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Supv - Rescue at Total Safety in La Porte, Texas

Posted in Police/Fire/Emergency 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Specific Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assigns personnel to shifts and plans daily schedules. Coordinates the use of rescue personnel and equipment among districts in order to meet project objectives and achieve maximum efficiency and utilization of company resources.

  • Supervises the rigging and use of all technical rescue equipment.

  • Performs on-going monitoring of equipment resources and ensures accurate inventory and documentation of all rescue related equipment. Identifies equipment needs and makes recommendations to appropriate managers to ensure adequate operational capacity.  Establishes maintenance schedules and that preventative maintenance is done on all rescue equipment so that it is in a constant state of readiness.  Assists with purchase requests.

  • Provides leadership in achieving health and safety goals. Proactively identifies safety and environmental issues and ensures compliance with Federal, State, Company and client standards. Ensures that issues are identified, addressed, and elevated if necessary, in a timely manner.

  • Oversees the human resource functions of assigned team, performance appraisals, coaching and counseling team, this does not include hiring and firing. Recommends and provides input for salary and job change actions to upper management.  Ensures that all personnel receive safety and process training. Coaches and counsels team to improve technical skills and interpersonal and problem resolution skills.  Works to identify and provide opportunities for team to learn new skills and techniques.

  • Reviews Confined Space Rescue Preplan and a Rescue Safety Analysis (RSA) prepared by Rescue Tech and provides correction and additional training as necessary. Reviews daily ICS (Incident Command System) reports.

  • In case of accident, maintains close contact with rescue team to ensure that all procedures are followed and best outcome for patient. Coordinates technical rescue with EMS and governmental agencies through the Incident Command System.

  • Assists with special projects as assigned. May occasionally be called upon to fill in or help handle excess rescue workload demands.


Education:  High School diploma or GED. 

Required Licenses or Specific Training:  Must have current driver’s license and valid proof of vehicle insurance if driving company vehicle. Must possess good driving record and be insurable by Total Safety U.S., Inc. insurance providers for vehicle insurance while driving company truck.

120 Hour Rescue Technician (2 of 3 Confined Space/High Angle/Trench), 2 Years Field Experience, Confined Space Entrant/Attendant Certification, Healthcare Provider CPR, First Aid with AED. 4 Gas Monitor Operation Training, Incident Command Training (ICS 100,200,300,400,700,800), First Responder/ECA Certification or Higher, Haz-mat Technician, Familiar with OSHA Atmosphere Limitation, and Proven Proficiency in Rescue Operations. Instruction 1 Certification (may be same as 2nd ProBoard Cert.).

If offshore:  Offshore Water Survival (HUET), SAFE GULF, USCG/MMS Rules & Regulations, Basic H2S, B.P. Offshore Orientation (License To Go Offshore).

Other Required Skills, Knowledge or Abilities:  Leadership fundamentals, familiarity with all Total Safety Rescue documentation and reports. PC skills and knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software for preparing work related reports, charts, graphs and data submittal requirements.

Demonstrated commitment to safety.  Understands the hazards of any job they are required to oversee.  Understands role in prevention of occupational illness and injury through teaching and enforcement of safety and health rules, procedures and work practices.

Possesses critical reasoning skills and is capable of applying them effectively in stressful situations.

Displays confidence and accepts the challenge and high degree of responsibility entailed in this position.

Demonstrates effective communication (verbal, written and listening) and interpersonal skills.

Effective skills in troubleshooting, problem solving and team building.

Ability to prepare accurate, timely, effective, complete and easily understood written communications and reports.

General knowledge and understanding of cost control.

Interpersonal Communication:  Ensures that business initiatives and goals are effectively communicated to employees as appropriate.  Demonstrates objective listening on a consistent basis and creates and maintains an environment that encourages open communication.  Promotes respect within and outside the work group, teaches and encourages collaborative problem solving and effective working relationships.  Coaches and counsels assigned staff to adhere to values, policies and standards and to improve safety, quality and process reliability in a cost effective manner.   Must adapt to situations which may involve emotional instability and in multicultural settings.  Shares opinions, ideas and resources with others to achieve common goals.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, stoop and bend.  Uses hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to climb, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

Combination of office and field / production environments.  Some exposure to wet and/or humid conditions and outside weather conditions.  Travel to and from customer sites.

Reporting Relationships

Complexity of Duties and Decisions:  Must be prepared to handle a variety of situations in changing environments.  Must adhere to Company policies, practices and ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  Follows all guidelines for the company pertaining to Technical Rescue, i.e. Entry, Rescue, Rescue Team requirements, Rescue Team Member requirements.  Determines the means or process of achieving the objectives established at higher levels and is subject to the limits imposed by the available technology and resources and to the constraints set by upper management.   Specifies and oversees what is done at lower levels.  Is expected to evaluate methods and processes and recommend improvements.  Must remain calm while working in difficult and stressful situations, and stay focused while carrying out the functions of the position.

Authority:  Typically works independently and without direct supervision.  Objectives, priorities and deadlines are defined.  Assistance is given with unusual situations that do not have clear objectives. Plans and carries out successive steps and resolves problems and deviations in accordance with instructions, policies, and accepted practices.


About Total Safety:


Total Safety is the world's premier provider of integrated safety and compliance services and the products necessary to support them, including gas detection, respiratory protection, safety training, fire protection, compliance and inspection, comprehensive flare services, industrial hygiene, onsite emergency medical treatment/paramedics, communications systems, engineered systems design, and materials management.


Total Safety operates from 176 locations in 20 countries to ensure the safe Wellbeing of Workers Worldwide (W3).


Total Safety is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.


If you require special assistance or accommodation while seeking employment with Total Safety, please contact Human Resources at (713) 353-5152. (For telecommunications device for the hearing impaired – TTY, please contact 711).