Work with and through management to ensure compliance with safety and environmental procedures. Coordinates and implements safety rules, regulations and performs training. Ensures OTEC meets the requirements of federal, state and local regulations and standards involving OSHA, NESC and NERC and DEQ hazardous waste regulations.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop, implement, and monitor a safety and loss control program which provides for the maximum in protection for the Cooperative’s employees, its members, and the general public and environment.
Coordinate monthly safety meeting programs and schedule employee training programs including, but not limited to, pole top and bucket rescue, CPR, and first aid.
Ensure compliance with federal and state agencies’ regulations with regard to hazardous waste, Hazard Communication Program and the Community Right to Know Act. Maintain compliance and training documentation associated with safety, hazardous waste and hazardous communication.
Ensure accurate and prompt reporting and investigation of all accidents, unsafe conditions, and damage to OTEC property; maintain related records.
Monitor risk management of liabilities related to contractual agreements.
Review and process liability and workers’ compensation claims.
Develop, maintain, and conduct the Cooperative’s safety education program for members and others. This program shall include classroom presentations for school children, fire departments, police departments, and other organizations associated with public safety.
Write new Cooperative safety related procedures when necessary and review and update existing ones when needed.
Prepare all annual reports such as OSHA 300, ZOVA, State Fire Marshall and Haz Mat.
Propose and recommend policies, procedures, and corrective measures with regard to safety on all commonly encountered hazards inherent to the Cooperative’s operation.
Develop and maintain guidelines for safety committees and accident investigation teams.
Participation in cooperative strategy and initiatives
Seven years’ experience in utility line work and advanced training/education in a related field beyond a high school diploma, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Valid state driver’s license is required (Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) preferred)
High school diploma or equivalent
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Expert knowledge of safety and regulatory considerations in connection with electric distribution and transmission systems.
Experience and a thorough understanding of OSHA, NESC, NERC, WECC reliability and DEQ hazardous waste regulations are very important.
A journeyman lineman background is a high priority to be able to understand the complexities of this position.
Experience presenting to large audiences and excellent written and oral communication skills are desired.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as experience creating and managing a budget.
Occasional use of hand tools and lifting up to 35 pounds.
About Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative
Baker City, voted one of Rand McNally’s six most beautiful small towns in America three years in a row. The surrounding area includes unlimited opportunities for outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, hiking, biking and skiing. Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort boasts the best powder in Oregon, with an average annual snowfall of 300 inches.
OTEC offers a competitive pay and benefits package.
Please visit our web page at https://www.otecc.com/careers for more information and to view open positions.