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Transportation Safety Manager

Company: First Student
Location: Elyria
Posted on: November 11, 2021

Job Description:

Now Hiring - Transportation Safety Manager

At First Student, our Safety Managers are a constant reflection of our company’s commitment to safety and customer service. The Safety Manager manages the safety program for a location.  They ensure compliance with federal, state, provincial, and local regulations to include company policy. They also provide safety oversight, day-to-day safety management, and overall safety support based upon company safety goals and targets. The Safety Manager will coach and monitor location employees based upon safety key performance indicators and dashboard metrics/safety telematics. This position is expected to deploy best safety practices in conjunction with and guidance from the region safety manager and/or multi-site safety coordinator.


At First Student, we are proud to offer:

  • Tremendous Career Advancement Opportunities due to a strong presence across North America
  • Positive and rewarding work environment

Safety Manager Responsibilities:

  • Administers driver hiring and compliance process
  • Provides direction, guidance and oversight to location trainers, to include monitoring training hours.
  • Leads safety event investigations
  • Maintains compliance with all federal, provincial, state, company, local regulations and policies (including company SOPs), and maintains required documentation in conjunction with DMO administrators as appropriate
  • Plans, schedules, conducts and documents monthly safety meetings based on internal and external safety training goals and objectives
  • Provides assistance and training to employees on safety-related issues
  • Assist in the oversight of driver performance using available technology, road evaluations, telematics, etc. in conjunction with the Location Manager
  • Anticipate, identify and evaluate hazardous conditions and practices
  • Provides various safety reports for review
  • Manages safety and training program costs, keeping in line with budgetary requirements as applicable
  • Providing location safety leadership with operational support by promoting BeSafe principles with direct participation at the appropriate level
  • All other responsibilities as required or requested

Safety Manager Experience and Skills Required:

  • 3 years of safety experience or a combination of a college degree and years of experience
  • Solid understanding of federal, provincial and state rules and regulations regarding safety and environmental issues along with FMCSA and or FTA regulations.
  • Solid proficiency related to computer literacy essential with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Experience with other software such as timekeeping and payroll systems is preferred.
  • Literacy in technology used to manage the operation to include but not limited to FGA approved Smart technology, Apps, encrypted drives, shared drives and other Smart technology.
  • Strong interpersonal skills in dealing with employees of all levels including drivers, customers senior management, client representatives, union officials and general public. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks and manage time effectively
  • Ability to develop creative solutions and strategies regarding location Safety needs.
  • Fluent in English
  • Demonstrate regular and consistent attendance and punctuality


First Student’s commitment to putting our customers first, dedication to safety, and an ambition to deliver dependable transportation makes for a working environment you’ll love. As a huge company with 120,000 staff and over 2.5 billion customers worldwide, you’ll also enjoy security, a brilliant future, and excellent training.


                                                                     Apply today to join our team!


We aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We strive to attract and retain a diverse workforce therefore all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. First is also committed to providing a drug-free workplace. For candidates applying to positions in San Francisco or Los Angeles California, First will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance or Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance. First is an equal opportunity employer and by doing so we will sustain and promote an inclusive culture that supports future growth for all.




Keywords: First Student, Elyria , Transportation Safety Manager, Other , Elyria, Ohio

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