Safety Officer, Electrical (Fort St John, BC)
BC Safety Authority - Fort St John, BC

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ELECTRICAL SAFETY OFFICER, (Regular, Full Time, Union - Fort St John, BC)

The Safety Officer is accountable to the Regional Business Leader for maintaining and enhancing public safety by educating the public and industry and ensuring that codes, regulations and standards of safety are understood and observed.

Principal Accountabilities:
- Education: educate clients and stakeholders on how to meet safety requirements and provide information on new requirements and trends by creating and/or providing presentations, demonstrations or individual coaching.

- Inspection: provide inspection services, including worksite audits, incident investigations and hazard eliminations, to clients and stakeholders to ensure that safety regulations, codes and standards are correctly implemented, and reviews requests for variances and equivalencies and makes recommendations to the Safety Manager.

- Enforcement: implement enforcement policies by providing clear direction and outlining consequences to clients and by providing disciplinary recommendations to Safety Manager.

- Research: support research tasks by documenting inspections, providing audits, and investigating incidences, and maintain expertise by staying up-to-date on industry changes and upgrading knowledge and skills on an ongoing basis.

-Training: develop new Safety Officers by providing on-the-job training, regular mentoring and ongoing technical support.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Completion of a recognized apprenticeship in electrical work.
  • Preference for a two year diploma from a recognized Institute of Technology in electrical technology.
  • Minimum of five years related experience in the installation and maintenance of electrical systems.
  • At least one year of practical experience being in a responsible position in charge of electrical installation work.
  • Knowledge of audit programs and risk assessment techniques.
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Ability to write concise reports.
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings, schematics and code specifications.
  • Ability to work in a computerized environment and use common software.
  • A Valid BC Drivers’ License and a willingness to travel.
  • Will be required to successfully complete an Electrical Inspector’s Certificate of Qualification examination within the first six months of employment in order to be successful in the competition. Successful completion is defined as a 70% or better score.

If this exciting position sounds like the right fit for your skills please forward your resume and cover letter quoting competition # 13-25.


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