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Job Opening - Director of Safety and Compliance

Washington Electric Cooperative, Inc., seeks candidates for the position of director of safety and compliance.


The position’s objective is to manage the cooperative’s safety and compliance program in such a way that an ever-improving safe and compliant work environment is provided for all employees through research, planning, developing, and implementing the programs and procedures necessary to meet the cooperative’s safety and compliance goals.


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Manage safety program elements:
    • Review Cooperative safety manual and propose updates and changes to the safety committee as needed to keep rules, practices, and procedures current, applicable, and effective.
    • Lead Cooperative safety committee meetings and coordinate all associated activities.
    • Prepare safety and loss reports and safety performance measures.
    • Assist with employee onboarding process.
    • Share safety‐related information with contractors.
    • Work with safety committee to develop and update the Cooperative safety improvement plan
  • Manage safety program accountability:
    • Provide safety coaching to employees through effective and documented crew observations during and after normal working hours.
    • Promote and enforce all safety rules to safeguard employees and the general public.
    • Promote and enforce Speak Up, Listen Up principles.
  • Manage employee engagement in the safety program:
    • Develop and promote an effective near miss reporting program.
    • Develop and maintain effective hazard recognition training and reporting programs.
  • Manage inspection programs:
    • Vehicle and equipment inspection programs
    • Work with operations on best practices for substations, overhead and underground inspections.
  • Manage incident investigation training, process, and follow‐up actions.
  • Manage injury reporting with OSHA 300A and BWC First Report of Injury
  • Manage safety training:
    • Deliver training on safety rules, practices, and procedures as needed.
    • Coordinate all internal and external safety meetings
    • Manage all required worker certifications and qualifications
    • Coordinate all required OSHA and FMCSA / DOT annual training
    • Educate general public through various programs.
    • Deliver Medic First Aid / CPR / AED training.
    • Manage all training records.
  • Manage regulatory and environmental compliance:
    • Regulated waste and substances – evaluation and documentation.
    • Assist with SPCC plan and PCB procedures and training as needed.
    • Hazard communication procedures and training.
  • Manage all OSHA‐required written programs
  • Manage rubber insulating gloves, sleeves, and cover‐up use and testing.
  • Manage equipment maintenance and testing:
    • DOT inspections
    • Structural and dielectric testing and inspection
    • Repair work procedures and documentation
    • Personal and vehicle grounds testing and inspection
  • Manage PPE program:
    • PPE hazard assessment
    • FR/AR clothing program
    • Fall protection and climbing gear
    • All other PPE
  • Develop relationships and coordinate with FEMA and local emergency action agencies
  • Develop and maintain company emergency action plans
  • Manage online RESAP program and all associated RESAP activities.
  • Manage and assign employees’ duties appropriate to job classification.
  • Manage safety budget and offer recommendations.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with statewide safety training and loss prevention. personnel for quick access to resources and guidance.
  • Provide support during major outages by assisting as necessitated by the emergency work plan.
  • Provide support to all departments to ensure safety and compliance standards are being met.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Position Requirements:


Education and Certifications:

  • High school diploma required.
  • Current First Aid / CPR certification required.
  • Certified Loss Control Professional (CLCP) certification required within three years.
  • OSHA 30 hour certification required within three years.
  • Certified Medic First Aid / CPR instructor required within one year.
  • Two‐year degree in a related field from an accredited institution preferred.


  • Minimum seven years’ experience in the electrical linework trade required.
  • Experience as crew leader, line foreman, or supervisor preferred.
  • Experience with electric cooperative preferred.

Essential Abilities, Knowledge, and Skills:

  • Basic knowledge of the fundamentals of electricity.
  • Basic knowledge of OSHA, NESC, DOT, and other associated regulations.
  • Basic computer skills and a working knowledge of (or ability to learn) MS PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
  • Ability to research, teach, and lead discussions in formal and informal settings.
  • Possesses coaching, communication, and instructional skills.
  • Possesses strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and manage tasks and time effectively.

Physical Requirements:

  • Light to moderate occasional physical effort required to use forklift and operate equipment.
  • Ability to walk, stand, carry material, stoop, kneel, bend at waist, climb ladders or equipment, and negotiate truck beds.
  • Must be able to safely lift at least 50 lbs.

Exempt Status:

This position is exempt from the overtime requirement of the Fair Labor Standards Act, as amended.




Please send resume and cover letter to or General Manager, Washington Electric Cooperative, P.O. Box 800, Marietta, OH  45750.




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