Safety Coordinator Intern and New College Graduate Student Program - Mid-Atlantic (2485)

University Team  |  Dulles, Virginia, United States  |  175080

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At Southland we aspire to build a workforce that’s as diverse as the people who occupy the buildings we design, build and maintain. Building talent by design, is our intentional approach to creating a truly safe, collaborative and inclusive work environment that fosters growth, empowers professional achievement and where people are treated with respect at all levels.

Our Internship and New College Graduate program is best designed for those students who seek a truly immersive and hands-on experience. At Southland, we view every student as a potential hire and ensure each intern, co-op student, and every new college graduate is truly set up for success to accomplish short and long term career goals. If a student program that exposes you to exciting projects and potential career paths with one of the country’s largest MEP building systems firms appeals to you and you're ready for the next big step in your career, then JOIN our team and become a part of an organization that values PEOPLESAFETY, INNOVATION, COLLABORATION, INTEGRITY, ACCOUNTABILITY & SUSTAINABILITY.

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Our student program is designed to introduce candidates to a career field of Occupational Health & Safety for the Design/Build HVAC, Plumbing and Fire Protection industry. Primary responsibility is to assist the Safety Manager in enforcing and regulating all safety procedures to ensure that Southland Industries meets all safety requirements in the field and all facilities to better understand the management and coordination of all division safety activities and construction process.

What you’ll do as a Safety Coordinator Intern or Full Time hire:

  • Ensure all tasks and functions on project sites are performed safely in accordance with company safety policies and OSHA standards.
  • Help implement the Corporate Safety Award Program.
  • Provide distribution of certification cards for various industrial equipment training and maintain record of industrial equipment training.
  • Report and manage all company vehicle claims.
  • Assist in reporting workers compensation claims.
  • Update Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) manual.
  • Assemble various safety manuals for distribution.
  • Assist in implementing and distributing safety tailgate meetings.
  • Maintain record of signed safety tailgate meeting forms.

Things we love to see in our Intern or Full Time Grad hires:

  • A strong work ethic
  • Initiative and drive to get the job done
  • Strong communication skills
  • The ability to be resourceful and resilient
  • Able to solve problems with limited support
  • Quick learner, seeks answers on their own
  • Positive attitude during adverse/non-ideal situations
  • Exercises Accountability in stressful situations (avoids placing blame)
  • Goal Oriented
  • Collaborative spirit and a Good Teammate – has a “We vs. Me” attitude
  • Strong active listening skills
  • Competent general business writing and public speaking

About You:

You’re pursuing a degree that aligns with Southland needs:

  • Occupational Health and Safety

What you’ll gain from our Student Programs at Southland Industries:

  • A working knowledge of construction safety practices and the opportunity to learn more about safety and loss management.
  • You will build your experience by working directly with Southland's field employees/customers in a professional manner.
  • You’ll be able to understand, comply with and communicate state, federal and local safety and health OSHA regulations; and build on your knowledge of safety regulations.


YOU Matter

Internship/Co-op Program Benefits:

  • Hands-on classroom and on-the-job experience in your specific role
  • Opportunity to work side by side with company leaders
  • Socially distant group activities and team events
  • Paid housing (some locations)
  • Paid internship/Co-op
  • Paid sick leave for eligible roles
  • Potential full-time employment opportunities

Full-time Employee Benefits:

As an employee-owned company, we offer a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time employees, that includes excellent benefits for you and your family:

  • 401(k) Plan with 50% Company Match(no cap) and immediate 100% vesting
  • Annual bonus program based upon performance, profitability, and achievement
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance – 100% Paid for Employee
  • Term Life, AD&D Insurance, and Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Disability Income Protection Insurance
  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Plans (Health and Dependent Care)
  • Holidays/Vacation/Personal Time/Life Events Leave
  • Numerous training opportunities and company paid membership for professional associations and licenses

For more information on Southland Industries, please visit our web site: Southland Careers or on Facebook or LinkedIN or Twitter

To hear what our employees are saying about working at Southland Industries, check out our Career Video - Working at Southland

Southland Industries and all its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing our employees with a safe work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Southland Industries are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, gender, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, family care or medical leave status, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Southland Industries will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

**All employment offers are contingent upon successful, drug test, background check and professional reference checks. **

**We are not able to offer sponsorship of employment at this time**

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