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Southern Company Safety & Health Specialist (Plant Scherer) in Juliette, Georgia

Safety & Health Specialist (Plant Scherer)


Safety and Health Specialist

This position is located at Plant Scherer in Juliette, GA

This position serves as the primary safety resource for a large powder river basin (PRB) coal fired electric generating facility. It is responsible for compliance with current safety programs and implementing initiatives to improve overall safety performance.


  • Maintain knowledge of and ensure compliance with current safety and health regulations

  • Interface with regulatory agencies, assist in program writing, and ensure notification of the appropriate agency(s) in cases of non-compliance.

  • Effectively manage and work to eliminate risks associated with Safety and Health programs

  • Proactively lead and implement Safety, Health, and Wellness Initiatives

  • Conduct employee training on Safety and Health policies and procedures

  • Perform root cause analysis / Learning Events on all incidents and accidents

  • Lead a Behavior Based Safety Program / Safety Through Everyone’s Participation

  • Provide leadership to the Safety Committee and Safety Rovers

  • Play an active role in developing and presenting general safety meetings as well as department safety meetings

  • Support the Emergency Response Team and respond to emergencies

  • Maintain confidentiality of safety reports and incidents, as well as, disability management cases

  • Perform or assist with audits/assessments with strong attention to detail

  • Monitor plant and corporate safety and health goals and provide progress/status reports

  • Partner with onsite contractor to ensure safety and health compliance for all employees

JOB REQUIREMENTS : (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills)

  • Bachelor’s degree in occupational safety and Health or related field preferred

  • Associate Safety Professional or Certified Safety Professional certification preferred or commitment to pursue formal certification is safety required

  • Hands on Safety experience as it relates to Generation and General Industry Standards is required

  • Experience in a Fossil power plant environment is required

  • Comprehensive knowledge of applicable OSHA regulations and related safety experience is required

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals and Risk Management Program for Chemical Accidental Release Prevention experience is preferred

  • Excellent written and communication skills demonstrated through training employees on safety and health topics

  • Knowledge of Self-Assessment (Auditing) procedures and processes is a plus

  • Understanding of the IBEW Memorandum of Agreement is a plus

  • Strong leadership, teamwork and interpersonal skills required, coupled with high integrity and ethics

  • Demonstration of initiative, self-motivation and excellent organizational skills

  • Proficient computer skills in Excel, PowerPoint and Word are desirable

  • Consistently models all aspects of Southern Style


  • Must be available for call-outs, some nights and weekend work required and overnight travel

  • Must possess an unrestricted driver's license

  • Must exhibit qualities of honesty, respect, fairness and integrity

  • Must be dedicated to superior performance with priorities of safety first, teamwork, diversity and continuous improvement through strong leadership

  • Must be committed to the success of our employees, customers and shareholders and to citizenship and stewardship in all actions

  • Must display leadership, ownership and involvement in leading Plant Scherer initiatives

  • Must perform some physical activities while wearing respirators with filter cartridges or self-contained breathing apparatuses in a power plant environment

  • Must be able to perform duties wearing personal protective equipment including safety glasses, hard hats, respirator, dust mask, steel toe shoes, gloves and hearing protection

  • Must be able to work in difficult environments including confined spaces, extreme hot and cold temperatures, indoors and outdoors, around loud noise and locations accessible only via vertical ladders or over uneven spaces, cat walks, climbing high elevations up to 20 feet or working on grated surfaces/platforms above 20 feet

Georgia Power is an investor-owned, tax-paying utility that serves 2.25 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. The largest of four electric utilities that make up Southern Company, Georgia Power, has been providing electricity to Georgia for more than a century at rates well below the national average.

With 4.4 million customers and more than 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company is the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for energy innovation, excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average. Southern Company and its subsidiaries are leading the nation's nuclear renaissance through the construction of the first new nuclear units to be built in a generation of Americans and are demonstrating their commitment to energy innovation through the development of a state-of-the-art coal gasification plant. Southern Company has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer and listed by DiversityInc as a top company for Blacks. The company received the 2012 Edison Award from the Edison Electric Institute for its leadership in new nuclear development, was named Electric Light & Power magazine's Utility of the Year for 2012 and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at HTTP://WWW.SOUTHERNCOMPANY.COM

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Field: Safety & Health

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Central Georgia-Juliette

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 50 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Plant Scherer - 10986 Highway 87 (10986JULIETTE)

10986 Highway 87

Juliette, 31046

Req ID: GPC2007256

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