Job Description

The Safety Manager is responsible for promoting a Culture of Safety throughout the Company. The Safety Manager will reinforce a safety-centric culture through dynamic and relevant safety trainings. Training includes classroom-based training, behind-the-wheel training, and over-the-road observations. The Safety Manager is responsible for all the Safety Programs and will empower all personnel to own Safety 100% of the time. Here at Ace Express Coaches, SAFETY DRIVES ALL DECISIONS, and we expect our team do it right the first time, every time!

Essential Job Functions:

Creating and Promoting a Safety Culture:
  • Provide expertise and consultation to management to promote and implement safety-related training programs that drive safety conscience behaviors amongst CDL drivers and Safety-Sensitive positions.
  • Elevate safety awareness in the company, serving as a technical resource on DOT /FMSCA compliance questions.
  • Coordinates with Operations to ensure all CDL and Non-CDL drivers are informed of new company policies and procedures.
  • In conjunction with the General Manager, address necessary driver corrective action and / or supplemental training.
  • The Safety Manager will participate in the CDL driver selection and hiring process to ensure minimum requirements are met.

Safety Programs and Training:
  • Responsible for developing training programs designed to prepare CDL Drivers (motorcoach operators) to be safe operators.
  • Conduct and/or coordinate safety and training sessions as required for drivers.
  • Ensure all employees are compliant with the safety and training requirements.
  • Make recommendations to improve current training programs to ensure relevancy.
  • Create a training program, in conjunction with our Worker’s Compensation carrier, that focuses on prevention of work-place accidents.
  • Conduct OSHA training, including but not limited to PPE, Bloodborne Pathogens, etc.
Compliance:
  • Act as the DER (Designated Employer Representative) for all drug and alcohol situations.
  • Maintain drug/alcohol testing program. Ensure proper compliance and documentation.
  • Oversight of Driver Qualifications (DQ) Files. Ensure all safety related documents and files are audit ready. and act as point for said audit(s).
  • Ensure all elements of the DQ files are updated timely.
  • Address "Hours of Service" issues with drivers, in conjunction with the operations.
  • Periodic review, accuracy and required maintenance of the FMCSA Safety and Fitness Electronic Records (SAFER) System for the company.
  • Ensure Electronic Logs and Paper Logs are properly maintained.
Investigations:
  • Review accident file contents for accuracy and documents needed.
  • Acts as the Gatekeeper for accident preventable decisions.
  • Assure proper accountability and disciplinary action is delivered for preventable accidents.
  • Respond to reported accidents to evaluate current best practices and recommend changes where necessary.
  • Ensure proper investigations are conducted for worker’s compensation injuries and illnesses.
Additional Job Functions:
  • Attend and represent the company at industry safety related meetings and seminars on an as needed basis. Examples: IMG Maintenance and Safety Forum, UMA Expo, etc.
  • May be responsible for ensuring all maintenance related records, pre and post trip inspection forms and other maintenance related inspection items are in order (in conjunction with the Maintenance Personnel).
  • Conduct different inspections and safety audits to ensure compliance with the FMCSA and FTA (if applicable).
  • Oversee the scheduled periodic facility walkthroughs to comply with OSHA, local fire department and other governing agencies.

Qualifications, Skills And Personal Characteristics Required:
  • CDL license with appropriate endorsements and state certificates required.
  • Working knowledge of federal and state safety laws, particularly FMCSR standards.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely using appropriate mediums (for example, face-to-face, e-mail, and presentations), listen effectively, demonstrate understanding, and clarify meaning for others.
  • Ability to develop, coach, and mentor others including the ability to teach and prepare others for effective job performance.
  • Ability to interact cooperatively and collaboratively with others as a team, including those holding divergent and/or opposing views and goals.
Required Education And / Or Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree Logistics, Transportation, Supply Chain, or related field or commiserate years of experience
  • 3+ years transportation management and/ or safety management experience
  • BCSP certification is a plus
About Our Company:
Ace Express Coaches, offers a wide range of Transportation options including Charter, Transit, Contract and Convention Shuttle Services. For over 30 years, we have provided safe, quality Charter Services to individuals and groups. Each year we serve almost 700 clients, transporting over 1 million passengers for school field trips, performing group and team travel, conventions, ski trips, corporate functions, local festivals and concerts, casino excursions and fixed route commuter services. Decades of experience, a local connection, an outstanding safety record, industry-leading customer service and highly trained drivers guarantees a first-class experience for planners and passengers.

Physical Demands / Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical: May include lifting up to 50 pounds for opening and closing doors for vehicle compartments.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Environment: Primary environment: work is generally performed within a busy office environment and in and around motorized vehicles. Exposure to noise, dust, grease, fumes, gases, and all types of weather and temperature conditions. May be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends.

Job Type: Full-time

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