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Envirocon Health and Safety Technician in Spokane, Washington

Health and Safety Technician

Location *US-WA, Spokane

Job Number 749

# of Openings 1

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Envirocon is seeking a Health and Safety Technician for our project located in Wellpinit, WA. The Health and Safety Technician (HST) performs primarily an implementation function for the project health and safety program. This implementation function will be in accordance with Project Health and Safety (H&S) policies and procedures, site Health and Safety Plan, and its referenced documents including OSHA standards and client health and safety policies. The HST is an introductory level H&S position and is expected to operate at the technical direction of an H&S supervisor.

Travel: Local travel to the Midnite Mine site is required. Employee must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation to and from work.

Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time position. Standard days and hours of work may vary based on project timelines and workload. Night or swing shift work is required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implements the site-specific Health and Safety Plan (HASP) to include client’s safety program and company policy and procedure.

  • Trains personnel including new hires, sub-contractors, vendors, and site visitors to the site HASP.

  • Takes a leadership role among other operations personnel as a mentor of safety culture.

  • Coordinates with Superintendents to ensure Job Hazard Analysis address site tasks and their hazards.

  • Maintains written documentation, such as a logbook or forms, sufficient to describe hazard monitoring, hazard control and attendance at training. This documentation shall meet quality standards intended for all project records including legibility, completeness, signatures/dates, and timely completion/submittal.

  • Coordinates with the safety manager and project manager to ensure that the individual’s time and resources are available to meet the expectations for H&S functions as well as operations support.

  • Accepts guidance from senior H&S personnel in the technical execution of H&S related functions including calibration of equipment, field interpretation of direct-reading instrument results, identification of project hazards and their controls.

  • Assigns personal protective equipment (PPE) only by the written HASP, AHAs, and the Respiratory Protection Program.

  • Maintains an alert and focused field presence as an observer of operations.

  • Serves as safety and health competent person as defined by HAZWOPER standard. Declines the competent person role for situations/conditions where he is not qualified.

  • Performs ongoing site safety inspections of activity areas, material storage areas, trafficked areas, boundaries.

  • Reports to the Safety Supervisor with regard to questions and issues regarding safety policy, its implementation, compliance strategies, provision of technical resources, provision for equipment vendor or technical information, incident investigations, and site document quality control.

  • Reviews and assists with preparation of JHAs and permits.

  • Communication with the client, regulators, and vendors will be only as directed by the safety supervisor and project manager.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    Health and Safety Technicians will typically possess:

  • Excellent foundation of knowledge and experience in the construction operations and equipment typical of Envirocon project sites.

  • Possess writing skills necessary to document project activities.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with clients and subcontractors.

  • Understands and Uses Envirocon’s SOPs to increase efficiency, minimize risk and improve job performance.

  • Demonstrates persistence in performing job duties and demonstrates creativity in solving problems.

  • Possesses integrity & honesty toward company and clients.

  • Self-motivated and possesses desire to develop professionally and personally.

  • Health and Safety Technicians must be able to satisfy the DMV driving qualification of Envirocon and remain a qualified driver.

  • Capacity to mobilize to the project site at the direction and discretion of the Project Manager including assignments with travel status.

    Education and Experience

  • High School graduate or equivalent plus some formal training in the area of Safety required.

  • A minimum of two (2) years’ experience as a health and safety technician or a bachelor’s degree in Health and Safety is preferred.