Safety Training Specialist

Meridian has been named a Top Workplace in Oklahoma for the past 6 years. The designation is based solely on employee feedback. Meridian employees complete a survey from Energage, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. Employees evaluate the company's direction, execution of ideas, their personal connectedness to the organization, role satisfaction, supervision and employee benefits. The Top Workplace designation is based on survey outcomes.


Bachelor’s degree with a major in Occupational/Industrial Safety or Certified Safety and Health Official (CSHO) in general industry and/or construction industry preferred.  A combination of education, professional certification, and three years of current work experience can be considered in lieu of education.

Knowledge of heavy equipment operation and safety preferred.

CPR and/or Basic First Aid is preferred, and OSHA 500 and/or 501 instructor/teacher certification is preferred.

Knowledge of current state and federal regulations related to workplace safety is required.

Experience developing safety training programs and formal presentations is required.

Demonstrated proficiency in record keeping, prioritizing, and scheduling; ability to exercise initiative, independent judgment, and discretion in the performance of duties; ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.

Excellent communication skills including strong writing, speaking, and listening skills as well as strong facilitation skills.

Strong interpersonal and human relations skills especially with business professionals and adult students.

Proficient in Microsoft Office computer programs, specifically PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, and Excel.

Must be a self-motivated individual able to work with minimal supervision, be dependable, and willing to accept flexible work hours and travel overnight as needed.

Essential Job Functions


  1. Establish training needs and requirements through needs assessments for assigned clients.


  1. Develop customized safety training programs and curricula to fit client’s needs and deliver high-quality training and other services to satisfy requirements.


  1. Maintain up-to-date client records, schedules, and safety information as required by the Workforce and Economic Development (WED) division, Meridian Technology Center, and the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.


  1. Coordinate with all appropriate Meridian Technology Center personnel to meet the total training needs of safety-related programs.


  1. Keep Meridian Technology Center staff informed of all activities planned and in process pertaining to safety training.


  1. Assist in the control and maintenance of safety-related inventory and equipment.


  1. Attend professional development training opportunities as required by the district; maintain professional competence through participation in professional education and training; keep apprised of trends, issues, and changes in business and industry, conduct research and literature review to bring the latest in safety and accident prevention to clients.


  1. Participate in public relations and marketing of MTC and WED services.


  1. Comply with all state and federal laws and policies and procedures of the Meridian Technology Center Board of Education.


  1. Attend meetings and provide information as requested by the Superintendent, Executive Director of Workforce and Economic Development, or the Project Manager.


  1. Accept other duties as may be deemed necessary by the Superintendent, Executive Director of Workforce and Economic Development, or Project Manager.
  2. Regular attendance following a designated work schedule. Utilizes assigned working hours efficiently. Must be able to work scheduled and extended hours and additional days/evenings as required by position responsibilities.


  1. Abide by all policies and procedures adopted by the MTC Board of Education.


  1. Promote Meridian Technology Center, its programs and employees at every available opportunity.


  1. Uphold Meridian Technology Center’s Mission, Vision and Values. Support the culture by living out our values of:
  • Relationships – Act in the best interest of others
  • Excellence – Deliver superior services
  • Innovation – Integrate new ideas with courage
  • Integrity – Model honesty and trust in all we do
  • Empowerment – Provide the framework and resources to succeed
  • Impact – Commit to enrich each life we touch



Work Hours:

General work schedule of Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, unless the assignment requires training at a different time schedule and day or night and/or additional time is needed for completion.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.

The employee must be able to stand for long periods of time, on average 4 to 6 hours per day, with climbing and/or working with equipment applicable to the training requirements of the subject.

The employee is occasionally required to sit, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 50 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee frequently is required to walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.


Working Relationships:

Maintain a rapport and professional relationship with business and industry clients, vendors as well as adult and high school students. Must have the desire and ability to work harmoniously in a team-based environment with Meridian Technology Center staff as needed to carry out job responsibilities in a professional manner.


Work Environment:

Must be able to perform work indoors in a climate-controlled classroom or private office, or in an outdoor environment with extreme weather conditions. This role routinely uses a wide variety of equipment such as, but not limited to, fire extinguishers, forklifts, respirators, and hand tools along with office equipment such as computers, phones, printers/copiers, and fax machines. Limited work travel overnight in-state as well out of state.


Standards of Performance

The Safety Training Specialist will be evaluated on the previously listed responsibilities in accordance with the Meridian Technology Center Performance Review Guidelines. These evaluations will determine salary increases and career advancement possibilities.

Campus Location

Main Campus located in Stillwater, OK

FLSA Classification



Commensurate with experience.