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Health Care Provider
NRG | Rancho Cucamonga, California
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Job Description

As an NRG employee, we encourage you to think creatively and proactively about your career choices.  Our work environment is dynamic and the career opportunities across our businesses offer variety and challenge.  Providing career growth to our own employees is critical to our ongoing success--take charge of your career goals and empower your future!

Summary:   The Safety Specialist is responsible for implementing safety and health programs within the day-to-day electrical generation facility operations with a focus on injury prevention and regulatory compliance.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:


  • Influence and motivate others to work in a safe manner.
  • Coordinate and integrate compliance with Cal-OSHA and NRG safety standards.
  • Communicate safety requirements to managers and employees.
  • Implement the Company's Safety and Health Management System.
  • Coordinate and integrate safety processes with facility management including: regulatory interpretation in the field, providing timely internal and external reporting, maintaining OSHA records, and overseeing overall facility safety and health compliance.
  • Conduct internal safety and health assessments/audits and incremental inspections of the facility to ensure compliance.
  • Assist with the implementation and execution of corporate safety policies and initiatives by working with site and regional management.
  • Assist management with the investigation of accidents and incidents, perform root cause analyses and recommend corrective actions to prevent recurrences.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of safety programs, designs improvements, and work with management to implement identified improvements and provide recommendations, as needed.
  • Evaluate, develop, and assist with delivering training programs to improve skills in the safety aspects of employees' jobs.
  • Assist other Safety Specialists and the Regional Safety Manager with improving safety the region's safety processes.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work with minimum direct supervision.
  • Strong working knowledge of regulatory requirements.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must possess functional computer skills specifically in Microsoft Office software and ability to learn basic database user and data entry.
  • Basic understanding of occupational health and industrial hygiene principles.
  • Ability to positively interact with regulatory agencies.
  • Ability to interact effectively in a team environment and with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to compile, analyze, and interpret data.
  • An understanding of the factors that influence human behavior.
  • Ability to conduct incident root cause analyses (e.g., using TapRoot or similar processes).
  • Ability to prioritize tasks within a fast paced dynamic environment.


 Physical Requirements:

  • Stand, walk, climb ladders, bend, kneel, crawl, pull/push and lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Perform work both indoors and outdoors, occasionally in adverse conditions including low light and high temperatures.
  • Wear job related personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Occasionally work at heights and enter enclosed vessels or confined spaces.


Working Conditions:

  • Willingness to work outside normal business hours as necessary, especially during maintenance outages, for critical issue resolution, and to achieve project milestones.
  • Willingness to travel within the requirements of the position.



  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Safety and Health or related discipline from an accredited college or university is preferred.
  • Certified Safety Professional, Occupational Health & Safety Technologist, Certified Industrial Hygienist or similar is advantageous.
  • The successful candidate must possess the educational requirements of the job, but also proven leadership skills in communicating and maintaining  a safety culture and a safety-aware work environment.



  • A minimum of two years full time Safety experience.  In lieu of two years Safety experience, four years industry related experience with safety responsibilities may be suffcient.
  • Experience in power plants or related industries is preferred.

NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace.  To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability  Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.  Official description on file with Human Resources.

About NRG

NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) is a wholesale power generation company. NRG is engaged in the ownership, development, construction and operation of power generation facilities, the transacting in and trading of fuel and transportation services, and the trading of energy, capacity and related products in the United States and select international markets. As of December 31, 2008, NRG had a total portfolio of 189 active operating generation units at 48 power generation plants, with an aggregate generation capacity of approximately 24,005 megawatt, and approximately 550 megawatt under construction, which includes partners' interests of 275 megawatt. In addition, NRG has ownership interests in two wind farms representing an aggregate generation capacity of 270 megawatt, which includes partner interests of 75 megawatt. On April 28, 2008, NRG completed the sale of its 100% interest in Tosli Acquisition B.V. In May 2009, Reliant Energy, Inc. completed the sale of its Texas retail business to NRG.

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