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Pratt Recycling, Inc., Conyers, GA, Residential Driver (REL or ASL)





Position Summary:

Residential Drivers operate heavy-duty trucks (Rear Loader or Automated Side Loader) and are responsible for the collection of residential household waste or recyclable material. Driver will transport the material to a disposal, transfer or recycle facility when trucks reach legal load capacity. Driver safely maneuvers vehicle in residential environments. Driver will transport material to a disposal, MRF, transfer or recycle facility when truck reaches legal weight limit or maximum load capacity. Navigates high traffic and congested roadways, driveways, alleyways, and lots.

Essential Functions/Position Responsibilities:

% Time

  • Performs complete DOT required pre and post trip inspection and documents utilizing the standard DOT forms.
  • Drives heavy diesel truck to along residential routes to collect waste
  • Driver navigates high traffic and congested roadways, driveways, alleyways, and lots
  • Highly skilled backing maneuvers are essential to perform the job
  • Completely dumps all receptacles and leaves the customer’s location clean and free of debris
  • Route has frequent stops; climbs in and out of truck cab, as needed, to help load the residential waste.
  • Lifts bags or containers that weigh up to 75 lbs. from ground level to hopper. Lifts bulky items (i.e. washers, dryers, tree limbs, and concrete) from curbside to the hopper.
  • Operates hydraulic hand controls to lift/load refuse, operate compactor and dispose of collected material at the designated facility
  • Cleans waste from the packer blade and truck body on each landfill or transfer station run
  • Courteously interacts with customers, dispatchers and supervisors
  • Cleans up the area around accidental waste and recyclable spills
  • Reads route sheets to determine day’s schedule and services each customer as identified on the route sheet or as assigned by dispatcher or supervisor
  • 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
  • Completes required route/productivity sheets, Vehicle Condition Reports (VCRs) and other forms
  • Performs all driver check-in procedures upon returning to the facility at the end of the day
  • Follow all company policies per Employee Handbook & Code of Conduct
  • Follow all company safety guidelines
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities


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 B CDL (Class B with Airbrake endorsement)

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

· Strong Work Ethic

· Previous heavy duty commercial truck driving and solid waste collection experience desired

· 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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