American Water Sr. Health and Safety Specialist in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Camden, NJ, the company employs over 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit

Short Description

This position recommends, develops, and implements appropriate programs, activities, and training that enhance the safety and health of Company employees, as well as minimize the Company’s exposure to loss. Key activities are inspections, observations, recommending new equipment and new ways of working, providing training and effectively supporting the operations supervisory staff in the same. The position also assists the Health and Safety Manager in the areas of safety and health claims administration, insurance services, and loss control.

Primary Role

Recommend, develop and implement appropriate programs and activities that enhance the safety and health of Company employees, as well as minimize the Company's exposure to loss.

Assist the Manager Health & Safety in the areas of safety & health claims administration, insurance services and loss control.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop and implement (including delivery of) educational training programs and activities that help develop and improve the safety process within the company and to ensure compliance with federal state and local regulations. (25%)

  • Develop and implement the use of regulatory compliance programs, including investigating new technologies, providing professional review and recommendations for the purchase of tools, materials and equipment that will enhance safety performance throughout the organization. (25%)

  • Conducts safety audits and inspections to identify hazards and deficiencies that expose the company to loss or failure to comply with regulatory requirements Compile, analyze, and interpret data related to safety training and performance to measure the effectiveness of existing programs. (40%)

  • Provide assistance and expertise in accident/claim investigation and claims management, when required, and make recommendations to prevent reoccurrences. (10%)

Knowledge / Skills

  • Knowledge of Company Risk Management Policies and Procedures.

  • Knowledge of federal, state and local regulations applicable to safety and health field.

  • Working knowledge of the various functional areas and their role in the organization, including operating procedures of the Company.

  • Working knowledge of federal, state and local regulations, as well as a working knowledge of the various functional areas of a water and wastewater utility, so as to develop and implement appropriate risk management activities associated with departmental goals.

  • Demonstrated understanding of a water and wastewater utility operation, knowledge, of and ability to, integrate regulatory requirements into the training and development of all operating unit employees.


Functional / Technical Skills

Learning on the Fly

Organizational Agility

Problem Solving

Time Management

Experience / Education


Minimum 5 years experience in safety/loss control in a related industry or municipal operation.


Associate level degree required in a related field, i.e safety/loss control.

Bachelor's level degree preferred.

Work Environment

Varies by task; environment does include field work; driving and working outdoors.

Travel Requirements

Primarily limited to with Region. Some overnight travel may be required. Must be flexible.

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