Alabama Rural Electric Association of Cooperatives is seeking a candidate for the position of Shared Safety Specialist. The successful candidate will directly support three distribution utilities and indirectly support Alabama’s 22 electric distribution cooperatives geographically separated across the state of Alabama and cooperatives in the Florida panhandle. This position conducts safety, loss control and training programs for AREA to support member needs and advance AREA’s 100% Safe mission. The successful candidate will work alongside cooperative CEO’s, managers and employees to promote safe work practices and environments statewide. This high profile position is expected to lead by example on all safe work practices, duties and PPE. During adverse weather events and emergencies this position is called upon to support the Alabama mutual aid program responding to events across the US supporting fellow cooperatives.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Recognized as corporate leader in all safety and mutual-aid practices and activities
Leads collaboration efforts to instill statewide corporate safety culture by providing input, support and leadership on safety matters establishing respected safety program
Coordinate’s planning, development and implementation of safety policies/procedures in compliance with local, state and federal regulatory rules, regulations and directives
Plans, develops and implements training programs to educate managers/employees covering broad range of disciplines to ensure safe work site procedures and practices
Manages and coordinates Mutual Aid and Storm Restoration efforts as needed
Inspects facilities and equipment to detect existing or potential accidents or health hazards; follows up to providing recommendations to address corrective measures
Provides leadership by investigating accidents and injuries of equipment/ personnel
Coordinate’s development of comprehensive AREA Safety Manual
Maintains close working relationships with Operations and Management to implement and maintain an effective comprehensive Safety Program
Associate Degree in Applied Science preferred
CLCP/CUSP certification preferred
Completion of an approved line workers apprenticeship program
7-10 years of experience as Journeyman Lineman
Must be proficient with and the use of electrical linework tools and equipment.
COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
General knowledge of federal and state regulatory agencies such as the National Electric Safety Code (NESC), National Electric Code (NEC), OSHA, DOT, EPA & APPA Safety Manual
Knowledge of electric power distribution systems and their operating principles and practices
Knowledge of electrical theory
Knowledge about the operations of utility vehicles
General knowledge of regulations, policies, procedures, practices, work methods and reporting requirements that applies to safety and loss control
Must have the ability to use office equipment and computers, including but not limited to Microsoft Office programs and virtual video conferencing
Must have good communication skills both verbal and written
Must be comfortable with delivery of hands-on and oral presentations
PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: The highest degree of integrity, pleasant disposition, fairness and professionalism are essential. Must be able to handle a multitude of projects simultaneously with minimal supervision. Candidate must be able to exercise discretion, maintain confidentiality and use sound judgment.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Requires a valid driver’s license.
WORK SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS: Normally works a weekday schedule but may be required to work on holidays or weekends, and travel on short notice. Frequent travel required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the candidate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary responsibilities.
Ability to perform finger and hand manipulation, and perform repetitive motions to use a computer, test equipment and operate hand tools
Ability to exert up to 100 lbs. of force to move/lift equipment to assess facility locations as needed
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
Ability to operate a vehicle to travel to service sites as part of normal duties in order to conduct training sessions, assess equipment safety and investigate accident sites. The employee must understand the need and be available for in-state and occasional out-of-state travel.
About Alabama Rural Electric Assn.
The Alabama Rural Electric Association of Cooperatives, Inc., the trade association for the electric cooperatives of Alabama, has a job opening for a Human Resources Coordinator in our Montgomery, Alabama office.