Security/Facilities Representative

Company Name:
SolarWorld Ind. America
Build a Bright Future; Come Shine with Us!
At SolarWorld, each and every one of our green-collar employees is helping to save the world by delivering clean energy from sand and sun. Our vision is simple: We Build the SolarWorld. We are the global leader in providing customer-oriented solar energy solutions, striving to make solar energy competitive and affordable for the average consumer. The SolarWorld group is dedicated to the core business of solar photovoltaic products and technology, operating production facilities in Germany and the USA. With 500 MW of production capacity at our state of the art manufacturing facility in Oregon, SolarWorld operates the largest solar manufacturing site in North America.
Innovation, customer focused and growth not only define our company, but also describe our employees - the foundation of our success. SolarWorld is dedicated to providing a work climate that promotes career growth, open communication and new ideas. To ensure employees' success, we provide best-in-class benefits that focus on delivering quality of life and personal development. SolarWorld employees enjoy a minimum of 4 weeks of vacation (5 weeks for exempt) and reimbursement of education expenses for qualified degree level programs!
Our culture not only encourages, but also demands personal responsibility, diversity, and an entrepreneurial way of thinking. Join us in a bright future and build a successful career for yourself. Feel good knowing that the work you do every day will build a better tomorrow for generations to come!
Reporting to the EHS Manager, the Security/Facilities Representative's role is to oversee the protection of SolarWorld employees, property, buildings and grounds through deployment of effective daily security operations.. Individual will be the main SolarWorld contact for the onsite contract security guards and coordinates all security relatedactivities, such as scheduling shifts and training. This position also encompasses ERT coordination, including the development, implementation and maintenance of a site- wide, comprehensive, all hazards emergency management program to prepare for and direct site wide actions in the event of an emergency. Assists the EHS team with recordkeeping, water sampling, report preparation and other miscellaneous duties.
_Primary responsibilities for this position include the following:_
Main SolarWorld contact for contract security guards; duties include planning, scheduling, organizing and directing work, training personnel and recommending applicants for employment or for discipline, termination or retention.
Teaches and enforces safety regulations at the work site.
Establishes security priorities.
Assists in identifying high risk areas and initiates actions to reduce risk exposure.
Reviews utilization and maintenance of security equipment.
Prepares daily and periodic reports to management regarding activities.
Assists in development of security policy and procedures.
Communicates with management about security needs and problems.
Maintains and recommends changes or improvements in the software recordkeeping system for security guard activities.
Conducts security assessments, reviews and self-inspections. Analyzes and interprets results, recommends appropriate corrective actions, communicates results and follows-up on issues or concerns until completion.
Develops, coordinates, facilitates and maintains ERT management policies and procedures and
emergency operations activities ensuring adherence to the emergency management goals of: Protecting life, health, and safety; Securing and protecting facilities, property and equipment from loss; Maintaining essential business services and operations; Providing for restoration of services, functions, and facilities as timely as possible; Continuously assessing the effectiveness of the policies, procedures, activities and organizational structure and provide feedback for continuous improvements.
Serves as a contact with federal, state, and local emergency response groups. Develop relationships with local fire, law enforcement, EMS providers and local emergency management groups.
Reviews and updates policies, programs, and procedures ensuring inclusion of any new legal requirements.
Keeps abreast of changes to laws and regulations that impact the site. Utilizes best practices in emergency management and planning.
Reviews and investigates incidents, compiling findings and recommendations for corrective actions into summary report.
Develops, implements, and coordinates site-wide emergency training. Prepare and deliver appropriate training to all SolarWorld employees.
Works with all areas of site to facilitate, implement, maintain and exercise an effective site wide business continuity plan that strives to reduce the possibility that SolarWorld operations will be interrupted in the event of a disaster.
Participates in shared governance process as a committee member. Provides technical knowledge on emergency preparedness and related issues, plans, and projects for implementation.
Assists with the design, development and implementation of: disaster preparedness plans and training programs, emergency operations drills, department level emergency and mitigation plans, and interdepartmental activities. Routinely communicates emergency management preparedness measures to all SolarWorld employees.
Assist with preparation of reports and HSE programs.
Assist with planning and instruction of safety trainings.
Recordkeeping and maintenance of Environmental Health and Safety plans.
Water sample collection, water container inspections, waste water meter readings.
Facility wide safety inspections on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
Assist with monitoring compliance throughout the departments.
The ideal candidate for this position brings an enthusiasm for saving the environment through our philosophy of sustainability - "clean energy from sand and sun". All employees of SolarWorld must be able to operate in a fast-paced, high-growth work environment and be able to tolerate ambiguity as we develop processes and operate entrepreneurially to accomplish deliverables. Our employees relish a challenge and look forward to exercising creative freedom to accomplish new tasks.
_The successful candidate will possess the following combination of experience, knowledge, and skills:_
Must have a minimum of 3 years related work related experience with progressively responsible security experience (e.g. Military, Police or Governmental or Private Security Service) or supervisory experience in civilian sector on operational level supporting high-tech, manufacturing facilities with 7/24 operation.
A Bachelors of Arts or Science Degree in a related discipline is required. Consideration will be given to candidates without a degree who can demonstrate equivalent knowledge gained from additional professional experience.
Best management practices in crisis management.
Process/Procedures for interaction with professional leadership team during emergencies to lead with confidence, patience and integrity.
Methods used to management emergency response operations.
Works positively in stressful situations.
Emergency exercise design, implementation and management.
Work effectively with state, federal, and local emergency officials.
Basic computer skills are required including familiarity with windows-based programs such as Microsoft productivity tools (e.g., Excel, Word, Outlook).
Must be able to work independently as well as thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, team environment.
Strong desire to bring best practices to the team, share your knowledge and expertise and enable your team members'' mutual success as the organization continues to grow.
Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
_Additional Requirements - Must be able to:_
Work either day or night as required.
May be required to alternate schedules to meet training goals.
Perform tasks that require reaching, pushing, pulling, grasping, kneeling, walking, stooping and/or bending.
Occasionally lift or move up to 40 pounds.
Work in an environment that generates OSHA permissible machine noise levels.
Wear Personal Protective Equipment.
Climb and descend stairs or step stools.
Operate ladders.
SolarWorld is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Veteran/G
All offers of employment are contingent upon a candidate's successful completion of SolarWorld's pre-employment drug testing, and background investigation, which includes employment, education and criminal histories
Date: 2014-05-13
Country: US
State: OR
City: Hillsboro
Postal Code: 97124
Category: Other - Non-Manufacturing

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