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Safety & Quality Engineer - WIND
Knoxville, TN(Full Service)
Job Number: 18-237 (417/446)

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MINDS OVER MATTER - Barnhart has built a nationwide reputation for solving problems. We specialize in the lifting, heavy-rigging, and heavy transport of major components used in American industry. Barnhart is committed to continuous improvement and to be the best heavy lift and heavy transport company. Our customers can expect Barnhart to aggressively pursue innovative ways to lower overall project costs and improve safety.

NETWORK – Barnhart has built teams that form one of the industry’s strongest network of talent and resources. We have over 45 branch locations across the U.S. working together to serve our customers. This growing network offers our team members constant opportunity for career growth and professional development along with the opportunity to serve others within and outside the company. 

ONE TEAM - Barnhart has a strong team culture -- the “One TEAM.”  We are looking for smart, hard-working people who strive for excellence in their work and appreciate collaboration. Join a team that values Safety, Quality Service, Innovation, Continuous Improvement, Fairness, and Profit with a Purpose.

Job Description:

  • Identify best practices and lead continuous improvement initiatives to reduce work process risks, raise safety awareness and improve safe work practices
  • Facilitate a work environment that supports a safe and healthy culture
  • Conduct or coordinate worker training in areas such as safety regulations, hazardous condition monitoring, proper procedures and use of safety equipment
  • Perform safety and quality audits and inspect facilities, machinery, and safety equipment to identify and correct potential hazards and to ensure regulation and procedure compliance
  • Investigate industrial accidents, near-miss incidents, and occupational injuries to determine causes, install preventive measures, and manage return-to-work activities
  • Provide technical advice, coaching, guidance, and mentoring to employees on safety and quality initiatives and necessary changes
  • Interact with and cultivate a good working relationship with customers, field leaders, project managers and others
  • Responsible to regularly and accurately communicate project status and concerns with Safety, Quality & Training Manager and Branch Leadership Team
  • Through study and experience, become an expert in work processes and systems
  • Assist in providing technical support and troubleshooting for issues arising in work.
  • Extensive travel required and often long hours.  Estimate of 75% travel.
  • Full-time position, salaried, excellent benefits package,  401k match dollar for dollar up to 10% after one year
  • Salary Range $50,000 - $85,000 depending on experience


  • Ability to communicate and build confidence with management, supervision, field personnel and customers
  • Strategic thinking and leadership skills
  • Consultation, coaching and training skills
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable regulations (OSHA,ANSI,NFPA)
  • Basic to intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • OSHA 30 hour course completion
  • Must pass drug test, fit for duty test and background check
  • Must have a valid driving license

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