Director Safety Assurance
ALASKA AIRLINES' STORY
Alaska Airlines is one of the most respected names in aviation and flies throughout its namesake state and the Lower 48, as well as to Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Our roots date to 1932 and are symbolized by the Eskimo painted on the tails of our aircraft. Guided by what we call the "Alaska Spirit", we pride ourselves on providing a lifeline to remote communities while delivering renowned service to everyone we fly. This commitment has brought us national and international recognition. We've been honored with a variety of awards by readers of Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today and others. Alaska is the premier airline for people on the West Coast and, together with its sister carrier Horizon Air, flies to more than 90 destinations. The two airlines are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE:ALK) with annual revenues exceeding $4 billion.
The Manager, Occupational Safety & Compliance oversees the day-to-day administration and compliance of all Federal, State, and locally mandated industrial safety and health regulations, injury prevention and reduction efforts, and abatement of workplace hazards for Alaska Air Group's (AAG's) locations system-wide. This Manager leverages subject matter expertise in partnership with each operating division to ensure compliance and works directly with OSHA and/or state agencies for the resolution of any complaints, citations, or findings.
Scope & Complexity
- This position manages occupational safety and compliance activities for Alaska Air Group (AAG) and its subsidiaries.
- Manages and administers AAG's Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) compliance programs, AAG Hearing Conservation Program, and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) approvals and updates.
- Liaises with Federal and State OSHA agencies, US Center for Disease Control, and local health authorities.
- Provides subject matter expertise between Federal/State OSHA agencies and AAG's operating divisions, real estate, and legal to ensure proper coordination and response to compliance breakdowns.
- Works with operating divisions, corporate communications, emergency management, the AAG Medical Director, and Federal/State/Local health authorities in response to pandemic and epidemic incidents.
- Maintains knowledge of existing and pending legislation on workplace and employee safety and interprets and advises vendors regarding applicability to AAG's operations.
- Manages, calculates, and monitors employee injury metrics.
- Ensures OSHA-regulated training content and schedules for AAG safety training are in compliance with Federal/State/Local regulations and AAG's policies.
- Coordinates and support cross-divisional employee safety and health projects and initiatives.
- Partners with operating division leaders and embedded safety teams on injury prevention strategies and training techniques.
- Leverages subject matter expertise on employee health and safety best practices, including regulatory compliance practices.
- Revises and updates Safety Manual sections pertaining to OSHA, occupational, and industrial safety.
- Assists with investigations of accidents and incidents involving AAG personnel, property, or other individuals who are under the supervision or control of AAG.
- Develops and presents findings to individuals and groups at all levels of the company, including executive-level briefings.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- A minimum of 5 years of proven experience applying, interpreting, and ensuring compliance with Federal and State OSHA regulations.
- Deep understanding of workplace and employee safety regulations, standards, and best practices.
- Ability to take the initiative, multitask, and assume responsibility for results in a fast paced environment.
- Strong project management skills to resolve system deficiencies in a timely and effective manner.
- Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to consult and communicate with others at all levels of the organization.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.)
- Minimum age of 18.
- Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
- Airline industry managerial and/or supervisory experience.
- 2 or more years of experience in a safety or regulatory compliance function.
- Experience working with health authorities in response to epidemic and pandemic incidents.
Job-Specific Leadership Expectations
- Embody our values to own safety, do the right thing, be kind-hearted, deliver performance, and be remarkable.
- High school diploma or equivalent is required.
- A Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree is required.
The location for this position is in Seattle, Washington
OUR CULTURE - ALASKA AIRLINES
For eligible employees, our company offers a unique total rewards package that few companies can match, including insurance coverage for medical, dental and vision care, 401(k) retirement savings plans, monthly and annual incentive bonus plans, time off and a generous employee travel program. Each day, we are guided by our core values of Professionalism, Caring, Resourcefulness, Integrity and Alaska Spirit at work and in our communities. Alaska Airlines also fosters a diverse and inclusive culture and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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