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Safety Attendant Texas

Requisition number: 18-0089

Location: Texas


Position Summary

After appropriate training and certification serves as a safety attendant at an industrial customer site in one or more of the following areas: Confined Space, Fire Watch, Bottle Watch, Atmospheric Monitoring and Flagging/Spotting.

Specific Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Obtains and reviews entire permit at job site, identifies any mistakes, ensures that mistakes are corrected. Sets up the job per procedures for work being performed. Knows who to contact in case of emergency and where the nearest eyewash and safety showers are located.
  • Ensures that proper equipment needed for job is in place. (e.g. vest, meters, radios, air horn, barricade tape or breathing air barricades and tags; fire extinguisher, charged water hose with nozzle, horn, fire blankets or burlap to cover drains, PPE).
  • Follows all steps required before allowing work per guidelines and procedures specific to work being performed. Ensured that all workers have on the PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) specified on the permit.
  • Follows all procedures while work is in progress. Keeps visual and/or radio communication with crew. Observes work conditions and maintains awareness of anything that could endanger the workers.
  • Conducts job completion routine and completes all documentation per procedure.
  • Gathers equipment and notifies customer that job is complete.
  • Assists others as needed.


Education: High School Diploma or GED preferred.

Experience: Previous experience in a plant preferred.

Required Licenses or Specific Training: Must have valid state id and social security card.

Other Required Skills, Knowledge or Abilities: Ability to read, write and comprehend English (operational, process, safety and quality instructions and work permits and Plant / Refinery Fire Watch and Fresh Air procedures). Second language is a plus.

  • Ability to quickly grasp training and pass certifications to work in-plant.
  • Ability to operate equipment including atmospheric monitoring meters (O2, H2S, CO & LEL), radios and fire extinguishers. Familiarity with plant equipment where work is being performed is helpful.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to quickly become proficient in the care and use of all site specific, facility required Personal Protection Equipment.
  • Must be able to work outdoors in an industrial environment.
  • Must demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities readily.
  • Interpersonal Communications: Ability to read, write and comprehend English (operational, process, safety and quality instructions and work permits and Plant / Refinery Fire Watch and Fresh Air procedures). Second language is a plus. Must have good communication skills (verbal, written and interpersonal) and have confidence to tell someone that they may not perform work if conditions or procedures are not safe. Contacts with immediate associates and immediate supervisor for instructions, training and guidance. Frequent contact with customer and job site personnel so communication and interpersonal skills are critical to success.
    Physical Demands.

    Work Environment

  • Industrial or shop environment. Frequently exposed to wet, humid, outside weather conditions and vibration. Works in some customer environments during later part of training. May be exposed to high pressure, chemicals, gas releases, or fire. The noise level in work environment is usually moderate.

Reporting Relationships

  • Complexity of Duties and Decisions: Must follow established operational, process, compliance and safety and emergency response procedures. Must adhere to specifications and schedule. Work is reviewed for completeness and accuracy, or inherent checks are built into the nature of the work. Most errors are caught during self-inspection or by higher level staff before leaving work unit.
    Authority: Works under close supervision: Works with a supervisor or a more experienced Attendant or Technician to learn the job.


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