Sr. Tech. Associate/Hazardous Energy Control Work Practice Expert – BNL

The Hazardous Energy Control Work Practice Expert will serve as the institution’s Hazardous Energy Control Subject Matter Expert.


  • Under the guidance of the Electrical Safety Group Manager:
    • Act as primary field contact for BNL in all matters related to hazardous energy control, (including but not limited to electrical, mechanical, thermal, chemical, hydraulic, and pneumatic sources of energy);
    • Maintain the BNL Lockout/Tagout Subject Area;
    • Provide coaching and mentoring to staff for hazardous energy; identification, and implementation of control methods;
    • Conduct work observations, obtain feedback from working groups, and make the required modifications to BNL’s Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) Program;
    • Communicate results of LOTO implementation analysis to operating departments through field visits, email, and newsletters;
    • When requested, aid in the writing of LOTO procedures;
    • When requested, review department procedures for hazardous energy control and compliance;
    • Work with the line organizations to find safe and compliant solutions that meet operational needs;
    • Promote compliant LOTO Subject Area implementation across BNL;
    • Interface with others across the DOE complex in matters related to hazardous energy control;


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Requires a high school diploma or equivalent plus:
– a BS degree in a technical field and 8 years relevant work experience or;
– a technical institute, Adult BOCES certification, AA degree in a technical field, CCI program completion at BNL plus 12 years relevant work experience or;
– a technical high school certification program (eg. BOCES) and 13 years relevant work experience or;
– 14 years relevant work experience.

– Relevant experience should include preparing and/or reviewing job specific LOTO form procedures.

  • Knowledge of external standards related to hazardous energy control such as OSHA and NFPA 70E;
  • Knowledge of practices and procedures to safeguard employees when performing work on all types of equipment.
  • Ability to develop immediate and long-term programmatic and field-based solutions to assist staff when preparing for work on equipment and systems;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office; 
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record;
  • Must demonstrate the ability to present ideas and concepts orally and in writing in a clear and concise manner to communicate technical information and interact with individuals with diverse backgrounds and levels of understanding including senior management, engineers, scientists, and trade workers;
  • Must be a positive driver for change regarding BNL’s commitment to safety and compliance;
  • Interpersonal skills as demonstrated by performance as a positive driver for change regarding commitment to safety and compliance;
  • Willingness and aptitude to learn from our current Safety staff and to be a team player;
  • Solid safety-based reasoning skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and time management skills.

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