Pratt Recycling, Inc., Conyers, GA, Class A CDL Van Driver

Pratt Industries

Conyers, GA


Position Title:              VAN DRIVER

Department:                 DRIVERS/OPERATIONS

Reports to:                   ROUTE SUPERVISOR

 

Position Summary:

 

Responsible for driving tractor/trailer in accordance with DOT and all company guidelines in order to swap out and pick up loaded trailer at customer locations as scheduled. May assist with loading and unloading freight if required by customer. Must adhere to DOT load balancing and load securement requirements. Driver must comply too all company safety policy, DOT hours of service and safety regulations.Provides basic customer service related to delivery issues and assists in resolving related problems.

 

Essential Functions/Position Responsibilities:

 

 

  • DOT pre-and post-trip inspections to tractor and trailer, not limited to, checking tire pressure, fluid levels, safety equipment, gauges and controls
  • Operation of company vehicles per DOT and company safety regulations
  • Communication with Route Supervisor of route status and Customer Service Group
  • Monitor gauges, dials, other indicators and ensure all necessary scheduled are performed regularly
  • Fulfill assigned route pick-ups
  • Operate hydraulic controls
  • Ensure loads adhere to DOT load securement requirements
  • Clean truck and trailer as needed
  • Follows all safety policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to operate multiple types of vehicles and equipment safely in all weather conditions and working environments
  • Notifies Route Manager of any incidents, accidents, injures, or property damage
  • Notifies Route Manager or Dispatch of service interruptions, including blocked containers, closed lots, streets, alleyways or potential safety hazards
  • Demonstrated knowledge of recycling commodity classifications and grades of paper and plastics
  • Demonstrated knowledge of commingled collection processes and allowable materials
  • Demonstrated knowledge of proper DOT loading, transportation and shipping procedures for commodities
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position  
  • Commercial Driver's license and safe driving record
  • Ability to lift 75 lbs
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule when necessary
  • Follow all company policies per Employee Handbook & Code of Conduct
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

 

 

 

 

Supervisory Responsibilities

 

None

 

Hiring Requirements/Preferences

 

·         Minimum 21 years of age

·         Education:  High School Diploma or Equivalent

·         Must meet company outlined driver minimum qualification

·         Possess a valid Class A CDL (Class A with Airbrake endorsement)

·         Minimum one year CDL driving experience or verifiable 150,000 log miles

·         Strong Work Ethic

  • Must meet or exceed the medical standard of DOT
  • Must demonstrate the ability to follow directions
  • Must be capable of performing all essential job functions including: heavy lifting, bending, and sitting for extended periods of time
  • As verified by a current MVR/driver abstract, must meet all qualifications as defined under DOT regulation 49 CFR 383.51

·         Must be able to complete and maintain driver log

·         Must have the ability to maintain and or identify equipment maintenance needs

·         Must be able to function in extreme temperatures and must be available for weekend work schedules

·         Pass a pre-employment “Fit for Work” physical

·         Be able to provide valid documentation for the I-9 Immigration document

·         Professional attitude & conduct

·         Multi-task, interpersonal communication, problem solving, and time management skills are needed

·         High degree of safety awareness and safety discipline

·         Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers, supervisors and the general public at all times

·         Willing to travel and work away from home when and if required

·         Be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary

·         Strictly adhere to safety requirements and the policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook

·         Have the willingness to work in a team environment and assist co–workers or supervisors with other duties as required

·         Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in designated operations and production areas as stated by PRATT Safety and OSHA

·         You will be expected to be flexible to the needs of our business, as we continually strive to meet and exceed the needs of our customers

·         Random and Suspicion Drug tests are performed

·         Please be aware that you must successfully complete a drug screen and background check in order to be hired with Pratt Industries

·         The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

·         Pratt Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer who strives to provide an inclusive work environment that involves everyone and embraces the diverse talent of its people

·         Where required by state law and/or city ordinance; this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization

·         The ability to work a full shift, come to work on time, work overtime as needed and the ability to work according to the necessary schedule to meet job requirements with or without reasonable accommodation is an essential function of this position

 

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