Safety Specialist, Sr - Power Plant
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**Date:** Aug 14, 2019
**Location:** French Camp, Mississippi, United States
At Entergy, we’ve been planning for the future for more than 100 years. We’ve experienced a lot of change, generating power first from sawdust to now splitting atoms, harnessing sunlight and using abundant, clean and efficient natural gas.
We are on the verge of a monumental technology convergence, where reality swiftly catches up to possibility. The utility of the future does much more than keep the lights on and the gas flowing. It’s knowledgeable and skillful workforce will solve challenges and fuel a brighter, smarter, more prosperous future for everyone.
Having the lowest retail electricity rates of any utility in the United States drives economic growth within Entergy’s region, a key ingredient to sustained growth for any utility. We also believe a diverse workforce committed to personal and professional growth is critical to our success. We place a high priority on developing talent to meet current and future needs, giving employees opportunities to grow their careers their way.
Entergy’s Power Generation group operates a fleet of 28 active natural gas, coal, oil, hydroelectric and solar facilities with the capacity to generate nearly 17,000 megawatts and is building or acquiring more than 3,000 megawatts of new natural gas generation to join its 30,000 megawatts of nuclear, natural gas, coal, oil, hydroelectric and solar facilities.
****This position may be filled as a Safety Specialist II, III, or Sr. based on the candidate’s experience.****
Provide high level technical safety and process expertise to assist power plant(s) with safety-related needs, programs, and requirements. Provide assistance to various personnel based on knowledge of OSHA Regulations, ANSI, and NFPA standards and codes. At certain plants may need to also provide management and oversight for the OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) program to ensure compliance with regulations.
+ Serve as subject matter expert in assisting plant personnel in identifying safety gaps and assuring attention and closure in a timely manner. Provide in-depth technical expertise for Safety and Health policies, Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations, and other job-specific procedures or standards. Perform detailed plant audit inspections with knowledge of OSHA and other associated regulations. Perform Safety Program Assessments as related to SHECAP, SHEMS, PSM, and Scorecard Reviews. Assist plants in identifying actions necessary to comply with the Safety Scorecard requirements. Represent Entergy with regulatory agencies
+ Be an active member of the Plant Lead Teams and ensure proper focus on safety. Provide guidance and recommendations for improving safety performance. Influence change at all levels to promote the development of a top safety culture. Responsible for the process of assessing the safety portion of the plant modification processes and ensuring that every plant installation/modification is done in accordance with the required standards
+ Develop safety-related training materials and deliver training. Participate in site safety teams and committees. Assist plant personnel with implementation of new safety initiatives. Perform audits, daily safety observations, and action plan development at plant(s). Provide OST assistance at each site and safety oversight during outages. Develop and maintain a good working relationship with employees and contractors to ensure alignment with Entergy goals and safety culture
+ Perform or ensure that health testing, air monitoring, noise monitoring, and hazard risk assessments are conducted, as required. Assist and/or lead accident/incident investigations to assure all relevant causes are identified. Assist in evaluating and eliminating human performance errors
+ Participate in across system teams, JHA development, initiatives, and departmental reviews, as assigned. Keep abreast of any changes to laws and regulations that impact the organization
+ May be responsible for providing management and oversight for the OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) program at the plant to ensure compliance with regulations (depending on applicability to facility at which individual works.)
**Minimum education required of the position:**
+ Degree in Industrial Safety, Industrial Engineering or other related degree or the equivalent work experience
**Minimum experience required of the position:**
+ Safety Specialist II: at least 2 - 4 years of applicable direct industrial safety experience
+ Safety Specialist III: at least 4 - 6 years of applicable direct industrial safety experience
+ Safety Specialist Sr.: at least 6 years of applicable direct industrial safety experience
+ **Preferred:** prior experience in a process or Power Plant environment, with electric utility experience
+ **Preferred qualifications:**
+ history of successful safety-related interventions and/or initiatives that have resulted in an overall reduction of safety-related risk
+ experience implementing behavior-based safety programs
+ experience developing/implementing written safety procedures and compliance programs
**Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the position:**
+ Knowledge of OSHA regulations and enforcement directives
+ Thorough accident investigation skills desired with TapRoot cause analysis training a plus
+ Ability to recognize hazards in the workplace and have the ability to mitigate the hazards
+ Solid working knowledge of Worker's compensation rules and regulations
+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills including presentation skills plus computer proficiency including expertise with MS Office products: Word, Excel, Power Point
+ Time management skills with the ability to manage multiple activities and changing priorities
+ Effective decision making, analytical skills and influencing skills
+ Willingness to work overtime, including weekends and holidays as needed
+ Ability to work well under pressure
+ Self-motivated and dependable team player
+ Ability to recognize opportunities for process improvement and have the ability to enact change
+ Experience working with contract companies is a plus
**Any certificates, licenses, etc., required for the position:**
+ Certifications such as ASP, CSP, CUSA, COSS, OHST or CHST a plus
**Primary Location:** Mississippi-French Camp
**Job Function** :Power Plant Operations
**FLSA Status** :Professional
**Relocation Option:** Level II
**Union description/code** :NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
**Number of Openings** :1
**Req ID:** 87700
**Travel Percentage** :Up to 25%
An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement.
As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.
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