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Safety Specialist T8166 - (T8166)

POSITION OVERVIEW:
This position is located at the existing Silver Oak Plant near Tuleta, Texas, but may move within the general area as the region is expanded. The employee will report to the local Safety Supervisor and will collaborate with the local ES&H and Operations staff to achieve regulatory compliance and operational goals. All the field ES&H positions in Targa received support and guidance from the Corporate ES&H staff.
RESONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Implementation and auditing of OSHA programs and policies as well as local and state programs and policies including understanding corporate policy and local procedures, performing behavior observations and compliance evaluations, and auditing.
Participating or leading incident reporting and investigations, including Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
Managing and driving to completion open action items that result from PSM Audits, PHAs and other compliance Audits.
Facilitate and conduct Safety Meetings and Site Specific Training for the North Texas Region.
Auditing and monitoring of large contract and construction crews.
Assist with shutdowns, confined space entries, critical lifts and other high priority jobs.
Evaluate working conditions and recommend improvements in safety and health methods, practices, and procedures.
Advise management, operations, and project/maintenance teams in matters that assure compliance with federal, state, local and corporate rules and regulations pertaining to employee health and safety. Acting as the local subject matter expert or resource.
Investigate accidents to identify causes and to determine how such accidents might be prevented in the future.
Assure that various reports are filed with appropriate agencies in accordance with applicable safety regulations including specific requirements of permits or regulations for the various facilities.
Conduct formal and informal audits of physical facilities and compliance related programs and procedures.
Actively promote safe and environmentally friendly work processes within the facilities.
Conduct Emergency Response drills and work with local emergency response agencies within the North Texas area.
Assist in contractor safety programs.
Assist other ES&H team members with company initiatives and overall implementation of ES&H Department Goals.
Regular and Reliable Attendance
QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS):
1. Education & License:
BS or Associates Degree in Engineering, Safety & Health, or related technical/science field
2. Experience:
Experience required to accompany a BS Degree, as stated above, is a minimum of 3 to 5 years of safety experience in an operations environment
Experience required to accompany an Associates Degree, as stated above, is a minimum of 5 to 7 years of safety experience in an operations environment
3. Skills/Competencies:
The physical ability to be in the plant to perform inspections and audits.
Proficient in various computer applications including MS Office, MS Outlook, and Internet access
The ability to successfully pass any HAZWOPER training required for this position including use of SCBA
Effective communication skills to work closely with regulators, inspectors, and all levels of personnel with in Targa
An organized and detail-oriented self-starter with a strong work ethic
Ability to work self-sufficiently given direction and resources
Ability to think critically, solve problems independently and exercise excellent judgment and common sense
4. Preferred Qualifications
Preferred consideration will be given for CSP, ASP, CIH or other degreed professional certifications.
10 + years of experience in the oil and gas or petrochemical industry.
Extensive knowledge of the rules and regulations of the various federal and state agencies having jurisdiction over the Targa facilities.
MISCELLANEOUS:
Nothing in this job description restricts management?s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time
This description reflects management?s assignment of essential job functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned
This job description is subject to change at any time



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