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Safety Forester/Specialist

Company: Environmental Consultants (ECI)
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

We are currently seeking Safety Forester/Specialist to join our team. Duties include auditing of line clearance contractor crews to ensure safe working conditions and OSHA and ANSI safety audits related to utility line clearance. We are looking for an energetic professional who enjoys working outdoors and values the freedom of working independently. If you enjoy a fast-paced environment and the challenges of a rewarding profession, consider a career in vegetation management with ECI.During these uncertain times, you can take pride in knowing you are an essential employee. Our team members work independently in an outdoor environment and follow all CDC recommended guidelines and company safety protocols relevant to COVID-19.WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Industry competitive pay.
  • Company vehicle with fuel card to take to and from home & work.
  • Medical/Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, effective Day 1 for full time team members.
  • 401K eligibility.
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick Leave.
  • Weekly pay checks and direct deposit.
  • Participation in Employee Referral Program (must meet eligibility requirements).
  • Boot and clothing program (company funded).
  • Ongoing training and assistance with obtaining industry certifications.WHAT YOU WILL DO:Conduct safety audits on distribution transmission vegetation management electric utility crews on a daily/weekly basis. Specifically looking for compliance with:
    • Checking crew pre-job briefing for accuracy and detail for the site.
    • Working in a safe overall manner
    • Use of appropriate PPE
    • Adherence to OSHA and ANSI regulations
    • Adherence to MAD (Minimum Approach Distance) based on the voltage on line being worked
    • Proper work area protection
    • Proper fell zone delineated
    • All climbing equipment is in good condition
    • Fall protection being properly used by bucket operator
    • Proper hydration by the crew
    • Proper labels on chemical products and knowledge of their use
    • Proper safety equipment on all vehicles - complete and up to date.
    • Use of outrigger pads and wheel chocks
    • Trailers and chippers properly attached to the tow vehicle
    • All equipment in good operating condition and operator knowledgeable of safe operation and
    • All other safety-related items as related to working near energized conductorsWHAT YOU NEED TO HAVE:
      • Safety audit experience preferred.
      • Must be able to work alone, outdoors in various weather conditions and terrain.
      • Must have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, strong problem solving and multi-tasking abilities, and show attention to detail.
      • Must have basic computer skills.WHAT WOULD BE AMAZING TO HAVE:
        • Bachelor s or Associates degree in Forestry, Environmental Science or related field preferred.
        • 2-3 years prior Utility Vegetation Management experience preferred.
        • Knowledge of line clearance safety standards (ANSI A300; ANSI Z133.1) and federal safety requirements (OSHA CFR 1910.269).
        • Support storm restoration efforts as needed.
        • Previous Line Clearance experience a plus.
        • Certification as an ISA Arborist a plus.
        • Being Bi-Lingual (Spanish).A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN ECI FORESTER:Working EnvironmentWork alone in an outdoor field environment; vehicle and foot patrol of utility power lines; remote locations as well as urban, city environment; physical demands and travel from site to site, including walking/hiking on various surfaces including flat, dry, wet, slippery, uneven, rough, steep terrain, hills, and slopes; exposure to noise, dust, grease, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions. Reasonable accommodations, if available, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.PhysicalThe team member must have sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk up to 10 miles per day, stand, sit, and operate a motor vehicle for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, run, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp and make repetitive hand, arm and shoulder movement in the performance of daily duties (e.g., forcefully beat down brush); carry, push and/or pull light to heavy amounts of weight, frequently lift up to 10 lbs. and occasionally lift up to 60 lbs. (sandbags); to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; ability to verbally communicate to exchange information with public; ability to see and hear in normal range with or without correction; operate assigned field equipment, including handheld computer, range finder, fyrake, water backpack, shovel, and traffic cone.Company OverviewEnvironmental Consultants (ECI) is a leading provider of vegetation and asset management consulting services to the utility industry. Successful professionals at ECI have come from a variety of backgrounds, including: forestry, arboriculture, natural resource management, biology, landscape maintenance, horticulture, nursery management, environmental sciences, geology, agriculture, parks & recreation management, urban forestry, geography, and more. For more information visit our website www.eci-consulting.comApplicants must pass a pre-employment drug test and a criminal background check.All candidates must possess a valid driver's license and have a good driving record.ECI is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. EOE/AA : Minority/Female/ Vets/ Disabled.IND123

Keywords: Environmental Consultants (ECI), Baton Rouge , Safety Forester/Specialist, Other , Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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