CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Safety Engineers, Except Mining

Safety Engineers, Except Mining

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering
Benchmark Title: Safety Engineers, Except Mining
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Develop and conduct tests to evaluate product safety levels and recommend measures to reduce or eliminate hazards. Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors promote worksite or product safety by applying knowledge of industrial processes, mechanics, chemistry, psychology, and industrial health and safety laws. Include industrial product safety engineers.
 
Investigate causes of accidents, injuries, or illnesses related to product usage in order to develop solutions to minimize or prevent recurrence.
 
Evaluate potential health hazards or damage that could occur from product misuse.
 
Participate in preparation of product usage and precautionary label instructions.
 
Recommend procedures for detection, prevention, and elimination of physical, chemical, or other product hazards.
 
Report accident investigation findings.
 
Conduct research to evaluate safety levels for products.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering
Benchmark Title: Safety Engineers, Except Mining
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Engineering and Technology Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
 
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Physics Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
 
Law and Government Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
 
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
Chemistry Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Psychology Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering
Benchmark Title: Safety Engineers, Except Mining
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Science Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
 
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering
Benchmark Title: Safety Engineers, Except Mining
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering
Benchmark Title: Safety Engineers, Except Mining
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Bachelor's Degree
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Up to and including 1 month
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering
Benchmark Title: Safety Engineers, Except Mining
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Engineer
Extra Vehicular Activity Safety Engineer (EVA Engineer)
Fire Prevention Engineer
Fire Protection Engineer
Industrial Safety Engineer
Product Safety Consultant
Product Safety Coordinator
Product Safety Engineer
Product Safety Engineer
Product Safety Manager
Product Safety Test Engineer
Product Safety Test Engineer
Product Safety Tester
System Safety Engineer
System Safety Engineer
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering
Benchmark Title: Safety Engineers, Except Mining
 
 
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