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Sr Safety Representative- Potomac Edison MD


Williamsport, MD, US, 21550

Job Function:  Other
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  51724

FirstEnergy at a Glance

We are a forward-thinking electric utility powered by a diverse team of employees committed to making customers’ lives brighter, the environment better and our communities stronger.

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to integrity, safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a regulated generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 3,500 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with FirstEnergy Service Co., a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.


NOTE - This position can be located anywhere in Maryland territory. Travel will be required across Maryland territory daily.


The Sr. Safety Representative will be located In the Maryland Territory of our Distribution & Transmission Service Area.  The individual will provide the state operations with subject matter expertise for safety, health and human performance.  The senior safety representative will serve as a resource to management, leadership, supervision, and union / hourly employees in the direction, planning, development and coordination of the company’s safety programs. In addition, they will engage employees, visitors and contractors at all levels to promote a proactive safety culture where hazard exposure is identified and controlled or eliminated.


At the Senior Level, the employee will perform the primary responsibilities independently and with minimal supervision, while acting as a subject matter expert, technical resource and 'thought leader' for less tenured employees.



Reporting to the Supv FEU Safety, Manager, Safety Operations WV, MD & Regulated Generation, this position is responsible to:


  • Providing technical / analytical guidance regarding OSHA regulations, as well as applicable consensus standards (i.e., NFPA, ASTM, ANSI, etc.)
  • Perform as a Safety and Health Subject Matter Expert (SME) with the ability to research and present regulatory and technical information. Monitor and communicate regulatory requirements, as they pertain to the business.
  • Provide sound recommendations, innovative solutions, and competent technical guidance resulting in process improvement and/or exposure reduction.
  • Collaborate with State Leadership, Contractor Companies (as needed), FE Contractor Safety, and other FirstEnergy Business Units (as needed) to develop  safety and health programs designed to resolve business issues and promote continuous improvement.
  • Lead/support the state safety and health program assessments. 
  • Assist Business Unit Leadership in promoting/enhancing knowledge of and conformity with Safety and Health programs, requirements, and expectations.
  • Provide consultation during the analysis of events and assist in the development of action plans to prevent recurrence, as needed. Lead or engage with root cause analysis as needed.
  • Analyze Safety data, including observations and performance. Provide reports as needed.
  • Assist in developing annual Industrial Hygiene sampling plan to include health hazard assessments,  audiogram, respiratory protection program, employee coaching and counseling
  • Maintain required records for compliance and maintain confidentiality where required.
  • Actively participate in local safety and fleet safety committees / peer teams.      
  • Develop and deliver training and presentations as needed.


Other responsibilities will include:

  • Educating and directing others on safety practices, improving safety program and process effectiveness, and making significant contributions to the achievement of safety goals and objectives
  • Serving as the lead in diverse and complex projects, processes and programs
  • Independently anticipating and meeting internal/external customer needs
  • Actively developing and implementing safety programs and policies
  • Integrating strategic concepts into safety activities
  • Developing high-level solutions for complex assignment
  • Participate and lead safety and health program teams


Qualifications at the Sr. Safety Representative Level:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Safety, Health, or related discipline, with a minimum of 7-10 years of relevant work experience is required. Master’s degree preferred.
    • Certified Safety Professional (preferred)
    • In lieu of a Bachelor’s degree (preferred), a minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience in required.
    • Previous Supervisor experience preferred.
  • In depth knowledge of safety and industrial hygiene regulations (OSHA General Industry and Construction) and safe work practices.
  • In depth knowledge of OSHA’s Electrical Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution regulations (Subpart R and V) (preferred)
  • In depth knowledge of safety and industrial hygiene practices and regulations including OSHA and DOT regulations. Basic understanding of industry standards related to Health & Safety including: American National Standards Institute (ANSI), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) and the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC).
  • Knowledge of Human Performance Tools and Principles.
  • Knowledge of Root Cause Analysis
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work both independently and in a team environment, including leading teams.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with rules and regulations of Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), Department of Labor and the Workers Compensation laws of MD.
  • Experience preparing and delivering presentations and demonstrations to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks and activities
  • OSHA 500 Authorized Instructor for Construction (preferred)
  • Must be willing to travel on an occasional basis to other company locations within the FirstEnergy service territory.


Benefits, Compensation & Workforce Diversity

At FirstEnergy, employees are key to our success. We depend on their talents to meet the challenges of our changing business environment. We are committed to rewarding individual and team efforts through our total rewards philosophy which includes competitive pay plus incentive compensation, a company-sponsored pension plan, 401(k) savings plan with matching employer contribution, a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, as well as skills development training with tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at to learn more about all of our employee rewards programs. FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time.


Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processes to perform their duties in a manner that assures safety for themselves, their co-workers, our customers and the public. Our goals are to provide a safe work environment, to maintain an accident-free, injury-free workplace, and to promote and maintain public safety. To meet these goals, we dedicate ourselves to achieving world-class safety standards.

Position Classification



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