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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Irwindale, California
United States
Job Categories:
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
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Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Associate Degree

Safety Specialist

The ideal candidate will have had success in implementing company environmental, health, and safety programs and procedures at multi-sites to minimize and eliminate risk associated with work practices. This position requires the ability to make an impact and be inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project and the organization.

The Safety Specialist works closely with local Field Operations, Retail, ISP, and Sales department to ensure that all employees are working within safety policies, procedures, and Federal and local regulations. (i.e. OSHA, CalOSHA, EPA, DTSC, CUPA, DOT, NFPA, ANSI, etc). The position will be responsible for accident data compilation, abatement, recordkeeping, safety communication, and awareness, and field system(s) audits. The ideal candidate will have a BS degree in EHS, or similar area of study preferred.

Responsible for the implementation of company environmental, health and safety programs and procedures for all business units and facilities within the Management Area that comply with company policies and industry regulatory requirements, including reporting. Help ensure conformity to applicable federal, state, and local standards related to environmental compliance and occupational health and safety (i.e. OSHA, EPA, DEP, DOT, NFPA, ANSI, etc). Responsible for accident data compilation, abatement, record keeping, safety communication and awareness, and audits of field system(s).

  • Effectively communicate safety and compliance messages to all levels; provide technical support to front-line leadership on matters related to occupational safety, environmental compliance, and loss prevention
  • Assist in conducting system audits to continuously improve the safety program, working closely with cross-functional teams
  • Investigate incidents and non-compliance events
  • Assist with the collection and submission of data required to satisfy environmental permit and reporting requirements (i.e. Air Permit reports, Tier II, HMBP, etc).
  • Liaise with regulatory agencies on matters related to reporting and/or investigating compliance concerns
  • Participate in and/or facilitate safety committee meetings as needed
  • Analyze the work environment to identify needs
  • Assist in developing programs designed to control, eliminate, and prevent occupational disease and/or injury caused by physical, chemical, biological agents or ergonomic factors.
  • Support the Mgr, Safety (Facilities) & coordinate with the Sr Safety Specialist in keeping management abreast of current safety performance, potential hazards, serious incidents, regulatory inquires and changes to guidelines affecting safety policies and procedures
  • Maintain safety records and other related documentation for designated area of responsibility
  • Adhere to industry specific, local, state and federal regulations as applicable
  • Know understand, promote and follow company policy
  • Monitor safety training programs; ex: unsatisfactory trending results
  • Coordinate safety events, evaluations, program deployment, and other related activities
  • Perform other duties as requested by supervisor

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge

  • Ability to read, write and speak the English language to communicate with employees, customers, and suppliers, in person, on the phone, and by written communications in a clear, straight-forward, and professional manner
  • Ability to use personal computer and software applications
  • Ability to work independently
  • Basic knowledge of company products and services
  • Basic knowledge of fire prevention programs
  • Knowledge of OSHA, EPA, DOT regulations
  • Basic knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods for safety management
  • Knowledge of safety auditing, accident investigation and reporting
  • Ability to differentiate between different sizes and colors
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to safely use weight-bearing equipment (gaffs, safety harness and ladders) within the maximum weight limitations
  • Ability to accurately measure distances, using tapes or other measuring devices
  • Ability to carry, climb and operate extension ladder (approx. 32 ft. high and 90 pounds)
  • Ability to climb poles using gaffs, hooks and climbing belt as needed
  • Ability to utilize photography equipment
  • Ability to walk over all types of terrain in all kinds of weather while carrying tools and equipment, including gaffs, ladders, and fully loaded tool belts
  • Knowledge of Field Operations and Field Engineering job duties

High School diploma

2-3 years Human Resources/Safety or Technical Training experience

  • Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
  • Analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of company products and services
  • CPR/AED Facilitator Certification

Associate’s degree in Safety, Environmental Health or related field

Industry and vendor specific certifications and training recommended
Valid driver's licenses with satisfactory driving record within Company required standards

  • Office environment
  • Field exposure
  • Exposure to moderate noise levels
  • Work in inclement weather
  • Work indoors in confined space, poorly ventilated areas such as attics, basements and/or crawlspaces
  • Exposure to dust, dirt, noise, insects, rodents, pets, and cleaning solutions
  • Work outdoors in all kinds of weather and at all times of the day or night
  • Work performed near power lines and electricity
  • Work performed at various heights above ground on utility poles


The health and safety of our employees and candidates is very important to us. Spectrum has adopted virtual mobile recruiting tools that allow us to continue meeting new candidates. We look forward to “virtually” meeting you.