Location: Hagatna, Guam
Title: Site Safety & Health Officer
Schedule (FT/PT): FT
Travel Required: As needed
Clearance: Ability to Obtain
Weldin Construction, LLC (WCL) is a multi-disciplinary construction company founded in 1991 specializing in commercial and industrial construction in remote locations with challenging logistical requirements. Weldin Construction has proven performance throughout the United States and the Pacific, including projects in Guam, Wake Island, and Johnston Atoll. Weldin is certified under the SBA HUBZone program with over 25 years of experience headquartered in Alaska with offices nationwide.
The Project Site Safety and Health Officer (SSHO) is responsible for project and site safety by implementing and enforcing the applicable (USACE/USCG/DOD/NAVFAC/) safety standards, established and approved project Accident Prevention / Site Safety and Health Plans and North Wind Safety Program policies. The SSHO will perform the following: Exercise authority to stop work for conditions adverse to quality or safety; Ensure safe conditions exist at the job site; serve as a competent safety person, Ensure equipment and other project resources are in working order and to comply with the APP and associated activity hazard analyses (AHA).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Conducts and/or participates in associated training, safety meetings and inspections.
- Monitors safety and health regulations and provides technical support to managers and personnel to ensure compliance with USCG, DOD, USACE, OSHA, NAVFAC, federal and Guam safety and health regulations.
- Responsible for and conducts safety oversight and enforcement for federal, state, and/or commercial construction sites and projects.
- Ensures safe working conditions and work practices on federal, state, and commercial horizontal and vertical construction projects.
- Implements site safety and emergency plans.
- In conjunction with the North Wind Project Management and the Regional Safety Manager, investigates near misses, accidents / incidents, identifies root causes, identifies lessons learned, reports on the causes and solutions to ensure countermeasures are implemented in a timely manner.
- With the help of Project Management, ensures subcontractor personnel attend daily safety meetings, necessary preparatory meetings, making sure they are aware of client and North Wind project safety requirements.
- Conducts project specific safety orientations for visitors, new hires and subcontractors, and communicates and supports a proactive culture of Safety.
- Participates and facilitates safety lessons learned.
- Enforces all regulatory, base and company specific safety rules.
- Performs job site inspections for safety.
- Required to be onsite during construction activities.
- Implements and documents on site safety inspections and monthly equipment inspections.
Education and Experience:
- Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
- Associate or bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health, Construction Management, or a related field preferred
- Must show Documented safety training of at least 8 hrs. over the last three (3) years.
- Successful completion of OSHA 30-hour training and card (or course completion if within 90 days of having completed the training if card has not been issued yet).
- Must have completed: The 30-hour OSHA General Industry safety class or The 30-hour OSHA Construction Industry safety class. Provide proof of employment including: three (3) years of industry safety experience in overseeing general construction (managing safety programs or processes or conducting hazard analyses and developing controls). SSHOs shall maintain competency through having taken 8 hours of documented formal, on-line, or self-study safety and health related coursework every year.
Skills and Abilities:
- Working knowledge of Federal and AKOSH safety and health regulations, USACE EM385-1-1, USCG safety requirements and standards, as well as applicable consensus standards (NFPA, NFPA70e, NEC) as they apply to the project
- CHST, ASP or CSP certification preferred
- HAZWOPER – Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response certification preferred
- First Aid, CPR, AED training through American Red Cross or American Heart Association
- Competent person status / training for the following;
- Excavation / Trenching
- Fall Protection
- Confined Space
- Health Hazard Recognition
- Ability and experience to serve as a competent person for the following safety areas relevant to construction projects:
- Excavation/trenching; Scaffolding; Fall Protection; Confined Space; Health Hazard Recognition, Evaluation/control of chemical, physical and biological agents; and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Clothing required
- Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of construction personnel, professionals, as well as corporate management and staff and outside business associates
- Good organizational, follow-up and detail-oriented skills; must be able to manage multiple project tasks and deadlines
- Must possess a working knowledge of Adobe Pro, Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word.
- High level proficiency of written and verbal communication required. Must be well organized and be able to work independently with minimal direction.
- Must have a good understanding of applicable construction laws for local, state, and federal regulatory requirements.
- Ability to make decisions, solve problems and exercise good judgment; ability to work under pressure and prioritize workload
- Must be able to think strategically and anticipate risk management and safety trends and issues
- Good oral and written communication skills, including thorough knowledge of proper grammar, advanced vocabulary, spelling, editing and proofreading skills
- Ability to quickly become familiar with new industry and regulatory information and apply such information to risk management and safety programs
- Valid Driver’s License.
- Must be able to pass a background check and be allowed access to federal installations.
- Local Hire preferred
- Must possess OSHA 10 and 30-hour Construction Health and Safety Certification, current within the last 3 years.
- Certifications such as CSP, CIH, OHST, CHST and CMSP considered a strong asset.
- DoD Construction experience preferred.
- Experience in Government contracting with NAVFAC Pacific and/or USACE
- Ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time.
- Ability to walk, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear.
- Ability to perform repetitive movements of the fingers, hands, wrists and arms.
- Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
- The position will require work to be performed indoors and outdoors. The employee will be exposed to various weather conditions. Other hazards include, but are not limited to working near heavy equipment, noise hazards, chemicals, cleaning products, asbestos, lead based paint, contaminated soils and road traffic.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to normal office conditions as well as potentially hazardous conditions while on project sites.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Candidates who reside in SBA designated HUBZone areas will be given special consideration.
North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8718 or use the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form to get assistance.
North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion, or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Proof of citizenship will be required as a condition of employment.
Candidates may be required to obtain and hold a Secret or Higher US Government Clearance.