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MasTec Utility Services Safety Specialist in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Job Purpose

The HSE Specialist is responsible for acting as the front-line safety professional conducting safety inspections, observations, investigations, safety training, and regulatory compliance for OSHA, DOT, and EPA. This position supports personnel across all departments.

Essential Functions

  1. Inspect workplace facilities, including tools, equipment, and machinery, to identify and correct deficiencies or potential hazards, and to ensure compliance to OSHA / DOT / MasTec USG safety and regulatory requirements.

  2. Assist local management in the investigation of safety-related damage incidents, employee injuries or occupational illnesses, and motor vehicle accidents to determine cause and contributing factors.

  3. Develop mitigation measures and corrective actions for the objective findings of observation and inspection deficiencies, incident investigations, and like-industry experience to reduce the risk of hazards from recurring within the USG organization.

  4. Conduct or facilitate safety training and education programs to supervisory and field employees through formal training classes, safety meetings, or other venues.

  5. Administer training, safety recordkeeping, and documentation for compliance to safety training policies and requirements in the assigned area of responsibility.

  6. Recommend safe work processes and demonstrate personal protective equipment safety features that will reduce employees' exposure to workplace and environmental hazards.

  7. Ensure tools, equipment, materials, vehicles, and technical instruments are fit-for-purpose, functional, calibrated, and the appropriate protective equipment, methods, guard, management systems are in place to reduce or eliminate the risk of employee injuries or illnesses.

  8. Perform other duties as required and/or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. An Associate’s degree, or equivalent related work experience of 3 years

  2. Knowledge of construction industry standards or ability to interpret.

  3. Ability to consider the relative costs, risks and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one based on business and employee needs.

  4. Ability to actively listen, giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

  5. Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

  6. Ability to bring separate parties together to attempt to reconcile differences and negotiate results.

  7. Ability to Identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement appropriate solutions.

  8. Ability to monitor/assess performance of self, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective actions.

  9. Good written and verbal communication skills.

  10. Clarity of vision at 20 feet or more and 20 inches or less, with the ability to judge distance and space relationships.

  11. Ability to identify and distinguish colors.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. 5 or more years of construction-related safety experience.

  2. Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST)

  3. Occupational Health and Safety Technology (OHST)

  4. Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP)

Physical Demands and Work Environment

This job operates in a field environment. This role routinely requires extended periods of bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting, lifting in awkward positions, standing, and twisting. This position is physically active, with lifting required. Must be able to bend and lift and carry up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. Employee may be required to temporarily perform duties in areas of increased hazards and/or loud noise.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Title: Safety Specialist

Location: LA-Baton Rouge

Requisition ID: 43286