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Manager Electric Safety & Training

Location: 

Wilkes-Barre, PA, US

Company:  UGI Utilities, Inc

UGI Utilities, Inc. is a natural gas and electric utility company committed to delivering reliable, safe and affordable energy to our 700,000 customers in 45 counties in Pennsylvania and 1 county in Maryland. We pride ourselves on being a responsive, engaging energy company.  The foundation of our success lies in the strength of our 1,500 plus employees who strive to exceed the expectations of our customers and the communities we serve every day.

We offer comprehensive benefits, some of which are:

  • medical, prescription, dental, vision, life insurance
  • disability plans
  • 401(k) matched savings plan
  • paid vacation
  • company stock purchase program
  • wellness programs
  • tuition reimbursement
  • paid parental leave
  • paid volunteer time
  • adoption assistance


Summary:

 

In this position the incumbent will be responsible for managing all aspects of the Electric Division’s safety and safety related training programs.

 

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Safety – In collaboration with Electric Division Department Managers, develop, implement and manage all Electric Division programs to assure its employees safely perform all aspects of their jobs. Keep Electric Division safety programs and associated documentation up to date and in compliance with OSHA regulations. Monitor the effectiveness of Electric Division’s safety programs. Introduce program changes as needed to achieve desired outcomes. Coordinate Electric Division safety programs with that of UGI Utilities, Inc. Ensure contractor safety is in-line with existing agreements and OSHA requirements relative to company/contractor relationship. Represent the Electric Division on the UGI Safety Committee.
  • Training – With collaboration and support from Electric Division Department Managers, assess employee training needs and provide associated training to ensure Electric Division employees are qualified and properly trained to safely perform their jobs. Provide emergency preparedness training and drills to assure employees can perform their assigned roles when called upon during major outage restoration events. Monitor and maintain documentation/system to demonstrate Electric Division employees are properly trained and “qualified” to do their jobs.
  • Field Inspections – Lead the effort to develop a field safety inspection program. Perform field inspections independently and in conjunction with those conducted by the field supervisors.
  • Safety Equipment & PPE – Investigate, procure and disseminate safety and PPE related items. Manage the testing and associated documentation of this equipment/PPE. Investigate new technologies relevant to safety and company work methods and provide recommendations to management.
  • OSHA VPP Liaison – Serve as the Electric Division’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) coordinator/liaison in support of the utility wide VPP program. Develop programs, procedures, systems or initiate actions to comply with VPP requirements. Assist with correcting VPP related issues.
  • Safety Investigations – Conduct safety investigations and root cause analysis as necessary. Develop safety awareness bulletins/notices to provide to address identified issues.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with electric utility operations and construction as it pertains to electric safety.
  • Thorough knowledge of OSHA 1910.269 Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution and applicable electric utility work practices and safety policies.
  • Experience creating computer-based training programs
  • Experience working with a Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP) or Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) credentials a plus but not required. Experience/training in the “Systematic Approach to Training” a plus
  • Generally knowledgeable and comfortable working with databases and spreadsheets.
  • Ability to work independently or with a team, strong communication skills both written and verbal, with ability to influence behaviors in supervision and field personnel.
  • Must be able to multi-task.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Occupational & Safety and Engineering Degrees Preferred)
  • 10 year’s electric utility experience or safety professional experience in the electric utility industry
  • CUSP, CSP
  • Valid driver’s license

 

Working Conditions:

  • Typical electric utility operations work environment: Mix of regular office and field work being exposed to all weather elements. Occasional risk exposure to low and high voltage electric facilities. Availability for system restoration due to storms and equipment failures. Responding to accident and incident investigations after hours.

UGI Utilities, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  As such, the Company abides by the requirements of the Executive Order 11246, 41 CFR 60-741.5(a), and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).  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.

 

Successful applicants shall be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment, and if hired, shall be subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with UGI policies. As a federal contractor that engages in safety-sensitive work, UGI cannot permit employees in certain positions to use medical marijuana, even if prescribed by an authorized physician. Similarly, applicants for such positions who are actively using medical marijuana may be denied hire on that basis.