Safety Officer - SDCA in San Diego, CA at Austal

Job Snapshot

Employee Type:

Full-time

Location:

San Diego, CA

Job Description

Any qualified individual with a disability who is having difficulty in completing an application because of incompatible technology or other disability-related application issues may contact us at the following phone number for assistance: 251-445-1932.
 
Austal shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  Austal’s commitment to equal employment opportunity applies at all levels of employment, in all job titles, including the executive level, and to all employment actions, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion. 

REPORTS TO:  Safety Coordinator, Safety Supervisor

SUPERVISES:  N/A

DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist the HS&E Department in ensuring compliance with Austal Safety Policies, Austal Fire and Flooding Plan, Corporate, State, and Federal regulations and guidelines regarding occupational safety & health.
  • Works with employees at Austal USA on safety issues and when employees request assistance on a variety of safety and risk/accident prevention concerns.
  • Performs site and equipment inspections, assists in the completion of accident investigations, and safety inspections.  
  • Perform safety surveys to identify and evaluate occupational health, safety and environmental conditions.
  • Responsible for performing comprehensive on-site inspections to audit physical conditions and safe work practices.
  • Recommends corrective actions for temporary work stoppages or closings of areas.
  • Provides first response medical assistance until the arrival of Austal medical team.
  • Must be able to calibrate, use and interpret air monitoring equipment.
  • Must be able to conduct monthly inspection programs (fire extinguishers, air monitoring, vehicle checks and eye wash stations) and complete necessary paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Must be willing and able to extinguish live fires at the incipient stage.
  • Must be able to respond and mitigate small hazardous materials spills in an expeditious manner.
  • Must be able to work with other safety personnel, supervisor and managers and to take direction.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. (E.g. operates the ships’ on board fire suppression systems)
  • Complies with Austal’s employee handbook general guidelines, company procedures and policies.

QUALIFICATIONS / KNOWLEDGE / EXPERIENCE:

Required: 

  • One (1) to three (3) years of related EHS experience and/or combination of education and experience.
  • Prior military, police or professional fire service may be considered in lieu of education.
  • Demonstrated skills in the working standards, concepts, practices, and procedures within the health, safety and environmental fields.
  • Must possess working industry knowledge and have basic OSHA safety training certifications in one of the following work groups, 29 CFR 1915, 1910 or 1926.
  • Must possess or have the desire and ability to complete an OSHA and NFPA training in order to be recognized as a marine competent person for hot work inspections.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written (training/presentations/report writing.
  • Must possess the ability to work effectively with employees at all levels within the organization and the ability to work in a diverse work group.          
  • Must possess or have the desire and ability to obtain with-in six (6) months from date of hire  to complete a medical first responder course
  • Must possess the willingness and ability to work in close and confined spaces.
  •     Must be willing and able to work any shift, inclusive of Holidays and work in “On Call

      Situations.

  • Must have the ability to remain calm, unemotional and in control when faced with angry or confrontational employees.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrated beginner level or higher PC skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Publisher and Adobe products.

Preferred:

  • OSHA Outreach training as it relates to Shipyard Industry – Considered a Plus but not necessary to apply for job.

ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES:

  All candidates must meet Austal USA’s basic employment eligibility guidelines:

  • 18 years or older at time of application
  • Able to provide proof of US Person status  (permanent resident or citizen)
  • No felony convictions of theft/deception or violent crimes within seven years from disposition date
  • No felony convictions of drug crimes within three years from disposition date
  • Willing to submit to a drug screen
  • Willing to submit to a background check
  • High School Diploma/GED or higher education coupled with comparable trade experience.

TOOLS:

Integrated Air monitoring equipment, Real time air monitoring equipment, lanyards harnesses, LOTO Devices, Extinguishers.

DIRECTION EXERCISED: N/A.

DISCRETION EXERCISED:

Authority to recommend corrective and disciplinary actions for trade supervisors and their subordinates.

LIAISES WITH: 

GDIS, Navy personnel, Sup Ship, Austal employees, Austal supervisors and foreman, subcontractors, contractors and any other person or group that may be designated by the HSM of Austal.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must be able to tour all vessels and work sites.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb and balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit. 

Specific physical requirements include the following:

Must have the ability to bend, squat, stoop, crawl, and kneel. Perform prolonged standing. Ability to turn head from side to side and about the vertical axis. Ability to turn body at the waist from side to side and about the vertical axis. Lift/push/pull 50lbs to 75lbs on an occasional basis. Lift/push/pull up to 20lbs on a frequent basis. Must have the ability to climb in an unrestrained safe manner (climbing as a minimum includes stairs, scaffolding, ladders, and ramps). Ability to work at heights above 12’ while working from ladders, scaffolding and/or man lifts. Able to work at a variety of levels (ex. waist, eye, overhead). Demonstrate the ability to safely and appropriately use required tools and equipment. Demonstrate good balance while working on uneven surfaces and maneuvering obstacles. Possess sufficient handgrip and coordination to carry and operate tools and equipment. Ability to utilize personal protective equipment (hard hat, safety glasses, steel-toes shoes, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety line, flotation gear, etc.) safely per OSHA standards. Ability to withstand cold and hot temperatures. Ability to enter 18” x 36” openings and work in confined spaces for prolonged periods of time. Able to respond to verbal and audible sounds/commands. Able to utilize adequate visual skills. Ability to fully extend the arm while reaching overhead, reaching out, reaching to the side and reaching down. Ability to perceive attributes of an object/material such as size, shape, temperature and texture by means of receptors in the hands and fingers.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters whole performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to humid conditions, bright flashing lights, moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat.  The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles at or below the PEL, toxic or caustic chemicals, and heat and cold.  The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud, + 90 dB.

SAFETY

Must comply with company, federal, state, and local safety and environmental rules and regulations while performing daily job tasks.