Hardison/Downey (Kitchell) Safety Coordinator

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Safety Coordinator

hardison/downey inc., a Kitchell operating company, seeks a Safety Coordinator to join our close-knit team of employee-owners. This is an opportunity for the right candidate to build a long-term career at one of the most innovative and growth-oriented building companies in the United States.

Location: 6150 North 16th Street Ste A, Phoenix, AZ 85016, United States

Employee Type: Exempt – FT

Job Category: Hardison/Downey

Industry: Construction, Safety

Contact Information: email hdccareers@kitchell.com


The Safety Coordinator will inspect project work environment for any impediments to the safety and health of construction employees, the client, and the public. Respond to unsafe behaviors and conditions with appropriate measures to protect people and the environment, correct deficiencies, and deter future risk exposures. Participate in preplanning measures for high risk activities to forestall foreseeable risks.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Keep your eyes and ears open for safety hazards (i.e., unsafe conditions or behaviors) on the job site.  Communicate concerns in prompt, courteous fashion to those workers involved and their foremen.  Try to educate them as to the reasons for your concerns and try to get them to correct the situation.  “See It. Say It. Solve It!”
  • Document observations using Procore Inspection and Observation tools.  Assign responsibility and distribute accordingly.  Once hazard is corrected, close the observation/inspections.
  • Make sure you report any incidents (including near misses) you are made aware of to the Project Superintendent right away.  Respond to the scene to make sure that it is made safe and that injured workers are properly taken care of.  Help get it documented into Procore within 24 hours.
  • Conduct the project-specific safety orientations as needed conveying the “see it, say it, solve it” initiative on our projects.
  • Identify training needs for HDC project team including any hourly or temporary workers. Provide training as capable. Communicate with Safety Manager for assistance needed.
  • Review subcontractor’s safety submittals to make sure we have received their relevant safety programs, SDS, and Competent Persons designations.  Look to see if they are turning in their weekly toolbox safety talks, etc. and remind them to turn them in if they are not (you can document requests for documents in Procore Observations).
  • Inspect to see that the project has adequate fire extinguishers, first-aid supplies, signage and postings at least monthly to ensure maintenance.  Order replacement fire extinguishers or their refills and annual inspections, first-aid kit refills, etc. as needed working with the project manager for vendor selection when needed.
  • Assist with OSHA inspections with taking notes and photos as needed.
  • Participate in safety meetings when possible (weekly sub foreman, weekly toolbox, site-wide safety, hdc safety focus team, safety preconstruction).
  • If you have undue difficulties with anyone on the site not acknowledging your legitimate safety observations, document your observation in Procore and follow up with the Project Superintendent as soon as possible for assistance.
  • If your concern involves a situation that has the potential for serious injury or fatality you may have to stop the work.  If you have undue difficulties with the parties involved not working together with you to solve the situation, contact the Project Superintendent right away.  If the Project Superintendent is not available, contact the Project Manager or the Regional Safety Manager.
  • Communicate regularly with the Safety Manager with your concerns and needs.


Experience and Education

  • Two years construction safety and health experience;
  • Associate’s degree in Safety;
  • OR the combined equivalency of both education and experience.

Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of OSHA regulations, safety and construction equipment, best practices, and construction processes.

Computer skills in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and use of mobile devices (smart phones, tablets, apps).

Licenses or Certifications

  • OSHA 510 (Standards for Construction Industry) or OSHA 30-hour;
  • Professional certification thru BCSP or OSHA a plus, but not required.

Work Environment

  • Routine work site presence through all phases of construction.
  • May be exposed to hazards, therefore required to wear personal protective equipment.

Physical Requirements

Frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch and crawl.

Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Visual acuity is required to observe site environment and hazardous conditions.

About Us

hardison/downey inc. is a commercial contractor focusing on multifamily, senior housing, hospitality, Class A office and retail markets. As an operating company of Kitchell, we benefit from Kitchell’s culture of employee ownership, as well as the expertise and financial stability of a large contractor. We offer an entrepreneurial environment that fosters personal and professional growth with in-house education programs, formal and informal mentoring and cross-training opportunities. We prefer to grow from within, building careers and financial stability through long-term ownership. We are consistently ranked among the top places to work, attributable to our tenured staff and outstanding benefits including profit-sharing, discretionary stock options, incentive bonuses, health and life insurance, health savings accounts (HSA) with wellness incentives, 401(k), college savings plans, business travel assistance and insurance, discounted auto and homeowners insurance, identity theft protection, rewards programs and much more.

Kitchell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.