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Vestas Factory

Professional II, QSE 
US, Portland | Professional | Full-Time | ID: 13958



•Coordinates and implements the QSE site specific plans for start-up and existing Service locations in conjunction with line management. Monitors progress on completion of the site-specific plan. 

• Supports site management and provides professional coaching and review of incident investigations and corrective actions through 5 Why and TapRoot incident investigation methods.  

• Oversees the management of work-related injuries at regional Vestas locations  

• Represents QSE with Service Operations at customer meetings  

• Interacts externally with authorities as necessary  

• Responsible for environmental support to regional Vestas locations.  

• Influence the adoption of QSE programs to reduce injuries across the Vestas locations, with a high focus on soft tissue injury prevention.  

• Build organization capability by providing QSE training and development of QSE coordinators to ensure each site within the sub-region has the appropriate technical and functional competencies.  

• Participate in the start-up/transition activities of new or expanding Vestas locations.  

• Direct the investigation process of incidents and accidents to determine root causes and prepares/directs corrective and preventive action plans.  

• Support line management with the Incident Management System (IMS) to ensure timely investigation and closure of all applicable incidents  

• Maintains current knowledge of QSE industry best practices and technological developments and equipment to remain up to date on related systems, devices and techniques designed to eliminate or minimize associated risks. Keeps current on regulatory requirements pertaining to QSE for assigned region.  

• Position can potentially be based anywhere in the assigned geographical region  

• High travel position - up to 60%  



•Bachelors' degree in Environmental Management, Industrial Health & Safety or related equivalent is preferred 

• Minimum 5 years' work experience in general industry, industrial or construction environmental or health & safety. 



•Experience in cultural change and behavior-based safety programs, as well as QSE programs and policies across multiple jurisdictions desired 

• Direct experience with wind industry operations highly desirable  

• Ability to interact with senior leadership, other departments, and with vendors and customers  

• Experience in applying international EHS standards (ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and ISO 45001) across business units and geographies.  

• Experience with TapRoot or other root cause analysis process.  

• Experience with ergonomics, behavioral safety and a safety culture program is desired.  

• Understanding of mechanical, electric and hydraulic systems  

• Experience with cranes, lifting and rigging, safety management systems, control of hazardous energy, confined space requirements, work at heights and soft tissue injury prevention preferred  

• Is authorized to work in the U.S. and/or Canada without company sponsorship  

• Computer skills necessary include Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint and basic skills in SAP  

• Is proficient working remotely with little to no supervision  

• Ability to audit, adhere to global and local standards, have basic knowledge of manufacturing and system function  


What we offer  

As a member of the Vestas team, we offer a competitive salary and one of the most comprehensive benefits plans in the industry. Among the many amenities we offer: healthcare; dental; vision; paid time off (PTO); generous 401(k) plan; tuition assistance; and much more. 

It is the policy of Vestas to afford equal employment opportunity without regard to age, race, religion, color, gender, or national origin, and to afford equal opportunity to veterans and individuals with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, provincial, or local law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application or interview process should notify a representative within the People & Culture department. 


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About Vestas

Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 113 GW of wind turbines in 81 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. 

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 96 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. 

Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 25.000 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.

Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills and perspectives, and gives everyone equal access to opportunity. 

We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at www.vestas.com and following us on our social media channels.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon