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Senior Safety & Apprentice Program Administration Specialist

Company: Purdue University
Location: West Lafayette
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary

The Senior Safety & Apprentice Program Administration Specialist will be a seasoned professional contributor to the Energy & Utilities team working under limited supervision.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Recognizing and evaluating safe working conditions and conducting measurements as appropriate to provide options for minimizing or eliminating risks that impact people, property, and/or the environment.
  • Collaborating cross-functionally vertically and horizontally within the organization to drive safety and apprentice solutions to assigned areas of focus.
  • Providing direct partnership and hands on support to the E&U management.
  • Working to achieve day-to-day objectives with significant impact on operational safety and training results within the skilled trades.
  • Managing and developing safety and apprenticeship processes.
  • Making significant improvements of safety and training processes to enhance a high level of performance for Energy & Utilities.
  • Working with both departments to produce a seamless safety program and develop apprentice programs.
  • Setting policies, procedures, and guidelines in regards to safety and training.
  • Coaching and reviewing the work of skilled trades employees.
  • Understanding the operation and decision-making processes with a keen interest in producing targeted and tangible results by creating a safe, effective and efficient workforce.


    • Bachelor's Degree preferably in Environmental, Health, Safety, Training, Development or closely related field
    • Five years' experience in a safety or training role, preferably within an industrial environment
    • In lieu of degree, consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
    • Superb record of accomplishment in developing and executing successful training programs
    • Critical thinker with innovative problem solving skills
    • Highly computer literate with proficiency in MS Office and related business and communication tools
    • Familiar with traditional and modern training processes
    • Strong organizational and time management skills
    • Strategic and creative mindset
    • Meticulous attention to detail
    • Proven ability to conduct comprehensive training to employees, management and external contractors
    • Experience in writing policies and procedures
    • Critically evaluate work environments, processes, and worker demographics to recognize potential health risks
    • Proven ability to simultaneously manage multiple activities and initiatives
    • Demonstrated successful communication and negotiation skills in order to manage conflicting and/or multiple demands, including ability to present to various levels within an organization
    • Demonstrated ability to apply analytical skills to identify problems; recognizes symptoms, causes, and alternate solutions and makes


      Certifications: OHST, COSHO, ASP, CSP, CPR, First Aid, AED Trainer certification, OSHA 30 HR training card in General Industry CFR 1910

      Additional Information:

      • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue guidelines
      • Learn more about Purdue's benefits summary
      • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
      • A Background Check is required for employment in this position
      • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
      • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period
      • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

        Benefits Eligibility

        All university employees are afforded a generous benefits package including medical/dental/vision insurance, paid time off, and retirement contributions. As part of Purdue University's expansive employee benefit package, the University is proud to offer its employees the opportunity to grow, learn, and advance by offering a tuition remission opportunity at both Purdue University and Purdue Global.

Keywords: Purdue University, Fishers , Senior Safety & Apprentice Program Administration Specialist, Other , West Lafayette, Indiana

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