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Safety and Operations Manager in Salem, OR at MV Transportation

Date Posted: 5/8/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

MV Transportation is seeking a Safety and Operations Manager who will manage the safety program of local operations in compliance with State and Federal regulations and corporate and client policies. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • All operators current with training requirements of company and contract.
  • All operators adequately certified and certification records and files kept up to date.
  • All employees current with general safety programs and practices.
  • Local facility operated in compliance with OSHA and EPA regulations.
  • All new hire candidates meet minimum general qualifications and receive all required training prior to being placed into revenue service.
  • Liability and Worker's Compensation Claims handled appropriately and in a timely manner in conjunction with corporate staff and resources.
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing program implemented and meets Federal and corporate standards.
  • Minimized turnover accomplished through initial and ongoing training aimed at improving operator skill level as well as through a complete and appropriate screening process.
  • Consistent reductions in preventable and non-preventable vehicle and non-vehicle accidents.
  • Dynamic and appropriate ongoing training programs for all operators.
  • Corporate Safety Incentives and programs managed effectively and consistently, including assignment of Safety Points.
  • A consistent Safety Culture throughout the location that incorporates operations, safety and maintenance departments and emphasizes the team approach and individual responsibility of all employees to achieve the common goal.
  • Successful completion of all related audits including those conducted by corporate and client staff and by state and federal regulatory agencies.
  • Recruit and screen potential new hire operator candidates to be placed into training ensuring that efforts meet the staffing needs of the project.
  • Manage new hire and veteran operator training programs to ensure that all operators receive the minimum initial training and that all employees receive required annual and on-going training.
  • Community outreach to identify potential new hire candidates as well as the most appropriate recruiting sources.
  • Provide and/or manage classroom and behind the wheel instruction according to corporate and client specifications in all aspects of vehicle operation in the course of passenger transportation, including defensive driving, service area familiarization, passenger loading, unloading and securement, proper manifest documentation, use of on-board equipment, accident and emergency procedures, dispatch and radio communications, and passenger sensitivity.
  • Provide and/or manage monthly or annual ongoing/refresher training in topics relevant to the service and service area and in a timely manner.
  • Respond to and/or provide for trained staff response to operator accidents and incidents, ensuring appropriate collection of information, documentation of events, and reporting per company and client policy.
  • Review all vehicular, passenger and employee accidents/incidents for determination of cause and preventability, identifying potential trends to be addressed in future training efforts as well as ensuring that retraining and safety points are assessed according to company policy.
  • In conjunction with corporate staff, manage all aspects of the Drug and Alcohol Testing program including pre-employment, random and post-accident testing requirements. Conduct regular reviews of local testing facilities ensuring compliance with corporate and federal policy.
  • Establish functional Safety Committee of operators and staff to review safety concerns and make recommendations to management for potential additional safety efforts.
  • Assist operations and maintenance departments in identifying additional or refresher training needs based on current trends within the employee base.
  • Ensure complete and accurate documentation of all training activities and accurate completion of all training related employee records.
  • Establish relationships with key client agency personnel to identify additional training needs, resources and opportunities.
  • Work with corporate claims staff to ensure that all liability and worker's compensation claims are handled promptly and effectively and in an effort to reduce financial liability as well as recoup on all subrogatable claims.
  • Proactively manage all employee injury claims in an effort to minimize lost time and light duty claims. Work with local medical facilities to ensure that injured employees are placed on light duty as quickly as possible and are returned to full-duty status promptly.
  • Conduct regular audits of employee training files and vehicle maintenance files and conduct regular facility safety audits ensuring compliance with OSHA and EPA regulations and related corporate policies.
  • Ensure that operator performance reviews, ride alongs, road checks and evaluations are conducted according to local and corporate policy and requirements. Provide feedback and follow up for operator performance reviews and identify individual training needs where necessary.
  • Hire and manage all safety department employees including classroom and behind the wheel instructors, ensuring that all safety staff have all appropriate qualifications, certifications and training and that staff assignments are made in consideration of applicable budget line items.
  • Ensure that all project training materials are up to date, that necessary supplies are available and that inventories are secured and kept up to date.
  • Provide regular reports to local and corporate management staff of safety department efforts, claims status, training efforts, accident history, worker's compensation claims status, and other required information.

Talent Requirements:


  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Certifications according to local contract requirements.


  • Previous passenger transportation in current project or similar environment required.
  • Previous training and supervisory experience preferred but not required.
  • Excellent safety and service record.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of local training program and local operations.
  • Familiarization with service area.
  • Knowledge of project specific vehicles, components and data/communications systems.
  • Knowledge of State and Federal regulations and corporate safety programs and policies.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work with all departments.
  • Ability to work independently and objectively.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to effectively delegate tasks and provide appropriate supervision and follow up to department staff.
  • Familiar with windows-based computer operating systems and Microsoft Office packages.
  • Strong analytical skills.

MV Transportation is committed to as policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity and maintain employment statistics on applicants.

Where permissible under applicable state and local law, applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test and background check after receiving a conditional offer of employment.