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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
United States
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Safety Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
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Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
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Sr. Safety & Health Specialist

At American Water, you can have more than a job. You’d have a purpose. We provide essential water and wastewater services to more than 15 million people every day, services that are vital to their lives every day. We take great pride in what we do, and it shows. Our commitment to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable water services to our customers is the foundation of our company.

We offer an excellent benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, company paid life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and a 401(k) savings plan with company match. 

We operate as regulated utilities in approximately 1,600 communities in 16 U.S. states and follow environmental and health and safety regulations set by local authorities and federal standards.

With headquarters in Camden, New Jersey, we employ 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater services and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states and in Ontario, Canada. 

Together, we are American Water.

This position recommends, develops, and implements appropriate programs, activities, and training that enhance the safety and health of Company employees, as well as minimize the Company’s exposure to loss.  Key activities are inspections, observations, recommending new equipment and new ways of working, providing training and effectively supporting the operations supervisory staff in the same. The position also assists the Health and Safety Manager in the areas of safety and health claims administration, insurance services, and loss control. 

Key Accountabilities:

  • Develop and implement (including delivery of) educational training programs and activities that help develop and improve the safety process within the company and to ensure compliance with federal state and local regulations. (25%)
  • Develop and implement the use of regulatory compliance programs, including investigating new technologies, providing professional review and recommendations for the purchase of tools, materials and equipment that will enhance safety performance throughout the organization. (25%)
  • Conducts safety audits and inspections to identify hazards and deficiencies that expose the company to loss or failure to comply with regulatory requirements Compile, analyze, and interpret data related to safety training and performance to measure the effectiveness of existing programs. (40%)
  • Provide assistance and expertise in accident/claim investigation and claims management, when required, and make recommendations to prevent reoccurrences. (10%) 

Knowledge / Skills:

  • Knowledge of Company Risk Management Policies and Procedures.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local regulations applicable to safety and health field.
  • Working knowledge of the various functional areas and their role in the organization, including operating procedures of the Company.
  • Working knowledge of federal, state and local regulations, as well as a working knowledge of the various functional areas of a water and wastewater utility, so as to develop and implement appropriate risk management activities associated with departmental goals.
  • Demonstrated understanding of a water and wastewater utility operation, knowledge, of and ability to, integrate regulatory requirements into the training and development of all operating unit employees.


  • Minimum 5 years experience in safety/loss control in a related industry or municipal operation.


  • Associate level degree required in a related field, i.e safety/loss control.
  • Bachelor's level degree preferred. 

Work Environment:

  • Varies by task; environment does include field work; driving and working outdoors. 

Travel Requirements:

  • Primarily limited to with Region. Some overnight travel may be required. Must be flexible.

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