Safety Consultant/Senior Safety Consultant Job

Monticello, Minnesota
09 Sep 2016
22 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Location(s): MN - Monticello
Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow?  A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you're looking for.
Xcel Energy has an exciting opportunity for a Safety Consultant or Senior Safety Consultant to join our team in Monticello, Minnesota.  
The successful candidate will be placed in this job family based on their qualifications. The description below reflects the responsibilities for the Safety Consultant.  Higher levels within this job family may have additional responsibilities.
This position is responsible to provide safety consulting services to Xcel clients. Responsible to recognize, monitor and make recommendations to ensure that workplace safety hazards are corrected through on-site audits, consulting, ergonomic assessments and interventions according to OSHA and other regulatory agencies; collaborate on safety policy development and training. This position will primarily serve a plant(s) or area(s), however, they may also be requested to assist with other departments within that business area. In each Region one or more of these positions will be responsible to administer the electric and gas public safety program.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Provide technical safety consulting services to plants or areas within Xcel. Responsibilities include recognition, evaluation and recommendations for minimizing employee injuries/illnesses through hazard identification, accident investigation, audits, ergonomic assessments and review of accident history.
  • Provide inspections, observations and feedback to any location on any safety related topic, issue, concern, problem or recommendation. Will function as a consultant to local safety committees, employees and management. Will assist in program development and direction and be responsible to audit the results. Provide input for safety compliance training programs and training needs.
  • Partner with business area management to ensure safety regulatory requirements are understood and program compliance is being achieved for such processes as audits, accident investigations, right-to-know training, confined space training, ergonomics, safety meetings and safety committee meetings.
  • Develop safety programs and policies through the Safety Manual, safety news, other safety related manuals, reports and videos.
  • Maintain professional expertise. Attend professional development conferences/seminars and maintain professional certifications. Participate on internal or external task force committees related to new regulatory compliance or continuous improvement in safety. Maintains a working knowledge of current safety regulations and serves as a resource to management and employees on interpretation and compliance.

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Bachelor's degree in Safety or related area (6 years experience in a related field may substitute for the degree)
  • 4 years experience in a safety field or related technical area including a thorough understanding of OSHA requirements

  • Advanced Safety Certificate or CSP (Certified Safety Professional)

Senior Safety Consultant
  • Bachelor's degree in Safety, Industrial Hygiene or related discipline or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years work experience within the safety field
  • Recognized safety certification (CSP, CUSA, OSHA, etc)
  • Master's Degree preferred.
  • Certified Safety Professional designation (BCSP) preferred.
As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you're ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.
Posting Notes:  MN - Monticello || MN - Monticello || United States (US) || Utilities and Corporate Servic || 45451:Field Safety and Training ES || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||
Requisition Number: 5122
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
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