Pension, 401(k), PTO, Disability, Life Insurance, and more
4 Year Degree
Essential Duties Primary Responsibilities:
Plan, develop and implement effective safety and job training programs by promoting safety on a continuing basis. Present monthly safety meetings for all employees and monitor their effectiveness in reducing and/or eliminating workplace accidents and communicate findings with the CEO.
Develop and provide monthly safety board reports in a timely manner while filing and maintaining records of all accident investigation reports. Also, develop and maintain OSHA-required reports of work-related employee injuries and illnesses.
Investigate all employee injuries and coordinate the investigation of all other Cooperative accidents and follow up on preventive measures to eliminate reoccurrence and maintain records of all investigation reports.
Chair the Workplace Safety Committee and maintain and communicate pertinent related information, including FKEC Safety Manual revisions, to all employees. Also, serve as a member of the Apprentice Committee to effectively represent the safety and job training function.
Coordinate and maintain records of required safety inspections and testing of aerial lift and digger derrick trucks, cranes, rubber gloves and sleeves, insulated hot sticks, rubber protective goods, protective line and truck grounds, etc.
Coordinate the purchase and distribution of required flame resistant and cotton uniforms for those applicable operations employees and maintain accurate records of the same.
Coordinate, submit and maintain documents related to the Rural Electric Safety Achievement Program, including the development and implementation of an annual Safety Improvement Plan and coordination of the every three-year on-site safety audit.
Possess and maintain a good working knowledge of technical regulations and standards, including but not limited to OSHA, NESC, NEC, ANSI/ASTM, EPA, and RUS specifications. Maintain proficiency with Windows-based software and database management tools.
Prepare cost estimates for construction projects using spreadsheets, gathering cost data from FKEC’s accounting system, and labor and equipment hours from other departments.
Facilitate training as an instructor for CPR, First Aid, and AED use and provide classroom instruction for all FKEC employees as required.
Represent the Cooperative on local, state, and national levels, where improvements in FKEC safety and job training programs may be accomplished.
Maintain a positive work atmosphere by interacting and communicating in a manner that promotes cooperation and getting along with co-workers, customers, management, and the public.
Contacts include all FKEC Departments and Employees, NRECA, FECA, Other Utilities, Law Enforcement Agencies, Insurance Carriers, Attorneys, Consultants, Manufacturers, Vendors, and various regulatory agencies, as directed.
Safety – Practice and promote safety on an ongoing basis by setting the safety standard and providing leadership consistent with FKEC’s Safety Program and Corporate Safety Goals, ensuring all personnel are trained in safety and loss control procedures.
Communications – Ensure that both oral and written communications associated with internal and external customer service are provided in a timely and professional manner. Also possess strong communications skills necessary to effectively interact with all other FKEC departments and external contacts.
Other Duties Assigned- Offer assistance and perform other duties as necessary or that may be assigned with a positive proactive posture to achieve FKEC corporate goals. May be called 24/7, as required, to perform accident investigations as occurs.
The above responsibilities are a guide and are not all-inclusive for the essential responsibilities of the position.
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university is preferred. Professional Safety certification is required to be obtained (i.e., CSP, CUSA, CLCP, or equivalent.)
Training and Experience:
Minimum 10 years experience with an electrical utility with at least eight years in Safety and Job Training, three of which must have been in a managerial role. Specific job related experience may substitute for the educational requirements on a year-for-year basis.
Must have a good working knowledge of management functions in planning, organizing, directing, implementing and controlling.
The position requires a self starter, who is able to work alone and unsupervised, who will take ownership of the system, being proactive by recognizing areas for improvement. Must have a demonstrated ability to effectively exercise functional authority with appropriate interpersonal skills.
Some overnight travel is be required to attend meetings and training seminars as required to stay abreast of current industry standards and practices.
Must use cybersecurity best practices and use responsible conduct in online environments and while using email.
This position requires maintaining a valid Class E State of Florida Driver’s License.
Working Conditions: Position requires employee to have the ability to walk, stand, bend, reach, kneel, crouch, and medium lifting, up to 50 pounds. Ability to use fingers as in typing or using a computer. Ability to effectively hear detailed information through oral communications. Ability, through the spoken word, to understand and relay important instructions through proper radio communications. Able to write legibly. Majority of time will involve an office setting in a climate controlled environment. Field work may include areas that are subject to noise and hot, humid or inclement weather.
Location Requirements: FKEC Employees in Operations are required to live within the FKEC service territory.
FKEC Vision Statement
Carved out of the coral rock that our community is built on, and with a vision as clear as the water surrounding us, Florida Keys Electric Cooperative will be a progressive employer and influential community partner that sets the benchmark in providing high quality, environmentally sensitive, and safe electrical power.
FKEC Mission Statement
FKEC is a member-owned electric utility committed to delivering high quality, competitively priced energy and services for our community.
•Every day we will be guided by integrity, innovation and a commitment to excellence.
•Every day we will consider our employees and members as individuals, respect their dignity and recognize their merit.
•Every day we will strive to better ourselves, assist our co-workers, improve our company and serve our members efficiently and effectively in an environmentally responsible manner.