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CDL - Driver Trainer

Company: Airgas Inc.
Location: Pensacola
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

The primary function is to assist the area safety manager in the implementation and development of driver training programs, safety procedures and policies to reduce accidents, prevent loss and establish safe working conditions. Implement programs for training and continued education of existing employees.


  • Perform ride-a-long trips with drivers throughout assigned area to evaluate performance, reinforce proper training and behaviors to ensure safety compliance and customer service excellence, provide on-the-job training in order to increase delivery accuracy and customer experience and improve productivity on a weekly basis.
  • Collaborate with Area Safety Manager, Safety Director and Operations Management to develop, and disseminate new procedures, procedural updates/changes.
  • Work with site managers to administer new hire training and security training curriculum and delivery plan to ensure a consistent, sustainable driver training process.
  • Perform HM 126F and Security training for drivers and branch personnel.
  • Train personnel that operate forklift in proper operation, inspection and maintenance of forklifts
  • Participate in post-accident/incident audit and retraining needs evaluation and execution.
  • Acts as resource to operations managers, drivers, safety coordinator and human resources to mitigate and resolve DOT log compliance. This will include installation of hardware and back end driver/truck data support.
  • Assist management and area safety manger and safety director in auditing compliance files
  • Execute the Smith Training program for new and existing employees that operate a vehicle for the company.
  • Assist management and area safety manager and safety director in developing role specific and ongoing safety education training plans and seminars.
  • Promote and develop safe work behaviors including cylinder handling processes and procedures. Assist and coach in reducing injuries and vehicle accidents.
  • Actively involved in regional initiative teams, as needed.
  • Serve as a back-up delivery driver, as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Willingness to travel 50-65% of the time.



The ideal candidate must possess a strong work ethic, diverse communication skills, a drive to succeed, confidence, trustworthiness, attention to details, and the willingness and ability to take the initiative.


  • Bachelors Degree in related field or relevant years of experience
  • Class A CDL with HazMat certification, Tanker and airbrakes endorsement.
  • Industry and related product knowledge as well as experience handling compressed gases preferred. Some college education preferred.
  • 3 years of experience in the Industrial gas or related industry.
  • Intermediate proficiency of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Working knowledge of Safety and OSHA regulations preferred.


  • Ability to demonstrate a clear and effective speaking manner for the purpose of interpreting and explaining related information and/or policies to employees.
  • Ability to demonstrate a clear and concise writing style for the purpose of preparing documents for internal and external distribution.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to perform very heavy workroutinely lift 25 to 75 lb., and occasionally lift 76 to greater than 100 lb. Also required to push and pull liquid containers weighing up to 1000 pounds
  • Ability to perform work during occasional climbing, balancing, kneeling, pushing, pulling, and finger activities including the tightening of ratchet binders
  • Must be able to safely drive a forklift
  • Must be able to operate in a drug-free workplace.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Keywords: Airgas Inc., Pensacola , CDL - Driver Trainer, Other , Pensacola, Florida

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