Safety Specialist - Redstone Arsenal

Huntsville, AL
Work Type: On-Site
  • Job Category: Health, Safety & Environmental
  • Travel: No
  • Clearance: Public Trust
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Req ID: AFO00350

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Job Summary:

Akima Facilities Operations is looking for a Safety Specialist to work in Huntsville AL. To join our team of outstanding professionals, apply today.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Reports directly to the Program Safety Manager

  • Function as the site Safety Specialist for a facilities operations and maintenance services contract that oversees critical operations.

  • Support site and company safety program through partnership with shop supervisors and project personnel, serve as the resource for training, AHA, and PPE needs and assessments.

  • Write technical reports, policy & procedure, and directives for site and company.

  • Assess risk exposure using industry accepted sampling & monitoring techniques.

  • Proactively identify health, safety, and environmental hazards and implement effective controls to minimize risks.

  • Conduct inspections of departments to ensure compliance with health, safety, and environmental procedures. Document inspection findings and implement effective corrective actions.

  • Interface with subcontractors on matters related to Environmental, Health and Safety including receiving and reviewing subcontractor safety plans.

  • Generate and submit reports related to health, safety, and environmental metrics and systems as required by management or regulation.

  • Utilize incident reporting and other health, safety, and environmental systems as required by the Company.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA degree in related field or equivalent or 5 years’ direct safety, health and environmental experience for facilities operations and maintenance services industry.

  • A minimum of three years’ experience in safety, health, and environmental programs.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of federal and state safety regulations.

  • Ability to use electronic technology and applications.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Safety Management Specialist (SMS®) certification through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals® or equivalent.

  • Experience with AR 385-10 and other DA safety, health, and environmental regulations.

  • Experience with ISO 45001 compliance

  • Experience with ISO 14001 compliance

Physical Demands:

  • Work is generally conducted in an office or shop environment. However, duties may involve the conduct of work in the out-of-doors area with a potential exposure to extreme climatic conditions.

  • Work may require light lifting up to 50lbs; stooping; climbing; prolonged standing; prolonged sitting; and working with or in areas where a potential could exist for exposure to physical, chemical or biological agents.

  • Must be able to differentiate the nature of objects by color and communicate through written and telecommunication equipment.

  • Employee use of PPE is required in certain areas. Such PPE includes head, foot, hand, torso, respiratory, vision and hearing protective devices.

  • Must be in excellent physical condition.

  • Must comply with all applicable regulations and published Company work rules.

  • May be required to work outside of normal business hours, such as nights, weekends and holidays, or during adverse weather events, under pressure and strenuous conditions.

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