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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.

Position Description

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).

Duties Include

Essential Functions:

  • 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

Why Townsend?

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.

  • Competitive Compensation

  • Paid Time Off to balance Work and Family

  • Health Care

  • Vision Care

  • Dental Care

  • Short and Long Term Disability

  • 401K Plan

  • Life Insurance

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.


ID: 2021-1601

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Post End Date: 3/26/2021