Safety Specialist - Redstone Arsenal (Engineering)
Work Where it Matters
Akima Facilities Operations (AFO), an Akima company, is not just another federal facilities contractor. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), our mission and purpose extend beyond our exciting federal projects as we support our shareholder communities in Alaska.
At AFO, the work you do every day makes a difference in the lives of our 15,000 Iñupiat shareholders, a group of Alaska natives from one of the most remote and harshest environments in the United States.
For our shareholders, AFO provides support and employment opportunities and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years.
For our government customers, AFO sustains mission readiness and ensures quality of life by maintaining high value assets and operations at peak performance and successfully manages these operations through accurately forecasting, managing, and aggressively controlling costs.
As an AFO employee, you will be surrounded by a challenging, yet supportive work environment that is committed to innovation and diversity, two of our most important values. You will also have access to our comprehensive benefits and competitive pay in addition to growth opportunities and excellent retirement options.
Akima Facilities Operations is looking for a Safety Specialist to work in Huntsville AL. To join our team of outstanding professionals, apply today.
Reports directly to the Program Safety Manager
Function as the site Safety Specialist for a facilities operations and maintenance services contract that oversees critical operations.
Support site and company safety program through partnership with shop supervisors and project personnel, serve as the resource for training, AHA, and PPE needs and assessments.
Write technical reports, policy & procedure, and directives for site and company.
Assess risk exposure using industry accepted sampling & monitoring techniques.
Proactively identify health, safety, and environmental hazards and implement effective controls to minimize risks.
Conduct inspections of departments to ensure compliance with health, safety, and environmental procedures. Document inspection findings and implement effective corrective actions.
Interface with subcontractors on matters related to Environmental, Health and Safety including receiving and reviewing subcontractor safety plans.
Generate and submit reports related to health, safety, and environmental metrics and systems as required by management or regulation.
Utilize incident reporting and other health, safety, and environmental systems as required by the Company.
Other duties as assigned.
BA degree in related field or equivalent or 5 years' direct safety, health and environmental experience for facilities operations and maintenance services industry.
A minimum of three years' experience in safety, health, and environmental programs.
Comprehensive knowledge of federal and state safety regulations.
Ability to use electronic technology and applications.
Safety Management Specialist (SMS®) certification through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals® or equivalent.
Experience with AR 385-10 and other DA safety, health, and environmental regulations.
Experience with ISO 45001 compliance
Experience with ISO 14001 compliance
Work is generally conducted in an office or shop environment. However, duties may involve the conduct of work in the out-of-doors area with a potential exposure to extreme climatic conditions.
Work may require light lifting up to 50lbs; stooping; climbing; prolonged standing; prolonged sitting; and working with or in areas where a potential could exist for exposure to physical, chemical or biological agents.
Must be able to differentiate the nature of objects by color and communicate through written and telecommunication equipment.
Employee use of PPE is required in certain areas. Such PPE includes head, foot, hand, torso, respiratory, vision and hearing protective devices.
Must be in excellent physical condition.
Must comply with all applicable regulations and published Company work rules.
May be required to work outside of normal business hours, such as nights, weekends and holidays, or during adverse weather events, under pressure and strenuous conditions.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 571-353-7053 (information about job applications status is not available at this contact information).