Transportation Safety Manager in Schnitzer - Portland, OR (Clay St Offices) at Schnitzer Steel Industries

Date Posted: 10/1/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Transportation Safety Manager is responsible for directing and coordinating the activities of transportation safety and compliance. Responsible for Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal, State and local compliance issues throughout the company. Incumbent must understand the importance of, and be capable of working cooperatively with Operations, Logistics, Environmental, Purchasing, Safety and HR teams. This position will be based out of our Corporate Headquarters in Portland, OR.

Essential Functions:

  • Knowledge of DOT regulations, with the ability to assure compliance.
  • Hands on technical knowledge, to include equipment inspections, DOT level I-III inspections, and train on brake adjustments.
  • Primary liaison with state and federal agencies for regulations and policies.
  • Create new company policies, procedures and standards as required.
  • Investigate incidents to ensure protection for company personnel and assets.
  • Review accident reports, and work with management to assess root causes – make recommendations on corrective action and retraining.
  • Coordinate with corporate risk management during the entire accident investigation, keeping management apprised of all information throughout the entire stage of the investigation process.
  • Discuss safety concerns with operations and logistics managers, drivers, and other employees to ensure the safest operation possible.
  • Provide guidance, training, and compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. and state and local levels.
  • Work with the safety team to develop and present annual driver refresher training relevant to current safety concerns and trends.
  • Perform facility visits/inspections and assist in performing periodic self-inspections in accordance with company policy.
  • Conduct DOT audits in assigned areas.
  • Implement processes to ensure annual audit requirements are successfully passed – report results to management
  • Work with HR to monitor drug testing collection and physical screenings in compliance with DOT collection procedures.
  • Ensure Driver Qualification Files for all hauling operations are compliant.
  • Manage and assist in Fleet Tracking system oversight and driver coaching.
Required Experience


  • Prefer 8+ years fleet experience and/or substantial transportation/industrial safety experience
  • 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 available to travel up to 40% of the time
  • Aptitude for process improvement
  • Must be efficient with computer programs 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
  • Specialized training formal education in DOT safety preferred but not required


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.