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Safety and Training Instructor

8 Dec 2022 10:04 AM | WIPTA Admin (Administrator)


This position develops curriculum and facilitates training programs for Maintenance employees. The training programs include safety, vehicle service and repairs. The Safety and Training Instructor develops and delivers the curriculum and lesson plans that are used in classroom training and schedules the appropriate follow-up actions for Maintenance employees within all divisions. This position indirectly And directly supervises mechanics that serve as trainers within the shops and garages. The Safety and Training Instructor also conducts mandated safety and OSHA training as required in other departments and conducts vehicle accident investigations according to DOT standards.


  • Develops curriculum for any and all equipment including tooling, air conditioning, brakes, suspension, transmission and clean air engines and vehicles new or old.
  • Indirectly supervises trainers assigned to Garages and Fleet Maintenance and works with them to develop training for new and existing bus technologies.
  • Works closely with the assigned location trainers to identify and develop a training plan of action for all new Maintenance personnel.
  • Provides Training to all staff at all three (3) locations and all three (3) shifts.
  • Maintains Tire Safety certification and recertify every three (3) years.
  • Provides required training to certify all mechanics in tire safety.
  • Administers practical (hands on) training for current and external applicants for Maintenance department positions.
  • Performs vehicle accident and incident investigations and writes post-accident report following DOT (Department of Transportation) standards. Facilitates and assists with vehicle inspection for third parties (Police, lawyers and DOT inspectors).
  • Assists mechanics with parts acquisitions; locates and orders specialty tools.
  • Assists with the research on specifications of new vehicles for department.
  • Provides OSHA training for all associated staff and demonstrates safe work operations and use of equipment.
  • Schedules and oversees vendor training classes for all mechanics.
  • Performs monthly OSHA required building safety inspections and coordinates corrective actions and plans for deficiencies.
  • Assist with accident investigations and transporting employees for mandatory alcohol and drug testing.
  • Maintain all employee training records.
  • Performs other duties as required.


  • Five (5) years of heavy/light duty mechanical repair experience in diesel service or battery-operated bus technology is required. 
  • Experience must include but should not be limited to: Electrical schematics, heating and air conditioning, transmission and chassis, Cummins ISL 9 clean air diesel technology/Cummins Insite Program.
  • Must have a valid, Class D Wisconsin driver’s license (non-probationary) for at least one (1) year prior to date of application.
  • Valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with Passenger Endorsement and no airbrake restriction (or valid CDL permit 14 days prior to start or transfer date).
  • Experience in the creation and delivery of training programs with an emphasis in industrial safety and/or mechanical systems preferred.
  • Associate degree in Diesel Equipment Technology or related field preferred.
  • Must be able to work all three shifts (when necessary) to accomplish training objectives.
  • Must pass all preemployment tests.
  • Excellent attendance and overall work record.

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Wisconsin Public Transportation Association

1502 W Broadway, Suite 102

Madison, WI 53713

(224) 357-6748

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