27 days old

Safety Specialist

Kinder Morgan, Inc.
Thomson, IL 61285
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Position Description

This position's successful candidate will support the operations team with terminal compliance programs primarily in safety and operational risk reduction in the Kinder Morgan Terminals Midwest Region. The role will office in the Chicago area and support sites in the Region. Primary responsibilities and duties include (but are not limited to): managing safety programs, ensuring compliance with contractor safety program, safe work permitting, learning and understanding the operational processes throughout the region to reduce risk to employees, complete required compliance tasks associated with Corporate, Federal, State, and Local regulatory requirements, integrate and collaboration with the Kinder Morgan central organization to support the completion of all environmental tasks, drive operational efficiency through root cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions, auditing compliance with KMT policies, Federal, State, and Local programs and policies, and regulatory record keeping. This position requires the successful candidate to know or learn the operations, regulations, and methodologies concerning program compliance opportunities within the industrial processes. It is expected that the successful candidate will be field-focused. The successful candidate must have a high bias for action, the ability to adapt to changing priorities, and a desire and willingness to integrate seamlessly with multiple different groups to grow the business and themselves within Kinder Morgan. This position also requires general knowledge of environmental regulations to support the EHS team through continuous compliance programs, procedures, and policies associated with federal, state, and local EHS regulations.

Manage and improve site safety practices and procedures, including safe work permitting, lockout/tagout, confined space, fall protection, hot work, fire safety, electrical safety, and others.
Audit EHS and operational programs, identify gaps and work with the team to implement corrective actions.
Drive safe work permitting processing with contractors and internal KM personnel to ensure safe operations and maintenance.
Support the analysis of EHS and operational trends proactively or as requested by peers, supervisor, and management.
Administer the KM compliance Management program (OpsInfo), training teammates on these tasks, and providing weekly reports as requested.
Completing EHS compliance tasks on-time
Ability to help troubleshoot operational upsets, including but not limited to compliance control equipment, fire protection assets, and safety devices.
Ability to respond in an emergency and participate in a formal Incident Command Structure (ICS).
Collaborate with the operations and KM central organization to ensure various air, water, waste, SPCC, etc., tasks are completed to ensure regulatory compliance.
Support and manage third-party contractors to ensure compliance with the federal and state requirements.
Effectively communicate changes to EHS procedures and policies to affected teammates
Support the tracking of EHS compliance measures
Train affected terminal employees and contractors on EHS program requirements

Position Requirements

Working knowledge of OSHA regulations applicable to the Terminals.
Ability to work with a team, take direction from supervisor(s), focus attention on details, follow work rules and adhere to established work schedules
Demonstrate behavior consistent with Kinder Morgan Safety, Quality, and Environmental (SQE) Program
Capable of adjusting work tasks according to areas that need immediate attention, i.e., non-compliance, gaps, and/or audit findings.
Ability to work independently to prioritize and manage workload while providing timely turnaround on tasks.
Must be able to successfully and simultaneously manage multiple tasks, often under short or changing deadlines, in a diverse and fast-paced environment.
Take after-hours phone calls as needed during evenings, weekends, and holidays.
MS Office Skills - Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary
Ability to network and collaborate within the KM organization
Adaptable to organizational change
Ability to drive change
Maintain valid driver license and capable of driving KM vehicle
Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid TWIC
Liaison with regulatory and other external parties.
Physical requirements include, but may not be limited to: walking up and down stairs/ladders, negotiating uneven surfaces, lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds, ability to comfortably work on top of storage tanks, catwalks, conveyor systems, and material elevators to heights over 100 feet.
Must be able to travel throughout the region as needed (IL, MO, WI, MN, OH) with expected overnight travel around 10 percent.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Posted: 2021-03-26 Expires: 2021-04-24
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