Position: Senior EHS Representative, Field Services

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

About the Company:

For more than fifty years RPS Composites has been supplying engineered composite solutions into industrial facilities that process corrosive and often hazardous fluids. Hundreds of piping, tank, and vessel installations in 20 countries around the world speak to our experience providing composite solutions for corrosive fluid handling, processing, storage, and infrastructure challenges.

Today we operate manufacturing, inspection, distribution, and service centers near Halifax, Nova Scotia; Toronto, Ontario; Washington, DC;  Columbus, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Salt Lake City, Utah; Birmingham, Alabama; Mobile, Alabama; Lafayette, Louisiana; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and Houston, Texas.

The Position:

RPS Composites has an exciting full-time opportunity as a Senior EHS Representative, Field Services based out of one of several locations in the US. This position reports directly to the EHS Director but works closely with National Services Manager, Regional Field Services Managers and Project Managers to create a culture of safety. If you thrive in being part of a great team where professional growth is expected, and you’re looking for a challenging yet rewarding role, please consider applying.   

Responsibilities:

  • Support with assisting and coaching Superintendents/Foremen in the development of Job Hazard Analyses, Hazard Recognition, Permit Acceptance and overall site safety assessments.
  • Manage all DOT compliance for RPS Composites.
  • Help manage Contractor Compliance accounts such as ISNetworld, Avetta, Browz. 
  • Assist in pre-job planning beginning with support to our Project Managers. Job planning with the Superintendent will continue throughout the job before new activities begin and afterward if needed.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of safety programs through field audits, taking care of regulatory compliance and audit oversight.
  • Develop project specific construction safety plans to address safety issues and concerns at the beginning of projects as well as during projects as needed.
  • Meet regularly with field personnel and support in the development of project-specific corrective action plans to address safety issues and concerns for RPS and customers.
  • Provide regular feedback to project leadership in a constructive manner on needed areas for safety improvement and recognition.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring for employees exhibiting unsafe behaviors, and provide recognition for employees exhibiting safe behaviors.
  • Assist with delivery of job site-specific safety orientations for new employees joining the project, as applicable and when needed.
  • Assist and co-facilitate safety training, testing for all employees (HazCom, Fall Protection, Lockout/Tag-out, etc.) both computer-based and hands-on.
  • Support and assist Project Leadership in completion of incident/accident investigations.
  • Assist with case management on all injury/illness cases.
  • Perform periodic evaluations of power tools and equipment (i.e. scissor lifts, forklifts, aerial lifts, fall protection, hand tools, etc.) to ensure equipment is being maintained in good working order, as applicable.
  • Support Project Leadership in the development and execution of weekly toolbox safety meetings.
  • Attend the assigned safety meetings each morning if applicable.
  • Forklift /MEWP certification training when needed.
  • Serve as site safety on projects such as shutdowns and turnaround projects as needed.
  • Audit for continuity of topics to be discussed.
  • Promote participation in safety meetings from all employees to give employees more ownership of the overall safety culture.
  • Ensure Leadmen, Foremen and Superintendents are evaluating the work areas effectively, executing corporate safety program and giving appropriate coaching as needed.
  • When not assigned to project work this individual will be used in auditing/advancing the safety culture in our field services offices as needed.
  • Other required tasks and projects as needed.
  • Travel required up to 75% based on field schedule. Please do not apply if you are not willing to travel and be away from your home base up to 75% of the time.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree in Occupational Safety & Health or related field or strong work experience within the industry and safety leadership roles experience
  • 5 plus years in General Industry and Construction safety experience (electrical, mechanical safety experience preferred) 
  • OSHA 510 (required) and preference given to OSHA 500 authorized trainer.
  • Understanding of construction and general industry consensus standards such as OSHA, NFPA, NESC, ASTM, ANSI, EPA, DOT
  • Knowledge of Industrial Hygiene standards
  • Forklift/MEWP Trainer Certified (Required)
  • CPR/FA/AED Certified Required (prefer Trainer Certification)
  • Fall Protection and Scaffolding Competent Person (Required)
  • Ability to work independently, strong communication skills with the ability to influence behaviors
  • Proficient in using a computer and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Safety certifications in competencies desired like Respiratory Protection, Confined Space, LOTO.
  • Possess great interpersonal skills and ability to interact with multiple levels of site personnel and management
  • Ability to pass background/drug screen
  • Bi-lingual, English and Spanish considered an asset  

If you are a forward looking, action-oriented team player that works well with cross functional groups and meets the above qualifications, please forward your resume directly to Human Resources at

Salary: $ 60-75k annually depending on the candidate’s experience. 

In addition to your base salary, you will be eligible for overtime on certain projects as approved.

Company vehicle, fuel card, and company credit card for expenses is provided.

 

RPS offers an exciting, collaborative work environment within a growing company, a competitive group benefits program and matching 401K program.

Deadline to apply: February 20, 2021