Working independently and collaboratively with others, this position plays an integral role in executing CPI’s mission, philosophy, and commitment to providing safe, reliable electricity to our members and exceptional service to our internal and external customers. All employees are expected to maintain a high level of trust, integrity and ethical standards.
The Safety Compliance & Loss Control Specialist will assist the Director of Operations with safety, compliance and loss-control matters related to all areas of CPI. Responsible for providing direct operational support and activity reporting to the Director of Operations.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION: The essential functions of this position require prioritizing and completing all assigned tasks in a timely and efficient manner, adjusting for changing priorities and availability of resources, and demonstrating initiative in identifying additional job-related tasks to be completed when time permits.
1. Plan, develop and conduct safety, health, accident and loss prevention programs, including programs for office personnel. 2. Schedule and conduct periodic field safety inspections and meetings to identify occupational health/risk and safety hazards. Provide methods and means to eliminate and control hazards. Train personnel in safety practices and accident prevention. 3. Coordinate and participate in scheduled safety committee meetings. Assist with implementing strategies for preventing and mitigating losses. 4. Conduct near miss, damage and accident investigations. Complete written reporting and documentation. Prepare and present results to the Safety Committee. 5. Advise CPI’s leadership team and employees of safety requirements and standards. Provides on-site technical loss control/risk management assistance, systems and programs; such as written safety policies, safety videos, industrial hygiene assistance, safety committee training and various other safety related training topics. 6. Oversee various compliance programs including safety patrols, facility inspection and environmental reporting. Assure complete and accurate documentation. 7. Prepare inspection checklists: inspect facilities periodically for unsafe practices and conditions. 8. Prepare updates for safety manual, make certain employees understand its contents and requirements. 9. Provide training in Accident Investigation. Assist in processing of Worker’s Compensation claims if necessary. 10. Evaluate the need and effectiveness of approved types of protective equipment. Recommend purchase of appropriate equipment; train personnel in proper use. 11. Develop and administer appropriate industrial hygiene programs. Administer hearing-loss prevention programs; maintain contact with medical and industrial hygiene community to remain current in industry practices and problem resolution. Supervise first-aid/CPR/AED training. 12. Maintain records for statistical measurements and management reports; ensure that reporting conforms to state and federal requirements and safety industry standards. 13. Develop working relationships with other utilities, state and federal regulatory agencies and insurance carriers. Participate in state-wide programs, exchange information and ideas for programs. Provide representation in legislative hearings and provide comments as needed. 14. Update safety accreditation reports as needed. Advise management of needed changes to ensure continued accreditation and/or compliance. 15. Assist with development and administration of disaster and contingency plans. 16. Maintain CDL and FMCSA Clearinghouse information. 17. Communicate in a professional, respectful and courteous manner with all employees, the Board of Directors, customers and others with whom we may work. Contribute to a successful work group through positive interactions, active listening, meaningful collaborations, and the constructive exchange of ideas designed to meet or exceed the organization’s strategic goals. 18. Complete special projects and other duties as assigned to meet team, department and organizational goals while actively demonstrating accountability and responsibility for achieving desired outcomes and measurable results.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities –
Knowledge of electrical service industry, especially that of the Pacific Northwest.
Ability to learn, interpret and follow all pertinent safety rules, policies, practices and procedures.
Knowledge of OR-OSHA, PUC and other safety regulations.
Knowledge of loss prevention principles and practices.
Ability to communicate complex subjects and sensitive information, both orally and in writing, with other employees and cooperative members.
Excellent oral and written communication skills necessary to communicate clearly and effectively with internal and external customers, vendors, contractors, and other diverse audiences while providing outstanding customer service.
Strong technical, trouble-shooting, problem solving, research, organizational and analytical skills, combined with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet established deadlines. Ability to multitask is also essential while remaining flexible with changing priorities and deadlines.
Well-reasoned decision making with a high attention to detail regarding organization, planning, work flow, and project prioritization to ensure tasks are completed efficiently and accurately.
Highly ethical, self-motivated individual with ability to work independently and/or with limited direction, as well as cooperatively in a team environment, while consistently demonstrating collaborative, respectful and productive work habits.
Required Education and Experience --
High school diploma or GED
Three-to-five years’ work experience specializing in safety, loss and accident prevention, and safety education or equivalent field experience.
Valid driver’s license. Other driving-related requirements may apply depending on the nature and scope of responsibilities associated with driving on behalf of CPI.
Preferred Education and Experience –
Bachelor’s degree in an environmental health or safety field or equivalent in work experience and specialized training.
Must be familiar with electric utility operations, be a skilled trainer and an effective speaker.
The qualified candidate must have familiarity with safety accreditation programs such as NRECA, RESAP and APPA RP3.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Consumers Power Inc.
Consumers Power Inc.
6990 West Hills Road
Philomath, OR 97370