The Townsend Corporation Safety Trainer in Gary, Indiana
* for Townsend Tree Service (Utility) *
Townsend Tree Service is an operating unit of The Townsend Corporation providing tree-trimming, clearance and integrated vegetation management services for power and communication lines, pipelines and roadways.
We possess extensive equipment capabilities and resources, with one of the largest fleets of All Terrain Aerial Buckets (ATAB), Right-of-Way (ROW) brush mowers, spray application equipment and other specialty tools.
With the use of modern IVM techniques and advanced herbicides that target invasive species, Townsend provides the best in habitat management. With our research partners, Townsend helps redefine right of way stewardship, producing benefits like improved motorist safety, better service crew access, lower maintenance costs, improved drainage and enhanced aesthetics.
The Safety Trainer is responsible for implementing, maintaining, and conducting safety and technical training programs for utility line personnel. This position assists with job site safety audits and communicates and enforces regional and corporate policies and procedures. The Safety Trainer requires a high emphasis on Townsend’s training process and the Line Clearance Qualification Standard (LCQS).
Serves as a technical “expert” for all corporate and regional training programs and provides technical support to personnel
Organizes and conducts all required training programs as required
Conducts regular job site inspections
Reviews and evaluates worker’s LCQS and safety training tracking, completion and progress to ensure compliance with training requirements
Identifies job site hazards, reviews Job Briefings and provides training and feedback and coaching to field personnel
Ensures personnel compliance with all corporate and regional policies and procedures
Works with the GFs and corporate office to monitor files for compliance with required documentation, as specified by corporate and region policy
Verifies crew certifications to ensure that all employees have their certification cards and/or hard hat decals in their possession
Recommends changes in procedures, processes, design or equipment
Assists new employee orientation process and mentoring program
Ensures that all adverse events (accidents/incidents) are correctly reported and documented
Assists with the Incident Investigation process as needed for all accidents and incidents.
Researches and reviews current and newly developed industry-related techniques, processes, equipment, and training and implements into regional operations as authorized by the region manager
Participate in continuing education, training seminars, and professional development relating to professional responsibilities.
Performs other duties as required
What You’ll Bring to the Team
Five (5) years experience in line clearance tree trimming industry with all related vehicle licensing requirements, LCQS completions and previous experience as foreperson or above
Ability to adapt to changing conditions, priorities, and requirements, as well as the need to learn new skills rapidly
Ability to provide effective training and evaluations
Strong oral and written communication skills with an ability to create, communicate and deliver training presentations
Strong computer skills with an ability to communicate, create reports/presentations and maintain tracking
Must have a valid Driver’s License and acceptable driving record
Must be able to meet all physical requirements of the position
Pass all drug and alcohol screens as required by Company policy and, if applicable, required by DOT regulations
Be at least 18 years of age, or 21 if CDL is required
Legally authorized to work in the United States
Townsend’s number one core value is Safety; we operate a strict Drug Free workplace. A condition of employment is passing a drug screening and routine background checks. Vehicle operators will be required to have and maintain safe driving records and licenses.
Our Goal is to assure that all employees work safely and return home safely to their families every day.
Competitive Benefits + Compensation
Townsend and its family of companies are committed to employees, their development and their well-being. Townsend offers full-time employees with a variety of voluntary benefit plans.
Paid Time Off to balance Work and Family
Short and Long Term Disability
These benefits help employees and their families to maintain a high quality of life, both professionally and personally.
The Townsend Corporation and its family of companies are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.
External Company URL: thetownsendcorp.com
Post End Date: 3/26/2021