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Director of Safety and Training

Company: First Transit
Location: New Bedford
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Job Description:



Why Work at First? Excellent question! With over 800 locations across our divisions, you will have exponential growth opportunity. Furthermore, because safety is our number one priority, you will work in a safe and positive work environment every day. Lastly, you will receive a competitive benefits package that includes: 401k with company match, paid time off, and a complete insurance plan after 30 days of employment (health, dental, and vision). Responsibilities of a Director of Safety

  • Administers driver hiring and compliance process (e.g., interviewing and driver selection; collecting applications; criminal background checks; credit reports; drug/alcohol testing; fingerprint checks; DOT physicals; TB Skin tests; motor vehicle records checks; I-9 forms).
  • Provides direction and guidance to location trainers. Develops and monitors contents of classroom training to ensure compliance. Teaches classes as required. Schedules and conducts re-cert and re-training.
  • Investigates incidents, accidents, and work-related injuries including accident investigation, accident reports, accident files, accident register, and follows up with the claims office and adjusters as necessary. Typically determines fault or preventability based on the facts identified at the scene. Provides post-accident counseling with drivers. Retrains drivers as necessary.
  • Prepares and submits accident-related compliance forms, maintains files, and enters in DMO, or otherwise submits data to appropriate person or organization.
  • Plans, schedules and conducts monthly safety meetings based on region and company safety and safety training goals and objectives. Assists and participates in Safety Action Team meetings. Sets up regular accident review committees to determine preventability of accidents. Responds to appeals from drivers.
  • Provides assistance and training to drivers and attendants on passenger management and other safety related issues.
  • Performs driver road checks of driver performance (e.g., pre-trip checks-lot-to-school and back; post-trip checks).
  • May supervise employees with safety and/or driver hiring or training responsibilities (e.g., Safety Coordinator, Field Supervisor, Driver Trainers/Instructors). Supervisory responsibility may range from providing work guidance and leadership to full supervisory duties* such as hiring, selecting and training; setting and adjusting rates of pay and work hours; planning the work; directing tasks/activities; appraising performance; handling employee complaints; recommending and applying discipline; and monitoring legal compliance measures.
  • Provides various reports and analyzes, including safety trends. Develops cost saving recommendations. Performs other duties and projects as assigned.
  • Determines appropriate compliance and administrative forms/requirements and manages the location's safety program based on regulations and company policy.
  • May modify and deliver safety and driver training, either personally or through staff, based on company policy, region goals and location needs.
  • May provide work direction to Driver Trainers/Instructors.
  • May hire drivers based on regulatory requirements, company policy and driver interviews.
  • May hire, train, and develop employees engaged in safety, driver training and/or compliance processes.
  • Administers the location System Security Plan and manages all Security activity What we would like you to possess:
    • 2 to 3 years transportation, safety or related experience
    • Knowledge of federal and state rules and regulations regarding safety and environmental issues
    • Computer literate with working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks and manage time effectively
    • Good verbal, written and relational communication skills, with ability to appropriately interact with employees of all levels including drivers, customers, senior management, client representatives, union officials and general public
    • Fluent in English
    • Demonstrate regular and consistent attendance and punctuality
    • Possess working vehicle to travel with in service area as needed This position is subject to background testing and drug screening. FirstGroup is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status

Keywords: First Transit, New Bedford , Director of Safety and Training, Executive , New Bedford, Massachusetts

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