Title:                    Vessel Quality Safety and Environmental (VQSE)
Position:             Full-time Salaried Exempt
Reports to:         Director of Compliance
Division:              River
Location:             Paducah, KY
 
Principal Responsibilities:
  • Ensure U.S. Coast Guard and OSHA compliance by studying and interpreting regulations and standards.
  • Conducting inspections, identifying problems, developing solutions, accompanying and working with inspectors or boarding teams.
  • Lead accident prevention practices through investigation; identify root causes of accidents and recommend policies and procedures.
  • Assist in development of orientation and awareness training, conducting safety training and work audits.
  • Represent the company by attending US Coast Guard, Industry and OSHA sponsored meetings.
  • Maintain safety awareness by providing information relevant to the operation of both vessel and shore side facilities.
  • Conduct inspections, recommend improvements, and coach crews.
  • Recommend purchase of safety equipment by evaluating products and provide technical expertise in compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Provide safety information and reports by collecting analyzing, and summarizing data and trends; publish reports.
  • Develop both audit and corrective action plans; write periodic articles for company newsletters.
  • Maintain safe, secure and healthy work environments by understanding current and proposed legislations.
  • Contribute to safety and organization success by welcoming related, different, and new requests for assistance or recommendations.
  • Audit AWO Alternate Security Program and implementation.
  • Perform on-call rotation ensuring coverage over nights and weekends.
 
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Safety Management, Industrial Hygiene or related field strongly preferred.
  • 5+ years in Marine industry preferred.
  • Strong communication (written and oral) skills required.
  • Ability to perform a variety of complicated tasks with moderate supervision required.
  • U.S. Coast Guard experience or equivalent in areas of investigation, boarding, marine safety, and inspections.
  • Demonstrated skills and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office required.
  • Travel 40%; Visit vessels minimum of once per quarter.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements is a plus.