CDL Delivery Driver / Boom Operator Trainee at Commonwealth Building Materials, Inc. in Roanoke, Virginia

Posted in Other 15 days ago.

Job Description:


Commonwealth Building Materials has six conveniently located yards across Virginia in Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, Norfolk, Richmond, and Roanoke. Teaming up with the top brands in the industry, we live by one simple pledge: getting the right products into our customers' hands as quickly and safely as possible. And our network of yards ensures that you are never too far from our shipping footprint.
Most of our employees have worked at Commonwealth Building Materials for over 10 years. We have a number of employees who started their careers in delivery and warehouse positions and later advanced into management. This is a testament to the great culture and work environment that Commonwealth Building Materials provides. We really define our employees as "family" and truly care about the health and welfare of everyone who works for us. Commonwealth Building Materials is a part of the GMS family.GMS is the leading North American distributor of gypsum wallboard, acoustical ceiling products and other specialty building materials. Founded in 1971, GMS now operates a network of more than 200 distribution centers nationwide. For more information about GMS, visit www.gms.comor any one of our subsidiary company websites.

Summary of Position:

The primary function of a CDL-Delivery Driver Trainee is to learn how to safely and efficiently operate a less than 26,001 GVWR commercial motor vehicle in compliance with company policies and Federal and State regulations, while studying and applying oneself to learn what it will take to pass the written and skills tests for a Commercial Driver's License (Class B).Work as a team player to deliver, load/unload materials, and provide a world class customer service experience. This position is based out of the Roanoke, VA yard.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Inspect truck/trailer for defects for safe operation

  • Safely load building materials onto flatbed or boom truck and unload products at commercial & residential job sites

  • Deliver materials to assigned area as directed by the customer while prioritizing personal safety and the safety of those around you

  • Communicate professionally, both verbally and in writing

  • Stamina to lift heavy building materials up to 80 lbs. for load/unload

  • Excellent customer service skills and professional attitude

  • Must report all accidents involving driver or company equipment

  • Maintain records required for compliance with State and Federal regulations

  • Study Federal and State regulations to prepare for CDL written and skills test

Other Competencies:

  • Ability to self-manage, show initiative and be proactive

  • Communicate professionally, both verbally and in writing to coworkers and customers

  • Ability to pass written and skills test for Commercial Driver's License (Class B) within 6 months of hire date

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a valid driver's license

  • Must have a clear three year Motor Vehicle Report

  • Must have knowledge of Department of Transportation regulations

  • High School diploma or GED

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to remain in stationary position while driving commercial vehicle 40%

  • Constantly, moving from unloading materials from commercial motor vehicle onto job site

  • Constantly, operates commercial motor vehicle and/or boom vehicle

  • Constantly, positions self to unload materials from flatbed or boom Must be able to judge distance while delivering materials and/or operating boom

  • Frequently moves materials weighing up to 80lbs while unloading flatbed

  • Must be able to communicate with management and coworkers and be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.

  • Constantly working in outside environmentwhile making deliveries

Mental Demands:

  • Must be able toprioritize job sites and deadlines

  • Must be able tomanage stress depending on customer's deadline

  • Must be able to multitask

  • Must be able to receive information and directions

  • Must be able to quickly communicate solutions if problems occur

  • Must be able to demonstrate a high degree of sound judgement

  • Must be self-motivated to learn and progress

Company Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability & Life Insurance

  • 401k

  • Paid holidays & vacation days

This job description is subject to change at any time.

Launch your career with a national building materials distributor and discover opportunities for growth and advancement. Our people have the independence and authority to make a difference. We invest in relationships, and every person is important. Our highest priority is serving others. We passionately pursue a safe work environment along with a relentless focus on operational excellence. We believe you can never go wrong doing the right thing.