Are you ready to join an organization where we focus on People First, have fun at work and make a difference in what we do?
Dairyland is proud of our People First culture centered around appreciation, celebrating wins and collaboration. We’ve worked hard to ensure alignment between our culture and our processes and systems, learning and development and rewards and recognition programs.
As a team, we work together to leverage the team’s diverse perspectives, ideas and experiences to deliver nothing less than the best. We are collaborative, transparent and committed to our People and their work experience, growth and professional development.
The Safety Professional/Safety Specialist is responsible for creating, implementing, monitoring, and improving safety programs and initiatives for Dairyland Power Cooperative. Measuring and meeting compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, and regulations. Collecting and analyzing safety related data, compiling, and organizing data into various reports.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Design and implement safety processes and procedures that help protect workers from hazardous work conditions while ensuring compliance.
Develop safety education and training programs. Coordinate and/or deliver these programs with the support of departmental leadership.
Coordinate the corporate safety program including distribution and maintenance of current company Safety Rules and Safety Practices Manuals; write and distribute local safety rules and regulations.
Provide recommendations on new or revised policies, practices, or standards in areas such as accident prevention, working conditions, safety equipment, and safety measures.
Assess existing working conditions, procedures, construction, and maintenance techniques to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. Recommend alternate methods and/or equipment or tooling as required to maintain compliance.
Maintains knowledge of changes in the safety and health regulations by staying up-to-date on publications, attending seminars, and participating in professional organizations and makes recommendations accordingly.
Maintains a variety of files and records for the purpose of providing documentation, up-to-date reference information, and verifying compliance with rules and regulations.
Other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Safety Management or related field and 2+ years of experience with corporate safety. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or other safety certifications (CUSP, CLCP, etc.) preferred
Previous utility, renewable energy, and/or construction experience preferred.
OSHA 10- and 30-Hour Certifications preferred
Experience in Electrical Utility Equipment preferred (e.g., Substations, Transmission Lines, Underground Collection Systems, or other similar equipment)
Understanding and knowledge of regulatory health and safety standards (e.g., OSHA, FMCSA, NFPA, NESC etc.)
Demonstrated knowledge of Electrical Utility Distribution-Transmission Equipment functionality
Demonstrated knowledge of safety management programs related to electrical safety, including high voltage work practices
Ability to simultaneously handle a variety of safety & health projects and assignments and to bring an effective approach to the solution of technical objectives
Self-Motivated, high performer with ability to identify problems & come up with corrective actions
Demonstrated sustained high-level performance in safety & health functions with strong oral and written communication skills
Possess and maintain valid driver's license
Physical & Environmental Demands:
Hybrid work environment that includes working from home, from the La Crosse headquarters, and occasionally in the field. Field conditions vary and may include exposure to extreme weather and temperatures
Some exposure to industrial environments including warehouses, mechanical shops, power plants, substations, etc.
Other Job Characteristics: Requires some overnight travel throughout the DPC service area. Ability to instruct and communicate to diverse groups of personnel, possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
We are committed to providing our greatest asset, our People, with as many perks and benefits as possible. Some benefits of working with us include:
- Health & disability benefits (medical, dental, vision, short & long-term disability) - Life insurance - Generous 401(k) and Pension Plans - Paid Time Off - Robust Wellness Program - New Flexible Work Program - Tuition Reimbursement - So much more!
Dairyland Power Cooperative is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
Dairyland is proud of its history as a pioneer in rural electrification. The generation and transmission cooperative formed in 1941, bringing light and power to the homes and farms in “America’s Dairyland.” Specifically serving rural communities and countryside, Dairyland continues to ease work conditions and improve quality of life for residents by delivering a safe, reliable supply of energy in its four-state service territory.