Safety Specialist

AMS Mechanical Systems, Inc. is a mechanical contracting firm serving the commercial, industrial, refrigeration, and nuclear industries (PMT). With over 57 years of existence, AMS has grown from a small refrigeration contractor with a few employees to a multi-discipline and multi-market MEP contractor with more than 500 employees. We strive to meet our commitments to clients, develop our people, and help improve communities.

Located in our beautiful Woodridge, IL facility, and reporting to the Safety Director. In this position, the Safety Specialist will have an opportunity to work for an industry leader. This position will also provide you with the ability to identify areas of improvement in site/work conditions, as well as executing various safety programs.


    • Perform regular jobsite inspections of all crews to identify unsafe conditions and unsafe work practices.
    • Consistently and fairly enforce all company safety rules
    • Responsible for incident and accident investigations and assist in root cause analysis
    • Demonstrate a high visibility and positive attitude in order to establish an effective and responsible safety culture.
    • Communicate all safety concerns to Field Employees and Supervisors.
    • Assist in analyzing data collected through safety process.
    • Make recommendations on data findings to improve the overall safety of AMS.
    • Review AMS policies to ensure they meet all customer and government requirements.
    • Oversee jobsite new-employee health and safety orientations
    • Assist with the writing of Job Safety Plans (JSP).
    • Responds to events as necessary to manage response, site safety, customer interface and preliminary investigation


    • Three years of experience in construction safety (commercial /industrial).
    • College degree or equivalent work experience.
    • Understanding of labor laws and OSHA, DOT, Worker’s Comp., Drug and Alcohol Policies & Procedures, minimal Industrial Hygiene, minimal Environmental Reg.
    • Competency in Confined Space, Lockout- Tagout, Fall Protection, Excavations, Cranes and rigging
    • Must have excellent organizational and analytical skills.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of trades in a diverse workforce.
    • Skilled in the use of computer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Safety Audit Software).
    • OSHA 30 Construction Certification minimum. (Professional degree or CHST- CSP).
    • Outstanding attention to detail and the ability to observe and account for what is happening in situations and interactions in the day-to-day.
    • Ability to interact in a multidisciplinary project team/workforce setting.
    • Ability to access heights via ladders or scaffolding. A significant amount of construction work takes place at heights above ground level which requires access the work to evaluate it.


What We Offer

AMS Mechanical Systems, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Continuing education incentives

Medical/dental/vision insurance

Life and accidental death insurance

Long-term disability insurance

401k/profit sharing

Paid vacation time and holidays