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Safety Manager-VTTI

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Safety Manager-VTTI
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0180091
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Position Summary:

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute is seeking Safety Manager. Position is responsible for facilitating a safety culture at VTTI and developing and implementing a comprehensive safety program that covers garage, office, and test track environments, including large pavement machine and ground vehicle operations. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable of applicable environmental health and safety requirements and be capable of conducting hazard inspections, audits, analysis, training, and record keeping in compliance with federal and state regulations and guidelines. The successful candidate must be able to develop and facilitate solutions that engineer/design out hazards first and use administrative controls as a last resort to further protect employees, staff, and visitors to VTTI. The successful candidate will also be able to develop custom safety plans for specific research projects in coordination with researchers. This role requires strong interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving, and written and oral communication skills.

Required Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s degree in safety engineering, safety, or related field or equivalent training and experience
-Considerable safety-related experience
-Working knowledge of the technical principles, procedures, and techniques used to achieve compliance with OSHA safety-related regulations and University policy in assigned program areas
-Experience with inspecting, and implementing OSHA regulations, and implementing safety and health programs.
-Demonstrated experience writing and compiling standard operating procedures (SOPs)
-Ability to act independently and as a team member
-Experience preparing technical reports and professional correspondence
-Experience with current operating systems, Microsoft Office, and related software

Preferred Qualifications:

-Preference given for Certified Safety Professional or ability to obtain that designation within one year
-Demonstrated experience in ISO programs and certification process
-Failure mode effects and criticality analysis (FMECA) or similar experience
-Preference given to transportation or automotive-related expertise

Employment Conditions: Must have a driver's license check, Alternate work schedule - If other than M-F, 8-5 please describe below, Other (Describe Below)
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

May have to work additional hours or modified schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

Interested applicants should complete an online application at and search for posting #AP0180091

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: Reviewed Annually
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
If part time, enter Percent Time:
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Virginia Tech Transportation Instit
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday
Job Posting Date: 03/23/2018
Review Begin Date: 04/10/2018
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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