Bachelor’s degree with a major in Occupational/Industrial Safety or a related discipline preferred. A combination of education, professional certification, and three years of current work experience can be considered in lieu of education.
Certified to teach CPR and/or Basic First Aid preferred, OSHA 500 and/or 501 certification preferred.
Must have knowledge of current state and federal regulations related to workplace safety.
Must have experience in safety training program and presentation development.
Must have proficiency in record keeping, prioritizing, and schedule; ability to exercise initiative, independent judgment and discretion in performance of duties; know the importance of confidentiality.
Must have excellent communication skills including strong written, speaking and listening skills as well as strong facilitation skills.
Must have strong interpersonal and human relations skills especially with business professionals and adult students.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office computer programs, specifically PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, and Excel.
Must be self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision, be dependable with willingness to accept flexible work hours and travel overnight as needed.
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, forklift, respirators and hand tools along with office equipment such as computers, phones, printers/copiers, and fax machines.
Maintain a rapport and professional relationship with business and industry clients, vendors and 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.
Essential Job Functions:
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.
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 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and 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.
General work schedule of Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, unless assignment requires training at a different time schedule and day and/or additional time is needed for completion.
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.