Fleet Safety Trainer - Class A/B

Job Locations US-CA-Irwindale
# of Openings

Overview & Essential Job Functions

Position Summary

The Fleet Safety Trainer will report directly to the Director of Safety and the General Manager.  The Fleet Safety Trainer will establish and promote a safe, secure, accident-free and healthy work environment for all Athens Services personnel by working with Class A, B, & C drivers towards the elimination of on-the-job incidents, injuries, accidents, property damage and environmental accidents. The Fleet Safety Trainer will be responsible for the implementation, maintenance and enforcement of all training requirements in accordance with Company policies, procedures, operating standards, state and federal laws/regulations, and industry standards/requirements.  Additionally, the Fleet Safety Trainer assists the operations and its management team to oversee the daily operations of the collection routes to ensure the highest standards of safety and efficiency are followed. 


Essential Job Functions

  • Provides On-the-Job training of new drivers and retrains drivers who have been re-assigned to new routes, line of business or drivers who have driving performance issues.
  • Performing job task observations for existing and new drivers through in cab, at a distance and targeted to ensure proper and consistent safety and performance duties are achieved.
  • Train and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel and recommend removal of applicants from the training program, as appropriate.
  • Operates vehicle in accordance with OSHA (Occupational and Safety Health Act) and DOT (Department of Transportation) requirements as well as all local, state and federal laws.
  • Providing hands on-coaching on defensive driving, emergency reporting and response, hours of service, G.O.A.L. and Smith System.
  • Performs pre- and post-trip inspections of assigned vehicle and documents checks utilizing the standard DVIR (Driver Vehicle Inspection Report).
  • Maintains training documentation and records of all driver’s training.
  • Assist in communicating safety expectations.
  • Attend driver safety /occupational health and safety meetings and re-enforce agenda items and follow up actions.
  • Assist supervisors with any necessary paperwork and is responsible for the collection routes during supervisor’s absence.
  • Assists with preparation of daily routes, route changes, vehicle replacements, dispatch duties and other work assigned.
  • Ensure efficient and excellent customer service is provided to all customers.
  • Assist supervisors with route observations.
  • Handles special projects and other related management duties as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Environmental Demands

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Valid Class A or B Driver's License with Air Brake Endorsement.
  • 2 - 5 years of driving experience.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of supervision and training.
  • Experienced in all Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication abilities (Bilingual English / Spanish).
  • Acceptable Driver Record.
  • Able to meet all DOT requirements.
  • Knowledgeable in OSHA, Federal DOT, and other related state and federal regulations.
  • Must have demonstrated leadership, problem solving and organizational skills. 
  • Able to effectively communicate with people.
  • Ability to perform physical requirements of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Work experience in the waste, environmental services, energy, or transportation industry.

Physical/Environmental Demands:

  • Physical:
    • Seeing, hearing, & smelling continuously.
    • Problem solving, oral/written communication, analytical ability, organization, concentration, working with interruptions & interpersonal abilities continuously.
    • Eye/hand coordination, driving, feet (pedals) continuously.
    • Climbing (Stairs/Ladders), standing, walking, fingering (typing), handling (holding), & calculating frequently.
    • Balancing, bending, crouching, kneeling, pushing, reaching, sitting, wrist motion occasionally. 
  • Environmental:
    • Exposure to dust, smoke, fumes, odors, noise, grease, oil, hot/cold temperatures, standing on concrete & vibration continuously.
    • Exposure to electrical hazards, chemicals, and uneven or slippery surfaces occasionally.
    • Works inside & outside.



  • Competitive wages
  • Comprehensive benefit package Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401K
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time
  • Career plan
  • Recognition programs
  • Professional development learning
  • An exceptional work environment


Athens will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance and any other applicable state, federal or local laws. EEO/M/F/disability/veteran


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