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Environmental Health and Safety Manager

Company: Bayonne Drydock & Repair
Location: Bayonne
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

*Health, Safety and Environmental Manager*

Busy ship repair facility located in Bayonne New Jersey has an immediate opening for an experienced EHS Manager to support our Ship Repair Operations. We are a privately owned shipyard that prides itself on both the quality of our work and the talent of our employees. We specialize in the repair of US Navy vessels as well as Commercial ships. We are in search of a Safety Manager with shipyard or maritime safety experience.

*Job Description: *

- Evaluate Shipyard Operations to identify hazards and establish appropriate controls that can encompass occupational safety and health hazards related to the Facility and Ship Repair work.

- Coordinate with personnel to secure compliance with company safety policy, contract safety requirements, as well as state and federal requirements.

- Conduct accident investigations, studies, and recommendations for corrective actions needed.

- Develop, implement and conduct safety and health training programs.

- Conduct daily safety inspections onboard ship and in and around facility.

- Perform tests, calibrate and use test equipment, interpret test results, and ability to inspect, test, and evaluate spaces. Must be able to determine the need for further evaluation by a Certified Marine Chemist.

- Physical requirements include but are not limited to squat, stand, climb ladders, enter and exit confined spaces/tanks & voids and walk long distances that encompass large vessels and shipyard.

- Conduct multiple daily rounds of the vessel in the dry dock using each day's "Plan of the Day" as a guideline for priority areas. Specific focus should be dedicated to areas where (1) welding is being performed, (2) tank-related work, and (3) work taking place at a height or where fall protection is required. Note: regardless of the activity noted on the "Plan of the Day,", all areas of the ship must be surveyed for general hazards and cleanliness issues.

- Conduct at least one daily round in the dry dock itself, and more frequently based on type and quantity of work taking place. The dry dock is to include the pump room and caisson.

- Conduct multiple daily rounds of the south pier and lay down area, including rounds on board any vessel being worked on.

- Conduct multiple daily rounds of the warehouses and facility, paying particular attention to stanchions and chains around the dry dock for possible damage.

- Conduct fire extinguisher inspections once per month. The inspections must be at least 20 days apart (but no more than 40 days apart). Extinguisher inventory to be used to ensure all extinguishers are inspected and signed off on.

- Monitor "Hazmat area" daily for cleanliness and ensure that all containers are properly stored and labeled.

- Perform periodic inspections of equipment as required, including fall arrest equipment, personal floatation devices, lifting equipment (hoists, slings, chains, etc.) and document findings.

- Collaborate with HSE Team to develop weekly schedule, ensuring safety oversight on weekends and holidays.

*Reporting Duties: *

- Attend daily 0700 Production Meeting.

- Document all findings each day including corrective action taken to mitigate or correct hazards and risks, summarized in a "Daily Safety Report" to be submitted to BDD Management.

- Document all safety infractions/incidents by employees and subcontractors in Disciplinary Action Forms for presentation to BDD Management.

- Generate Incident Reports for all job-site injuries, equipment damage and "near-miss" events.

*Requirements: *

* Preferred candidate will have a minimum of 4 years of experience working in a Safety principled role. Shipyard and Ship Repair work environment a plus or the equivalent combination of education and experience that enables performance of all aspects of the position.
* Knowledge of Vessel Structure, location and spaces a plus.
* Knowledge of current OSHA Standards.
* Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required.
* Safety and Training Certifications.
* Have or obtain Shipyard Competent Person Certification.

*Record Keeping/Education*

\* Obtain OSHA 40/OSHA 10 Maritime Certifications within 3 months of hire (BDD will reimburse for costs). Pursue additional Safety Certifications relevant to Ship Repair work thereafter.

\*Maintain a filing system of safety infractions and incident reports.

\* Promulgate training initiatives and require Subcontractors to provide safety documentation.

\* Host "Tool Box" talks for employees and subcontractors, providing education on various safety topics germane to shipyard operations.

*General Information: *

\* Base hours are Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. weekend coverage will be on a rotational basis as required by ongoing projects.

\* All work is on-site at our facility in Bayonne, NJ.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:
* 401(k)
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Health insurance
* Paid time off
* Tuition reimbursement
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift
* Monday to Friday
* Weekend availability

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: Bayonne Drydock & Repair, Bayonne , Environmental Health and Safety Manager, Executive , Bayonne, New Jersey

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