Safety Trainer

Safety Trainers are responsible to train new employees on job related safety topics to ensure safety and compliance with all local, state and federal safety regulations within their assigned areas. This position develops and implements safety training to promote and create a safe working environment. The hours and physical demand may vary by location.

  • Perform all tasks in a safe manner in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations and company policies.
  • Manage the safety training needs of the market/location.
  • Train and coach new and existing employees on the use of applicable tools, equipment, and fundamental practices.
  • Develop and deliver training to employees on OSHA, DOT, and company policies and procedures.
  • Conduct classroom training for new employees.
  • Monitor new employee progress related to safety, including but not limited to accidents, vehicle maintenance and customer service.
  • Schedule and conduct observations and vehicle inspections to evaluate knowledge, practices, and compliance. Perform follow up observations with coaching and retraining when deficiencies are observed.
  • Provide remedial training classes after accidents, near misses, and/or negative observations.
  • Conduct monthly in-service safety meetings.
  • Perform or lead coordination of field training for new drivers.
  • Promote growth and continuous improvements to safety.
  • Conduct ongoing health & safety inspections/audits of facilities, operations, equipment and processes to ensure compliance of Corporate Safety, environmental, and governmental (DOT, OSHA, local agencies) policies and regulations.
  • Lead efforts to develop and facilitate all market training needs and maintain appropriate documentation.
  • Interact with management to develop site-specific training programs.
  • Provide leadership and a positive work atmosphere exhibiting professional conduct with open communication that promotes positive relationships with customers, clients, co-workers, and management.
  • Prepare and present reports as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.

  • Must have ability to train others in a clear, understandable, and professional manner.
  • Must have positive demeanor.
  • Must have excellent attendance record.
  • Must possess strong planning/organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to be able to communicate effectively and professionally with internal and external customers.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including overtime, weekends, and/or holidays.
  • Must have knowledge of DOT regulations and OSHA/industrial safety compliance as they relate to the waste hauling industry.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the mechanical functions of commercial vehicles and equipment.
  • Computer skills; working knowledge of Windows applications, Microsoft applications, AS400, and Lotus Notes applications a plus.
  • Knowledge of the waste industry and hauling operations.
  • Ability to perform physical requirements of the job (physical exertions, including sitting, standing, lifting, pushing, pulling, bending, and climbing).
  • Ability to operate a commercial vehicle in accordance with DOT regulations/compliance.
  • Additional skills may be required to perform additional task(s) specific to work location, department or line of business.

  • Legally eligible to work in the United States.
  • 2 years training experience preferred.
  • 4 years’ experience in a leadership role preferred.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • 5 years CDL truck driving experience preferred.
  • 5 years safety experience preferred.
  • Must have at least a valid Class B CDL.
  • Must have a valid DOT medical card or able to obtain prior to hire.
  • Must not have any DUI’s or OVI's within the last 5 years or 2 in the last 10 years.
  • Must not have any license suspensions within the last 2 years.
  • No more than 3 moving violations within the last 2 years.
  • Must successfully complete pre-employment testing.
  • Must be able to read and speak the English language well enough to communicate, understand, and respond to questions, directions, traffic signs, signals and training.

  • Office, garage, plant, and outdoor environment.
  • Exposure to dust, noise, heat, cold, and fumes found in a repair facility or plant environment.
  • Exposure to extreme weather conditions possible.
  • Exposure to residential and commercial waste possible.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature, complexity and level of work to be performed by employees assigned to this position, and is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. It does not prescribe or restrict the work that may be assigned. Furthermore, this does not establish a contract for employment and is subject to change at the discretion of the company.