International Union of Operating Engineers
Local 49 Training Center
TECHNICAL EDUCATION SAFETY INSTRUCTOR
JOB DESCRIPTION: The technical education safety instructor is responsible for instructing and leading most safety-oriented training to members of Local 49. The instructor will work closely with the Director of Training to help plan curriculum and training schedules.
- Teaches safety classes and other related training, in addition to assisting other instructors with safety training and classes.
- Works with the Training and Operations manager to maintain a curriculum plan.
- Coordinates training schedules for out-state groups.
- Coordinates with contractors to tailor customized training.
- Strong Desire to Teach.
- Display Leadership Qualities.
- Display Collaboration Skills.
Director of Training and Operations manager
An instructor will be directly responsible to oversee members taking their class.
The ideal candidate will have experience working as a Safety Director, although it is not a requirement. A degree in Industrial Hygiene is encouraged, but also not a requirement. Candidates need to have proven experience as a safety leader in the construction industry for the past five years, and also need an MSHA trainer certification, or five years of proven mining or pit experience. Candidates should have experience coordinating and teaching safety training, including OSHA, MSHA, First Aid/CRP, HAZMAT, Asbestos and other site-specific training. If not a member already, candidate will be expected to become a member of Local 49. The job requires a person who is alert, outgoing and adept in their relations with all types of people (union members, business proprietors and full time and seasonal instructors). They must demonstrate common sense, diplomacy, strong interpersonal skills and professionalism in both appearance and attitude at all times. Flexibility and willingness to be versatile is key, including teaching other classes as assigned. Good written and verbal communication skills are highly desirable, including being capable of reading and interpreting documents. A valid driver’s license, computer skills, familiarity with Microsoft Office are required. Individuals applying may be subject to a criminal background check. Final candidates will be interviewed by the hiring team who will offer the position to the candidate of their choice.
Email your resume and cover letter to, the Director of Training, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line should read, “Health and Safety Instructor. Individuals applying will be subject to a criminal background check. Final candidates will be interviewed by the hiring team, who will offer the position to the candidate of their choice.