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Harder Mechanical Contractors Project Safety Professional in Bakersfield, California

As the on-site safety professional for Harder Mechanical Contractors, you are responsible for the application of construction safety standards and regulations. Working together with the project management team and field supervision, the safety professional ensures that all work is completed in a safe manner to avoid risk of injury or harm.

Harder Mechanical has an immediate need for a project safety professional to join the team at a project site in Bakersfield.


  • Provides support in incident prevention, including inspecting job site, equipment, onsite training, investigating and authoring incident reports, and providing information on safety standards and work techniques

  • Serves as the on-site Competent Person who performs frequent and regular inspections of the job site, materials, and equipment

  • Surveys the job site and provides advice and guidance to site superintendents and site employees engaged in a full range of construction activities including but not limited to confined space, hazardous energy control, fall protection and scaffolding

  • Investigates all incidents to determine origin, root cause, and contributing factors and assists in the preparation of written evaluation reports concerning findings

  • Carries out safety education activities, promoting safety awareness, conducting daily and weekly Toolbox Talks; providing site specific training courses

  • Consults with technical specialists and program managers about changes in work processes and proposed methods to eliminate unnecessary risks and control hazardous conditions

  • Provides employees and managers the training necessary to recognize hazards and perform their jobs safely and effectively

  • Develops Activity (Job) Hazard Analysis’s for all new major work processes or those processes that have the highest injury/illness rates

  • Conducts Personal Protective Equipment assessments as needed

  • Recommends appropriate measures and methods to correct safety deficiencies noted; Investigates hazardous conditions, practices, equipment, etc., to identify and analyze the nature and severity of hazards and the possible remedial actions (elimination, correction, or protection)


  • 5+ years’ experience preferably in a high-tech construction environment

  • OSHA 30-Hour certification

  • Possess professional qualifications and knowledge of fall protections systems, electrical safety, permit-required confined spaces, excavation trenching and shoring, scaffolding, hazard communication, accident investigation and reporting

  • Extensive knowledge of State/Local, OSHA laws and regulations

  • May be required to pass security clearance investigation and applicable substance testing requirements

  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

Nice to Haves

  • OSHA 510 certification

  • Additional safety certifications such as CSP, CHST, or OHST

  • Semiconductor experience preferred


  • Competitive compensation

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits

  • Generous retirement package

  • Company paid holidays

  • Paid Time Off

  • Professional development and training opportunities

  • Team environment with highly skilled professionals

This is a direct hire, salaried position.

Please submit a cover letter along with your resume.

About Harder

Harder Mechanical is a large, nationally recognized contractor with an outstanding reputation for working safely, meeting tough schedules, delivering a quality project and coming in on budget. Based in Portland Oregon, we work primarily in the 11-western states with regional offices in Reno, NV; Phoenix, AZ; Richmond, CA; Salt Lake City, UT; and Austin, TX .

For over eighty years, Harder Mechanical has continuously refined its processes, creating safe environments from which our skilled staff can focus on the quality craftsmanship we demand. As the needs of industry evolve, we apply our expertise to each new challenge. For each industry we serve, Harder stands as the leading service provider in the region. We have found strength and stability in our diversified skill set. By providing quality service to all of these industries, Harder continues to be strong and ready regardless of fluctuations in individual industries.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates.

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