Southern Company Safety Specialist - Red Hills Power Plant in Ackerman, Mississippi

Safety Specialist - Red Hills Power Plant


Safety Specialist

Job Summary

Maintains a comprehensive knowledge of OSHA regulations, implements policies and ensures compliance with safety standards. Serves as the primary safety and health resource for plant employees, shares best practices with the fleet and coordinates initiatives with corporate safety. Supports plant management in the implementation of the Southern Company safety and health program.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Occupational Safety and Health or a relevant field preferred.

  • Experience working in an industrial environment or fossil plant is desired.

  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP) is a plus.

  • Working knowledge of industrial safety, including accident prevention techniques, personal protective equipment, behavior based safety and engineering control measures.

  • Working knowledge of fire detection and protection systems and applicable NFPA requirements.

  • Working knowledge of emergency medical treatment procedures, including confined space rescue, hazmat and first responder is a plus.

  • Ability to identify, analyze and address safety issues.

  • Proficient at leading and participating in incident investigations.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to deliver effective presentations.

  • Strong leadership, teamwork and interpersonal skills required.

  • Proven high level of integrity through ethical behavior.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assists in the development, coordination and implementation of plant safety and health strategies, policies, initiatives and action plans.

  • Monitors and assesses the effectiveness of the implementation of the plant's safety and health programs.

  • Identifies safety and health training needs, assists in program development, coordinates and monitors training delivery and delivers training as qualified.

  • Assists supervision in the investigation of safety events and recommends corrective actions to prevent recurrence.

  • Prepares reports that clearly communicate findings, conclusions and recommendations.

  • Facilitates and ensures the effectiveness of the plant Safety Committee.

  • Promotes a high level of safety and health awareness through actions and effective communication with individuals and groups.

The successful candidate must be available for call outs, holidays and weekends. Candidate must be able to adapt to changing work duties, be able to work with limited supervision and must be able to perform successfully in an individual and team environment. Must be able to work in extreme climates and environments (e.g., cold, hot, dusty, humid).

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top energy companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Field: Safety & Health

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Mississippi-Choctaw County-Ackerman

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Red Hills Power Plant - 2391 Pensacola Road (2391Ackerman)

2391 Pensacola Road

Ackerman, 39735

Req ID: SCS2007327