Title:                    Vessel Quality Safety and Environmental Manager (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.
  • Prepare employees for safe work by developing and disseminating safety information; 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; draft safety alerts to vessels and shore facilities; maintain OSHA records; submit US Coast Guard and OSHA reports.
  • Maintain safe, secure and healthy work environments by understanding current and proposed legislations; adhere to organization standards and policies, and to legal regulations; alert management regarding concerns.
  • Improve safety management job knowledge by attending workshops; review professional publications; establish personal networks; benchmark practices; participate in professional and industry safety advocacy groups such as AWO Inter-Regional Safety Committee.
  • Contribute to safety and organization success by welcoming related, different, and new requests for assistance or recommendations; help others achieve their safety-related performance objectives and goals.
  • Audit AWO Alternate Security Program and implementation.
  • Perform on-call rotation ensuring coverage over nights and weekends.
  • 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.
  • Ability to take and pass an approved auditor course
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.