Field Safety Specialist


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this vacancy

Position Summary


This position oversees the implementation of safety policies, rules, and procedures at the terminal, provides advice and guidance to employees and contractors on company health and safety standards and applicable regulations, promotes safe behaviors, and assists with hazard identification and control to mitigate risks with ongoing and planned activities.



  • College degree in occupational health and safety, Industrial Hygiene, or a related field preferred will train a fresh graduate willing to learn and grow with the organization

  • AAS degree with at least 5 years of plant or terminal experience required

  • Certified in CPR, AED; first aid and EMT certifications preferred

  • Current class C driver’s license and TWIC card

  • Operations/Safety experience at a bulk liquids multimodal storage and transfer facility preferred

  • Experience working at a PSM and/or RCMS-certified facility preferred

  • Knowledge of current health and safety regulations – OSHA, DOT, Coast Guard

      What we can offer:

  • ​Medical / Dental Insurance                               

  • Vision Insurance                                           

  • Short Term/Long Term Disability Insurance         

  • Holidays (9 fixed holidays and 2 floating holidays)

  • Basic Life/AD&D Insurance                               

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Supplemental  Life/AD&D Insurance                                                   

  • Vacation 

  • 401(k) Incentive Savings Plan

  • Paid Time Off


Task & Responsibilities:

  • Attends operations, maintenance, and work permit planning meetings to keep current with upcoming activities, provide functional input, and support frontline leaders in safe job execution.

  • Review and risk rank JSAs submitted by contractors prior to the Permit to Work meeting, approving or denying the JSA until it is completed satisfactorily.

  • Audits field implementation of work permits to ensure that the required safety controls are in place, the Job Safety Analysis has been communicated to and understood by the work crew, and a Last Minute Risk Assessment (LMRA) has been performed prior to starting the work.

  • Provides coaching when substandard acts are observed and raises a Work Order or acts to correct substandard conditions. Turns in a Safety Observation Report (SOR) on findings, positive or needing improvement.

  • Leads or participates in customer audits, Trust & Verify (T&V) audits of Vopak Safety Critical Processes, reporting findings and developing action plans for tracking in Enablon.

  • Leads or participates in the investigation of near misses, unsafe acts, unsafe conditions, and other loss-causing events, performs a simple investigation or root cause analysis depending on incident severity, develops action plan and Safety Sharing/Safety Alert, as directed.

  • Conducts training for field crews and contractors on the Vopak Voyager Behavior Based Safety (BBS) program to encourage safe behaviors and risk minimization.

  • Conducts safety onboarding and verifies the training and qualification of incoming contractor and subcontractor personnel, performs scheduled audits of contractor’s health and safety management/program, monitors compliance with Vopak rules and applicable regulations, and participate in contractor performance review meetings.

  • Participates in industrial hygiene monitoring studies and responds to reports of unusual odors,noise etc..

  • Trains with the Emergency Response Teams (ERT) and participates in drills, exercises, and tactical response call outs as needed. Reports deficiencies noted in safety, firefighting and pollution control equipment.

  • Assists in the conduct of security surveillance rounds and implementation of security controls at the facility.

  • Contributes to the development and periodic review of health and safety procedures and safe work practices.

  • Keeps up to date with assigned training, stays knowledgeable of applicable regulations,

  • including OSHA, Coast Guard, DOT, etc.., and actively participate in safety meetings.

  • Prepares (or contributes to the preparation of) Project Safety Plans for maintenance outages, construction projects, etc. and attends project meetings as SHEQ discipline representative.

  • Implements assigned activities in the terminal’s annual SHEQ Plan and actively contributes to the accomplishment of Key Performance Indicators.

  • Performs other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.  The Company will not sponsor immigration or work visas.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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