CDL Driver - Transfer Station
Des Moines, IA
$52, 000+ Full Time - Daytime/Local - Permanent - IPERS Benefits - Union - $25-27.00 / hour
PURPOSE OF POSITION
Transport solid waste from the Metro Central Transfer Station/Metro Northwest Transfer Station to the Metro Park East Landfill in an efficient and effective manner.
1 - Graduation from high school or GED equivalency.
2 - Prior job related experience offering comparable services is desirable.
3 - A valid Commercial Driver s License (CDL) with job related endorsements as required by Iowa DOT
4 - Willingness to submit to a formal post offer drug screen, physical, strength test, and formal background screen
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Transfer Driver position provides skilled drivers an opportunity to join the MWA team, and utilize their talent to make a valuable contribution to the daily operations of MWA.
Basic functions of the job are as follows:
1. Daily operation of tractor-trailer units to haul garbage and yard waste from MWA transfer stations to the Metro East landfill, following procedures in loading, securing, and unloading materials.
2. Performing pre and post trip inspections of tractor, trailer and tarping systems to assure everything is in proper working order and safe for transport.
3. Completing daily operation reports including documentation of equipment maintenance needs.
4. Assisting in the repair and maintenance of tractor-trailers, and related mechanical equipment.
(Self-repairs Drivers are expected to effectively communicate with management on all equipment repairs, and obtain guidance and approval prior to making any such self-repairs in the lot or on the roadside)
5. Understanding and complying with all IDOT and MWA regulations and policies governing the transport and delivery of solid waste materials.
6. Providing courteous external and internal customer service according to MWA Customer Service standards. Understanding and properly managing interactions with the public while driving to include improving public perception of MWA driver s professionalism, litter control and overall image.
1) Driver are assigned vehicles, but at times may be required to operate vehicles assigned to other drivers. Drivers are expected to do so without reservation, and with full respect for the property of each vehicle s assigned driver.
2) Routes and functions are fairly repetitive, and the operation runs on a tight timeline.
3) Work is often performed in an environment with undesirable conditions: exposure to extreme heat and cold, odors, noise, dust, fumes, and a variety of hazardous driving conditions are to be expected.