Position: Quality Control and Safety Coordinator
Reports to: Director of Construction
Status: Full-time, Non-exempt
Compensation: $22.84/hour to $27.82/hour; See Starting Salary Expectations section below.
Habitat for Humanity Portland Region revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable homes, and empowers families through successful homeownership. Habitat for Humanity Portland Region is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global home building movement and top private home builder in the country. By providing affordable housing, home repairs, skilled construction training, financial education, and volunteer opportunities, the organization has transformed millions of lives, helped stabilize communities and fostered economic vitality in the region. We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential, and that starts with a stable and healthy place to call home.
We are intentional about building a healthy and thriving organizational culture and envision a community of staff, partners, volunteers, and donors who are deeply committed to equitable and anti-racist practices in every facet of our organization. We engage in continual learning and seek ways to operationalize equitable practices. Our Equity Statement and Cultural Compact are living, breathing documents that we continually work toward.
Habitat for Humanity Portland Region operates out of two offices (Hillsboro and NE Portland), three brick and mortar stores (Beaverton, Gresham and Portland), one warehouse (NE Portland), and construction sites in east and west Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro, King City, Gresham, and Lake Oswego. Please visit our website and social media pages to learn more.
Note to Candidates:
We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We recognize that requirements for educational and experience minimums create unnecessary barriers for under-served populations in pursuing employment opportunities in which they may be successful. In considering this alongside our Equity practices, we have removed educational and experience minimum requirements in order to focus on candidates’ abilities to excel based on the responsibilities of the position. We strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of the qualifications described.
The Quality Control and Safety Coordinator is a critical position that assures the quality of our homes and assists the Project Team in establishing a Safety Culture on all sites and lead Safety awareness. This includes, and is not limited to, site preparation, foundation systems, rough framing, window/door installation, weatherproofing, siding, interior and exterior painting, flooring installation, millwork installation, fence building, and landscaping. This individual is the first point of contact for Site Superintendents to engage and assist on Safety Recommendations for solving field-related construction issues related to a project build. The Quality Control and Safety Coordinator works with the Director of Construction, Site Superintendents, and the Project Manager to build a Safety Culture in the construction department including QC best practices for site staff, volunteers, and external trade partners, ensuring that the design intent is executed in the field.
- Design and update EAP (Emergency Action Plans) for each site
- Serve on Safety Committee and provide updates to the construction site staff team
- Ensure all sites have Safety PPE for staff inventory and control
- Ensure all sites perform Safety Inspections weekly and conduct follow-ups on items that need attention
- Ensure all sites have Fire Extinguishers and coordinate refills as needed
- Ensure all sites have Safety 1st Aid Kits and restock regularly
- In conjunction with HR department team organize 1st aid and CPR certifications for site and office staff
- Lead Construction OSHA Safety toolbox meetings for the construction department
- Record OSHA monthly meetings and send to HR quarterly updates of the records
- Network with Oregon OSHA for future training opportunities
- Track and Record Safety incidents on site and provide corrections on site
- Perform QC site inspections
- Gain and maintain a thorough understanding of permitted construction documents and all construction drawings provided; review construction details for each activity in advance with the Director of Construction; meet Habitat’s quality assurance (QA) standards
- Maintain QA check sheets to verify that work completed has been inspected prior to proceeding to the next phase/stage of construction
- Participate in regular construction meetings, organization meetings, and other required events
- This description covers principal responsibilities only and is not intended to include all duties that may be assigned
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:
- Excellent math skills
- Knowledge of construction Safety guidelines in construction and OSHA construction standards
- Ability to read and review plans, shop drawings, and field drawings and engage with the Design Team to solve complex building components as well as manage the RFI process
- Strategic and critical thinking skills with the ability to adapt to and implement changes easily, and to problem solve
- Knowledge and understanding of High-Performance building components installation, compatibility, and long-term durability
- Working knowledge of the current Oregon Residential Specialty Code
- Minimum Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
- Two years minimum experience in residential construction, including as a lead carpenter with an emphasis on tract/production of homes and/or apartments
- OSHA 30 training
Work Environment and Physical Demands
- The office is a fast-paced, business casual environment (currently adjusted due to COVID-19)
- This employee will routinely use standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and printers
- This position requires local travel in the employee’s personal vehicle
- This job partially operates at construction sites
- This position is partially active, requiring standing, walking, bending, and occasionally kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing
Mon-Fri, 7:30am - 3:30pm, occasional events outside the normal work week
Starting Salary Expectations:
Minimum $22.84/hour to wage range midpoint of $27.82/hour. Placement will generally not exceed the midpoint based on qualifications, experience, and internal equity. The full wage range is $22.84/hour to $33.11/hour.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
- Health insurance (medical, vision, alternative care, prescription)
- Health reimbursement arrangement (HRA)
- Dental insurance
- Generous paid time off
- 3% matching 403(b) retirement plan
- Flexible spending accounts
- Short-term & long-term disability insurance
- Life insurance
- Employee assistance program
- And more!
How to Apply:
Submit the following materials at: https://bit.ly/HABCAREERS
- Cover letter addressing how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you for this position.
- Three professional references
Employment is contingent on passing a background check.
Habitat for Humanity Portland Region hires a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all employees can thrive. Habitat for Humanity Portland Region is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.
Note: This job description is intended as a guideline only and does not limit in any way the duties or responsibilities of any employee. Nothing herein shall be construed as a contract of employment, expressed or implied. All employment is terminable at will, with or without cause.