The Lead Driver will be responsible for safely, efficiently, and courteously providing waste removal services to customers across one or multiple lines of business. The duties and responsibilities are under the direction of the Operations Supervisor or Manager. Through the assignment of work activities, the Lead Driver will develop and utilize a working knowledge of day-to-day hauling operations that may include: leading crew outs in the morning, perform new hire training observations and sign offs, assist in dispatch, monthly truck inspections, route analysis, process improvement, training existing and new employees and Company safety and compliance standards.
• Drives a commercial truck along designated routes to collect waste and take to post-collection facilities
• Assists with the daily driver crew out and debrief process
• Ensures company employees and third-party helpers adhere to Company policies, procedures, safety compliance and quality standards, while on designated route
• Conducts and provides training for new employees, or coaching events for current employees
• Courteously interacts with customers and/or the general public along the route to answer questions or respond to requests. Notifies supervisor of issues requiring management action
• Exhibits a positive attitude when interacting with customers and/or the general public along the route to answer questions and directs them to contact customer service or appropriate department for additional information
• Monitors drivers' daily pre/post trip inspections, addresses findings, and ensures driver conducts proper inspections; review all truck repair issues and address shop manager to ensure mechanical issues are fixed
• Completes a weekly vehicle inspection (Safety Lane) on each vehicle assigned to route; ensure vehicles are maintained in a clean and safe manner; blades are clear of debris and paper, document and review finding with drivers/helpers
• Reviews weekly demand/volume for routes, determine potential gains from re-routing and recommend re-routes to the Supervisor or Manager
• Assigned as a mentor and resource to other drivers to maintain operational standards
• May open container enclosures or gates to access cans and may roll cans on castors into position for dumping
• Cleans waste debris from the truck body and/or ground that spills during dumping process to maintain clean customer site and safety along roads and highways
• May clean waste from the packer blade and truck body on each landfill run; ensuring equipment operations will continue safely and productively
• Performs daily pre- and post-trip inspections; completes and submits the vehicle condition report at the end of the shift
• Maintains and submits a logbook, daily route/productivity sheet, and vehicle condition report (post-trip inspection sheet) as required by law or company policy
• Maneuver truck into and out of minimum clearance spaces, using mirrors to back up
• Uses a key map and GPS to locate service addresses
• Follows safe operating practices, including lock out/ tag out procedures to ensure proper operation of the truck
• Monitors operations to detect loose debris, using mirrors or direct sight and/or listening for debris falling onto truck during dumping operation; visually scans customer site before and after dumping
• Adherence to all regulations and standards
• Performs other job-related duties as assigned
• Posses a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL).
• Minimum of three (3) years of commercial driving experience
• Minimum of one (1) year of commercial driving experience in the solid waste industry
• Experience operating a standard transmission on a commercial truck (depending on location)
• Must be able to meet criteria for safety sensitive functions according to Company standards
• Must be able to demonstrate the ability to safely drive the truck and operate the equipment
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
• Knowledge of the truck and its components and the basic maintenance Requirements: for safe operation
• Ability to operate a standard transmission on a commercial truck (depending on location)
• Ability to control operations of equipment; maneuvering truck into and out of minimum clearance spaces, using mirrors to back distances of approximately 120 feet or more
• Ability to recognize unacceptable waste (such as gasoline or other flammable materials)
• Knowledge of safety and other related state/provincial and federal regulations
• Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers
• Ability to read, write, and comprehend associated documents and maps
• Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
• Flexibility to accept and adapt to change as well as the commitment to seek continuous improvement
• Ability to exert muscle force to lift, push, pull or carry objects up to 50 pounds repetitively using proper lifting techniques
• Ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example: two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting or standing
• Ability to follow all company safety policies and procedures
• Ability to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, hear, climb, balance, and smell.
• Visual Requirements: include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus due to the constant maneuvering of vehicle in tight and high traffic areas.
• Ability to regularly lift/move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift/move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift/move up to 100 pounds.
• Sitting may be required 75% of the time when driving.
• Frequently exposed to loud noise, humidity, rainy/stormy, extreme hot and cold weather conditions (depending on season), moving mechanical parts, vibration, toxic and caustic chemicals, fumes and airborne particles
• Depending on daily assignment:
o May work in outdoor environment up to 100% of the time
o Works route away from branch location on a continuous basis throughout the day.
o Occasionally work in high precarious places.
o Work in motor vehicle traffic conditions constantly.
• Work environment is usually loud.
We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
GFL Environmental is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities to apply. We seek to hire individuals with diverse characteristics, backgrounds and perspectives. We strongly believe that world-class talent makes no distinctions based on gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual identity and orientation, age, religion or disability, but enriches itself through these differences. GFL will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.
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