Amtrak Lead Safety Specialist - 90163583 - New York in New York, New York

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

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The Lead Safety Specialist will direct and support division-wide field implementation of Amtrak safety programs, rules, policies, and procedures in conjunction with Amtrak’s System Safety Program and applicable regulatory requirements. Provides technical safety-related oversight, guidance and support to division(s), departments, and contractor stakeholders to eliminate injuries, accidents and reduce workplace risk.


•Monitors field utilization of safety, health, injury and accident/injury prevention programs, initiatives and activities.

•Performs assessments and utilizes safety audits, accident/injury trend analyses, safety performance data and input from other groups to identify potential safety deficiencies and corrective actions. Works with departments or locations and partners with the operations department environmental and industrial hygiene groups to address deficiencies and achieve compliance.

•Oversees/directs regional testing of personal protective equipment and safety-related products, including implementation of Amtrak’s prescription eyewear program.

•Partners with division regional and departmental staff in accident/injury and near miss investigations, risk reduction initiatives and hazard elimination analyses. Participates in the investigation of major rail incidents.

•Support Operation Lifesaver Specialist efforts to identify, develop and implement programs and community outreach activities, system-wide. Helps identify areas of significant trespassing and Grade Crossing risk.

•Support Passenger Safety Specialist efforts to identify, develop and implement programs to eliminate passenger accidents and injuries.

•Performs locomotive engineer, yard/train crew and facility noise exposure evaluations, data retrieval, transmittal and result notifications as required.

•Participates in the development and execution of local and site-specific safety activities/initiatives and the implementation of corporate safety practices, policies and programs.

•Supports Transportation, Engineering and Mechanical field safety initiatives. Utilizes Operations department environmental and industrial hygiene resources when required.

•Partners with labor/management and local safety committees to identify and eliminate potential safety hazards and to adhere to safety policies, programs and procedures.

•Maintains a working liaison with regulatory agencies, advocacy organizations, and contractors.

•Supports, Deputy General Managers, Assitant Superintendents, Mechanical Superintendents, Master Mechanics, Facility/Back Shop Managers, Facility Managers, and field safety personnel with applicable OSHA and FRA safety regulations, and Amtrak rules, safety policies, programs, procedures and initiatives


•Working knowledge of OSHA and FRA safety regulations, policies, programs, as well as personal protective equipment, safety engineering, accident/injury investigation procedures and operating rules, Amtrak safety rules and practices; experienced with behavior-based and/or risk reduction safety programs; able to develop Site Specific Work Plans and Job Safety Analyses

•Excellent presentation skills

•Effective facilitation, coordination, and interpersonal skills

•Excellent management and leadership skills

•Strong, state of the art knowledge of safety regulations, policies and programs; injury prevention programs; and personal protective safety equipment.

•Self motivated and able to work independently

•Effective interface and coordination with stakeholders, including division and department supervision and agreement personnel, and contractors


•Extensive experience in a safety-related capacity or position.

•Working knowledge of system safety principles.

•Ability to analyze, interpret, summarize, communicate, and act on quantitative and qualitative train operations, and safety data


•Certified Safety Professional, Certified Industrial Hygienist or Bachelor’s degree in Safety engineering or a technical or physical science


•Must have excellent oral and written communication skills


Requisition ID: 24365

Posting Location(s): New York

Personnel Area: NY05

Job Family/Function: Safety & Security

Relocation Offered: No

Education Requirements: Bachelors Degree

Travel Requirements: Up to 25%

Employment Experience Requirements: 3 - 5 years of experience

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

POSTING NOTES: Safety & Security || No Additional