Specialist – Emergency Services

at Energy Transfer
Location Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania
Date Posted September 19, 2022
Category Trades & Services
Job Type Permanent


Energy Transfer, recognized three years running by Forbes as one of America's best large employers, is dedicated to responsibly and safely delivering America's energy. We are driven to inspire our employees to create superior value for our customers, our investors, a sustainable future and giving back to the community where we have long-standing commitments to causes including MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital, The Salvation Army, American Heart Association, Ronald McDonald House and many more. Come join our award winning 10,000 strong organization as we fuel the world and each other!


The Emergency Response Specialist uses independent discretion and judgment to develop, prioritize and implement procedures, training and inspection activities to ensure the overall safety and security of employees and contractors at the Marcus Hook Terminal. The Specialist supervises specific shifts and performs assignments independently, establishes his / her own priorities, and has the independent authority to change those priorities in response to pertinent operational issues.

This position helps to develop and implement emergency response training programs and ensures that field personnel receive necessary training and promotes the company's safety and security compliance initiatives. This position conducts safety audits and inspections without supervision and determines whether worksite and personnel are in compliance with applicable regulatory and industry standards. This position has independent authority to recommend a course of action in response to a safety or security issue and to unilaterally shut down worksite in event of safety or security breaches.

Responsible for overseeing, managing, and monitoring the Company's preparedness for responding to a security or emergency, including equipment inventory control, assessing, and planning for emergency personnel and contractor needs and serving as the initial primary contact with government agencies, the public and local emergency departments.

This position is a rotating shift work and requires being available on call 24/7. There is potential for some non-frequent travel.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

The Specialist is assigned to specific shift coverage and will supervise all aspects including staff of the Terminal Emergency Response Programs and Security Department. This includes:

Ensuring compliance with local agencies, company policies, state and federal regulations governing emergency response including fire, rescue, emergency medical service, environmental, Hazardous Materials and security.
Provide immediate point of contact for regulators during off hours.
Perform other duties as assigned by Lead Specialist.
Serve as the Alternate Facility Security Officer for the USCG and MTSA requirements.
Serve as Alternate Qualified Individual in Facility Response Plan for USCG and EPA.
Serve as liaison and point of contact during off hours with contractors and venders including DBRC, Haines, Gate Services, Nextgen, wireless communications, TSI, TEEX, DSFS, communications solutions.
Establish reports and maintain appropriate files and training records for all emergency services and security issues occurring on shift.
Participate in all HES sponsored reviews and assessments as necessary to ensure all emergency and security activities in the facility are complying.

Provide appropriate shift coverage and assist the Lead with activities to ensure:

The inspection, testing and maintenance of portable fire extinguishers. This includes scheduling and tracking required hydro of agent and nitrogen cylinders. Maintain compliance with recognized standards and ensure all records are maintained and available for inspection.
The inspection, testing and maintenance of suppression and detection systems. This includes all aspects of inspection and maintenance of systems including underground, hydrants, valves, combination units, monitor guns and managing the fire line drawing for accuracy. Ensure that all chemical treatments are scheduled and completed per plan. This includes all components fire line or attached including testing, pumps, drawing, parts, hose, appliances, etc. Document all inspection and maintenance activity.
The inspection, testing and maintenance of fire pumps. This includes all aspects of fire pump testing and maintenance of fixed and the mobile fire pumping apparatus. Document all inspection and maintenance activity.
The inspection, testing and maintenance of mobile equipment and apparatus. This includes all aspects of inspection and testing to ensure reliability and availability for service. Supervise all aspects of maintaining and in-depth inventory of facility equipment. This includes the required State inspections of all twenty-six units including vehicles, trailers and marine units. Document all inspection and maintenance activity.
Emergency response fire brigade is trained and prepared. This includes master planning of schedules, design and creation, lesson plans, identifying locations, selecting trainers, coordination with agencies and all aspects of specific presentations. Serves as the lead trainer for new fire bridge employees and assist with initial scheduling of required training.
That the facility security posture is maintained, and the communications center is prepared. This includes all access control gates, radio, systems of monitoring, dispatching and recording of events along with operational procedures are current. This includes the backup communications center.
That emergency response plans are complete and coordinated. This includes developing and maintaining pre-planning information for all identified Terminal hazards. This planning includes Terminal assets such as atmospheric storage tanks, cryogenic storage, spheres, caverns, loading / transfer, process areas and buildings.
Terminal manuals and plans are current. This includes Emergency Management, Fire Prevention, 1910.120, Fire Brigade Handbook, Facility Response Plan (FRP / OPA -90), and Facility Security Plan. This requires initiating and documenting any required changes. Ensure programs for compliance are in place and effectively being implemented on an ongoing basis.
That drills and exercises are completed. This includes developing and implement a drill and exercise schedule for security, emergency response, oil spill, etc. Ensure that the drills are designed and executed according to plan. Prepare all documents and ensure critiques are completed along with any other necessary documentation including self-certification. Coordinate and plan TEEX training. Critiques are required for training and actual response incidents. Maintain all records for audit.
That all electronic monitoring of all aspects of department equipment / systems are maintained. This includes maintaining devices and routes required for compliance.
That all safety equipment is coordinated at the safety store. This includes maintaining stock and procurement of safety equipment and supplies are maintained in the cache of materials available to facility employees. This includes tracking of costs and assignment to individuals or groups. Maintain routine oversight of the safety store operations. Make recommendations for quantities and types of safety equipment required for the Terminal. Ensure that all facility Industrial Hygiene / monitoring equipment is tested and calibrated. Ensure FIT testing is completed.
That all aspects of EMS equipment are available and operable. This includes supplies, equipment, AEDS, etc. Schedule and coordinate continuing education or other EMS training. Ensure all equipment is ready for operation and inspected - tested as per the plan. ocument all inspection and maintenance activity.
That all maintenance activities are coordinated and planned. This includes emergency response, fire and security assets.

Required Education:

Bachelor's degree a Fire, Safety, and/or Emergency Response field or related discipline or equivalent work experience
2 - 5 years experience in emergency response
Strong knowledge of terminal and dock operations

Required Qualifications:

Valid driver's license required
Fire Certification and EMT Certification is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

HAZMAT Technician Certification preferred and will need to be obtained
Knowledge of current technology and government regulations including 1910.120, MTSA, OPA 90
Knowledge and experience in firefighting tactics, familiarity with Industrial, OSHA standards and NFPA
Must be familiar with fire protection, suppression and detection systems and have a working knowledge of fire apparatus, hoses, breathing equipment and other fire related tools
Ability to design and present training programs
Proficiency in MS Office computer applications
Strong leadership, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
Ability to act decisively under pressure and exercise excellent judgment

Working Conditions:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands and fingers to operate, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Rotating weekend shifts as needed.

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