists and employees in work site Safety practices, fire prevention, and correct handling techniques for chemicals, toxins, and hazardous materials.
  • Cooperation in the preparation of materials and evidence for organizational use in hearings, lawsuits, and insurance investigations, compilation and submission of reporting required by regulatory agencies.
  • Coordinate regular periodic plant health & Safety audits to ensure that the facilities are OSHA compliant.
  • Assist the Plant Specialist's with the implementation and administration of any ISO 14001;9001 and OHSAS 18001 programs and certifications (if required).
  • Utilize knowledge of OSHA 29 CFR 1910 to assist plant teams with health and Safety compliance.
  • Inspect and audit the plant facilities to detect existing or potential accident and health hazards, determine corrective or preventative measures where indicated, and follow up to ensure measures have been implemented.
  • Lead the investigation of accidents and injuries and cooperate in the preparation of material and evidence for the company's use in training, capital projects, hearings, lawsuits, and insurance investigations.
  • Maintains Safety files and records including work-related insurance information, claims, and data.
  • Work across departmental boundaries in support of Safety Compliance activities.

Job Requirements:
  • The successful Safety Specialist must be fluent in Spanish and English.
  • The successful candidate should be able to read and understand corporate programs, policies, plant drawings, procedures, and instructions specific to the operation and maintenance of equipment.
  • May be required to work extended hours including weekends and holiday, as necessary with the ability to handle quick changing situations under stress.
  • Extensive travel to Puerto Rico will be required to support plant business activities.

Physical Requirements:
  • Bending Sitting and lifting as required as a function of the job.

Education / Experience:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Safety, Environmental Management, or equivalent industry experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in a Safety position preferably in the power industry.
  • Extensive experience in the use of personal computers and numerous software applications such as Excel, Word, MS Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, i-Auditor, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to effectively organize and facilitate process teams to implement facility improvements.
  • Valid Passport with the ability to travel internationally.

PIC Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer competitive wages and benefits. We seek out and employ talented individuals who meet the qualifications for each position. Due to the large number of responses we receive to our postings, only those applicants with the required experience and qualifications will be contacted.
About this Employer

PIC Group, Inc., established in 1988 and headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a global provider of service solutions to the power generation industry. PIC Group’s comprehensive portfolio of services supports all aspects of power project development including installation, outage, commissioning and start-up, operations and maintenance, documentation and training, and project support. As of March 2008, PIC Group, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marubeni Corporation, a publicly listed company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.