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Facilities and Safety Technician

Location : Knoxville, TN
Job Type : Temp/Contract
Compensation : 25.00 USD/HOUR
Hours : Full Time
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

GEAR, LLC is currently hiring a Facilities and Safety Technician to work at small manufacturing company in Knoxville, TN to work with facility maintenance and provide safety personal. 


• Will be responsible for a wide variety of assigned tasks requiring various levels of expertise and
experience in multiple trade skill sets
• The tech shall complete technical facilities improvements and projects as assigned, such as
mechanical equipment/facility installations, mechanical troubleshooting, equipment repairs, and
troubleshooting, plumbing, welding, equipment operation, etc.
• Performs either scheduled or unscheduled maintenance on machines and facilities equipment.
• Creates material lists for projects
• Troubleshoots and oversee all electro-mechanical, hydraulic, refrigeration, heating, and pneumatic
• Use and maintain construction equipment and make recommendations to the Site Manager for
equipment repairs or installations.
• Provides performance reports as required to Site Manager through appropriate systems.
• Use and maintain specialty tools required for the job duties
• Provide other maintenance services or construction projects as directed by the Site Manager.
• Manages, develops, implements and enforces safety program in compliance with local, state, and
Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations.
• Measures the Safety Program’s effectiveness through use of analytics/measures and
indicators/etc. Takes an active role in identifying and correcting any shortcomings.
• Works closely with both local and corporate stakeholders to develop, implement, and update
effective policies and procedures to ensure compliance with regulations and guidelines.
• Investigates all injuries and incidents site wide and interfaces with HR and site management to
ensure root cause and corrective actions are identified and implemented as required.
• On a continuous basis, inspects site to ensure compliance on all fire and safety rules/regulations
• Utilizes inspections, ride-a-longs and audits to ensure safety presence in all operations. Regularly
engages in employee discussions to ensure safety compliance.
• Serves as a subject matter expert (SME) to explain fire and safety policies and procedures and risk
management concepts and practices to the staff. As an SME safety specialist may write, develop,
or revise policies, procedures or working sops to be implemented at the local or national level.
• Interfaces with both corporate and local management to formulate corrective actions to fire and
safety related issues and ensure full implementation of all corporate initiatives.
• Delivers, or fosters implements safety training for all levels of employees. Ensures training in a
given site meets corporate expectations. Tracks training completion and maintains metrics for
corporate management.
• Administers the Corporate Safety Program including accident report files, points tracking, and
discipline administered for points incurred according to the safety program.
• Investigates and evaluates new safety equipment for appropriateness. Provides input to local
managers in preparing budget in regard to safety equipment purchases and training programs.

• Administers state or regional programs for procurement of safety gear, PPE, tools or consultants,
to support safety goals. Follows established protocols and company policies of other
departments such as procurement, IT and operations when obtaining services.
• Responds and provides assistance in emergency situations. May require work on alternate shifts
or after hours.
• Maintains utmost confidentiality in dealing with employee records and business information.
Secures records and interfaces with HR and Legal departments to ensure business interests are
• Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications :
 • High School diploma or equivalent. Associate Degree in related field preferred
• 8+ year of field experience
• HVAC license preferred.
• Commercial electrical experience a significant plus
• Maintains high quality of work and craftsmanship.
• Good communication skills, both oral and written, are required.
• Must have the ability to interface and support all departments on-site/across other projects.
• Has an ability to troubleshoot and oversee all electro-mechanical, hydraulic, refrigeration,
heating, and pneumatic systems
• Must be available to work 24x7x365 environment with weekend, and holiday shifts. [Based
on business needs].
• Selected candidate will be "hands-on" and will do maintenance work, fabrication, and inhouse
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