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Commercial Driver

Thousand Oaks, CA | Other
22 Days Ago

Job Description

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.
  • Performs pre- and post-trip inspections of assigned vehicle utilizing standard Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR). Responsible for reporting any vehicle deficiencies prior to and after each route day.
  • Ensures vehicle is operating correctly while on the route and notifies Route Supervisor/Dispatch/Maintenance of any concerns.
  • Understands and practices all policies and procedures as described per Athens Services Safety Rules. Makes use of standard tools and resources provided by the Company.
  • Clean area around any accidental waste spill, ensuring adherence to all applicable safety standards and policies.
  • Identify unsatisfactory waste barrels and tag containers due to contamination of waste streams.
  • Follow all applicable rules and protocols when disposing at the Material Recovery Facility (MRF).
  • Maintain a clean and safe vehicle. Clean waste from the packer blade and truck body (where appropriate) on each disposal trip.
  • Ensure all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is worn while operating specific machinery.
  • Participates and cooperates in all scheduled training, briefings, and Safety meetings as required 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 operations as directed.
  • Immediately notifies Route Supervisor of any incidents/accidents/injures/property damages.
  • Communicates customer requests/issues to Dispatch/Route Supervisor.
  • Completely dumps all containers and leaves the customer’s location clean and free of debris. 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 and professional attitude when dealing with customers.
  • Working in Windy/Hot/Cold/Wet environments, working around heavy equipment, working among refuse and exposed to dusty conditions.
  • Frequent exposure to traffic, being aware of all your surroundings, maintain a high level of communication with others.
  • Continuously grasping, bending, pushing, pulling, lifting, stretching, twisting, stooping, walking on uneven surfaces and lifting < 50 lb. frequently in all weather conditions. Ability to work independently and together as a team.
  • Able to work standing and/or sitting for long periods of time.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Environmental Demands

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid Class A or B Driver's License.
  • 3 years of experience operating a commercial vehicle.
  • Clean Driving Record.
  • Able to meet all DOT requirements.
  • Able to provide exceptional customer service always.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Able to follow through multiple challenges as they arise.
  • Ability to perform all 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, pushing, pulling and lifting ≤ 50 Lbs. continuously.
  • Environmental:
    • Exposure to dust, smoke, fumes, odors, grease, oil, chemicals, wet/hot conditions, & noise continuously.
    • Works outside only.

Benefits

Benefits:

  • Comprehensive benefit package Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401K, Profit Sharing & Match
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time
  • Recognition programs
  • Professional development learning

 

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

Skills for Commercial Driver

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Career Path for Commercial Driver

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