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Safety Manager

Department: Safety
Location: Portland, OR

Vigor Values

Vigor expects all employees to enhance the atmosphere in which they work by living the Vigor Values every day.

Truth: We seek the truth, and we speak the truth
Responsibility:
 We act on what we know is right
Evolution
: We seek mastery, and adapt to a changing world
Love:
 We care about the people we work with, and the world we live in  

POSITION SUMMARY:  

The Safety Manager provides leadership in the assigned location and across disciplines for creation and compliance with safety practices supporting the company’s commitment to safety.  Solutions-based assessment and leadership of work in progress to identify the smartest way to safely accomplish the work.  The Safety Manager provides direct leadership to ship yard personnel to ensure that daily work activities are accomplished consistent with our safety vision and applicable regulations. Responsible for emergency preparedness, evacuation procedures and development, implementation and compliance with work safety and ergonomic standards. Responsible for creating, maintaining and issuing reports to operations that provide visibility into safety outcomes.  Responsible for leading the efforts during regulatory inspections and investigations.  Must also represent company interests with customers as necessary. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:  (This list is not intended to detail all aspects of the assigned work but is representative of the job’s overall responsibilities)

  1. Guides and promotes safe work performance by developing safety systems, policies and procedures; develops safety campaigns and communications that are consistent with our safety objectives.
  2. Reinforces safety policies by conducting audits, reporting statistics and counseling managers and employees.
  3. Identifies and anticipates safety, health concerns and hazards by surveying operational and occupational conditions, rendering opinions on new equipment and procedures, investigating violations and recommending preventative programs.
  4. Provides critical support to project management and fabrication teams with regard to customers with unique safety requirements.
  5. Daily interaction with facility medical center to ensure Vigor and subcontractor employees receive appropriate care and follow-up.
  6. Promotes a safe environment by coordinating and cooperating with local, state and regional safety groups and agencies; acts as liaison with Port of Portland, Coast Guard, OSHA and other regulatory agencies.
  7. Supports company-wide and project objectives. Rewrites and updates procedures and process memorandums as necessary.
  8. Manages the Marine Chemist and Shipyard Competent Person Programs.
  9. Oversees and coordinates the OSHA required Safety Committee.
  10. Identifies the need for, supervises and conducts safety training programs.
  11. Provides by direct intervention, and skilled leadership, accident investigation and follow up including root cause analysis and prevention.
  12. Facilitates health and safety ownership by the line organization through integration of the Health and Safety Management System.

 

JOB SCOPE:  This position is the safety leader for our Portland facility and as such, is expected to exercise judgment and a level of credibility consistent with that role.  Will directly supervise the work activities of safety staff and coordinate thoughtful solutions with project management teams while maintaining regulatory compliance.  Must have a good command of regulatory requirements and experience in creating policies consistent with that knowledge and sound production processes. 

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: The Safety Manager directly supervises the location based Ship Yard Competent Person team.  The position determines the direction and priorities for all safety activities and employees in the Portland facility.  While not directly responsible for managing employees outside of the Safety unit, the necessity for effective influencing across functions is a significant requirement for the Safety Manager.

 

INTERPERSONAL CONTACTS:  This position interfaces with employees at all levels of the company.  The Safety Manager is required to clearly articulate at the strategic level with business unit managers while communicating at the detailed level with employees conducting the work.  Must also interface with all levels of regulators.


KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

  • Knowledge of safety principles, methods and techniques needed to define, control and eliminate unsafe physical conditions, equipment and machine hazards and risks in human performance.
  • Practical knowledge of the laws, regulations, policies and procedures related to safety and occupational health.
  • Knowledge of general management functions, practices and procedures needed to understand organizational objectives, safety and occupational health principles, regulations, standards and work processes.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, for constant interaction with all departments and employee levels and outside customers. 
  • Ability to lead, manage and motivate employees in a safety environment. 
  • Ability to develop and implement strategic plans. 
  • Ability to conduct detailed and analytical research into problem areas and special requests. 
  • Skill in organizing and negotiating. 
  • Must be a well-organized, detail and customer (internal and external) oriented self-starter. 
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, work well independently, prioritize duties and follow through tasks to completion. 
  • Ability to handle competing priorities and deadlines effectively and respond well to last minute, high priority, and time sensitive projects. 
  • Skilled in handling the pressure of constant interruptions. 
  • Skilled in scheduling, directing and organizing work within a diverse department and coordinating work with other departments to maintain efficiency. 
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate group decision-making, team building and conflict resolution. 
  • Ability to recognize potential and active high-risk situations and to formulate and advocate corrective and/or preventative measures. 
  • Ability to respond well to emergency situations.
  • Skilled and experienced in using Microsoft Windows, Advanced Excel, Word and database programs.

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college in environmental science, industrial hygiene, safety management or a minimum ten (10) years increasingly responsible experience performing safety functions and at least five (5) years of management and supervision of the safety function.  A combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:   Work is conducted in a dynamic, fast-paced office setting with moderate to loud noise levels from production activity in the shipyard.  Will be required to be in production areas in yard and on board ships.  Must be able to walk to and from job sites.  Must be able to frequently climb inclined stairways and vertical ladders. May be required to work more than 8-hour shifts and weekend work.  May be required to lift up to 20 pounds.  Local travel up to 10% of the time.  Out-of-town travel (including air travel) up to 5% of the time with notice.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


WORK ENVIRONMENT:   While in production areas, the position is exposed to all weather conditions, noise, dusts and odors.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Vigor and its wholly owned subsidiaries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vigor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

Vigor and its wholly owned subsidiaries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veterans, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vigor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, benefits, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

EEO is the Law Poster

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

If you require special accommodation to submit an application please call 877-778-8421 and follow the directions to leave a detailed message. Someone will attend to your request within two business days. If you do not have access to a computer please call 877-778-6729 to learn where in your community you can submit an online application.

Vigor and its wholly owned subsidiaries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veterans, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vigor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, benefits, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

EEO is the Law Poster

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

If you require special accommodation to submit an application please call 877-778-8421 and follow the directions to leave a detailed message. Someone will attend to your request within two business days. If you do not have access to a computer please call 877-778-6729 to learn where in your community you can submit an online application.

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