HSE Professional II

Recruiter
Location
Brighton, Colorado
Salary
Competitive
Posted
17 Aug 2017
Closes
02 Sep 2017
Ref
1700035I_9
Sector
Renewables
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you an HSE Professional looking for the challenge of supporting an innovative factory environment? At Vestas, the leader in wind energy, you're part of a growing industry and a company with global production-focused on safety, quality, and teamwork.

HSE Professional II - Blades

Organization
Vestas Blades America, Inc.

HSE
The HSE Professional is key member of the factory HSE team. Assists Factory Supervision and Management Teams in the administration of the Vestas HSE Management System. Conducts inspections, assists in investigations, and reviews of working conditions and behaviors to ensure compliance with occupational safety, health and environmental regulations that support the manufacturing of carbon composite turbine blades for ongoing and new operations.

Responsibilities
  • Assist in the planning, development and implementation of safety and health standards, criteria and guidelines, such as those issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and Vestas Corporate applicable regulations. Monitors the factory's compliance level and recommend action for identified at-risk situations
  • Plan, develop and deliver HSE Training curriculum using standard computer presentation programs, to train team members, supervisors, and managers in factory and corporate Vestas HSE practices
  • Assists with HSE review and input to process hazard assessments and change management of policy, procedures, machines, and equipment for injury prevention
  • Conducts routine task and non-standard work-based Risk Assessments of job activities to objectively identify hazards to determine use of hierarchy for hazard controls
  • Inspects organization facilities to detect existing or potential accident and health hazards, determines corrective or preventative measures where indicated, and follows up to ensure measures have been implemented
  • Coordinates and performs industrial hygiene and ergonomic surveys. Documents findings according to accepted procedures. Uses and maintains HSE related instrumentation, including calibration records
  • Ensures routine Inspections fire suppression equipment, emergency lighting, emergency shower and eyewash units, first-aid supplies, and any other applicable Life Safety device
  • Routinely conducts/compiles HSE audits and inspections within applicable factory and other locations as requested for internal auditing assistance
  • Coordinates respiratory protection care, maintenance, and use program training as applicable
  • Assists with investigative causes of injuries, accidents, incidents and near misses to identify preventive safety measures for incorporation into the safety program
  • Maintains programs and record keeping systems that track and evaluate Legal, ISO, OHSAS and Vestas Corporate compliance to established standards
  • Review, edit and implement Internal Procedure documents pertaining to identified physical, behavioral, and legal risks and operational controls
  • Maintains HSE files and records for internal and external auditing compliance
  • Reports HSE data in weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly reports
  • Assists with compilation of agency reports required by regulatory agencies
  • Maintenance of the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) files locally and via the Vestas 3E MSDS Database
  • Facilitate factory compliance for state and federal regulations for handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials and waste. Liaison with approved waste transporters and recyclers
  • Performs all required duties in relation to the identification, inspection and facilitation of the waste disposal program. Assists in identifying waste streams, implementation of labeling of waste containers, and obtains labels
  • Performs training in the Recycling and Hazardous Waste Contingency plans to affected workers. Arranges for disposal of liquid and solid wastes; maintains State-required records
  • Act as Safety Coordinator/ Liaison for Hazardous Materials and Waste, Spill, and Emergency Response / Contingency Plan. Ability to act accordingly to initiate appropriate response to hazardous situations
  • Assist and monitor the administration of workers' compensation program, coordinating work accommodations, tracking restricted/ lost days, and working with the insurance carrier to reduce team member lost time and tracking for OSHA recordkeeping purposes
  • Coordinating external Health and Wellness program providers
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree preferred; or equivalent education and experience with 80% of experience as an HSE professional; degree in Occupational Safety & Health, Industrial Safety, or related program preferred
  • 3 to 5 years direct HSE experience; or equivalent combination of education, certifications, training, and experience
  • Any of OHST, ASP, CSP, or CIH certifications preferred
  • Experience with Workers Compensation, HSE, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 program management, Industrial Hygiene principles and equipment - noise dosimeter/mapping of production areas, particulate filters and pumps, operation of multi-gas detectors is desired
  • Familiarity with Behavioral Safety Principles and execution
  • Strong computer and systems skills
  • Excellent presentation skills

Competencies
  • Natural ability to train and lead co-workers
  • Personal desire to promote a positive culture for health, safety, and environmental responsibility
  • Ability to affect preservation of life, property, and reputation in regards to injury, incident, and near miss frequency reduction and improvements that create leaner manufacturing
  • Innovative and creative in striving for continuous HSE improvement
  • Desire to learn, teach, and transfer skills or knowledge
  • Excellent work ethic

What we offer
As a member of the Vestas team, we offer a competitive salary and one of the most comprehensive benefits plans in the industry. Among the many amenities we offer: fully funded healthcare; dental; vision; vacation and sick time; generous 401(k) plan; tuition assistance; and much more.

It is the policy of Vestas to afford equal employment opportunity without regard to age, race, religion, color, gender, or national origin, and to afford equal opportunity to veterans and individuals with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, provincial, or local law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative within the People & Culture department.

Additional Information
This job is located in Brighton, CO

About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry's global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 83 GW of wind turbines in 75 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else.

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 73 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions.

Together with our customers, Vestas' more than 22,000 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.

We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at www.vestas.com and following us on our social media channels.