Safety and Environmental Professional
NORTHWESTERN ENERGY - Missoula, MT

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Under
the direct supervision of the Distribution Operations Manager of Safety, the
Safety and Environmental Professional with provide safety, health and
environmental support to the Missoula Division and other assigned areas. (Butte
General Office Departments)

DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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All
NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety
standards

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Ensure
all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy’s values, mission, and
strategic business objectives

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Support
management in deployment of existing safety and environmental tools, products,
and programs; develop approaches to address safety and environmental issues

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Identify
safety and environmental challenges and interact closely with employees at all
levels to solve these issues

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Be
actively involved in and provide expert opinions on the safety aspects of
plans, procedures, practices, standards, specifications, and systems to achieve
optimal control or reduction of hazards and exposures, which may harm people,
property, and/or the environment

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Track
and maintain records related to safely and environmental issues, including
field safety observations, safety accountability interviews, and hazard
tracking and correction systems

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Assist
in the investigation/analysis of incidents and prepare reports and
presentations

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Ensure,
through continuous worksite reviews and inspections, that workplace conditions
comply with all applicable NWE safety requirements and government regulations

·
Develop
effective safety training and safety meeting materials; facilitate delivery of
this information to assigned areas to provide knowledge and skills necessary to
recognize hazards and perform their jobs safely and effectively

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Identify
conditions and actions (through hazard evaluations and job safety analyses)
that may cause injury, illness, or property damage; recommend corrective
actions; track issues until resolved

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Identify
ergonomic issues; recommend and implement ergonomic solutions; follow up to
ensure effectiveness

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Maintain
knowledge of current NWE safety requirements and applicable government regulations

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Represent
the Company with presentations to the general public, contractors, and
emergency responders regarding the potential hazards of electricity and natural
gas

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS

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Must
be able to demonstrate a good safety record

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Must
possess strong interpersonal communication skills

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Posses
the ability to interact and build relationships with employees at all levels

·
Have
strong communication and presentation skills

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Have
a Bachelor’s Degree in a safety and health related field, equivalent work
experience, or the strong desire to become a safety professional

·
Possess
above average computer and recordkeeping skills

·
Be
able to research OSHA, DOT, and EPA regulations and develop strategies for
compliance

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Have
above average organizational and analytical skills

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Be
a self starter, be able to work with limited supervision, and be goal oriented

·
Have
the ability to lift up 50 pounds; work 20% of time in an outdoor environment;
and travel up to 35% of time

·
Possess
a valid driver’s license

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Electric
and natural gas utility experience preferred, but not required

SELECTION PROCESS

When considering applicants for this
position, the selection process will take into consideration the needs of
NorthWestern, including such factors as reorganization requirements, diversity
opportunities, relocation requirements, employee development and job
succession. If any of the preceding
language conflicts with the applicable bargaining unit agreements, the
bargaining unit agreement will prevail.

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