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Field Safety Specialist

Location: 

Wilkes-Barre, PA, US

Company:  UGI Energy Services, LLC

UGI Energy Services supplies and markets natural gas, liquid fuels, and electricity to 40,000 customer locations across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern US.

We are a supplier, marketer, and midstream services provider – one backed by 135 years of natural gas experience, plus our own expanding energy infrastructure. Along with buying and selling energy commodities at the wholesale level, UGIES owns and operates key electric generation and midstream natural gas assets throughout Pennsylvania.

With headquarters and supply sources near the heart of the Marcellus Shale, UGIES is well positioned to meet the changing energy demands of commercial, industrial, institutional, and government customers for years to come.

 

We offer comprehensive benefits, some of which are:

  • Paid Vacation time starts with 3 weeks off
  • 8 Paid Holidays
  • Sick time
  • Short term & Long term disability
  • Medical plan options from Aetna and Blue Cross
  • Vision coverage from Vision Benefits of America
  • Dental coverage from United Concordia
  • Extended Maternity Leave - 8 weeks pay at 100% with the option of 2 more weeks paid at 100% or 4 weeks paid at 50%
  • Paternity Leave - 2 weeks pay at 100% or 4 weeks pay at 50%
  • Company provided 401K match of 100% of the employee's 5% contribution
  • Tuition Reimbursement of 80% of tuition costs capped at $6,300 per year
  • Pet Plan Insurance

Overview: Under the direction of the Senior Manager of Health & Safety, provide site safety leadership, ensure facility compliance with corporate safety standards, implement safety directives, improve safety performance, and ensure facility safety policies and procedures are aligned with governmental regulations.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform safety audits and inspect facilities, machinery, and safety equipment to identify and correct potential hazards, and to ensure safety regulation compliance.
  • Identify best practices and lead continuous improvement initiatives to reduce work process risks, raise safety awareness, and improve safe work practices.
  • Facilitate a work environment that supports a safe and healthy culture.
  • Conduct or coordinate worker training in areas such as safety laws and regulations, hazardous condition monitoring, and use of safety equipment.
  • Write and maintain safety policies, procedures, and plans.
  • Give training on these policies, procedures, and plans to field personnel.
  • Investigate industrial accidents, near-miss incidents, and occupational injuries to determine causes, install preventive measures, and manage return-to-work activities.
  • Provide technical advice, coaching, guidance, and mentoring to employees on safety initiatives and necessary changes.
  • Order and maintain facility safety inventory including supplies and equipment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to build trust and confidence with management and supervision.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with employees at all levels both verbally and in written form.
  • Experience writing and maintaining safety policies, procedures, and plans.
  • Experience in giving safety training.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable regulations (OSHA, ANSI, NFPA).
  • Basic to intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.

 

Education and Experience Required:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and/or 3+ years of direct field safety experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of 29 CFR § 1926 and/or 29 CFR § 1910, preferably both.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Any certification through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.
  • Safety experience in any of the following: energy, natural gas, oil & gas, power, or nuclear.

UGI Energy Services, is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally protected class in its practices.


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