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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Portland, Oregon
United States
Job Categories:
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
Energy, Engineering, General Manufacturing, Oil & Gas - E&P
Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Safety Specialist

At Sulzer, we build on the strengths and diversity of our people. We are all different and all have unique skills to contribute so that Sulzer is always stronger than the sum of its parts.

Plans, directs, and implements organization safety and health program to ensure safe, healthy, and accident-free work environment and eliminate financial losses by performing the following duties.


  • Leads the investigation of accidents, injuries and cooperates in the preparation of material and evidence for organization use in hearings, lawsuits, and insurance investigations. Oversees the administration of worker’s compensation program, including working with insurance carrier to reduce coworker lost time and facilitating the return-to-work program. Compiles and submits accident reports required by regulatory agencies and coordinates all recordkeeping for the OSHA 300 log to comply with regulations.
  • Coordinate and help facilitate throughout North America, all aspects of the Environmental Safety & Health Management System (EHS MS) to maintain certification with ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 International Standards.
  • Provides North American Safety & Health monthly data to the corporate office by utilizing the SEED (Social, Environmental and Economic Data) report. Provides accurate safety data to third-party websites (ISNetworld). Updates on a quarterly basis, or as requested. Collects all required internal S&H data for North America and provides accurate data to senior management.
  • Coordinates all aspects of the safety process, facilitating local EHS committee, safety walk-through committee, safety team leaders and emergency response team.  Communicates all safety & health information utilizing safety bulletin board system, meeting minutes, etc.
  • Plans, creates and implements S&H programs to train managers and coworkers in workplace safety practices on a monthly basis.
  • Supplies safety & health data on a regular basis to both coworkers and customers. Provides information signs, posters, barriers, and other materials to warn of potential and existing safety hazards and to prevent access to hazardous conditions.
  • Inspects organization facilities to detect existing or potential accident health hazards, determines corrective or preventative measures, and follows up to ensure measures are implemented.
  • Plans and implements safety policies/procedures in compliance with corporate, local, state, and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations.  Reviews safety & health procedures; ensures compliance.
  • Prepares studies and analyses of industrial accident causes and hazards to health for use by company personnel and outside agencies.
  • Coordinates all aspects of the medical surveillance program to assure all coworkers involved are properly tested in a timely manner. Ensures confidentiality as required.
  • Ensures all facility modifications and construction projects are conducted safely and within all local and federal safety regulations.


  • Assists with coworker’s questions and safety & health concerns.
  • Oversees and administers the safety incentive program (safety bucks).
  • Represents the organization in community or industry safety groups and programs.
  • Assists with the Drug & Alcohol Free Work Environment Program.
  • Adheres to company and department policies, procedures, and standards
  • Supports, cooperates with, and participates in company-wide LEAN and ESH management system that includes following all safety, health and environmental policies and procedures. Supports and cooperates in company-wide quality management effort.
  • Assists other team members as directed and/or necessary.
  • Performs other duties as necessary.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety & Health Management and five years’ experience in a closely related position or equivalent education and work related experience in the health/safety field.
  • Ability to read, calculate, analyze, and interpret technical information related to the safety and health field.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, communication, planning, and organization skills.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and relevant programs.
  • Must be trained in basic first aid/CPR/AED use, and be able to complete the 40 hour first responder coursework in the state of Oregon to ultimately respond to potential workplace injuries.
  • Must be familiar with general HR policy and procedures in an effort to act as a liaison for coworkers
  • Must be flexible with travel in an effort to ensure communication with other locations.
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally as business needs dictate.
  • Sound knowledge of WC and RTW programs, OSHA and DOT.

Sulzer specializes in pumping solutions, services for rotating equipment, and separation, mixing, and application technology. We create reliable and sustainable solutions for the oil and gas, power, water, and general industry markets. Combining engineering and application expertise, our innovative products and services add value for our customers and strengthen their competitive positions. Sulzer serves clients around the world through a network of over 170 locations in more than 40 countries.