South Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc. currently has a position open for a Safety Specialist at its Nursery location. The Safety Specialist collects data on work environments for analysis; implements and conducts evaluation of programs designed to limit chemical, physical, biological, and ergonomic risks to workers; reviews, evaluates, and analyzes work environments and designs programs and procedures to control, eliminate, and prevent disease or injury caused by chemical, physical, and biological agents or ergonomic factors, and may conduct inspections and enforce adherence to laws and regulations governing the health and safety of individuals.
Qualified candidates will have:
Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Health & Safety or related scientific or technical field
3 – 5 years’ experience in similar role; utility or industrial environment preferred
Typical duties include:
Maintains and applies knowledge of current safety, security, and DOT policies, regulations, and processes.
Inspects facilities, machinery, and safety equipment to identify and correct potential hazards ensuring regulation compliance.
Inspects specified areas ensuring presence of fire prevention equipment, safety equipment or first aid supplies.
Assists in designing security policies, programs or practices ensuring adequate security relating to issues such as protection of assets, alarm response and access card use.
Prepares or reviews specifications or orders for purchase of safety equipment ensuring that proper features are present and that items conform to health and safety standards.
Evaluates situations and makes determinations when an employee has raised concerns on the grounds that danger or potential harm exits.
Investigates incidents to identify causes and to determine how such incidents might be prevented.
Recommends measures to help protect employees from potentially hazardous work methods, processes, or materials.
Develops and conducts training or education programs and demonstrates the use of safety equipment.
Plans, maintains, and updates emergency response plans or procedures.
Assists in other safety, security, and environmental duties as directed.
Performs other duties, tasks and special projects as assigned.
May frequently be required to walk; sit; stand; use hands or fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
Occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
Must frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds.
Use of personal computing equipment, telephone, multi-functioning printer, photocopiers, filing cabinets, fax machines, and calculator.
Manual dexterity, ability to lift files, open file cabinets, ability to reach, and bend, and use 2-step stool while safely lifting and lowering boxes.
Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally with or without accommodation and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
May be exposed to extreme weather conditions.
Ability to travel to and from meetings, training sessions or other business-related events.
May be required to work after hours to include weekends and holidays.
The above description covers the principal duties and responsibilities of the job. The description shall not, however, be construed as a complete listing of all miscellaneous, incidental, or similar duties which may be required from day-to-day.
About South Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc.
South Texas Electric Cooperative is a cutting-edge Generation and Transmission Cooperative and a leader in providing a diverse portfolio of affordable energy, a reliable power delivery system, and services customized to the needs of the members. STEC was formed in 1944 to provide wholesale electric services to member distribution cooperatives. STEC’s membership consists of 8 distribution cooperatives that serve over 241,000 members in forty-two South Texas counties.
STEC's headquarters facility is located at the Sam Rayburn Power Plant Complex on the Guadalupe River just outside Nursery, Texas. Transmission line and substation service facilities are also located in Pearsall, Texas and Donna, Texas.
Power provided by STEC to its members is generated from a variety of energy sources, including wind, lignite, natural gas (NG), diesel fuel, and hydroelectric.