Safety Specialist - Solar Transport

Solar Transportation

2018-10-16 16:45:38

Job location West Des Moines, Iowa, United States

Job type: fulltime

Job industry: HR / Recruitment

Job description

Solar Transport, a premier common carrier and leading fuel transporter, provides excellent career opportunities in the transport of bulk petroleum-related products in the Midwest, South-Central, Rocky Mountains, and the Pacific West. Our primary focus has been to be a part of the success of our customers. Starting with one load in 1963, we now deliver hundreds of loads daily. We are a leader in technology and fuel transport safety.

Solar Transport places the commitment to safety above all other goals within the organization. Our daily safety objective is one of ZERO occurrences. To achieve this goal, we must be proactive in nature. The tools we use to integrate safety into our operations include:
  • Use of the most modern equipment on market
  • Strict hiring criteria
  • Salaried trainers perform ongoing training to teach best practices
  • Site inspections at each delivery
  • Performance/Safety bonus program
  • Employee newsletters

Are you someone who enjoys supporting an organization's safety mission through the management of safety processes? Solar Transport is searching for a Safety Specialist that will assist in the implementation of safety management controls that direct conduct of all safety sensitive employees consistent with regulations/best practices relating to motor carrier safety and transportation of hazardous materials. If this sounds like an opportunity you are interested in exceling in, Solar Transport may be just the fit for the next step in your career!

What you'll do
  • Driver Coaching
    • Maintain and manage the Fleet Truck Camera system and its reporting
    • Identify Driver at-risk behaviors from the Fleet Truck Camera system
    • Conduct coaching with Drivers & Dispatch on at-risk behaviors identified and communicate with the ROM to address both adverse and exemplary behaviors
    • Maintain Driver scorecards
    • Respond to Driver Safety related concerns and issues
    • Maintain and oversee the Solar Learning Management System (SLMS) for Safety & Compliance training
  • Safety Management System
    • Develop and maintain Safety & Compliance programs (OSHA & Solar Transport), including Driver Safety, Hazard Communication, Emergency Response, Incident Management, Return-to-Work, New Hire Orientation, PPE, and all such other programs
    • Audit effectiveness and compliance to the Solar Safety & Compliance Programs through analyzing data, field verifications, audits, and all such other tools and data that the Company has available
    • Identify gaps and requirements to ensure compliance and reduce risk, including recommending and producing solutions to address
    • Maintain personal awareness of changes, developments or new Safety & Compliance regulation, such as those from OSHA, EPA, DHS, FMCSA
    • Assist Director of Risk, Safety & Compliance with the Company's Safety Management System, including developing and evaluating annual improvement plans
  • Reporting & Communication
    • Assist in maintaining compliance reports for business & legal reporting needs
    • Maintain OSHA recordkeeping requirements, including, but not limited to OSHA logs, OSHA 300A, and such similar reports assigned by the Director
  • Support, Miscellaneous
    • Researching Safety & Compliance best practices and evaluating "fit" within Solar Transport, such as "Safety Day Events"
    • Promotes Safety in various interactions with employees and at functions/events
    • Assist with the administration of the safety awards program, including Annual safety awards- develop certificates; order pins, trinkets, etc.
    • Up to 20% travel
What we're looking for
  • Knowledge of OSHA regulations.
  • Knowledge of risk reduction techniques for injuries/illnesses, such as root cause analysis
  • Must be highly organized, detail oriented and results driven
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines while simultaneously processing multiple tasks
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer (proficiency in Microsoft Excel), telephone and customer service skills
Other key requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree from four-year College or university preferred or 5+ years of comparable work experience in a safety role; or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
Leadership Competencies
  • Communication: Delivers clear, effective communication and listens to others
  • Conceptual/Systems Thinking: Recognizes patterns, trends, themes, and connections in information to develop innovative ideas and solutions
  • Constructive Engagement: Expresses ideas and disagreements, constructively resolves conflict, and encourages others to do the same
  • Customer Orientation: Meets the expectations and needs of internal and external customers
  • Decision Making: Makes good decisions in a timely manner
  • Empowerment: Takes initiative and solves problems
  • Talent Development: Maximizes potential and improves overall performance
  • Influence: Proactively builds relationships and influences others
  • Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving: Accurately assesses problems and effectively and efficiently arrives at solutions
  • Strategic Thinking: Understands the current state and is able to visualize the ideal state and how to achieve it
Solar Transport is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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