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Local Route Driver

Company: Waste Connections
Location: Hood River
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

Hood River Garbage, a Waste Connections Company, is looking to hire a Commercial Driver to run our Refuse/Recycle Route in Hood River, Oregon.

Valid Class B CDL license with air brake endorsement preferred , OR the ability to obtain a CDL through on the job training.

Starting pay for non-CDL is $27.00/HR, after obtaining CDL permit, wage will increase to $28.50 and CDL holders start at $30.00/HR

In this position, you will be responsible for collecting and loading waste, as well as transporting this waste by a rear load truck to a landfill and /or transfer station. This a physically demanding job with big time benefits! We offer competitive pay along with an opportunity to join us for a long term career! If you are a dependable, team-oriented and service-driven person, with a passion for the environment, we may be the perfect place for you!

This is a local route working Monday - Friday, 6:00 AM, overtime often & competitive wages!

Why you need to join us!

  • CULTURE: It's a Great place to work! We work in an environment where empowered, self directed All-stars know what they do is important.

    • INTEGRITY: Our definition is "saying what you will do and then doing it!" We keep our promises to our customers and our employees.

      What we offer:
      • Paid CDL Training for non-CDL licensed Driver!
      • Competitive Wage! $$$
      • Yearly Safety Bonuses $$$
      • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits.
      • 401K Match Program
      • Uniforms/Safety Gear Provided and Laundered.
      • Yearly Boot allowances of up to $200.00 a year
      • Overtime
      • Stable Year Round, Full Time work.

        We offer excellent benefits including: medical, dental, vision, pharmacy coverage, dependent care and health care flexible spending accounts, long term & short term disability, life insurance, an employee assistance program, paid time-off, sick time-off, 401K retirement plan, and an employee share purchase program. Plus unlimited opportunities to "Connect with Your Future".

        Duties and Responsibilities:
        • Ability to read route Tablet/sheets and service each customer identified on the sheet or assigned by the dispatcher.
        • Perform Daily Pre-trip and Post-Trip DOT inspections on vehicles. Such as checking fluids, safety equipment, lights and tire pressure.
        • Ability to perform a physically demanding job, loading and unloading, at times with no helpers.
        • Operate hydraulic hand controls to lift/load refuse and dispose of trash at designated facilities.
        • Courteous interaction with our customers and perform other miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

          Working Conditions and Physical Effort:
          • Extensive physical activity. Requires strenuous physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects over 50 pounds.
          • Work environment involves some exposure to physical risks such as moving mechanical parts. Which require following basic safety precautions.
          • The employee is exposed to outside weather, including frequent wet and/or humid conditions, as well as exposure to fumes and vibration. Noise level is usually moderate.

            • Valid Class A or B CDL license with air brake endorsement required, OR the ability to obtain a CDL through on the job training
            • Clean driving record
            • Working knowledge of D.O.T. laws
            • Ability to work 40-50 hours a week
            • Schedule flexibility to work M-F with a starting time of 6:00 AM (occasional Saturdays but No Sundays!)
            • Willingness to submit to and pass background check and pre-employment drug screening test
            • Ability to read, write and comprehend reports to complete daily assignments

              Physical Demands Include:
              • Ability to function in a wide variety of environments to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work assignments (i.e., rain, heat, sun, cold)
              • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, and move and maneuver up to 100 pounds
              • Ability to mount and dismount the truck multiple times every day while on route

                Waste Connections is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran)

Keywords: Waste Connections, Gresham , Local Route Driver, Professions , Hood River, Oregon

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