OmniSource Truck Driver
Employment Type: Full-Time
Drives diesel powered truck and trailer combination to pick-up, transport, and deliver scrap metal in a safe and timely manner focusing on safety and customer service.
Duties and Responsibilities
* Hook and unhook trailers from tractor cranking lever to raise and lower landing gear on semi-trailers.
* Inspect trailers/truck for defects and make sure they are in safe operating condition before, during, and after trips. The driver must submit in writing, a report of the condition of the truck/trailer at the end of each day or upon switching equipment if repairs are required.
* Check shipping paperwork to determine the nature of the load
* Drive the truck to and from its destination in accordance with Federal and State regulations along with complying with company policies.
* Apply knowledge of commercial driving skills maneuvering vehicle at varying speeds in difficult situations i.e.: heavy traffic, inclement weather, and/or tight loading and unloading areas.
* Ensure that all shipping documentation required to move the product is available for inspection and that the appropriate paperwork accompanies the shipment when delivered.
* Maintain records required for compliance with the State and Federal regulations including driver's logs, fuel purchases, mileage, and all other records required by the company.
* Maintain on a daily basis the proper handling and accurate completion of all necessary paperwork related to truck operation and scrap movement.
* Perform all duties in accordance with the company policies and procedures and comply with the State and Federal regulations for the safe operation of a commercial motor vehicle.
* Report all accidents involving driver or company equipment.
* Report highway safety hazards noted in route.
* Promptly report delays due to breakdowns, weather or traffic conditions, or other emergencies relating to pick up or delivery of product.
* Professional representation of the Company and the trucking industry through responsible driving and customer service is a must.
To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of knowledge, skill and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be able to read and write the English language with 2 years of verifiable tractor/trailer experience; or 1 year of tractor/trailer experience with a graduation certificate from an accredited tractor/trailer driving school.
Ability to read, write, and interpret the English language sufficient to communicate with law enforcement, and company personnel. You must be able to interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. You must have working knowledge of vehicle safety control systems.
Ability to perform simple math calculations with mental ability to handle receipts, maintain logs, read road maps and instructions.
Ability to apply common sense understanding standards set forth by the US Department of Transportation. You must have knowledge of DOT regulations governing safe driving, hours of service, and inspection maintenance. You must meet the requirements set forth regarding reference checks, driving records and company policy procedures.
License Requirements/ Drug Screening
Must possess a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A. Must be able to pass a Federal DOT Drug Screen.
The physical abilities described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
Drivers may spend 10%-20% of their time outdoors, exposed to potentially difficult environmental conditions.
Drivers may be subject to irregular work schedules, temperatures, extreme weather conditions, tight delivery schedules, delays in route and other stresses and fatigue related to driving a large commercial vehicle on crowded streets and highways in all kinds of weather.
Drivers typically spend 80%-90% of on duty time in the truck. While driving, operators are exposed to noise and vibration levels which may be higher than those typically experienced in passenger cars.
Safety shoes, hard hat, safety glasses, and gloves are required.
Steel Dynamics Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.