Berkeley Lab is seeking a highly skilled Occupational Safety Training Specialist to join the Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) Division's Training Group. Primary responsibilities include teaching and facilitating modern, in-class and hands-on Electrical Safety and Lock-Out, Tag-Out (LOTO) courses to Berkeley Lab staff and contractors, including explaining, leading class discussions, facilitating table-top activities, modeling safe work practices, and coaching students to gain fluency with Berkeley Lab's electrical safe work practices.
As Berkeley Lab transitions from lecture-oriented safety courses to performance-oriented courses, this position will work closely with the instructional design team to help make this a smooth transition. The Electrical Safety Trainer is a key part of the Lab's mission to ensure our team of electrical workers have the skills and capabilities to perform their work safely across a wide variety of advanced scientific lab equipment and facilities installations.
What You Will Do:
Teach cutting-edge classroom Electrical Safety and LOTO courses to Berkeley Lab staff and contractors, ranging from 1- to 4-hour sessions.
Design, update and maintain instructional materials for the Electrical Safety Training Program. Work with EHS instructional designers and subject matter experts to design and revise existing Electrical Safety courses.
Manage the scheduling and planning of training courses and practical exams, including classroom setup, course crediting.
Maintain the database of Qualified Electrical Workers (QEW) and manage the QEW badging program.
Meet with customers and stakeholders to gather feedback on course content for potential improvements to the training program.
Assist Health & Safety team with electrical safety projects and initiatives, as needed.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Prior experience as an electrician desired.
Current Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional (CESCP) certification or the ability to achieve this certification within 1 year.
Outstanding instructor and facilitation skills with proven experience facilitating in-class instruction, activities, group exercises, case studies and skills assessments.
Effective communicator, capable of quickly building trust and earning the respect of the students, while conveying complex safety information to diverse staff.
Advanced knowledge of NFPA 70E and best practices in electrical safe work practices.
Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google applications, such as Word, Powerpoint, Google Docs, Calendar, Sheets.
Knowledge of EHS principles and practices, and academic training or job experience working in a scientific or technical environment preferred.
This is a full-time, 3 year, term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.