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Safety Representative

MKD Electric
Job Description

Currently seeking an experienced Safety Representative with prior contractor experience across industrial, manufacturing and construction project environments. This position is routinely responsible for displaying the ability to set exemplary standards of professionalism, ethics and integrity in all aspects of this role, to support company philosophy and policy, function as a team player, exercise good judgment, and set the overall tone for safety.  Locally spending most of your time in the field, on a daily basis this role is responsible for ensuring safe, efficient and productive work environments, and working with all field and management staff to mitigate risk and ensure compliance with company, client-specific, federal, state, local, and OSHA regulations.

As Chicagoland’s largest merit shop industrial electrical contractor, we specialize in working in a variety of industrial environments, including chemical, petrochemical, distribution, packaging, and more.


  • Through clear and effective verbal and written communications maintains open and proactive communications with staff, foremen, clients, project managers, superintendents, HR, and executive management in all areas pertaining to safety.  Working as a “safety” leader and valued added resource, this role provides timely guidance and direction where appropriate.
  • Develops safety training plans and facilitates safety training in conjunction with Training and HR.
  • Proven leadership ability in the planning, design, and generation of ongoing safety communications programs such as company Safety Committee, tool box talks, and lunch-n-learns; and is an able and experienced facilitator of small groups on same.  Develops and implements safety incentive programs.
  • Capable of developing site specific safety plans in advance of work with project management teams.
  • Proficient in routinely conducting on-site safety audits and review of individual safe work practices.  Skilled at hazard recognition, identifying potential problems, and practiced at professional intervention.  Able to disseminate information and recommend improvements.
  • Drafts and recommends safety policy and procedures as appropriate.  Responsible for content and updating of company safety manual.
  • Inherent ability to calmly react to and handle unplanned circumstances thoughtfully and to resolution while communicating to others as may be appropriate for each situation.
  • Adept at spearheading WC related activities such as leading accident investigations, related follow-up interviews, monitoring external clinic operations and performance, statistical and root cause analysis, handling resulting client communications, recordkeeping and preparation/distribution of all associated reports, case management, developing preventative measures and practices, and compliance with local codes, and state, federal and OSHA reporting requirements.
  • Manages process of recommending and purchasing safety equipment and the subsequent logistics of supplying staff across multiple client locations.  Takes lead role in brokering relationships with vendors and external safety organizations.
  • Recommends and may participate or conduct coaching and/or disciplinary action on safety matters as may be appropriate.
  • Knowledgeable and practiced at preparing all Safety associated reports and documentation.
  • Proactively stays abreast of changing and/or evolving safety matters, trends and legislation.


  • 7-10 years of related experience.
  • Knowledgeable in OSHA, safe work practices, PPE, Confined Space, LOTO, NFP70E, hot work, fall protection, lifts, and trenching regulations and compliance.
  • CPR/First Aid certified.  Other certifications: ASP, OSHA 10 or 30 hour, etc. are highly desirable.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Internet navigation.
  • Self-motivated, possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills, display a professional attitude.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Prefer B.S. degree in an Environmental, Health or Safety discipline.


We offer our team members a comprehensive employment package that includes:

  • Career growth opportunities
  • Strong safety culture with training
  • Competitive wage(s)
  • Performance based bonus eligibility
  • 401(k) plan w/company match up to 4%
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid vacation time
  • Eligibility for health benefits which includes:
    • Medical insurance – shared cost
    • Company paid dental insurance
    • Company paid vision insurance
    • Company paid life insurance and AD&D insurance
    • Company paid short term disability insurance
    • Optional life insurance for you, your spouse and children
    • Optional long term disability insurance
  • Full-time in-house training director
  • Multiple training & development opportunities:
    • DOL Certified Apprenticeship Program
    • Foreman’s Academy
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Hands on Controls & Instrumentation Training
    • and more
  • Referral bonuses up to $2,500
  • Annual scrap metal bonus eligibility
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Company provided FR clothing
  • Company provided safety gear – harness, lanyard, arc flash gear and more
  • Safety boot and safety glasses allowance
  • Social activities
    • Holiday Party, BBQ’s, fun all hands on meetings, golf outings, contests, etc…
  • Charitable activities
    • Make-A-Wish Foundation and Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and others
  • Open door policy
  • Annual performance reviews
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