J.F. Electric
  • 16-Dec-2020 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Safety
  • Edwardsville, IL, USA
  • Full Time

About Our Company

J.F. Electric is an electrical contractor that's in the business of creating connections-- providing engineering expertise, backed up by a construction and installation know-how in a diverse range of service offerings-- from utilities and commercial projects to industrial and telecommunications customers. Our smart solutions deliver value from pre-planning to long after the project is complete.

About the Role

The Safety Representative position will work to ensure all employees uphold the core value of safety by implementing and maintaining J.F. Electric safety programs. A successful Safety Representative will develop positive professional relationships while working closely with field personnel, all levels of management, and outside agencies during all phases of operation. This is a field position encompassing worksites throughout the assigned area and will require travel.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works to align company safety philosophy with actual work practices
  • Completes field observations of crews to ensure compliance using an electronic check sheet
  • Upholds the core safety values of the organization
  • Trains field crews and employees on safety expectations
  • Conducts orientation activities such as completing and checking paperwork on new hires, validating required experience and licensure, and collecting I-9 documentation
    • Orientation can be in a local office or on multiple job sites
    • Often requires travel
  • Investigates incidents, injuries, damage to property or other safety-related concerns
    • Completes incident reports, OSHA required documentation, and other reports related to safety
    • Critically assesses and evaluates hazards as well as taking corrective actions in the moment
    • Documents findings
    • Communicates with HR, leadership, and field personnel what happened and recommendations for how to prevent similar occurrences
    • Verifies corrective measures have been completed (including recommendations of the safety committee, leaders, and those that arise from the suggestion programs)
  • Proactively suggests safety improvements, process improvements and personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep people safe in all facets of our work
    • Develops and maintains programs to encourage safety suggestions from others, improvements to working conditions that may impact safety, and processes that respect safety needs
  • Enforces safety standards, conducts safety audits, participates in client safety meetings or conference calls; conveys information from specific clients about their specific safety requirements on a specific job site or client's work
    • Coordinates with others to enforce work procedures, rules and regulations related to safety
    • Communicates safety and health information at employee meetings
    • Posts safety communications in various locations as needed
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with local safety agencies and insurance carriers to foster good communication between the company and external influences on safety
  • Observes workers and evaluates job activities to determine the use of prescribed safety equipment such as glasses, helmets, goggles, respirators, clothing, harnesses, and other PPE
  • Inspects new processes, materials, tools, substances, and equipment to identify hazards before an issue occurs
  • Backs up other Safety Reps and fills in for other employees who are out on vacation or leave, or in other situations where an onsite safety presence is prudent
  • Develops positive, professional relationships with field personnel, all levels of leadership, outside agencies, and the general public
  • Other duties as assigned or prudent

The person in this role will uphold the culture of JF Electric on company premises or at company-sponsored events.

Required Education, Experience & Background:

  • Bachelor's degree required; Environmental Health & Safety preferred
  • 4-5 years experience in a safety-related role
  • CUSP, CSP preferred
  • Travel will be required in this role
  • OSHA certifications required, prefer OSHA 500
  • Competent in TapRoot, RCAT, and 5-why
  • Training and presentation skills
  • Customer service experience and attitude
  • Strong influencing skills required
    • Coaching & mentoring
    • Critical thinking skills
  • Experience working with electricians or construction trades a plus
  • Ability to adhere to a schedule and reliably show up for all scheduled shifts on time
  • Strong skills with organization, communication and attention to detail
  • Computer proficiency is essential

Physical Requirements of the Role:

  • Climb ladders or scaffolding to perform inspections; occasionally work in confined spaces
  • Occasionally work in an aerial lift
  • May inspect trenches and excavations; climb steel towers and other structures
  • Stand for prolonged periods, stoop, climb, squat or walk
  • Wear a respirator and personal protective equipment appropriate to the assigned work
  • Work is often outdoors with exposure to weather including high and low temperature extremes
  • Exposure to hazards of energized power lines and associated equipment

Company Benefits

  • Company-paid health insurance (dental, short-term and long-term disability, and life insurance are provided)
  • Zero deductibles
  • 100% 401k match (up to 5% of salary)
  • Paid holiday & vacation time
  • Educational assistance
  • Various discount programs
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