Safety Specialist


Woodland, CA, US

Company:  DTE Energy Services, Inc.
Job ID:  12452

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. The pay range for this position is $73,400.00  -  $96,700.00.


Job Summary

Location:  Woodland, California

This position will lead safety and industrial hygiene efforts while supporting 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 Plant Manager and will be responsible for the safety effort at both our Stockton and Woodland sites, with functional reporting to the corporate Safety department.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develops, implements, and continuously improves safety programs
  • Works collaboratively with leadership and employees to strengthen the company’s safety culture
  • Leads strategic safety initiatives
  • Conducts site assessments and recommend solutions to address gaps
  • Works with leaders to ensure compliance with regulations and alignment with company expectations
  • Creates and delivers safety-related reports and presentations
  • Develops and presents training and educational programs
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Occupational Safety or a closely related field
  • One year of practical experience in industrial safety, safety management systems, training, field/site safety auditing, project management, and hazard identification and control

Other Qualifications


  • Two years of practical experience in industrial safety, safety management systems, training, field/site safety auditing, project management, and hazard identification and control
  • Knowledge of occupational safety regulations
  • Knowledge of electrical standards
  • Knowledge of safety management systems
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

Other Requirements:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to positively influence and motivate
  • Ability to work professionally and collaboratively with all colleagues
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in a matrix organization where business leaders have equal organizational authority

Physical Demands & Working Conditions

The following physical demands 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. 

  • Successfully complete pre-employment physical including ability to utilize respiratory protection and all other safety requirements, drug screen and background check 
  • Must be able to reach with hands and arms, and to hold objects 
  • Must be able to sit, stand or walk for up to 8 hours per day, including walking long distances, up and down stairs and ladders and on uneven ground  
  • Must be able to frequently lift objects of up to 10 pounds in weight  
  • Vision requirements for this position include close, distance and peripheral vision, along with depth perception 
  • Must be able to hear conversations in noisy environments
  • The employee works both in a business office setting and at project sites
  • Must be able to work outdoors during all seasons including wet and/or humid conditions, and extreme cold and/or heat

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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