Job Training & Safety Instructor

Job Title: Job Training & Safety Instructor
Department: Safety and Loss Control
Reports To: Director of Safety and Loss Control

Location: Colorado, Western Slope

To effectively educate and train assigned CREA cooperative members on proper work techniques and safe work procedures to prevent injuries and damage to member property, based on industry standards and regulations. Assist electric cooperatives in meeting the requirements of the Rural Electric Safety Achievement Program (RESAP).


The following are essential functions of this position and are intended to describe the general nature of the work to be performed. They are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities.

  1. Assist member cooperatives with developing and carrying out a safety program with a focus on compliance with safe working practices and an emphasis on regulations and electric distribution safety, in accordance with OSHA, DOT, EPA, NEC, NESC, ANSI, APPA, and state and federal regulations.
  2. Identify rules, regulations, and acceptable work practices applicable to electrical workers and communicate them to employees at member cooperatives.
  3. Develop and conduct safety training for groups of employees/managers on recommended safe working practices and proper use of safety equipment.
  4. Conduct crew observations of electrical distribution work practices and equipment, identify potential hazards, and provide feedback and assistance as needed to ensure a safe working environment.
  5. Evaluate safety programs and make recommendations for improvement. Assist member cooperatives in complying with criteria in the NRECA Rural Electric Safety Achievement Program (RESAP).
  6. Perform live-line tool, dielectric, and protective grounds testing. Assure the tested equipment is safe and recommend repair/maintenance when required.
  7. Conduct periodic inspections of tools, personal protective equipment, and member service vehicles to ensure compliance with rules and regulations.
  8. Provide support to and serve on various technical committees associated with groups such as the Mesa Hot Line School and other national and regional safety organizations, as needed.
  9. Investigate accidents and prepare reports as directed by the Director of Safety and Loss Control.
  10. Assist in disaster aid response and with mutual aid requests as needed.
  11. Develop a schedule for cooperative visits, training, and conference attendance with approval of the Director of Safety and Loss Control.
  12. Upon request, write safety reports and articles for various CREA publications.
  13. Ensure adequate maintenance of CREA property, including computers, laptops, cell phones, training/testing equipment and vehicle.
  14. Keep accurate records of training, inspections, expenses, and maintenance of assigned CREA property. Submit reports in a timely manner.
  15. Act as safety liaison with relevant cooperative management.
  16. Assist members with Consumer Electric Safety programs.
  17. Perform other duties as required.

Education: Certified Journeyman Lineman with high school diploma or equivalent. A related degree in business administration, teaching, or safety is helpful.  Knowledge of occupational and industrial safety, teaching, engineering, human performance, or communication is desirable.  Technical or specialized training pertaining to state and federal regulations required. Qualifying experience can be substituted for degree.

A Certified Loss Control Professional (CLCP) certification must be obtained within four years of employment.

CPR instructor certification is desired and must be maintained during the course of employment.

CDOT Flagger instructor certification must be obtained within one year of employment.

Experience:  Prior line work is required. Five years of loss control or safety training including experience with OSHA, EPA, NESC, NEC and DOT record keeping requirements. Employee must have thorough knowledge of electric distribution and transmission systems.

Additional Skills:  Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and have the capability to design and effectively teach educational materials using various media. Must be proficient in operating personal computers, common business software, and other office equipment, and must have extensive knowledge of safety equipment and its usage.

Must be able to work independently and possess the ability to formulate detailed programs, policies, etc. from a conceptual basis.  Must be self-motivated and have the ability to complete assigned and routine tasks on time.

Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license and First Aid/CPR certificates. Physical requirements of the job include: driving over long periods of time, possibly over eight hours of driving per day, in daytime and night conditions; driving in a variety of weather conditions, including on ice and snow; lifting up to 50 lbs. is required on occasion, when using testing equipment and rescue mannequins.

Must be willing to travel overnight approximately 85%-95% of the time.

WAGE TYPE: Salary, exempt

SALARY: $95,000-110,000

SCHEDULE: Full time, remote.

BENEFITS: Health, dental, 401k, pension plan, paid time off, remote work and/or flexible schedule.


To Apply:

Email resume and cover letter to Jenna Hirsch at