Residential Route Driver - $19.00 per hour

October 13, 2020
The Residential Route Driver will be responsible for safely, efficiently, and courteously providing waste removal services to customers. The driver will collect solid waste on curbside and/or backdoor routes and transporting to post-collection facilities.
Duties & Responsibilities
• Drive a rear-load, split body, curotto, or automated-side load truck along designated routes to collect waste and take to post-collection facilities
• As route conditions require, driver will assist helper(s) in loading solid waste into truck hopper
• Utilize helpers while backing up according to Company policy
• Ensure company employees and third-party helpers adhere to Company policies, procedures, safety compliance and quality standards, while on designated route
• Operate mechanical packer to load and compact trash from hopper into the truck body
• Perform daily pre- and post-trip inspections; complete and submit vehicle condition report at the end of the shift
• Courteously interact with customers and/or the general public along the route to answer questions or respond to requests; notify supervisor of issues requiring management action
• Clean waste from the packer blade and truck body on each landfill and/or transfer station run; this ensures that equipment operations will continue safely and productively
• Maintain and submit a DOT logbook, daily route/productivity sheet, and vehicle condition report (post-trip inspection sheet) as required by law or company policy
• Maneuver truck into and out of minimum clearance spaces, using mirrors to back up ?
• Use a key map and GPS to locate service addresses
• Follow safe operating practices, including lock out/ tag out procedures to ensure proper operation of the truck
• Monitor operations to detect loose debris, using mirrors or direct sight and/or listening for debris falling onto truck during dumping operation, visually scan customer site before and after dumping ?
• Adherence to all DOT, OSHA, FMCSA, and EPA regulations and standards
• Perform other job-related duties as assigned by management
• Must be at least 21 years of age
• Class A or B CDL, with minimum one (1) year DOT medical card certified by a WCA medical provider
• Minimum of one (1) year verifiable truck driving experience OR a certificate of completion from an accredited truck driving school
• Must be able to meet criteria for safety sensitive functions according to DOT and Company standards
• Required to register with FMCSA Clearinghouse
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
• Knowledge of the truck and its components and the basic maintenance requirements for safe operation
• Ability to read, write, interpret, and comprehend documents, reports, and maps
• Ability to control operations of equipment; maneuvering truck into and out of minimum clearance spaces, using mirrors to back distances of approximately 120 feet or more
• Ability to judge the distance between equipment and an object
• Ability to repeatedly adjust the control and placement of equipment to exact position
• Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers
• Ability to work in a team environment or as an individual contributor
• Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
• Flexibility to accept and adapt to change as well as the commitment to seek continuous improvement
• Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operation, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service
• Ability to exert muscle force to lift, push, pull or carry objects (adjust depending on job title)
• Ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example: two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting or standing
• Ability to make simple and repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists
• Ability to recognize unacceptable waste (such as gasoline or other flammable materials)
• Knowledge of DOT, OSHA, and other related state and federal regulations
• Knowledge of proper lifting techniques
• Solid waste industry or ancillary experience
Equal Opportunity Employer