Safety Coordinator

Pottle's Transportation LLC - Kutztown, PA 19530

Department: Safety
FLSA Status: Exempt
Grade/Level: College Degree or equivalent industry experience
Work Schedule: M-F (Subject to change) with rotating on call responsibilities
Job Status: Full Time
Reports To: Director of Safety
Amount of Travel Required: Occasional Business Travel
Positions Supervised: None

POSITION SUMMARY
The Risk Management Coordinator will maintain company-wide safety risks and provide organized and thorough training when needed. This position maintains the safety policies and procedures of the entire company to certify we are compliant with FMCSA, OSHA and applicable Federal and State regulations at all times. This position identifies opportunities and implements change to safety processes and training to ensure optimum workplace and driver safety. This position is to coach and train the Safety Culture to all Pottle’s staff while on and off the job.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS STATEMENT
To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function and core responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

ESSENTIAL TASKS AND CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage accident investigations from start to finish, making cost and reimbursements top priority.
  • Audit driver logs to ensure accuracy and compliance with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations and company policies, identifying all problems and providing training as needed.
  • Assist with training for coaching on Smartdrive events and follow documentation policy. This includes the responsibility of overseeing and monitoring Smartdrive events by incorporating each incident into our Disciplinary Program to ensure all drivers have forward-facing cameras and driver-facing cameras as needed.
  • Assist with driver orientation as needed.
  • Continuously assist Fleet Managers on driver information needed to be safe and successful.
  • Assist in ensuring all equipment is registered and permitted correctly and timely.
  • Assist the Safety Department in training other personnel in duties and responsibilities concerning Safety.
  • Assist in continuous safety training for drivers and non-drivers (Ex. Pre-Trip Inspections, Winter Driving, etc.)
  • Assist in effective routing for drivers to reduce cost and keep drivers safe.
  • Stay abreast of changes to existing industry standards and regulations as well any new regulatory requirements to ensure the Company is in full compliance with FMCSA and DOT regulations. Work effectively with the Safety Department to implement and communicate those changes to all personnel when needed.
  • As part of the Safety Team, attend and assist in any Safety-related functions like the Safety Meetings, Driver Meetings, MMTA Banquets, etc.
  • Assist in compliance with all OSHA regulations for the company as well as training other personnel on related OSHA training and OSHA safety.
  • Other duties as assigned.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Skills & Abilities

  • Computer Skills: Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, along with the ability to adapt and learn new software as needed.
  • Management Skills: Ability to organize and direct oneself and effectively supervise others.
  • Working Under Pressure: Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.
  • Relationship Building: Ability to effectively build relationships with customers and employees.
  • Decision Making: Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures.
  • Communication: Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Safety Awareness: Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety.
  • Problem Solving: Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.
  • Conflict Resolution: Ability to deal with others in an antagonistic situation.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Education:

  • High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED) – Required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree (four-year College or Technical School) – Preferred.

Experience:

  • Five years of experience in the Transportation Industry with a focus on Safety.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of State and Federal DOT Regulations.

Certifications & Licenses:

  • Class A Commercial Driver’s License (or must obtain within six months of hire).

PHYSICAL ABILITIES

This position requires the ability to sit for extended periods of times, the ability to use hands or fingers to handle and reach. Requires dexterity sufficient to enter data and communicate electronically. Must be able to hear and speak to communicate sufficiently by telephone and in person, see sufficiently to examine documents and view a computer monitor. The position also requires that ability to stand, walk and frequently lift up to 10lbs.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Risk Management: 2 years (Preferred)

Language:

  • Spanish (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
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