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Environmental Health Safety Specialist - Texas

  • GE Renewable Energy
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:39:40 PM
  • 2896068
  • Job Function: Environmental Health & Safety
  • Business Segment: Renewable Energy OnShore Wind
Location(s): United States; Texas; Other


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GE Renewable Energy is a 9 billion dollar start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. With 13,000 employees present in more than 40 countries, and headquartered in Paris, GE Renewable Energy is backed-up by the resources of the world’s first digital industrial company. We take the earth’s most abundant resources - the strength of the wind, the force of water, and the heat of the sun, - and put them to work with breakthrough technology that unleashes their true possibilities. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 370 gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner.



GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
As the Environmental Health Safety (EHS) Specialist – Texas region, you will be responsible for implementing, improving, and assessing the EHS program at the facility. You will manage daily EHS responsibilities as it pertains to fulfilling our employee, customer and service contract.



Essential Responsibilities:
This includes, but is not be limited to: providing instructor-led training, auditing contractors, assisting sites with Gensuite data entry / reports, providing thorough accident investigations, implementing site-specific safety reporting programs and other customer requirements, assisting with the development of Temporary Work Procedures (TWPs) and other job specific documentation that is required to conduct our business in the safest manner possible.

In addition to these responsibilities, the individual will drive the site, area and region safety cultures by modeling behaviors associated with the highest level of EHS best practices, leading multi-functional teams, providing safety / environmental training to others, perform inspections of equipment / tooling / facilities for compliance with GE policy and Governmental Safety and Environmental regulations.

As the Environmental Health Safety Specialist-Texas region, you will:

  • Perform EHS duties as assigned by the Operational Excellence Leader and EHS Specialist Team Lead
  • Support Regional EHS Leadership in executing process and policies, including participating in EHS specific continuous improvement programs
  • Deliver technical and safety related training via instructor led, field and self-paced delivery to educate internal customers
  • Manage all administrative and statistical details to monitor and generate reporting information for training and customer reporting requirements
  • Own contractor management activities – review EHS metrics, validate training records, develop and standardize onboarding / orientation processes, perform on-site EHS compliance inspections, document positive and negative performances and support Continuous Improvement
  • Support site management and provide coaching and review of incident investigations and corrective actions through 5 Why incident investigation methods
  • Monitor progress on completion of the action plan, and reports to Operational Excellence Leader, Service Director and EHS Regional Manager
  • Drive the development, documentation and validation of Best Management Practices / Continuous Improvement Initiatives under the direction of the Operational Excellence Leader, EHS Specialist Team Lead and Regional EHS Leaders
  • Oversee the management of work-related injuries at Flat Ridge
  • Support site management and EHS regional managers with Root Cause Analysis (RCA), with coaching and review of incident investigations and corrective actions
  • Monitor and update Gensuite tools / data (i.e. action tracking system, compliance calendar, incident report, initial report, operations metrics and training tracker)
  • Liaise with technical teams to support thorough hazard identification / risk analysis for repair of complicated mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical systems on variable pitch, variable speed turbines
  • Document all work performed using computer based service reporting procedures
  • Leverage EHS inspection process to identify findings and drive targeted corrective / preventative actions
  • Support day to day EHS activities at site through partnership with EHS Coordinators
  • Lead EHS committees, conference calls and web-based meetings



Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in EHS or engineering / science discipline (OR High School Diploma / GED with minimum of 6 years of experience in EHS or related fields)

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability and willingness to travel 20% of the time to support other regional locations



Desired Characteristics:
  • Mechanical, Electrical, and ability to read schematics
  • Proficient computers skills in Excel, Word, Web Tools
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience with full-time responsibility for compliance with safety and environmental regulations
  • Knowledge of confined space entry as well as work at elevated heights as related to all facets of blade repairs
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills (oral and written)
  • Experience delivering classroom and hands on instruction, proven competency speaking in front of large groups
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams to complete post-incident investigation and Root Cause Analysis

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Locations: United States; Texas; Other

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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