Safety & Training Manager

Management & Above Hyattsville, MD


The Safety and Training Manager reports to the General Manager.  This position is responsible for ensuring that Transdev location meets all of the safety and training requirements in the contract, including but not limited to: safety program requirements, driver screening and training requirements, all staff training requirements, accident and incident prevention and reporting requirements and FMSCA/FTA drug and alcohol testing and reporting requirements.  
The Safety and Training Manager’s primary responsibilities will include facilitating new hire operator training; refresher training; recommends, develops, and implements safety and training programs; internal and external customer complaints; ensuring that services are safe and secure; maintains and updates training calendar; employee safety and training files; and responding to unpredictable crises.    
1.      Ensures that the coach operator training program meets the Client service contract requirements for training, as well as state and federal regulations, and Transdev training and safety guidelines and standards.  
2.      Supervises the safety and training staff, including BTWT, at the location (if applicable).  Responsible for coaching, counseling, hiring, and discipline/termination of employees.   
3.      Provides classroom and on-vehicle training to new employees, and retraining to existing employees, including retraining as part of disciplinary and performance management efforts.   
4.      Investigates training and safety problems with drivers and CDL holders; offers solutions.   
5.      Administers the fleet safety program at the location, making sure that it is consistent with Transdev safety policy and procedures, and which is aimed at reducing motor vehicle accidents and increasing employee safety awareness and knowledge.   
6.      Administers Workers’ Compensation program at location, coordinating with Transdev contracted Workers’ Compensation Administrator.   
7.      Coordinates claims process with Transdev’s vehicle and liability insurance carrier(s) at the location and coordinates with Regional Safety Manager on loss control, claims management responsibilities.   
8.      Is the central point of information and data for safety and training activity at the location, including maintaining data on trainees, licenses, drug and alcohol program (DER), and other training activity (i.e. OSHA), as well as safety data and trends.   
9.      Maintains driver, and other safety sensitive employee, qualifications files.   
10.  Performs other duties as required.  
1.       Bachelor’s Degree in business, logistics, or related field of study is preferred.  
1.      3-5 years operations experience in a safety sensitive environment inclusive of OSHA, MIS, FMSCA,  FTA, DOT and other federal compliance experience.  
2.      5+ years previous supervisory experience.  
3.      Proven adult classroom instructor experience.  Experience developing training syllabus a plus.  
4.      Valid CDL class B with passenger and airbrake endorsements.  
5.      Must be able to demonstrate poise, tact, diplomacy and possesses good judgment and discretion.  
6.      Superior communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills.  
7.      Must be able to pass third party tester certification within ninety (90) days of employment, if necessary.  
8.      Ability to use standard PC workstation and facility with use of all MS Office applications required; general knowledge of database technology preferred.  
9.      Knowledge of Web Risk, Trans Trak or similar computerized reporting systems preferred.  
10.  Must have better than average knowledge of area.  
11.  Must possess ability to lead and motivate associates  
12.  Detail and task oriented, well organized, and possess effective time management skills.  
13.  Proven customer service and interpersonal skills a must.  
14.  Must be a team-players and possess the ability to interact professionally with internal and external customer on all levels and be able to work well with diverse groups.  
15.  Must be able to work flexible hours or shifts.   
16.  Must possess or be able to attain certification as a Transit Trainer and be able to sign off on Class B licenses.  
The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by the employee to successful perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.    
·         50% of work is accomplished in doors and in air conditioned or well-ventilated facilities.  
·         50% of work is accomplished outside of the facility.  
·         Performs physical activities that require considerable use of the arms, repetitive hand-wrist motion, and legs and moving the whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.  
·         May be required to lift up to 50 pounds.  
·         Exposure to heavy traffic areas while performing the duties of the job.  
·         Exposure to considerable amounts of dust, vehicle fumes and noise.  
·         Must be able to work outside in various weather conditions.  
·         Must be able to travel for company training, meeting or support missions.  
About Transdev:  
Corporate office is based near Chicago, Transdev is the largest private-sector operator of multiple modes of transit in North America, including bus, rail, streetcar, paratransit, and shuttle services. Transdev is committed to being the trusted partner of cities and transit authorities through quality execution and innovations in mobility. Its parent company, Transdev Group, is a leading global operator and integrator of mobility operating in 17 countries and provides passengers the freedom to connect to what they care about in their cities.  
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions upon request.  
Transdev is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or other legally protected status or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.