Southwest Airlines Co.

Occupational Safety Programs Intern - Fall 2018

Post Begin Date 2 weeks ago(2/12/2018 9:00 AM)
Requisition ID
2018-22027
Airport Code
HDQ
Category
Corporate
Location
US-TX-Dallas
Employment Type
Intern
Department
08-Safety & Security

Overview

 

We are committed to provide our Employees a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation are encouraged for improving the effectiveness of Southwest Airlines. Above all, Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer.

Responsibilities

SAFETY PROGRAMS INTERN

 

The Safety & Security Department works to foster and support a Safety and Security Culture that identifies risks to the operation and workplace and proactively deals with these issues before they become injuries, accidents or incidents.

 

The Occupational Safety Programs Intern will regularly interact with various teams including Safety Programs, Hazardous Materials, Safety Investigations, and Internal Evaluation Program and workers compensation.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Some of the projects and tasks that the Intern may assist with include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Writing Safety programs that align with applicable regulations and standards (OSHA, NFPA, FDA etc.)
  • Quality Assurance audits throughout the system
  • Research regulations and interpretations and apply them to the Southwest programs, policies and procedures
  • Create Safety and Security-related communication pieces to be distributed companywide
  • Perform gap analyses between current programs and new or updated regulations or standards
  • Investigating and responding to Letters of Investigation
  • Support a wide variety of Safety and Security programs; including airport security, hearing conservation, respiratory protection, fall protection, fire safety, electrical safety, chemical management, communicable disease, and Hazardous Materials programs
  • Assist with the Southwest human factors program
  • Interface with all other departments and working groups on various projects and issues
  • Other projects and tasks as assigned

Qualifications

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

 

High School Diploma, GED or equivalent education required.

 

Must be at least 18 years of age.

 

Must have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.

 

EDUCATION:

  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent education required.
  • Must be enrolled as a full time student (minimum 12 credit hours for undergraduates) when application is submitted
  • Minimum sophomore level
  • Maintained 2.75 or above cumulative GPA
  • Progress towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with a major in Occupational Safety, Safety Sciences, Aviation Safety, Human Factors, or related field required

 

 

 

 

EXPERIENCE:

 

  • Participation in industry related organizations and clubs preferred
  • Project management experience preferred
  • Proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint
  • Related Safety or Security experience preferred (i.e. previous internship or work experience)
  • Knowledge or experience with aviation operations preferred
  • Technical writing preferred
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SKILLS/ABILITIES/KNOWLEDGE/WORK STYLE:

 

  • Must meet confidentiality expectations as to confidential, proprietary, and sensitive company information
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to details required
  • Familiarity with government regulations preferred
  • Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines
  • Ability to work well with others as part of a Team

 

PLEASE BE PREPARED TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION (IF REQUESTED):

 

Resume.

 

Unofficial transcript

 

“Why Southwest Airlines” essay (Length determined by author.)

 

Letters of Recommendation

 

Copies of any applicable certificates or licenses (FAA, etc.)

 

Examples of a work product within your field of study

 

TIME COMMITMENT:

 

Full-time/40 hours per week

 

PAY:

 

$15.00 per hour + flight privileges

 

This position is located in Dallas, Texas at the Southwest Airlines Headquarters building.

 

All students must apply online at www.southwest.com/careers

 

Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer .

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