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Safety & Training Specialist


Description

Accountable for the implementation and delivery of assigned Health and Safety programs in addition to technical training programs relating to the operations and restoration of an electric power transmission grid.  This includes providing day-to-day OSHA compliance support, including coordinating testing of PPE items (hotsticks, high-voltage rubber gloves, grounds); conducting routine compliance assessments/audits; completing field observations and participating in pre-construction meetings; identifying, developing and delivering safety and technical training related instructions; and supporting the development and management of policies, guidelines and procedures.  This position will also instruct safety compliance and Integrated Transmission System (ITS) training classes both at the Electric Cooperative Training Center and off-site locations, as required.  This position may serve as an internal safety and technical training consultant and represent the Corporation’s interest externally.

Education:  Associates Degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Training or related field.

Experience:   At least (8) years of experience at voltage level up to 500 kV with an electric utility or as an electric utility contractor.  Background must demonstrate proficiency in the construction, operations and maintenance of transmission, substation, overhead and underground facilities and at least five (5) years of involvement in developing, implementing or delivering safety and training programs.  Minimum of five (5) years of hands-on field experience in a substation/transmission line environment preferred.  Must have working knowledge and experience with OSHA, NESC, DOT and local regulations relating to an electric utility in addition to working knowledge of Right-of-Way Clearing, re-clearing and accident investigation and reporting activities.

Equivalent Experience:  Ten (10) years of experience in safety and training at a voltage level up to 500 kV with an electric utility or as an electric utility contractor.  Background must demonstrate proficiency in the construction, operations and maintenance of transmission, substation, overhead and underground facilities and at least seven (7) years of involvement in developing, implementing and delivering safety and training programs.   Minimum of five (5) years of hands-on field experience in a substation/transmission line environment preferred.  Must have working knowledge and experience with OSHA, NESC, DOT and local regulations relating to an electric utility in addition to working knowledge of Right-of-Way Clearing, re-clearing and accident investigation and reporting activities.

Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations:  Ability to qualify to  obtain  certificate as Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP), Construction Health & Safety Technician (CHST), Certified Loss Control Professional (CLCP), or applicable OSHA or NESC recognized safety certification.  Must obtain professional certification within five years.  Must be able to  qualify as an ITS Qualified Operator within 30 days of employment.  Must possess a current Georgia Driver’s license. 

Specialized Skills (e.g., typing, computers, software, tools and equipment uses, etc.):  Ability to effectively communicate (orally and in writing) and to establish and maintain positive working relationships with contractors, associates, vendors and managers.  Must be a motivated individual with strong organizational skills to document, track, and follow-up on health and safety issues.  Ability to perform as a trainer and experience in the use of teaching aids and equipment is required.

Must be able to pass a NERC CIP personnel risk assessment screening.

Must have electric utility experience with transmission lines and substations.

 





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Georgia Transmission Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  We are a drug-free workplace.  All applicants are subject to substance abuse testing.


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