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Senior Safety & Technical Specialist

Omaha Public Power District Elkhorn, NE



The Senior Safety and Technical Specialist is responsible for the development, administration and evaluation of safety and technical training and/or human performance related programs within assigned discipline.

1.   Administer the Districts apprentice programs as established including indenturing, final written and oral exams, and maintenance of all records and other hands on assessments.
 - Analyze, identify gaps, and influence the acceptance of new training programs.
 - Coordinate and direct all training activities related to these programs. 
 - Acts as liaison between employees, management, and the S & TT Department regarding apprentice programs and apprentice performance.  

2.   Responsible for safety & technical and/or human performance training programs for tenured associates that comply with applicable safety manual, policies and regulatory requirements for assigned business partners (i.e. T & D, POD) and other disciplines/areas.  
 - Responsible for leading the design, development, implementation and evaluation phases of training related business solutions.

3.   Interpret and act as a resource in the application of applicable safety policies and regulations for assigned business partners
 - Provide analysis and technical expertise in the investigation, analysis and evaluation of incidents and SIFs.  
 - Assist field supervisors in verifying the technical proficiency of employees via observation and/or performance evaluation methods. 
 - Evaluate effectiveness and compliance with policies, procedures and regulations by assisting in conducting safety audits and observations.
 - Provide expertise to the development and implementation of safety and technical policies and procedures within OPPD.



 - Bachelors degree in related area or equivalent technical experience and completion of applicable apprentice program.
 - Eight (8)years of experience in assigned discipline such as
         - Journeyman line technician and/or crew leader experienced in the maintenance, operation and construction of transmission and distribution facilities both overhead and underground.
         - Operation, maintenance and design of a large fossil generating station.
         - Exceptional working knowledge of power plant operation, construction and/or maintenance activities with a strong mechanical background, an engineering degree or extensive       mechanical maintenance experience preferable at a power generating facility.
         - OR a Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP).

 - Four (4) years of training experience.

Time Demands:
1. This position is considered an "essential position" meaning when business necessity and continuity needs are emergent, this position will be required to report to work and may be required to work hours beyond an employees normal shift.
2. Maintain regular and predictable attendance in alignment with Departmental policy.  
3. Must maintain 24-hour availability for technical and professional assistance, emergency response, and directing remedial action in response to such emergencies, as well as maintain availability as required for on call duty.

Physical Demands:
Must have the ability to: work on multiple tasks at one time; work under stressful situations; operate a computer and other office equipment; move about the Company and interact with all levels of the Company. Must be physically capable of working in enclosed spaces and performing moderately strenuous work.  Additional physical requirements include lifting 20 lbs from floor to waist, sitting at a desk for more than one hour at a time, driving, squatting, bending, reaching, pushing, pulling 20 lbs of force, sitting, standing, walking, speaking, hearing, keyboarding, awkward body positioning, overhead reaching, climbing up and down vertical ladders, handling objects with hands and the ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

Closing Statement


Salary Grade 5:

Base: $94,112

Midpoint: $117,640

At Omaha Public Power District, were passionate about three things: power, the people who make it, and the people who rely on it.

WE ARE: Where the Light Starts. OPPD is the 12th-largest public power utility in the U.S., serving over 850,000 people across 5,000 square miles and 13 counties.

WERE COMMITTED TO: Each other and the people we serve. This commitment drives us. Were dedicated to providing our communities with affordable, reliable, and environmentally sensitive energy services today, tomorrow, and well into the future.

OUR JOB: To provide power with a purpose. We have real impact - on peoples lives, on the environment, and on the future of energy. Were always looking for bright, capable people who want an opportunity to lead from where you are, wherever you are, and know that your ideas will be heard. If you want to be a source of real, positive change for the community and the people who live in this region, then working for a company acknowledged for caring about these same things is likely a priority for you as well.

Org Marketing Statement


EOE:  Protected Veterans/Disability

How To Apply


Apply online at on or before May 15, 2024. 

Recruiter: Jennifer Skupa -  #LI-JS1

**PLEASE NOTE** - Your application has not been submitted unless you have applied for a specific requisition.  If you have not chosen a specific opening, your application will remain in DRAFT form and will not be viewed by our Human Capital staff.


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Date Posted May 4, 2024
Date Closes July 3, 2024
Requisition 297458
Located In Elkhorn, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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