HSSE Specialist - Driver Trainer at Lynden Transport, Inc.

Posted in Aviation/Aerospace 27 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Fife, Washington

Job Description:

Provides skills and regulatory compliance training to new and current Class A CDL local drivers.  This is completed through on road and classroom training using a verity of trailers from our fleet.  Conduct driver training on new operational processes, customer requirements and fleet equipment.



(Other duties may be assigned)


  • Conduct on-road tests and other evaluations with drivers to determine if the driver meets Lynden Transport skills standards and are in compliance with safety, regulatory, company procedures and policies including our Dock to Drive (D2D) program.

  • Provides new employee orientation, driver training, forklift/loader training, and other training as required.

  • Coach/Counsel drivers in collaboration with Operations and Safety for violations of DOT Regulations, FMCSR, safety standards, and company policies.

  • Compliance system owner of the driver training initiative to include:

    • Developing and maintaining training materials,

    • Delivering timely and relevant training,

    • Assisting the organization with continual improvement of programs / delivery / presentation,

    • Work with all LTIA sites regarding their driver training and other Lynden Companies as requested,

    • Coordinate with other Lynden driver trainers,

    • Manage the existing driver refresher training program and delivery,

  • Model safe behaviors and professional interactions.

  • Participate in and facilitates incident investigations to include: environmental, transportation and occupational related incidents and near misses.

  • Support the LTIA HSSE Dept. by delivering and providing:

    • Course development and updating,

    • Compliance inspections on transportation, environmental and safety

    • Consulting services to other Lynden Companies

    • Other tasks as required.

  • Participate in the LTIA HSSE Observation Program.

  • Evaluate and enforce LTIA’s HSSE program and policies.

  • Maintains Route Plans and Journey Management Plans in accordance with internal procedures and customer requirements.

  • Support LTIA Operations with researching regulatory requirements.

  • Adhere to the safety policy of LTIA and complies with the standards set forth by regulatory agencies, state, and local laws.

  • Maintain Class A CDL with Hazmat / Tanker and Long Combination endorsement and driver status with the Company.

  • Attendance and timeliness are essential functions of this position.

  • Conduct employee and customer facing training in a classroom setting, one-on-one, and hands-on settings.

  • Present information using a variety of instructional techniques or formats, i.e., role-playing, simulations, team exercises, group discussions, and videos.

  • Provide corporate-wide assistance concerning HSSE integration, auditing, and compliance.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The successful applicant must have the ability to obtain and maintain a Class A CDL with Hazmat / Tanker / Long Combination endorsement and a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card.




  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience driving with a Class A CDL, Hazmat / Tanker and Long Combination endorsement.

  • High school diploma or GED 

Prefer candidates who have:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in adult training delivery.

  • CDL driver training experience.

Must have the ability to work independently and handle a variety of tasks at one time.  The applicant must have strong communication and organizational skills.




Ability to read and speak the English language sufficiently to converse with co-workers, supervisors and managers, to understand procedures and warning signs and or markings in the English language, to respond to inquiries, and to make entries on reports and records.


Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, and business correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, clients, and the general public.




Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret bar graphs.




Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.  Demonstrated experience in handling emergency situations is preferred.




  • Ability to work independently, handle a variety of tasks at one time.

  • Ability to train, coach, and evaluate knowledge and skills.

  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team under pressure of deadlines. 

  • Must pay close attention to all details, have the ability to identify and correct errors.

  • Ability to implement student facing training programs as required.

  • Ability to learn and use technology as needed; examples include, but are not limited to, ELDs, satellite tracking units, simulators, learning management tools, standard office software (Microsoft Office, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.), telephones, and classroom equipment.

  • Strong presentation and classroom instruction and facilitation skills.

  • Ability to communicate in a courteous and professional manner.

  • Ability to maintain an appropriate professional presence.

  • Knowledge of federal and state traffic laws preferred.

  • Ability to travel; overnight travel may be required. 



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, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms.  The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls.


The employee will be required to stand and walk and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds of equipment, office products, etc.  Must be able to see computer screen and written data.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus while entering data, walking through facilities, answering phones and monitoring office environment. 




Work Shift: Monday – Friday; Hours Variable


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


This job operates approximately 40% of the time in a normal professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets; this job operates approximately 60% of the time in a Class 8 tractor, with or without a trailer ranging from 28 to 53 feet in length or double trailers.


The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate. 


Tasks will include working outdoors for extended periods of time during all times of the year.


Physical Requirements: Must have the ability to perform each of the following physical requirements:

  • Communicate effectively

  • Stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel

  • Crouch or squat under a maximum height of 44” during pre-trip inspections and when doing tandem adjustments

  • Take steps in a squatting position under a maximum height of 44” during pre-trip inspections.

  • Turn head 90 degrees bilaterally

  • Climb steps or ladder up to a height of 51” and climb on a single step 24” while pulling full body weight while entering and exiting the tractor and/or trailer

  • Walk up to 150 feet several times during the workday

  • Make quick, rational decisions and have full and constant use of arms, hands, legs and feet while performing driving tasks such as turning, slowing, braking, and passing, backing and parking the vehicle

  • Stand and completely balance on full body weight while entering and exiting the tractor/trailer

  • Reach all vehicle controls for operation and all equipment for pre-trip inspections, including overhead reach (up to 70”) and reach across midline

  • The ability to handle and finger all vehicle controls for operation and all equipment for pre-trip inspections, maintain a constant and firm grip, and perform frequent fine hand manipulation



Lynden Transport, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Must pass a pre-employment drug test, background check and physical.

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