At Torc, we have always believed that autonomous vehicle technology will transform how we travel, ship goods, and do business.

A leader in autonomous driving since 2007, Torc has spent over a decade commercializing their autonomous solutions with experienced partners. Now a part of the Daimler family, we are developing automated trucks to transform transportation.

Join us and take your career to new heights with a company that helped pioneer autonomous technology. You’ll work with an experienced team of people who are committed to creating safer roads, and your contributions will have an impact on the future of transportation.

About the Role:

The Operational Safety Managers for our Albuquerque site provide general oversight and management of the safety conductor role in autonomous vehicles and serve as manager of the safety conductor staff. Managers are responsible for developing, training, auditing, and overall administration of the safety conductor programs and practices in coordination with the operations manager. Serve as an advisor to the managerial and safety team on safety conductor program continuous improvement.Confirm compliance and documentation is fulfilled in accordance to policies and procedures. Promote safety initiatives and ensure safety tracking and reporting of safety metrics. Ensure compliance with federal, state,and local government regulations and requirements. Develop, implement, and maintain proactive and preventative safety training programs directed toward keeping the Daimler-Torc safety conductor program as the industry benchmark. Supports hazard assessment and risk mitigation efforts. Supports accident/incident investigations, communications, and response. Serves as a safety conductor subject matter expert and reports to the Operations Manager.


Safety Conductor Management

  • Works closely with all levels of the organization to effectively implement a world class safety program including respective Daimler and Roush counterparts from Operational Safety, Testing Operations, Regulatory Affairs, Legal, and Test Engineering.
  • Assist with implementation and oversight of safety conductor monitoring & auditing including the use of Lytx in-cab event recorders and real time monitoring as well as in-person auditing of conductor behaviors and practices.
  • Ensure safety conductor and safety drivers comply with the requirements of their position and are following all regulatory and program requirements including Federal Pre-Trip inspections, program related process documentation, and Federal and program Hours of Service requirements.
  • Support safety officers in fulfilling policy & process development, implementation, auditing, and training.
  • Disseminates and monitors Company safety goals and benchmarks employees and subcontractors to ensure continuous learning and improvement in safety performance.
  • Contributes to workplace safety and follows OSHA and other state, local, or industry specific regulations.
  • Serves as a conduit for safety concerns, fulfills company safety goals and objectives, and delivers reporting on progress and opportunities.
  • Reviews and reports on safety conductor compliance with safety rules and polices, and recommends commendations, disciplinary actions, or dismissal based on performance.
  • With support from the logistics manager, reviews daily weather forecast, road conditions and closures, traffic concerns and accidents, etc., that could cause a slow down or stoppage and ensures this information is provided to safety conductors and drivers to avoid potential dangers.
  • Assesses risks and safety concerns to develop and communicate safety plans and initiatives to create a safe workplace for all employees and the community.
  • Supports development, implementation, and maintenance of comprehensive safety conductor training programs. To include integration with testing training programs, orientations, skill training, incident response training, and emergency preparedness training. Annually reviews and updates current and new training to assure programs are current.
  • Researches and reviews internal and external training opportunities to enhance resources.
  • Reviews all Accident Investigation Reports and supports follow-up investigations as needed. To include Investigating causes of incidents and accidents and other unsafe conditions.

People Management

  • Supervisory responsibilities include employee team building and training, performance management, scheduling, collecting resources and controlling expenses, and enforces systems, policies, and procedures.
  • Accomplishes department objectives by supervising staff and organizing and monitoring work processes with the highest degree of quality and safety.
  • Accomplishes staff job results by monitoring, coaching, appraising, counseling, and disciplining employees.

Testing Support (as Safety Conductor) 

  • Become qualified as a safety conductor and maintain working proficiency.
  • Supports testing activities as a fully qualified safety conductor for program vehicles.
  • Provides feedback to system engineering on vehicle dynamics and performance


  • 5+ years developing, implementing, and/or managing a safety program with management experience. State or federal level regulatory compliance preferred.
  • Proficient with computers including Microsoft Office products such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of transportation and/or logistics desired.
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety, with the ability to identify and act upon safety improvement opportunities.
  • Experience that demonstrates professional communication skills with the ability to develop correspondence and reports, create and deliver presentations and interact effectively with diverse clientele.
  • Must be flexible and adaptable to new and changing policies, practices, and environments.
  • Highly motivated, energetic, self-directed individual with good analytical and problem-solving skills including root cause and risk analysis methodologies
  • Proven leadership and teamwork skills to work collaboratively and influence those with limited safety and health experience.
  • Understanding of Safety & Health principles and an ability to communicate technical concepts effectively to a varied audience.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, ability to prioritize, and maintain attention to detail.

Education, Licensing, and Certifications Required 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Operations, Safety, Business or related field of study required.
  • Trucking industry affiliations preferred.
  • OSHA 30-hour General Industry Certificate preferred.

Travel, Training and Safety Requirements

  • Valid US driver’s license with a safe driving record required.
  • CDL driver’s license or CDL learner’s permit desired or ability to obtain the license within four months.
  • Requires continuous education and training with a passion for knowledge to maintain the highest level of ingenuity and creative thinking.
  • Available for up to 50% national and international travel within the United States to other locations.
  • Flexibility for day, night, and/or weekend work, and may require work on short notice.


Perks of Being a Torc’r

Torc cares about our team members and we strive to provide benefits and resources to support their health, work/life balance, and their future. Additionally, we are always open to suggestions to accommodate individual employee needs. Torc offers:

  • Full coverage of monthly medical premiums for full-time employees
  • Medical/dental/vision/ AD+D and Life Insurance
  • 401K plan with employer matching
  • Annual learning and development stipend
  • Leadership development training
  • Collaborative, energetic, and team-focused work environment
  • Flexibility in schedule and generous paid vacation


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