Utah State University

Mine Safety (MSHA) Trainer - Education specialist II -

City Price Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(6/17/2021 6:46 PM)
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Benefited Full-Time
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College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Aviation & Technical Education
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


  • Recruit, plan, organize, schedule, and deliver MSHA safety training for mines statewide.
  • Consult with small mine operators and contractors through jobsite visits and telephone conversations to help plan and recommend MSHA required and other site‐specific safety training according to mine operator's/contractor's MSHA approved training plan.
  • Develop MSHA approved training plans to share with mines.
  • Prepare and deliver annual refresher training for underground and surface miners complying with Title 30 CFR Part 48 and Part 46.
  • Prepare and deliver required new miner training for surface miners under MSHA Title 30 CFR Parts 48 and 46.
  • Prepare and deliver required new miner training for underground miners under MSHA Title 30 CFR, Part 48.
  • Prepare and deliver workshops, seminars, and training to enhance the skills, safety, and competency level of Utah's mining workforce.
  • Prepare and submit appropriate and timely progress reports required by contract.
  • This is a 12 month position.


  • Maintain current MSHA instructor certification.
  • Maintain current knowledge of MSHA regulations and standards.
  • Possess operational knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Prepare and deliver training meeting requirements of mine operator/contractor MSHA training plans for appropriate safety training, as verified by administrative training assessments.
  • Evaluate existing and develop MSHA‐related, site‐specific, safety curriculum utilizing multimedia, and effective instructional design integrating student‐engaging techniques.
  • Meet the Utah MSHA State Grant Program organizational goals and expectations for recruiting, registering, and training the targeted market share of mineworkers and contractors.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Six years of mining experience or Associate's degree plus 4 years experience or a Bachelor's degree and 2 years of experience.
  • Current MSHA approved Instructor MR, IU, IS, IN.
  • Self‐starter who can work with minimal supervision
  • Proficient communication and instruction skills in a classroom environment.
  • Mining experience in metal and non‐metal surface or underground.
  • Two years verifiable teaching/training experience, including safety meetings, training classes, mining subjects taught, and other classes taught (e.g. OSHA).
  • Willingness to travel on occasion and visit with mine operators and contractors, and train workers throughout Utah.

Preferred requirements:

  • 2 years UT Mine Foremen; 2 years MSHA Instructor.
  • MSHA EE, ES, EC, EB certifications

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume/CV to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile

2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of the application


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of EducationOffice of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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