Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative (MVEC), a progressive south metro member-owned utility with 90+ employees, is seeking a Director of Safety and Environmental Compliance to join the team.
The Director of Safety and Environmental Compliance is responsible for achieving a culture of safety at the cooperative. Developing, directing, and coordinating the safety and environmental compliance and training programs for MVEC. The Director of Safety and Environmental Compliance is also responsible for monitoring all governmental and safety-related regulations such as OSHA, DOT, EPA, MPCA and NFPA.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oversees, evaluates and implements safety programs to establish a culture of safety.
Coordinates, develops and conducts safety related trainings.
Oversees and conducts safety inspections.
Establishes, maintains and communicates all safety records and required reports.
Oversees and monitors the requirements and disposal of all hazardous wastes.
Serves as chairperson of the MVEC Safety Team.
Maintains and updates the employee manuals on safety regulations and standard safety operating procedures.
Keeps informed about safety trends and new ideas by participating in local and state safety organizations.
Accountable to the Spirit of Our Cooperative.
REQUIRED POSITION QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Valid MN driver’s license.
High school diploma or equivalent
Proficient computer skills including word processing, database, and spreadsheet analysis programs.
Effective communicator and strong technical writing skills.
Maintain complete confidentiality in performance of all duties and responsibilities of the position.
PREFERRED POSITION QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
2-year degree in a technical or industrial area.
5 years of experience as the main safety leader in an organization.
10 years of experience as a lineman.
5 years of experience with OSHA, NFPA, EPA, DOT, MPCA, or other regulatory agencies.
Professional safety designation such as NRECA’s Loss Control Professional (LCP) or either of the Associate Safety Professional (ASP) or the Certified Safety Professional (CSP).
Strong working knowledge of the laws governing safety.
Good working knowledge of power lines and the operation of an electrical system.
Familiar with the laws governing worker’s compensation administration.
Applicant must be committed to providing service beyond members’ expectations and follow through on commitments. Application deadline is Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019.