Bechtel Corporation Safety Specialist Engineer, PCAPP (210308) in Pueblo, Colorado

  • Requisition ID: 210308

  • Position Title: Safety Specialist Engineer, PCAPP (210308)

  • Project: PCAPP

  • Location: Pueblo, CO

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family

  • US Citizenship Required: Yes

  • Surety Program: UAP

  • Other Requirements: Security Investigation, Drug/Alcohol Testing and Medical Examination, Adherance to AR (Army Regulation) 50-60, random drug and alcohol testing, Badge requirements

Project Background

The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) will safely destroy 2,611 tons of mustard agent in mortar rounds and artillery projectiles stored at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot (PCD) approximately 25 miles from Pueblo, Colorado. Neutralization followed by biotreatment is the technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Pueblo chemical weapons stockpile. The PCAPP plant began the operations and munition destruction phase as of September 2016.

Candidates for unescorted access to the Chemical Limited Area must successfully clear National Agency Check with Local Check (NACLC). All employees are subject and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of employment. Must be physically fit and able to work safely at an operating plant. Eligible applicants must be a US Citizen and successfully go through a government screening process. Based on project goals and objectives, candidates established within our local community are desirable.

Role Overview

The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) is looking for a Plant Shift Safety & Health Specialist/Representative (PSSHS) at the Pueblo, CO location. This position will report to the Plant Safety Supervisor at the PCAPP project. The Plant Shift Safety & Health Specialist/Representative (PSSHS) performs a combination of duties necessary to achieve an accident free environment and ensure compliance with all Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and Department of the Army (DA) safety regulations. The PSSHS will routinely enter the Chemical Exclusion Area (UAP) to perform safety compliance inspections; develop guides and procedures to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations, and develop informal training, job aids, or other programs and processes as required to ensure that employees are knowledgeable and trained in all safety policies or programs. The PSSHS conducts formal investigations of all accidents and near misses to identify cause and interim and long-term solutions; determines appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for all hazardous environments and has been delegated the authority to stop any work, including shutdown of the plant for safety-related concerns.

The PSSHS must be able to independently apply advanced technical knowledge to solve unusually complex problems that typically cannot be solved by following daily procedures and demonstrate the ability to work with people of varied backgrounds and a myriad of objects. The PSSHS must also be able to apply knowledge of regulations as they relate to a chemical or industrial process environment.

This PCAPP position falls under the scope of the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act of 1965 (SCA). The SCA requires PCAPP to provide employees with benefits and wages no less than the amounts the Department of Labor has established for the location and classification in which the employee will be working.

This is a long-term assignment with a Dupont rotating schedule. The work hours are from 0500/1730 and 1700/0530. This position may require additional overtime hours as deemed necessary.

Principle responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Performs a combination of more complex duties requiring responsibility for overseeing field safety activities for assigned shift at the operating facility in support of both internal Pueblo Chemical Agent Pilot Project (PCAPP) and external (Government) customers and in compliance with all federal, state, and local safety laws, rules, and regulations. Duties are designed to ensure that all operations and facilities are in safe operating condition, and comply with all applicable regulations. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

After completion of PCAPP site specific training be able to perform:

  • Verification of limiting conditions of operations (LCOs).

  • Approving plant deviations to LCO’s as required.

  • Completing job safety analyses and/or other Permits (i.e. Open Process, Confined Space, Hot Work, etc.) for hazardous operations and communicating this to plant personnel.

  • Performing safety inspections of the physical work site including the Chemical Exclusion Area to identify problems and communicating all findings to management personnel.

  • Conducting formal surveillance of operations including the Chemical Exclusion Area to ensure employees are performing duties in compliance with safety procedures, policies, and practices.

  • Routine access to chemical agents under the two-person rule.

  • Assisting in the development of safety training classes and conducting them.

  • Conducting formal accident or near miss investigations, identifying cause, mitigating immediate hazards, documenting such incidents in accordance with established policies and procedures, and making recommendations on corrective steps to improve deficiencies.

  • Providing technical support to shift, departmental, and unit safety meetings.

  • Verifying proper decontamination and documentation of all items being removed from a toxic area.

  • Support Demilitarization Protective Ensemble (DPE) Entries and/or perform Level C PPE entries to evaluate hazards on a periodic basis.

  • Determining PPE for entries into agent toxic areas, and into areas with potential exposure to industrial hazardous materials.

  • Attending all critical activity meetings and providing safety input to the decision-making process. Approves or disapproves activity based on safety considerations.

  • Attending toxic area pre-entry and post-entry meetings to ensure all safety concerns are addressed and that the level of dress is appropriate.

  • Reviewing OSHA and DA regulations, developing plans, procedures, and guidelines, as required to ensure compliance.

  • Performs a combination of administrative duties necessary to assist the Safety & Health Manager, Safety & Health Supervisor, and plant operations personnel in efficiently completing required safety documentation.

  • Consults with supervisors concerning unusual problems and offers technical advice to assist in resolving them in the safest and most efficient manner.

  • Acts as the Safety Officer for On Scene Commander (SCO) in declared emergency situations.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be a US Citizen

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain any security clearances required for this position according to Army Regulation 50-6 (Chemical Surety). *

  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Safety and Health or related science/engineering from a regionally accredited college or university with one to 3 years’ experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Advanced knowledge in a field of science, process engineering, or related discipline.

  • Knowledge of S&H procedures, engineering systems, principles, and methodologies.

  • Knowledge of industry and regulatory standards and criteria pertinent to S&H.

  • Knowledge/Training in S&H inspections/assessments preferably in a plant operations environment

  • Knowledge/Training in S&H training program materials and methods.

  • Knowledge/Training of problem investigation, regulatory and internal audit practices and procedures.

  • Knowledge/Training of hazardous materials and physical risk exposures and Personal Protective Equipment standards as well as People Based Safety processes and procedures

  • Good oral and written communication skills.

  • Proficient in computer applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience working with DOD and Army safety and health requirements

  • Knowledge in explosive safety

  • Operating chemical plant experience

  • Is eligible for (academic qualification) professional S&H certification either Certified Safety Professional or Certified Industrial Hygienist

  • Knowledge of VPP

This project is subject to the Army Regulations (AR50-6 Chemical Surety) which governs persons performing work under the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP) and Unescorted Access Program (UAP). Depending on the work performed and the access granted a government security investigation and other physical requirements such as respirators may be mandated. Eligibility to be placed in a CPRP or UAP position requires US citizenship.

The following Surety Program marked with an “x” apply to this job:

_____ None / No Program

_____ This position is designated as a Chemical Duty Position and is subject to the requirements of the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP). As a condition of employment, candidates and incumbents must favorably complete a series of screenings included but not limited to: a personnel security investigation, urinalysis testing, medical exam and respiratory screening, and must meet and maintain personnel suitability and reliability requirements established by Army Regulations.

__x__ This position is designated as an Unescorted Access Position (UAP). As a condition of employment, candidates and incumbents must favorably complete a series of screenings included but not limited to: a personnel security investigation, urinalysis testing, respiratory screening and must meet and maintain personnel suitability and reliability requirements established by Army Regulations.

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