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Health & Safety Intern

Elk River, MN 55330

Posted: 02/02/2024 Industry: Intern Job Number: HF4743369915 Pay Rate: $22-28 / hour

Job Description

Job TitleHealth & Safety Intern
Job TypeInternship
LocationElk River, MN; eligibility to work a combination of in-office and remotely
Shift/Hours1st Shift FT Summer 2024; possibly PT into the fall 2024
Experience LevelEntry Level
Must be enrolled in a degree program in occupational safety, engineering or related field at an accredited institution.  Previous experience in safety, training, or construction is a plus.
Salary$22 - $28
Why Vision/BenefitsWe challenge employees and present them with career opportunities with some of the most successful businesses in the area. Our employees' occupational goals, skills, and background experience are represented truthfully and marketed to match the hiring needs of small-,mid-sized, and Fortune 300 companies. Benefits include; paid time off, paid holidays, health insurance (medical, dental, vision), term life insurance, short term disability benefits, 401K, competitive wages, pay increases and bonuses based on performance. We also have safety and employee referral bonuses, and  gift giveaways throughout the year. Plus an amazing team of recruiters to support and advocate for you! 
Company InfoOur client is a not-for-profit electric cooperative providing wholesale power to 27 distribution cooperatives in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Their member cooperatives distribute that electricity to families, farms, and businesses – serving almost 1.7 million people.
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General Summary:  
Great River Energy is seeking an occupational safety intern in Elk River, MN, to assist in the development and administration of safety policies and programs in conjunction with the safety and human performance team to ensure a safe working environment for all employees in the transmission division.
Job Responsibilities:
Safety Program Management (70%): Develop and implement occupational safety programs that support a safe work environment.
  • Maintain hazard assessment data
  • Monitor progress on safety related goals and safety indicators
  1. Support projects that improve the efficiency or effectiveness of hazard controls
  2. Research industry best practices to keep abreast of industry trends and changes in regulatory matters impacting hazard controls
Field Activities (30%): Participate in field site visits and activities to understand work practices and help identify improvements.
  1. Take part in periodic on-site site employee safety contacts and help to identify opportunities to improve safe work practices or processes
  2. Participate in field-related safety training
  3. Recommend corrective actions to prevent injuries to personnel
Communications: Maintain open communication with the safety & human performance team, other company safety personnel, and division leaders.

Must be enrolled in a degree program in occupational safety, engineering or related field at an accredited institution.  Previous experience in safety, training, or construction is a plus.

Effective written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize time and workload in order to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines.
Ability to build and maintain effective work relationships with co-workers and external customers.
Ability to develop and deliver effective presentations.
Ability to conduct research and interpret safety policies, procedures and regulations.

Physical Requirements
Much of the work will be in a normal office environment with some work being performed in the field at construction sites. Office work involves working at a computer station for long periods of time.  Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. 
Hybrid work options may be applicable after a training period.
We offer competitive internship pay.  The duration of this internship will be PT during the school year and fulltime during the summer and breaks.  
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