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Pratt Recycling, Inc., Winston-Salem, Class A CDL, Swing Driver


Position Title: Swing Driver

Department: Transportation

Reports to: Route Supervisor

Position Summary:

Drivers operate heavy-duty trucks and are responsible for the collection of commercial and/or 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. Navigates high traffic and congested roadways, driveways, alleyways, and lots.

Essential Functions/Position Responsibilities:

  • Operates vehicle in accordance with Pratt Recycling Safety and OSHA (Occupational and Safety Health Act) and DOT (Department of Transportation) requirements as well as all local, state and federal laws.
  • Performs pre- and post-trip inspections of assigned vehicle and documents checks utilizing the standard DVIR (Driver Vehicle Inspection Report). .
  • Immediately reports all unsafe situations or service related issues to Route Manager or Dispatch.
  • Attends and participates in all scheduled training programs, briefings, and meetings as required by Pratt Recycling or directed by the Route Manager.
  • Works closely with Route Manager to improve route efficiencies and identify best practices.
  • Notifies Route Manager of any incidents, accidents, injures, or property damage.
  • Notifies Route Manager or Dispatch of service interruptions including closed or impassable streets or alleyways, receptacles too heavy to service or potential safety hazards.
  • Communicates customer requests to Dispatch or Route Manager.
  • Completely dumps all receptacles and leaves the customer’s location clean and free of debris.
  • Follows route assignments as directed and completes end of day documentation and check out process.
  • Must be able to operate all trucks in fleet.
  • Monitor gauges, dials and other indicators
  • Fulfill assigned route pick-ups
  • Manage route Loader
  • Operate hydraulic controls
  • Empty truck at established disposal sites
  • Clean truck and compactor as needed
  • Follows all safety policies and procedures
  • Current forklift operator's certification.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate multiple types of vehicles and equipment safely in all weather conditions and working environments.
  • 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 loading and 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.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned
  • Follow all company policies per Employee Handbook & Code of Conduct.
  • Follow all company safety guidelines.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Hiring Requirements/Preferences

EDUCATION: High School Diploma or Equivalent

· 10 plus years’ experience driving all types of heavy equipment and trucks

· CDL Class A with Air Brake Endorsements

· Valid DOT Medical Card

· Must be able to travel and cover other locations for multiple days and/or weeks

· Muscular endurance with ability to lift and move in excess of 80 pounds

· Ability to judge distance

· Trash Collection Experience Not Required

· Minimum of five(5) years’ experience as a CDL Class A driver

· Must have a demonstrated ability to follow directions

· Must have a clean safety record/MVR

· Must be capable of performing all essential job functions including: heavy lifting, bending, and sitting for extended periods of time

· Must meet or exceed the medical standard of DOT

· Must have a demonstrated 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 meet PRATT Driver MVR Qualification Standards.

· Pass background check, drug screen and physical

· Must be able to complete and maintain driver log

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

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

· 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.

· Report to work at the designated start time.

· Be able to work overtime when required.

· Be at least age 21 years of age due to nature of working environment.

· 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 into the 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

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.

HR Approval Date

Operational Mgr Approval Date

Position FLSA Status Non-Exempt LG

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