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

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Join the leader in engineered Heavy Lift and Transport!        

Why Barnhart?

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

SETTING IDEAS IN MOTION - At Barnhart we are in the business of assisting companies in moving and installing equipment of any size. Whether it's a lift of a few feet or a transport across the country, we set your vision in motion through an unparalleled network of resources and innovative engineering solutions that defy convention. If you can dream it, Barnhart can make it a reality.

Over 40 BRANCHES ACROSS THE U.S - The strongest network of rigging experts and equipment in the country. Barnhart's network includes a long list of "cool tools," including PSTe Goldhofer trailers, cranes from 18 to 1,800 tons, Strand-jacks, Cantilever beams, Hydraulic Gantries, Self tailing devices, Skidding Systems, and the Modular Lift

Employer of Choice – Barnhart has a strong culture of “One TEAM” and Minds over Matter.  We strive to do the impossible lifting and transporting as “One TEAM”.  We are looking for people that also are striving for excellence in their work and collaborating with our “One TEAM”.  If you are looking for a culture that provides Compensation with Trust, Progress & Recognition, we could be your Employer of Choice.


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


EOE/AA Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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