DEA has an excellent opportunity for a motivated, organized individual seeking a challenging and rewarding opportunity maintaining safety compliance and fostering a positive, safe work environment for all employees, member-customers and the public. Our Vision: Everyone Home Healthy Every Day #Safety
Responsible for the formulation of safety-related policies and programs that will help shape the safety culture for the entire company. This person influences management to drive safety performance, provides practical and technical expertise at all levels and leads the company’s overall safety strategy. Other major areas include: workers’ compensation, labor regulations, building security, liability losses and exposures, compliance and technical skills training. Performs accident/loss investigations, field inspections and makes recommendations to address safety issues and concerns. Prepares and updates Safety Rules handbook, safety policies and provides records and documentation for federal, state and local compliance. This position reports directly to the President/CEO.
The ideal candidate must have eight years’ experience in a technical or safety-related program for electric utility systems and obtained a recognized professional safety designation such as NRECA’s Loss Control Professional (preferred) or Associate Safety Professional (ASP) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Experience with OSHA, NFPA, EPA, D.O.T., MPCA or other labor regulatory agencies is desirable. Excellent communication skills are necessary including phone, in-person, written, as well as for internal training and external safety education presentations. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office programs. Must be available for emergency situations which may occur outside normal working hours. Some travel is required. Must possess and maintain a valid MN driver’s license.
DEA proudly serve more than 100,000 member-owners throughout Dakota County and portions of Goodhue, Rice and Scott counties. We are the second largest electric cooperative in the state of Minnesota and ranked among the 25 largest electric distribution cooperatives in the nation. As a Member-Owned Cooperative we are committed to providing service with integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community.
DEA offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Interested individuals should apply online by December 21, 2018 at www.dakotaelectric.com/careers .