Key Lakes, Inc.
Duluth, Minnesota, United States
4 days ago
Job Type
Job Duration
Min Experience
1-2 Years
Min Education
Required Travel
Job Category


Safety Coordinator

Job Description:

Our company is seeking a highly qualified and experienced Marine Safety Coordinator to oversee the safety operations of our vessels on the Great Lakes. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in maritime safety regulations and procedures, as well as experience managing safety programs for commercial vessels.

The Safety Coordinator is responsible for the implementation and improvement of safety objectives at the Company. They will monitor and verify the conformance of vessel operations with all company policies and the documented management system.  They will identify any potential deviations and provide guidance and support for the effective implementation of corrective actions on board the vessels.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Oversee and coordinate compliance with applicable environmental, security and safety requirements for all vessels.

·         Ensure the Company’s Safety Management System is effectively implemented, understood, maintained and continuously improved.

·         Develop and draft new SMS procedures, forms and other documentation as required.

·         Oversee and manage the Fleet’s Streamlined Inspection Program (SIP) and coordinate changes, inspections, audits and compliance between vessels and USCG Marine Safety Units.

·         Support Operations, Technical, and Chartering Departments with Safety related matters.

·         Act as resource to vessel Master’s and Deck Officer’s for marine technical matters relating to Safety, Fire Fighting, Navigation and Voyage Planning, Communications, and Emergency Response.

·         Develop programs as required to ensure that employees (offshore and shoreside) receive the necessary safety, security, environmental protection and emergency response training.

·         Conduct regular audits of vessels and facilities to ensure compliance with regulations, procedures, and company policies regarding safety and environmental protection.

·         Assist with incident investigations, the close-out of non-conformities and other audit findings.

·         Review claims, Casualty Reports, Injury Reports, Near Miss Reports and Non-Conformance Reports.

·         Develop and/or review lessons learned reports

·         Oversee and manage the Fleet’s drug testing program.  Directly coordinate random, post-incident, and reasonable cause testing.

·         Collaborate with regulatory agencies and industry partners to stay informed on the latest safety regulations and best practices

·         Monitor and track safety metrics to identify trends and areas for improvement

·         Act as GLEMBARC secondary contact



·         Working knowledge of Auditing, Behavioral Safety Systems, Risk Analysis, Emergency Response, Incident Command, Incident Investigation, Injury Case Management, Safe Working Practices, international maritime regulations, flag state and classification society regulations.

·         Experience with dry bulk cargo operations, ballast operations, hold cleaning and maintenance, Navigation and Voyage Planning, and Cargo Operations.

·         Can identify and solve problems in a timely manner; work well in group problem solving situations; use reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

·         Can focus on solving conflict, not blaming; maintain confidentiality; listen to others; remain open to others’ ideas and try new things.

·         Candidate has written, oral and presentation skills to communicate effectively.



·         Experience in ISO 9001 / 14001

·         Experience in ISM

·         Root Cause Analysis – Incident Investigation Certified Training

·         Designated Person (DP) Training / Experience

·         Excellent communication and leadership skills

·         Ability to work independently and make sound decisions in high-pressure situations


Education and Requirements:

·         US Citizen

·         Degree from a Maritime Academy

·         USCG License with Great Lakes Pilotage

·         TWIC

·         Proficient in MS Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

·         Knowledge of marine shipping industry legislation and industry standards

·         Able to embark/disembark large, high freeboard vessels via a pilot ladder and/or gangway

Job ID: 74287157
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