Driver - Front End at GFL Industries in Garner, North Carolina

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Job Description:

Safely operate front-end truck and ancillary equipment on an assigned route to service customers in a safe and efficient manner. Deliver collected solid waste or recyclables to landfill, MRF or transfer station.

Key Responsibilities:
• Operate front-end truck and ancillary equipment to collect solid waste on a specified collection route.
• Complete pre-trip and post-trip safety lane inspections and reports, daily truck report, route sheets and other documentation requested by supervisor daily.
• Frequently operate overhead arms of Front-End vehicle in a safe manner.
• Must clean daily the sump area of the truck in front of the packing blade
• Communicate vehicle mechanical problems to mechanic and supervisor immediately.
• Maintain route quality standards as predetermined by management.
• Operate truck and equipment using prescribed techniques to eliminate driver-induced mechanical failures.
• Follow all safety standards, equipment checks and precautions in performance of all duties. Comply with all federal, state, local and company rules on safety and vehicle operation including any required customer specific rules or regulations.
• Communicate any potential hazards in serving/picking up container and any damage (to container, corral, property, etc.) to Supervisor/Lead prior to performing task
• Maintain clean vehicle by cleaning cab interior and exterior of vehicle.
• Conform in all respects with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, ordinances and other orders and to all company policies, procedures and directives from supervisors.
• Report all accidents or incidents to supervisor(s) immediately
• Work closely with supervisor to improve routing efficiencies.
• Respond to any spills using prescribed techniques to eliminate environmental damage, protect the company against possible liability and to ensure a quality company image.
• Exhibit a professional demeanor, manner and appearance at all times (i.e., meeting customers and/or the general public while on route or in uniform.)
• Ensure that all required personal protective equipment be worn at all times (i.e., gloves, reflective vest, safety glasses, work boots, etc.)
• Attend safety and branch meetings.
• May be required to work overtime
• Perform other duties and responsibilities as required or requested by management.

Knowledge, Skills and Competencies:
• High school diploma or general education degree (GED) desired.
• Possess valid Class A or B Commercial Driver's License (CDL).
• One (1) year of satisfactory driving experience of Class A or B vehicles preferred.
• Must pass a DOT physical, drug screen and background check.
• Satisfactory driving record.
• Must pass the GFL Environmental written and road test evaluation.
• High level of skill involved in backing the Front-End vehicle.
• Ability to communicate in writing and verbally with others.
• Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations and apply to job.
• Ability to write simple reports and correspondence such as pre- and post-trip inspections, accident reports, daily paperwork, etc.
• Ability to read and comprehend simple correspondence and instructions such as company policies and procedures, etc.
• Ability to apply common sense reasoning to carry out uninvolved written and/or oral instructions and to solve general problems.
• Ability to follow instructions and work under limited supervision.
• Ability to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, hear, climb, balance, and smell.
• Visual requirements include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus due to the constant maneuvering of vehicle in tight and high traffic areas.
• Ability to regularly lift/move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift/move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift/move up to 100 pounds. Occasionally move/push up to 300 pounds.
• Ability to enter and exit truck to open doors to corrals multiple times during a shift
• Ability to climb to top of truck to verify that the load is secured prior to transporting the load to the landfill
• Sitting is required 75% of the time due to the primary function of driving.
• Ability to work in usually loud conditions.
• Frequently exposed to loud noise, humidity, rainy/stormy, extreme hot and cold weather conditions (depending on season), moving mechanical parts, vibration, toxic and caustic chemicals, fumes and airborne particles
• Work in outdoor environment up to 100% of the time.
• Works route away from branch location on a continuous basis throughout the day.
• Occasionally work in high precarious places.
• Work in motor vehicle traffic conditions constantly.
• Work environment is usually loud.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

GFL Environmental is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities to apply. We seek to hire individuals with diverse characteristics, backgrounds and perspectives. We strongly believe that world-class talent makes no distinctions based on gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual identity and orientation, age, religion or disability, but enriches itself through these differences. GFL will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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