Lead System Safety Specialist - 90212541 - Boston

Date: Aug 13, 2022

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, US, 02118

Company: Amtrak

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

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SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
The Lead System Safety Specialist will develop, direct and support division-wide field implementation of Amtrak Safety programs, rules, policies, and procedures in conjunction with Amtrak’s System Safety Program and applicable regulatory requirements. This position provides technical safety-related oversight, guidance and support to division(s), departments, and contractor stakeholders to eliminate injuries/accidents and reduce workplace risk.

 


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Monitors field utilization of safety, health, injury and accident/injury prevention programs, initiatives and activities
  • Performs qualitative and quantitative risk assessments and utilizes safety assessments, accident/injury trend analyses, safety performance data and input from other groups to identify potential safety deficiencies and corrective actions
  • Oversees/directs regional testing of personal protective equipment and safety-related products, including implementation of Amtrak’s prescription eyewear program. Performs locomotive engineer, yard/train crew and facility noise exposure evaluations, data retrieval, transmittal and result notifications as required
  • Partners with division, regional and departmental staff in accident/injury and near miss investigations, risk reduction initiatives and hazard elimination analyses. Participates in the investigation of major rail incidents
  • Leads regional efforts to identify opportunities to improve employee safety. Develops and implements programs to reduce/eliminate employee accidents and injuries
  • Participates in the development and execution of local and site-specific safety activities/initiatives and the implementation of corporate safety practices, policies and programs
  • Performs verification of implementation of and compliance with Amtrak safety programs through the critical self-assessment (CSA) program
  • Supports Transportation, Engineering and Mechanical field safety initiatives. Utilizes Operations department environmental and industrial hygiene resources when required
  • Partners with labor/management and local safety committees to identify and eliminate potential safety hazards and to adhere to safety policies, programs and procedures
  • Maintains a working liaison with regulatory agencies, advocacy organizations, and contractors
  • Provides guidance and support to Deputy General Managers, Assistant Superintendents, Mechanical Superintendents, Master Mechanics, Facility/Back Shop Managers, Facility Managers, and Front-Line Supervisors with applicable OSHA and FRA safety regulations, and Amtrak rules, safety policies, programs, procedures and initiatives
  • Facilitate and generate content for risk mitigations developed in the System Safety Working Group

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Operations Management, Business Administration, Engineering, Transportation or equivalent, OR equivalent combination of education and experience required, including 6+ years relevant work experience
  • Working knowledge of OSHA and FRA safety regulations, policies, programs, as well as personal protective equipment, safety engineering, accident/injury investigation procedures and operating rules, Amtrak safety rules and practices; experienced with behavior-based and/or risk reduction safety programs; able to develop Site Specific Work Plans and Job Safety Analyses
  • Excellent presentation and oral, written and presentation communication skills
  • Effective facilitation, coordination, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent management and leadership skills
  • Five years' experience in a railroad-related capacity or position
  • Strong knowledge of safety regulations, policies and programs; injury prevention programs; personal protective safety equipment
  • Ability to analyze, interpret, summarize, communicate, and act on quantitative and qualitative data
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Demonstrated abilities to interface and coordinate with stakeholders, including division and department management, supervision and labor as well as regulators, vendors and contractors

 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 8+ years’ relevant railroad experience
  • USDOT Transit Safety and Security Professional (TSSP) Certification
  • Working knowledge of system safety principles
  • Ability to analyze, interpret, summarize, communicate, and act on quantitative and qualitative train operations, and safety data.

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:107163
Posting Location(s):Massachusetts; New York
Job Family/Function:Safety & Security 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

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We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.


All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID -19. Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.   Successful applicants for employment with Amtrak must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for accommodation.  Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.


In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety-sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.


Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


Amtrak is an EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.



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