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Courses & Training ONSITE & OFF


Forklift Equipment

Aerial &
Scissor Lift

Aerial lift and Scissor Lift

Rigging &

Rigging and Signaling


Crane Qualification


National Certification

NOTICE: OVERTON Safety Training now has open-enrollment forklift courses in Southern California!
Now training at Pape Material Handling in Anaheim, City of Industry, Fontana, Oxford, and San Diego.
See the updated Forklift Training Course Schedule here.

Hiring: Level 1 Hoisting and Lifting Equipment Instructors

  • Locations:
    Southern California
  • Seattle Area
  • Career Level:
    Level 1 (of 3)
  • Industry:
    General Industry
    Construction Industry
  • Job Category:
    Full Time, Level 1 Instructor/Evaluator

To join our team of professionals and make a difference in the safety training industry:

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  • Provides training and operational performance evaluations for our clients via scheduled open enrollment courses as well as on-site client specific courses to assist employers and operators in satisfying both their safety training needs as well as State/Federal regulatory compliance.
  • Utilizing technical and professional expertise, confident instructing and facilitation skills they will exceed client expectations.
  • By providing our safety training programs in a professional manner, the instructor has the opportunity to positively affect client relationships and ensure the services provided exceed the customer expectations.
  • Provides our industry leading safety training services to the small equipment hoisting and lifting professionals on equipment including but not limited to: Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklifts, pallet jacks, order selectors and telehandlers), Aerial Work Platforms (boom lifts, scissor lifts and bucket trucks), Loaders (skid steer and front end), and Overhead Cranes.
  • Scheduled from our home office, providing our training services generally within their geographic territory (greater Los Angeles to San Diego CA or Seattle and surrounding areas), however OVERTON Safety Training offers training services at client locations on a national level, the instructor will also have the opportunity to travel to support customers training needs utilizing their professional training skills and our industry leading training programs and materials.
  • Our full time instructors enjoy being home-based and being provided with a company vehicle, insurance, smartphone, laptop and all training materials necessary to provide the services requested.
  • Valid driver’s license and insurable. Must meet OVERTON Safety Training safe driver standards.
  • 5-10 years general industry, construction or military forklift and hosting equipment operation experience required.
  • 5+ years previous experience in training, instructing and evaluating forklift operators required.
  • Effective communication, teaching and facilitation skills.
  • Ability and desire to instill customer satisfaction that is recognizable and valuable to the customer.
  • Bilingual, second language ability (Spanish) a plus, but not required.
For over 20 years, OVERTON Safety Training has been providing our professional and industry leading safety training services and training materials for employers and operators in both General Industry and Construction Industry. Last year alone we provided our services to over 8,000 crane, forklift, aerial work platform and rigging professionals in 23 states.

With over 20 different hoisting and lifting training programs to choose from including operator training courses, Train the Trainer courses and our professional safety training materials, OVERTON is a leader in assisting employers with accomplishing their safety training and regulatory compliance goals.

We are proud to say that three of the largest forklift and aerial work platform sales and rental companies in the entire Western Region chose to partner with OVERTON Safety Training as the solely approved training provider, to assist their clients, and host training programs for the industry at their locations stretching from San Diego CA to Bellingham WA.

  • Pape Material Handling (the Hyster Distributor) with 29 locations in the 6 western states,
  • Star Rentals and Sales with 16 locations in OR and WA
  • Peterson Cat Rentals (the Caterpillar Distributor) with 6 locations in Oregon.
  • Competitive salary
  • Paid vacation, paid holidays, personal leave, sick pay
  • 401K with company matching portion
  • Medical and dental plans
  • Paid travel expense
  • Company paid vehicle, fuel, insurance, service

Our Story

OVERTON Safety Training (OST) is a pioneering provider of professional training services and course materials for hoisting equipment operators and rigging professionals. Since 1991, we have been exceeding client expectations, having authored over 25 training programs. Our training programs can be conducted on-site, anywhere in the country. We also offer 300 open enrollment classes on the West Coast. In addition to training services, we can qualify one or more of your employees to conduct in-house training using our course materials sold through our online store.

Our Certification

OVERTON is proud to be a provider of NCCCO National Certification Exams for Mobile Crane, Articulating Crane, Tower Crane, Digger Derrick Crane, Service Truck Crane, and Overhead Crane. With our industry 11 full time instructor/examiners on staff, who are all accredited NCCCO Practical Examiners, OST is one of the largest providers of NCCCO Crane Operator National Certification exams in the country.

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Train The Trainer

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Open Training Classes

These open enrollment courses assist in satisfying federal and/or state training requirements.

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Onsite Safety Classes

Our instructors come to your location, on your schedule, with your specific equipment

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Training Materials

Train the Trainer packages from OVERTON Safety Training support in-house training with the curriculum and materials to assist your company in obtaining compliance with the operator training, certification and qualification requirements for hoisting and lifting professionals.

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Employee Training

Training classes from OVERTON Safety Training prepare your employees for safe operation of important and critical equipment. We offer classes to prepare trainers to train internally or operators for equipment usage.

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