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Lead System Safety Specialist - 90212539 - Beech Grove

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America's workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.
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SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
The Lead System Safety Specialist will develop, direct and support division-wide field implementation of Amtrak safety programs, rules, policies, and procedures in conjunction with Amtrak's System Safety Program and applicable regulatory requirements. This position provides technical safety-related oversight, guidance and support to division(s), departments, and contractor stakeholders to eliminate injuries/accidents and reduce workplace risk.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Monitors field utilization of safety, health, injury and accident/injury prevention programs, initiatives and activities.
Performs qualitative and quantitative risk assessments and utilizes safety assessments, accident/injury trend analyses, safety performance data and input from other groups to identify potential safety deficiencies and corrective actions.
Oversees/directs regional testing of personal protective equipment and safety-related products, including implementation of Amtrak's prescription eyewear program. Performs locomotive engineer, yard/train crew and facility noise exposure evaluations, data retrieval, transmittal and result notifications as required.
Partners with division, regional and departmental staff in accident/injury and near miss investigations, risk reduction initiatives and hazard elimination analyses. Participates in the investigation of major rail incidents.
Leads regional efforts to identify opportunities to improve passenger safety. Develops and implements programs to reduce/eliminate passenger accidents and injuries. Performs station safety assessments in accordance with the requirements of 49 CFR part 270.
Participates in the development and execution of local and site-specific safety activities/initiatives and the implementation of corporate safety practices, policies and programs.
Performs verification of implementation of and compliance with Amtrak safety programs through the critical self-assessment (CSA) program.
Supports Transportation, Engineering and Mechanical field safety initiatives. Utilizes Operations department environmental and industrial hygiene resources when required.
Partners with labor/management and local safety committees to identify and eliminate potential safety hazards and to adhere to safety policies, programs and procedures.
Maintains a working liaison with regulatory agencies, advocacy organizations, and contractors.
Provides guidance and support to Deputy General Managers, Assistant Superintendents, Mechanical Superintendents, Master Mechanics, Facility/Back Shop Managers, Facility Managers, and Front Line Supervisors with applicable OSHA and FRA safety regulations, and Amtrak rules, safety policies, programs, procedures and initiatives.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Operations Management, Business Administration, Engineering, Transportation or equivalent, OR equivalent combination of education and experience required, including 7-10 years relevant work experience.
Working knowledge of OSHA and FRA safety regulations, policies, programs, as well as personal protective equipment, safety engineering, accident/injury investigation procedures and operating rules, Amtrak safety rules and practices; experienced with behavior-based and/or risk reduction safety programs; able to develop Site Specific Work Plans and Job Safety Analyses.
Excellent presentation and oral, written and presentation communication skills
Effective facilitation, coordination, and interpersonal skills
Excellent management and leadership skills
Five years' experience in a safety-related capacity or position
Three years' experience in a safety management position responsible for safety program development
Strong, state of the art knowledge of safety regulations, policies and programs; injury prevention programs; personal protective safety equipment.
Ability to analyze, interpret, summarize, communicate, and act on quantitative and qualitative data.
Self-motivated and able to work independently
Demonstrated abilities to interface and coordinate with stakeholders, including division and department management, supervision and labor as well as regulators, vendors and contractors.
COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
Requisition ID:39644
Posting Location(s):Indiana
Job Family/Function:Safety & Security
Relocation Offered:No
Travel Requirements:Up to 50%
Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.
We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job - we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.
We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.
All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.
In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.
Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.
POSTING NOTES: Safety & Security -- No Additional
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