Experienced Occupational Safety & Health Instructor

See Terracon’s Safety Response to Covid-19 below

Job Description

Are you passionate about making a difference in your community and working within a well-connected and highly competent team? Terracon is growing and hiring an experienced training professional based out of our Mountlake Terrace, WA Argus Pacific office! The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for planning and delivering various occupational and environmental training workshops to a variety of private- and public-sector clients. Knowledge or experience in the following areas is required: WA L&I and OSHA safety and health regulations, EPA and OSHA hazardous materials/waste regulations, and instructional training and design of classes and workshops for adults.

If your passion lies in working on projects that help your community and the people who work in it, and if you're interested in belonging to an employee-owned organization that allows us to set our course together and benefit when our hard work creates financial success, then Terracon is your kind of company! We share your passion. This position will serve mostly the greater Puget Sound region based in Mountlake Terrace, WA.

General Responsibilities:
Provide analysis, design, development, delivery, and evaluation expertise for existing and new instructor-led training and development programs. Organize and execute duties for delivering re-occurring courses both in-person and virtually.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Apply knowledge of Adult Learning Principles and formal instructional design methodologies to multi-location environment.
  • Deliver training programs using a variety of instructional techniques and formats including presentations, group trainings, e-learning, and videos.
  • Define learning needs, determine gaps, and identify potential interventions to achieve performance objectives.
  • Partner with training team, field management and subject matter experts to develop training resources designed to equip new and existing employees and outside participants with the skills and competencies needed for success.
  • Create and update content for existing and new classes that may include specific reading assignments, dynamic and accurate slide presentation, individual and group exercises, course exams and quizzes, course handouts and hands-on simulation exercises.
  • Develop interactive learning for presentation via web conferencing.
  • Create post-training follow up including job aids.
  • Develop surveys and other methods of evaluating trainings and recommend changes to training offerings, training content and training methods as appropriate.
  • Provide objective feedback to attendees at the conclusion of training, to enhance their overall training experience.
  • Analyze and evaluate training results. Assess training effectiveness by monitoring performance, soliciting input from managers and employees, etc.
  • Use own judgment to maintain orderly and effective classroom. Independently resolves issues and conflicts in the classroom. Establish own schedule for teaching preparation and classroom audio-visual content development.
  • Create and deliver a positive, fun and rewarding training experience.
  • Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.
  • Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects.
  • Support and participate in instructional design process.
  • Bachelor’s degree in occupational safety and health, safety management, organizational development, learning and development, training, adult or secondary education or related field and two years’ experience developing and delivering learning. Or, in lieu of a degree, a minimum of 6 years’ related experience.
  • Experience in tracking and monitoring training effectiveness, utilizing evaluation instruments such as surveys, and testing.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional journals, government regulations and technical procedures.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Power Point, Word and Outlook required. Strong proficiency using the internet required. Working familiarity with Excel. Proficiency with Learning Management Systems helpful.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to use sound judgment and critical thinking to solve conflicts and problems that arise in the classroom.
  • Communicate with students and clients oriented toward providing responsive, courteous and professional customer service.
  • Background and knowledge in hazardous waste and hazardous materials management/response, asbestos abatement safety and inspections, lead paint safety and inspections, physical hazards, confined spaces, personal protective equipment, respiratory protection preferred.
  • Background and knowledge of supporting regulatory and industry standards that underpin class content preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.
Preferred qualifications:
  • Eligible to become a Notary Public for notarizing student forms in some classes.
  • Proficiency using virtual training platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
  • Proficiency in Spanish helpful.

Terracon’s Safety Response to COVID-19

Committed to Our Employee Safety!

Terracon is passionate about your safety before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. As Terracon continues to move forward and grow through this time, we are continuing to take every precaution to ensure the safety of our employee-owners. If you are as committed to your success as we are committed to your safety, then Terracon is the company for you!

Our goal has not changed. For Terracon, our guiding principle has been and will continue to be the safety of our employee-owners. It’s that simple. We want our employees to be able to work safely in every situation and go home safely each night. As we continue our vision of being “Best at People,” here are some of the things Terracon is doing to safeguard every employee-owner:

  • On-going communication with ALL employee-owners on a dedicated COVID Response page, and a portal for their families to have access to resources as well
  • Requiring specific COVID-19 Pre-Task Safety Planning Protocols for all tasks and projects
  • Empowering employees to speak up and say “no” to working in unsafe conditions
  • Providing an additional 40 hours of sick leave to anyone impacted by COVID-19, including those impacted by daycare and school closures
  • Offering voluntary reduced work schedule for anyone needing extra time to care for others
  • Load leveling work assignments across regions to maintain high productivity and chargeability
  • Ensuring proper PPE and sanitation on all project sites by providing field employee-owners with mobile hand washing stations and supplies, masks, and sanitizing kits
  • Utilizing technology for more remote work opportunities and innovation using everything from video conferencing to drones
  • Following all CDC guidelines including social distancing on job sites, in offices, and in our labs
  • Implementing a stand-by leave program to ensure our employees continue service and health insurance benefits during regional work shortages

If your passion lies in working with a company that truly cares for your safety, and if you’re interested in belonging to a 100% employee-owned organization that will help you grow and quickly progress in your career, consider Terracon and apply today!

About Terracon

Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 5,000 employees in more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon’s growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon’s vision of “Together, we are best at people” is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.

EEO Statement

Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.