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First Transit Canada

Safety and Training Manager

Posted 4 days ago

Job Description

Job Purpose:
Manages the safety program for a large transit location in Kelowna, BC. Ensures compliance with federal, provincial and local regulations and company policy. Responsibilities are listed below

Major Responsibilities:
  • Administers driver hiring and compliance process (e.g., interviewing and driver selection; collecting applications; criminal background checks; drug/alcohol testing; driver's abstracts).
  • Manages unionized training team, including hiring of trainers.
  • Provides direction and guidance to location trainers. Develops and monitors contents of classroom training to ensure compliance. Teaches classes as required. Schedules and conducts re-cert and retraining.
  • Investigates incidents, accidents, and work-related injuries including accident investigation, accident reports, accident files, accident register, and follows up with the claims office and adjusters as necessary. Typically determines fault or preventability based on the facts identified in the incident investigation.
  • Provides post-accident counseling and guidance with employees.
  • Provides safety and training support to local management team.
  • Prepares and submits accident-related compliance forms, maintains files, or otherwise submits data to appropriate person or organization.
  • Plans, schedules and conducts safety meetings based on region and company safety and safety training goals and objectives. Assists and participates in Joint Occupational Health and Safety meetings.
  • Provides assistance and training to drivers and attendants on passenger management and other safety related issues.
  • Performs driver road checks of driver performance (e.g., pre-trip checks-lot-to-school and back; post trip checks).
  • Provides various reports and analyzes, including safety trends.
  • Develops cost saving recommendations.
  • Performs other duties and projects as assigned

Minimum Education & Certifications Required

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Post-secondary health and safety certification(s) preferred.

Minimum Experience & Skills Required

  • 2 to 3 years transportation, safety or related experience.
  • Knowledge of federal and provincial rules and regulations regarding safety and environmental issues.
  • Computer literate with working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks and manage time effectively.
  • Good verbal, written and relational communication skills, with ability to appropriately interact with employees of all levels including drivers, customers, senior management, client representatives, union officials and general public
  • Fluent in English.
  • Demonstrate regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions
  • Incumbent must be able to move about the office and in the surrounding company facility outside the office (e.g., bus parking lot); utilize standard office equipment; access filing system/cabinets; and communicate effectively and efficiently in person or by telephone.
  • Must be able to drive company or personal vehicle to investigate accidents, review driver safety performance or handle other company matters.

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. We encourage applications from women, persons with a disability, Indigenous peoples and members of a visible minority. First is an equal opportunity employer and by doing so we will sustain and promote an inclusive culture that supports future growth for all. First is committed to providing reasonable accommodation at all stages of the hiring process and encourage all applicants who may require such accommodation to let us know

About First Transit Canada

Every day we help millions of people to get to where they want to go. Our drivers provide a great service, taking students to and from school and helping people travel across North America and Canada. So, if you’re reliable, customer-focused and a safe driver - join our team and enjoy a career while making a difference. As we run a variety of different services, we operate a wide range of vehicles. So you could find yourself driving a transit bus, charter bus, minibus or one of our iconic yellow school buses. Our driving opportunities include: Paratransit Driver Providing a vital service to children, adults with disabilities and the elderly, you’ll take the time to get to know our passengers and provide a flexible and responsive local service. School Bus Driver Local communities will rely on you to take their children to and from school. Not only will you enjoy making a difference in your community, you’ll enjoy full training and plenty of spare time during the day. Motor Coach Operator At Greyhound, employees are our greatest strength and most valuable asset. We are dedicated to recruiting, developing and training a world-class workforce and providing them a challenging and rewarding environment that encourages creativity and growth. Ground transportation is as vibrant and dynamic as ever and with the help of great employees, we are poised to continue as the industry leader! Fixed Route Bus Driver If you are a reliable and customer service-driven individual, operate one of our fixed route transit buses or an airport or university shuttle. Become part of the trusted team that helps our communities get to where they need to be every day.


Transportation and Warehousing

Application closing date is 2024-08-11

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