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Driver Trainee Job in Waverly, Ohio US

Job Summary

Waverly, OH
Other/Not Classified
Job Type
Full Time

Driver Trainee

About the Job

Driver Trainee
A Driver Trainee will be trained by Rumpke to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) with the goal of assuming the role of Driver with Rumpke. Driver Trainees begin employment in a Helper role while completing a comprehensive training program in preparation for taking the CDL examination. Working in tandem with a season Driver, Trainees assist in the collection and hauling of waste or recycling materials to a disposal site, transfer station, or recycling plant while learning to safely operate heavy-duty trucks in compliance with state and federal regulations, as well as company standards.
Responsibilities and Duties
• Learns to performs pre- and post-trip inspection of vehicle, documenting and reporting any mechanical or safety issues.
• Learns to operates vehicle in a safe manner in compliance with OSHA and DOT requirements, all local, state, and federal laws, and Rumpke policies.
• Courteously interacts with customers, both internal and external, ensuring customers are serviced in a professional and timely manner.
• Safely lifts and loads refuse/recycling completely empty trash/recycling receptacles into vehicle, leaving area clean of debris, while monitoring waste for evidence of unacceptable materials.
• Replaces trash/recycling receptacles neatly at the curb or designated area.
• Reports service issues, such as blocked alleyways, over-weight receptacles, safety hazards, or impassable streets, to Route Manager or Dispatcher.
• Immediately notifies Route Manager of any accidents, injuries, or property damage.
• Works with Route Manager and Route Auditors to improve route efficiencies.
• Maintains and updates route sheets and driver logs.
• Clears waste from packer blade and truck body on each trip to disposal site or recycling facility.
• Attends scheduled safety meetings, information sessions, and trainings as directed by Route Manager.
• Performs other duties assigned by Route Manager possibly including assisting on other routes to meet customer needs.
• Successfully complete CDL training program and passes the state CDL examination.
• Completes one year of employment with Rumpke after obtaining CDL.
Knowledge and Skills
• Customer service oriented with desire to meet and exceed expectations.
• Professional, courteous, and trustworthy while maintaining a sense of pride in work.
• Time management skills to ensure duties are completed in a safe and efficient manner.
• Willingness to adhere to Rumpke polices and safety standards.
• Ability to work in all weather conditions and perform physical requirements including repetitive lifting, pushing, pulling, and climbing.
• Verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to read and understand a map.
Minimum Qualifications
• Legally eligible to work in the United States.
• 21 years of age.
• Must have a valid driver’s license.
• Must be able to obtain a class B CDL permit within 10 days of employment.
• Currently hold a valid DOT Medical Card or able to obtain within 10 days of employment.
Work Environment
• Exposure to extreme weather conditions.
• Exposure to residential and commercial waste.
• Possible exposure to high traffic conditions while outside the vehicle.

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