Fleet Safety Specialist in Auto Parts Business - Corporate Offices at Pick-n-Pull

Date Posted: 3/5/2018

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Job Description

General Position Summary & Responsibilities:

The Fleet Safety Specialist is responsible for coordinating the activities of fleet safety and compliance. This position will work exclusively with the Fleet Safety Manager, Regional Logistics Managers, Safety Professionals, Risk Management, and the Human Resource team to help ensure that all federal, state, and local transportation regulations are adhered to. This position will be based out of our Pick-N-Pull Headquarters located in Rancho Cordova, CA.

Essential Functions:

  • Working knowledge of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR’s).
  • Support the fleet safety operations by providing compliance oversight and administration of transportation related platforms companywide to include driver training, driver operations, administrative compliance, and document control.
  • Working knowledge of the federal minimum requirements for commercial vehicle drivers.
  • Coordinate with operations and the Human Resource team to hire only qualified driver applicants following the company hiring process.
  • Support input of newly hired drivers into company management systems; remove terminated drivers from systems.
  • Provide support with Human Resources and Regional Logistics Managers to ensure that all newly hired drivers have fully compliant Driver Qualification files.
  • Manage operator Driver Qualification Files by requesting and obtaining required documents from Regional Logistics Managers.
  • Monitor federal SAFER portals to observe company Behavioral Analysis Safety Improvement Categories (BASIC’s) and Inspection Selection System scores; be able to provide recommendations based on trends and observations.
  • Manage company Vigillo and J.J. Keller accounts to ensure that all roadside inspections are reviewed; work with the Fleet Safety Manger and Regional Logistics Managers to identify root cause of discovered infractions.
  • Support the Fleet Safety Manager with identifying unsafe driver actions by reviewing in-cab recorded events.
  • File DataQ requests on infractions that do not meet alleged regulatory standards.
  • File bi-annual MCS-150 updates with the USDOT.
  • Support the Regional Logistics Managers in filing annual Heavy Use Highway Taxes (2290)
  • Support the Regional Logistics Managers in filing quarterly IFTA taxes.
  • Support the Fleet Safety Manager and Risk Management with keeping a compliant DOT Accident Registry.
  • Ensure that the company is compliant with the Electronic On-Board Recording (EOBR)-Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) mandate.
  • Support the Fleet Safety Manager in maintaining weekly statistical matrix report to provide to senior leadership.
  • Conduct random weekly Hours of Service (HOS) audits on drivers using company time records.
  • Conduct random monthly maintenance record (DVIR) audits on company assets.
  • Perform onsite inspections of commercial vehicles, drivers, and records.
  • Work as a liaison between Vendors and the Regional Logistics Managers to maintain vehicle operations safety devices throughout the fleet.
  • Assist the Fleet Safety Manager and Risk Management with ensuring the most up to date fleet inventory.
  • Research third party contract haulers safety records to determine eligibility.
  • Work with purchasing department to ensure that all invoices are paid in a timely manner.
  • Support operations in identifying the best management practices to ensure safety and compliance.
  • Support the Regional Safety Managers when requested.
  • Support the Fleet Safety Manager on any assigned special projects.

Supervisory Responsibility:

This position does not have any direct reports.

Job Conditions/Physical Requirements:

This person must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Required Skills


  • Associates degree or equivalent from a two year college or tech school; or three to five years related experience and or training; or equivalent combination of education and experiences.
  • Be familiar with Federal and State regulations, including Hours of Service and monitor drivers to ensure compliance
  • Must be proficient with computer applications such as word, excel, PowerPoint.
  • Must also possess solid oral communication skills, and written communication skills
  • Must have excellent project management, time management and organizational skills
  • Aptitude for process improvement
  • Prefer 3+ years fleet experience and/or substantial transportation/industrial safety experience
  • Occasional travel up to 20%

PLEASE NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

All U.S. applicants must be 18 years of age or older and all Canada applicants must be 16 years of age or older.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. participates in e-verify for all U.S. new hires.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. administers a pre-employment drug screen and background check for U.S. new hires.

All new hires must review and sign an Arbitration Agreement. This applies to all U.S. non-union employees.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, disability status, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, age, prior industrial injury, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected status under local, state or federal law.