Commercial Frontload Driver - Des Moines REQ #239690

Des Moines, IA posted on February 13

Job Description
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.

Job Summary
At Waste Management our Commercial Drivers operate front-end or rear load trucks to service commercial routes removing and transporting waste or recyclables in fulfillment of customer contracts. This position will service approximately 100 to 150 commercial customers per day according to the assigned routes. The waste will then need to be transferred to the appropriate station, landfill or drop-off location.
Join our Waste Management team, the industry leader since 1971. With over 41,000 proud employees, Waste Management has the largest trucking fleet in the waste industry - over 18,000 trucks, and leads in CNG advancement with the largest fleet of class 8 Natural Gas Vehicles in North America. We offer opportunities in 48 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada. 

When you drive for Waste Management, you join a team of the best drivers in the nation - professional, well trained, and skilled. Our drivers work hard and drive safe. They know they are valued front-line team members who are the key in making Waste Management number one in the industry. They are rewarded with competitive pay, great benefits, opportunity for growth, and they are home at night.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned and may vary by location. 

Routes may require Drivers to navigate through congested communities and confined or tight areas in city and suburban locations. Backing skills are essential, as a large percentage of the time spent servicing customers is done in reverse. Our drivers routinely climb in and out of the truck cab to service customer accounts and at times need to climb on to the truck containers to smooth loads or secure traps for transport. 

Our drivers, who have safe driving records, comply with all local, state, and federal transportation regulations and with company policy. Drivers are expected to communicate professionally with customers and dispatchers at all times. This includes receiving complaints about schedules and quality of service. Our Drivers must make note of and report on any such complaints and respond in a courteous and respectful manner. 

Required work hours may be up to the legal limits allowed and may require weekend and/or holiday work. Work hours will vary by route. Drivers must be able to read and understand a map, complete daily driver logs as well as pre and post trip truck inspections.

Supervisory Responsibilities
This job has no supervisory duties.

Qualifications
The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

A. Education and Experience
At least 1 year of experience within the last 7 years operating a vehicle requiring a commercial driver's license (CDL) or military equivalent.

B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements
 

  • 21 years of age or older
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States
  • Must have a Class A or B CDL with airbrakes endorsement valid for the state in which you are applying to work in. 
  • Clear driving record
  • Must be willing to drive a video/GPS monitored vehicle
  • Must be willing to follow strict safety rules such as no cell phone, food or drink while operating a commercial vehicle



C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

  • Must be able to speak and read English well enough to converse with the general public, understand highway traffic and signals, respond to official questions, and be able to make legible entries on reports and records. 
  • Successfully complete pre-employment DOT drug screen, physical, and background check, which will include previous employment check, criminal history and motor vehicle record review.
  • Ability to perform pushing, pulling, kneeing, bending, twisting and lifting up to 75 lbs throughout the shift with our without reasonable accommodations. As well as climb into and out of the truck repeatedly. Note: The level of physical effort may vary from site to site and in some cases be greater or lesser than documented here.



Benefits
At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

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Job number: 239690
Category: Driver
Location: Des Moines, IA

 


Wage

$16.50 - 17.50/hr

Experience

Any

Type

Full-time