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Engineer Safety

El Paso, TX
October 30, 2018

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Amanda Christmas

**** ******* ******* **. ** Paso, TX Phone: 915-***-**** E-Mail: Experience

Safety Engineer III (Jacobs Technology- NASA White Sands Test Facility) 2018- Present

SDS database management to ensure compliance with EPA

Hazardous materials inventory tracking

Fall hazards analysis on compliance and needed protection systems - Creation of database on SharePoint

Safety trainings enhancement- presentation/ activity updates for engagement and effectiveness

OSHA program reviews- observations and recommendations for regulatory compliance

Accident investigation on close calls and mishaps to determine root cause Safety Engineer II (Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems) 2017- 2018

Oversee safety budget- reduced safety supplies expenses by 10% in three months

Supervise production safety team members- toolbox talks, near miss analysis and safety patrols

Manage all safety communication with parent company in Japan- decision making on safety request, monthly reporting, organize annual audits, attend safety conferences

Developed conversation patrol between administration and operators to identify remaining or missed hazards

Implemented forklift and pedestrian segregation

Promoted as the auditor of safety assessment for regional companies in US and Mexico

All duties and responsibilities from Safety Engineer I position Safety Engineer I (Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems) 2014- 2017

Conduct equipment and machine risk assessment, implement needed measures and train on remaining risk

Analyze machinery to ensure compliance with OSHA regulations

Assist in sustaining EHS management systems: ISO 14001 and 18001

Training: EHS new hire orientation, OSHA annual requirements and monthly/annual associate safety meetings

Develop and maintain written programs, machine/ equipment checklist and safety activities

Key contact for headquarters in Japan- prepare for annual audit, monitor 5S and continuous follow up reporting on all safety activities effectiveness and progress

Lead on accident investigation to find root cause by utilization of 5 whys

Development of LOTO machine specific procedures, non- routine task assessment and daily maintenance review

Enhanced the outside contractor program to include weekly checks for compliance and training

Constant collaboration with contractors for safety device installations and machine modifications- lead on projects, request quotes, submit requisitions, inspect area after project is complete and ensure effectiveness

Promoted behavioral based safety approach to empower the associates Adjunct Professor (El Paso Community College) 2015- 2016

Intro to Engineering: Fundamental dimensions, forces in 2D/ 3D, moment of force, ohm’s law and basic circuit analysis

Engineering Graphic Design: Design projects and structures in Autodesk AutoCAD and Inventor

Mechanics of Materials: Stress, strain, mechanical properties of materials, axial load, torsion, bending Graduate Research Assistant (The University of Texas at El Paso) 2012- 2014

National Science Foundation grant to research the development of improved transparent conducting oxide (TCO)

Study and analysis of Ti doped WO3 thin films trough sputter deposition

Research, analyze and compare data from various literature articles 2

Engineering Intern- Hydrometallurgy Department (Freeport McMoRan) 2012- 2012

Intensive MSHA training

Safety daily talks, checklist and monthly meetings

Developed method to reduce voltage increase while cathode pressing

Team based project using AutoCAD to achieve a valuable leaching sprinkler system Education

Masters of Science, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering 2012- 2014 The University of Texas at El Paso (GPA 4.0)

Characterization of W-Ti-O Thin Films for Application in Photovoltaics Bachelor of Science, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering 2008- 2012 The University of Texas at El Paso (GPA 3.4)

Additional Skills


English & Spanish

Safety Trainings

Intro to Machinery and Machine Safeguarding (OSHA #7100- CEUs 0.4)- September 2014

Electrical Standards (OSHA #3095- CEUs 2.6)- December 2014

OSHA Guide to Industrial Hygiene (OSHA #521- CEUs 2.6)- March 2015

Occupational Safety for General Industry (CEUs 3.0)- March 2015

Lockout/ Tagout (OSHA #7115- CEUs 0.75)- April 2015

Basic Electrical Theory and Safety (48 hours)- September 2015

Hazardous Materials (OSHA #2015- CEUs 2.6)- December 2015

Enhancing Safety Performance with Behavioral Safety: Current Trends in BBS (SH 801- CEUs 2.4)- August 2016

Intro to Accident Incident Investigation (OSHA #7505- CEUs 0.75)- September 2016

Arc Flash Hazards: Comply with NFPA 70E and Minimize Risk of Injuries- February 2017

Behavior- Based Safety: Strategies for Achieving Maximum Engagement- February 2017

Power Industrial Truck Train the Trainer Operator Safety Training Program- July 2017

Safety and Health Risk Management (CEUs 0.4)- October 2017

Accident Investigation Procedures (CEUs 0.7)- January 2018

Fall Prevention in Construction (CEUs 0.4)- February 2018

OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements (CEUs 0.4)- February 2018

Environmental Trainings

Globally Harmonized System Knowledge Review (1 hour)- Annually since May 2016

EPA RCRA Hazardous Waste Management 40CFR 260-282 (4 hours)- Annually since May 2016

DOT Hazmat Awareness 49 CFR Part 172, Subpart H (4hours)- Annually since May 2016

Additional Trainings

Trainer Course for Medic First Aid and CPR (HC 400- CEUs 1.6)- April 2015

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