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Trainer/Safety Specialist - New England

Company: Lewis Tree Service
Location: Providence
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY: The Safety Specialist/Trainer interacts with all Lewis employees engaged in all facets of vegetation management. The Safety Specialist/Trainer coaches and counsels employees to ensure 100% compliance with company practices and procedures and to further the company's Total Safety Culture. This role will also include general training for positions related to vegetation management to include Grounds people, Trimmers and Crew Leaders. The position will be require travel throughout the New England area.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: None

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
* Conducts on-site visits with Lewis field workers.

* Assists with Total Safety Culture events at the divisional and regional levels.
* Assists with on-boarding and training of employees in operations.
* Assists with incident analysis.
* Assists leadership teams with training initiatives.
* Assists in authoring tailgates and hot sheets.
* Attends safety related meetings sponsored by our customers.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES:
* Attends trade shows.
* Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
* Associate's degree in a related field or other recognized safety credentials such as CUSP, CTSP, or ISA Arborist.
* Five years of line clearance experience.
* Driver's License is required (CDL is preferred). Must be familiar with large vehicle regulations.

TECHNOLOGY, EQUIPMENT & TOOLS:
* Proficient with standard office equipment i.e. computer, phones, scanner, fax and copier.
* Proficient with Microsoft Office.
* Smart phone and tablet knowledge.
* Experience with digital cameras and projectors.
* Competent in the care and use of utility line clearance tree tools such as Saws (Chain and hand) pruners, hanger poles, ropes and rigging tools, saddles, full body harnesses, aerial lifts, chippers, and all applicable personal protective equipment.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
* Proficient knowledge of safe work practices for line clearance tree work.
* Proficient knowledge of LTS Safety and Training Manual.
* Proficient knowledge of regulations; OSHA 1910.269 and ANSI Z133
* Ability to coach and counsel field workers by providing both positive and negative feedback.
* Aware of the company's methodology for total safety culture.
* Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus. Proficient presentation skills.
* Ability to train effectively new and experienced employees.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND 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.

While performing the duties of this job, an employee must regularly stand, walk, sit for extended periods of time, reach and perform repetitive key strokes. While performing the duties of this job, an employee must occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb stairs and lift or move up to 100 pounds.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to an office environment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions.

The position requires travel including overnights by ground and/or air transportation.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Lewis Tree Service is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity for both applicants and employees. Lewis Tree Service prohibits unlawful discrimination or harassment of employees and applicants on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age (40+), religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic, all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training, apprenticeship, promotion, demotion, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Lewis Tree Service's practices and policies are administered in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Lewis Tree Service es un empleador de Igualdad de Oportunidades encargado de proveer igualdad de oportunidades para todos, incluyendo los aplicantes y los empleados. Lewis Tree Service se prohíbe la discriminación o el acoso de empleados y aplicantes por el motivo de raza, credo, color, origen nacional, sexo, edad (40+), religión, discapacidad, estatus matrimonial, orientación sexual, información genética, estatus de ciudadanía, estatus de veterano, o cualquier otra característica protegida por la ley, todas la decisiones de empleo, incluyendo pero no limitado a reclutamiento, contratación, compensación, entrenamiento, promoción, democión, transferir, suspender y terminación, y todos los otro términos de empleo. Las practicas de Lewis Tree Service son administradas de acuerdo con las leyes federales, estatales, y locales aplicables.

Lewis Tree Service - Equal Opportunity Employer.

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