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Plant Safety Specialist


Stockton, CA, US

Company:  DTE Energy Services, Inc.
Job ID:  9149

DTE is one of the nation’s largest diversified energy companies. Our electric and gas companies have fueled our customer’s homes and Michigan’s progress for more than a century. And as Michigan’s largest source of renewable energy, we’re creating a cleaner, healthier environment to power our future. We’re also serving communities beyond Michigan, where our affiliated businesses offer renewable energy, emission control technologies, and energy services to industries in 19 states.  But we’re more than a leading energy company... and working at DTE is more than just a job. At DTE, we take great care of each other and our customers, and we use our energy to be a force for growth and prosperity in our communities.  When you join us, you’ll be part of a team that welcomes, recognizes, and celebrates differences, and values everyone’s health, safety, and wellbeing.  Are you ready to make that kind of difference? Bring your energy to DTE. Together, we can achieve great things.


Job Summary

This position will support the implementation and oversight of safety programs and policies, as well as maintaining compliance with all federal, state, and local health and safety regulations. Expertise in training, auditing, and hazard identification and control are required. The position reports to the Assistant Plant Manager, with functional reporting to the corporate Safety department.


Key Accountabilities

•     Develop, administer, and maintain safety programs, policies, and procedures
•    Create and deliver safety-related reports and presentations
•    Develop and present safety training and educational programs
•    Conduct audits to ensure compliance with regulations and adherence to company expectations
•    Provide leadership and direction in implementation of proactive safety activities
•    Interface with regulatory agencies and outside vendors as necessary to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
•    Monitor regulatory process to identify future applicable regulations and their impact on operations
•    Perform all other related duties as assigned

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

Must meet one of the following criteria:
•    A Bachelor’s degree in occupational safety (or a related field) and three years practical experience in the field of safety, or
•    An Associate’s degree in occupational safety (or a related field) and five years practical experience in the field of safety, or a high school diploma or equivalent and seven years practical experience in the field of safety

Other Qualifications

•    Organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills
•    Knowledge of applicable California and Federal OSHA regulations 
•    Proven ability to work effectively within a team environment
•    Demonstrated problem solving and decision-making skills
•    Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
•    Ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with both a business and functional leader, who collaborate on issues and decisions 

Other Requirements:  

Physical Demands
The physical demands characterized here epitomize those that must be met by an employee to properly perform the integral functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
In order to properly perform the integral functions of this job, the employee is occasionally required to: stand or walk and stoop or kneel.  Frequently, the employee is required to sit. It is crucial to the outcome of job tasks that the employee is able to: talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms extensively.
The employee in this classification will be required to frequently lift objects of up to 10 pounds in weight. Occasionally the employee will have to lift/move objects of up to 25 pounds in weight. Vision requirements for this position include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Additional physical requirements for this position are: ability to climb ladders up to 20 feet in height, ability to climb stairs up to 5 flights at a time, ability to wear negative-pressure respirators for up to 2 hours a day, ability to perform light work in hot environments (100 degrees F) for up to 6 hour/day, ability to wear protective equipment (including, but not limited to hearing protection, hard hat, safety boots, safety glasses or goggles, FR/AR clothing, gloves) for up to 8 hours/day, ability to work in a noisy environment (with hearing protection), ability to walk/stand (with occasional breaks) for up to 7 hours/day, ability to work at heights (protected by guardrails and/or personal fall arrest equipment), ability to work in an environment with exposures to magnetic and/or electrical fields, wood dust, coal dust, coke oven emissions, organic vapors, and/or metal fumes (all within OSHA limits).

Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee works both in a business office setting and at a project site. While working at the project site, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions, including cold/hot, wet and/or humid conditions, and may work near moving mechanical parts and/or machinery. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration (see physical requirements above). The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate in the office, but may become loud at the project site. 

Additional Information

Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities, and utilize a variety of the competencies cited in this description depending upon the organization and role to which they are assigned. This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents in this job. It is not intended as an all-inclusive list of accountabilities or responsibilities, nor is it intended to limit the rights of supervisors or management representatives to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

At DTE Energy, we are committed to providing an inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcome and a sense of belonging. We seek individuals with a heart for service, a passion to help our communities prosper, and ideas to help shape the future of energy. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.





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