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Safety Engineer
Ref No.: 17-00874
Location: Boise, Idaho
Position Type:Contract
SAFETY ENGINEER
The safety engineer eliminates or controls hazardous conditions resulting from human error, equipment and machine operations that may lead to human injury and/or property damage. This role must apply advanced mathematical techniques; professional engineering principles, methods and techniques; safety-related elements of the physical sciences, ergonomics, psychology and physiology; and safety principles, standards, practices and analytical techniques.
Essential Functions

Assist in identification, analysis and control of occupational hazards requiring the application of professional engineering knowledge, skill and abilities.
May advise on structural safety requirements based on failure mode analysis of such factors as fatigue, stability, stress, concentration and creep; develop and apply methods for the safe installation of storage and piping systems for compressed gases; design protective equipment or safety devices for machines and redesign machines and plant equipment to eliminate occupational hazards; and/or review proposed occupational safety policies, guidelines and standards to determine their consistency with accepted engineering principles and practices and recommend technical changes as needed.
Apply knowledge of psychological and physiological factors to assist in the design of safety features and controls, compensating for the possibility of human errors in the operation of machinery and equipment.
Competencies
  1. Technical Capacity.
  2. Organizational Skills.
  3. Strategic Thinking.
  4. Problem Solving/Analysis.
Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at construction job sites. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud.
Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Required Education and Experience

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  1. Bachelor's degree or 10 years of safety experience.
  2. Related safety engineering certifications.
  3. Five years of safety engineering experience.
Preferred Education and Experience

[Indicate education based on requirements that are job-related and consistent with business necessity. See example below.]