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Safety Director - Gilbert Mechanical

Gilbert, 5251 West 74th St., Edina, Minnesota, United States of America Req #1117
Monday, September 18, 2023
Gilbert Mechanical, a Legence company
For more than 40 years, it has been Gilbert's mission to provide outstanding mechanical, electrical, plumbing, controls, and fire protection services in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Today, Gilbert employs more than 200 people in the Twin Cities market, and its clients represent a diverse range of technical market sectors, with specialization in the healthcare industry. Our fun, open and innovative culture is supported by forward thinking industry leaders who are united in collaboration and the pursuit of breakthrough ideas. Gilbert’s philosophy includes mutual respect for all individuals, application of innovation and a rigorous serve-the-customer mentality. We create a culture of teaching and learning through cross mentoring that spans generations, disciplines, interests and talents. We strive to give each person exposure to the widest array of experiences possible to help them grow further and faster than they could anywhere else. 
The Safety Director is responsible for the ongoing development and implementation of the Gilbert Mechanical Safety Program. The Safety Director is responsible for the workplace safety program and strong culture of safety. This position provides advice and guidance to company management as well as field employees in keeping the company compliant with the Gilbert Mechanical Safety Program and other local authorities. The ultimate goal of the Safety Director is to create a zero-injury working environment. This is done through creating an appropriate level of knowledge, awareness, and preparedness throughout the entire company regarding effective safety practices and balancing overall associated costs. The Safety Director will work with Gilbert Mechanical’s safety consultant and safety committee in developing the safety program and initiatives. The Safety Director will report to senior management.
  • Order and maintain all personal protective equipment
  • HazCom management with GHS changes
  • New employee safety orientation
  • Safety training (Forklifts, scissor lifts, etc.)
  • AWAIR Safety Program improvements and management
  • Weekly jobsite inspections and reports to project managers
  • Coordinate and track:
    • Training
    • Discipline
    • Toolbox Training
    • Safety reward program
  • Aid in procedures for onsite operation (confined space operations, fall hazards, etc.)
  • Lower key safety metrics
    • Experience Modification Rate (EMR)
    • Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR)
    • Days Away, Restricted, or Transferred (DART)
  • Review job contracts for safety content
  • Complete safety questionnaires
  • Lead, organize, and document:
    • Bimonthly safety meetings (meeting minutes)
    • Semi-annual safety meetings
    • Foreman safety meetings
  • Apply for safety awards
  • Accident/injury
    • Investigation
    • Documentation
    • Corrective action plan follow through
    • Managing loss time
  • OSHA 300 Log
  • Manage drug testing program
  • Maintenance of near miss reporting program
  • Inspection of all safety equipment
  • Vehicle safety management
  • Handle theft, work comp, general liability, and vehicle claims
  • Main point of contact for all safety items/questions
  • Develop strong safety culture
  • Stay abreast of current and emerging technical and professional aspects of this position
  • Oversee compliance with OSHA, EPA, DoT and other local authorities
  • Maintain office building safety
    • Yearly fire drill
    • Yearly severe weather drill
    • Fire extinguisher inspections
    • Maintain OSHA required posters
  • Bachelor’s degree in risk management, safety engineering, industrial safety and health, safety management, or closely related field
  • Safety management experience
  • OSHA-30 certification
  • Project management experience is a plus
  • Ability to multitask
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to recognize onsite risk factors and take appropriate action with firmness and tact
  • Understand that safety is an important element of marketing
  • Prefer certified first aid/CPR trainer status
  • Sense of responsibility and ownership for project
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Understand and follow protocol for the proper lines of communication (i.e. understand whom our contract is with)
  • Clear understanding of Company mission and values
  • Ability to work independently and as part of team
  • Self-motivating
  • Detail oriented, organized, and results driven
This job description is the minimum essential responsibilities of the job. It does not restrict the fact that additional tasks may be assigned to the job position.

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Health and Welfare Benefits
  • Health and Welfare
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Prescription drug
  • Employee assistance program
Personal Benefits
  • Paid vacation
  • Company-paid holidays
  • Sick leave
  • Bereavement leave
  • Jury duty
Financial Benefits
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Company-paid long-term disability insurance
  • AD&D insurance
  • Life insurance
About Legence
Legence, a Blackstone portfolio company, is an Energy Transition Accelerator™ that provides advisory services and implementation focused on financing, designing, building, and servicing complex systems in mission-critical and high performance facilities. With five decades of expertise in the built environment, Legence has a proven track record of reducing carbon emissions, implementing renewables, lowering utility costs through efficiency consumption, and making systems run better at unmatched speed and scale. To learn more about Legence and its services, visit https://www.wearelegence.com/.

Contingent Employment Statement
Offers of employment for this role may be contingent upon successfully passing a background check and/or drug screen. Execution of screens will vary based on role requirements and Company policy. All background checks and drug screens will be done in accordance with applicable federal, state, or local law.
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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Equivalent Experience
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  • Gilbert, 5251 West 74th St., Edina, Minnesota, United States of America