Field Safety Specialist - MI

Field Safety Specialist - MI

The Hydaker-Wheatlake Co. has an immediate opening for a Statewide Michigan Field Safety
Specialist. This full-time position will focus on assisting field leaders by conducting safety
training, audits, incident investigations and promoting company safety procedures for crews
working in Michigan.

Requirements include but not limited to:

  • Knowledge of OSHA and Industry Standards
  • Knowledge of Company Safety Policies and Procedures
  • Conduct Safety Training for Employees
  • Perform Safety Audits
  • Investigate Incidents
  • Lead and Implement Projects and Training
  • Responsible for Customer Communication
  • Follow Vehicle Operator Safety Program and Safety Policies
  • Working Knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Capable of working on multiple projects at same time to meet deadlines.
  • Availability to Respond to Storm or Emergency Work

Important Skills and Abilities Include:

  • Professional Manner and Appearance
  • Strong Communication and Organizational Skills with Employees and Customers
  • Work on Projects Independently
  • Work in a Fast-Paced Environment
  • Accuracy, Efficient, and Promptness a Must
  • Ability to operate office machines and specialized equipment such as a computer, copier,
    fax machine and calculator.

This position requires experience in the electrical utility construction industry. Previous experience as a lineman is desired. OSHA 500, 501, and CPR / First Aid Instructor Certifications is a plus.


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Field Safety Specialist Job Description


 This Job Description establishes and describes the authority, duties, responsibilities, reporting relationships and measure of accomplishment for the functional position of the Field Safety Specialist of The Hydaker-Wheatlake Company as assigned to that function by the Safety Supervisor and Senior Vice-President. This position is considered a salary position, the job requirements and your performance, will dictate the required hours to complete the necessary tasks with a minimum of 40 hours per week. All overtime work shall be approved prior to performing outside of the regular pay.



 The basic function of the Field Safety Specialist is to ensure that the safety and training policies and procedures of The Hydaker-Wheatlake Company are conveyed accurately, efficiently, timely, and with a high degree of quality.

 Another basic function of this position is to be an administrator and coordinator, providing the necessary planning, organization, direction, and control of The Hydaker-Wheatlake Company’s safety culture. This would also include occasional incident reporting and investigation when situations require such tasks to be completed.



 The Field Safety Specialist receives sufficient authority from, and is accountable to, the Safety Supervisor for the successful completion of assigned duties and responsibilities.

 The Field Safety Specialist has the authority to purchase necessary items to manage and administer all safety related duties within The Hydaker-Wheatlake Company's established guidelines. Prior to any large purchases, the Safety Supervisor must review and approve.

 The Field Safety Specialist has the authority, within established company guideline, to stop any job in which they deem unsafe or are uncomfortable with being performed.

 The Field Safety Specialist has the authority to take any reasonable action necessary to carry out the duties and responsibilities of this position so long as such action does not deviate from established company policies and is consistent with sound business judgment.



 The Safety Field Specialist reports to the Safety Supervisor.

 The Field Safety Specialist must maintain harmonious relationships with company employees, Sub-Contractors, General Contractors, Owners, and other individuals associated with The Hydaker-Projects.



 The principal duties and responsibilities of the Field Safety Specialist consist of, but are not limited to, the following:

 Ensures that all safety policies, rules, and regulations are followed and enforced.

 Adapt and maintain procedures to ensure all of The Hydaker-Wheatlake Company's site personnel are meeting all of The Hydaker-Wheatlake Company safety policies and MIOSHA or local safety measures. Ensures that the proper safety equipment is on site and utilized when needed such as PPE or proper equipment to prevent unsafe acts by personnel.

 Acts as a representative of The Hydaker-Wheatlake Company in the community.

 Prepares reports requested by the Safety Supervisor in an accurate and timely manner.

 Stays current on developments within the safety community as well as with competitors.

 Stays current on industry trends.


Responsible for familiarization with the complete scope of methods of construction for all The Hydaker-Wheatlake Company's projects in the area.

 Maintain harmonious relations with everyone associated to The Hydaker-Wheatlake Company’s projects.

 Review and support the adherence of all The Hydaker-Wheatlake Company's employees as well as all sub-contractors to ALL of The Hydaker-Wheatlake Company's procedures and policies.

 Responsible for assisting in Incident Investigations, Dispute Resolutions, and OSHA Investigations.

 Maintains cooperative working relationships with all company employees. This includes "inter" and "intra" departmental employees. Also included are all customers, contractors, owners, suppliers, etc.

 Acts within the letter and spirit of the laws of the United States, the States and municipalities in which The Hydaker-Wheatlake Company operate.

 Ensure your availability to respond to Storm or Emergency work that may occur from time to time for proper support of customer’s needs.

Performs any other related or unrelated, unassigned, unspecified, unusual or special duty the Safety Supervisor may assign from time to time.



 The Field Safety Specialist shall be deemed to be performing in a satisfactory manner when the following has been met and/or exceeded:

 Complete and submit onsite safety reviews on a regular basis

 Requested training is conducted on a regular basis with all documentation submitted appropriately and in the correct format.

 Assigned projects are completed in a timely manner.

 Ensure your availability to response to Storm or Emergency work that may occur from time to time for proper support of customer’s needs.

All safety regulations are adhered to and communicated to the best of your abilities to the field.

Overall Satisfaction of the Safety Supervisor and The Hydaker-Wheatlake Company Executive Management. 



Preferred:        Extensive experience in the Electrical Contracting industry; however training certifications and experience may substitute

Required:        High School Degree or equivalent.


Required:        5 to 7 years of experience with a high quality electrical contractor.

SKILLS:          Must have the ability to manage all aspects of assigned duties. Must have knowledge of pertinent subject matter in which The Hydaker-Wheatlake Company does business. Must have a knowledge of and ability to read and interpret OSHA/MIOSHA regulations. Must be able to conduct incident investigations in a timely manner and present findings to management in the correct format. Must possess leadership skills and the ability to work closely with diverse groups of people, including company employees at all levels, area contractors, owners, suppliers and other outside professionals with whom the company deals with on a regular basis. In addition, must be able to work with people, negotiate, speak publicly, analyze problems and translate company goals into actions necessary to achieve the goals. Computer literacy in Microsoft Office products are required.

PHYSICAL:    Includes sitting, standing, walking, bending, kneeling, and use of hands and arms to operate office and field equipment.

MENTAL:      Must be able to read, write, and speak English fluently, knowledge of OSHA/MIOSHA regulations, and technical research abilities a plus. Must be able to work under time pressures.


This person will work a portion of the time in the office, which is a smoke-free temperature controlled environment with little noise. The outside setting will be spent in the open visiting job sites that can be hot in the summer, cold in the winter, hazardous, noisy, and dusty. Other outside efforts entail visits to customers, association meetings, or vendors that may require travel by air or automobile with overnight stays at remote facilities. These locations are visited throughout the year and during all weather conditions.