Safety Trainer

Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Employment duration: Full time


Job Summary: The Safety Trainer is responsible for conducting the orientation and hiring process, including road testing drivers and conducting classes for DOT requirements, entry-level driver training, and CRST policies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Check driver applicants into orientation.
  • Obtain and prepare materials for driver qualification files, Working with the Reference Specialist to eliminate driver application issues/problems and track completion items during the orientation and hiring process. 
  • Monitor and reorder inventory items and supplies for office and orientation class.
  • Conduct classroom environment training on tractor-trailer operations and safety, DOT regulations, entry-level driver training, and company policies and procedures, coordinating with multiple departments in execution of online training briefings and WebEx Conference calls. 
  • Assist with review and updates to training power points, self-study guides, or other training materials as needed or required.
  • Conduct training to complete requirements for weekly Lead Driver Certification Classes.
  • Review all DOT inspections, motor vehicle citations, and accident trends as received on CRST drivers or equipment to identify trends and recommend prevention/corrective action measures.
  • Work with CRST's over the road drivers who have skill or other problems and conduct Safety Review/Defensive Driving courses to train/eliminate future problems, accurately preparing and completing associated documentation with inspections, accidents, fleet check reports, training requirements, and CSA scores.
  • Maintain DOT Certifications to conduct pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing.
  • Maintain compliance with all regulations related to a DOT "Safety Sensitive" position.

‚ÄčMinimum Qualification Requirements: 

  • 6-12 months of previous experience in the transportation industry required
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Class A CDL and Medical Card required
  • Basic computer skills needed
  • Experience in stand up training techniques or OTR Driving experience preferred

CRST is an EOE. Candidate subject to successful completion of pre-employment background and drug testing.

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