Driver - Class A/B

US-CA-Irwindale
ID
2017-1377
# of Openings
5
Category
Operations

Overview & Essential Job Functions

Position Summary

 

The Driver is responsible for safely operating a heavy-duty truck to perform assigned duties on container delivery, recycling, residential, commercial, or industrial (roll-off) routes. This position is responsible for efficiently servicing assigned customers, while complying with all local, state, and federal transportation regulations and with Company policies.

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Operates vehicle in accordance with Occupational and Safety Health Act (OSHA)/Department of Transportation (DOT) requires as well as all local, state and federal requirements; maintains a clean and safe vehicle.
  • Performs pre- and post-trip inspections of assigned vehicle using utilizing standard DVIR (Driver Vehicle Inspection Report).
  • Ensures vehicle is operating correctly while on the route and notifies Route Supervisor/Dispatch/Maintenance of any concerns.
  • Understands and practices operating as prescribed in Athens Services Safety Rules.
  • Immediately reports any unsafe situations/service calls to Route Supervisor/Dispatch before attempting service.
  • Participates and cooperates in all scheduled training, briefings, and Safety meetings as required by the Company.
  • Makes use of standard tools and resources provided by the Company.
  • Works closely with Route Supervisors to improve route efficiencies and identify problem or unsafe accounts.
  • Performs all duties as scheduled by Route Supervisor or Dispatch, assisting other company drivers as directed.
  • Notifies Route Supervisor of any incidents/accidents/injures/property damage.
  • Notifies Dispatch/Route Supervisor of issues as prescribed by Service Machine protocol, including blocked containers, potential missed pick-ups or problems that arise on the route.
  • Communicates customer requests/issues to Dispatch/Route Supervisor.
  • Completely dumps all containers and leaves the customer’s location clean and free of debris.
  • Completes and submits DCI’S (driver call inquiry).
  • Properly positions containers on the customer’s property.
  • Follows route assignments throughout the day and completes all documentation when checking-in at the end of the route.
  • Provides a positive professional customer attitude when dealing with customers.
  • Assists other drivers in completing routes as directed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Environmental Demands

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Valid Class A or B Driver's License
  • 3+ years of experience operating a commercial vehicle
  • Minimum of 6 months experience in a heavy labor role
  • Acceptable Driver Record
  • Able to meet all DOT requirements
  • Ability to perform physical requirements of the position with or without reasonable accommodations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual English / Spanish
  • Work experience in the waste, environmental services, energy, or transportation industry

Physical/Environmental Demands:

  • Physical:
    • Standing, walking, seeing, hearing, & smelling continuously.
    • Problem solving, oral/written communication, analytical ability, concentration, & interpersonal abilities continuously.
    • Eye/hand coordination, handling, & wrist motion continuously.
    • Bending, reaching, stretching, frequently, and lifting ≤ 50 Lbs. frequently.
  • Environmental:
    • Exposure to dust, smoke, fumes, odors, grease, oil, chemicals, wet/hot conditions, & noise continuously.
    • Works outside only.

Benefits

Benefits:

  • Competitive wages
  • Comprehensive benefit package Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401K
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time
  • Career plan
  • Recognition programs
  • Professional development learning
  • An exceptional work environment

Athens will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance and any other applicable state, federal or local laws. EEO/M/F/disability/veteran

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