Driver Apprentice

Cassella Waste Systems, Inc. Sanford , ME 04073

Posted 4 weeks ago

  • Reference: JOB21626

  • Location: Sanford, ME

  • Company: Sanford ME Hauling

  • Status: Available

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Casella Waste Systems, Inc. [Nasdaq: CWST] is a regional solid waste, recycling and resource management services company that provides solid waste collection, transfer, disposal, recycling, and organics services. Casella operates facilities in 6 northeastern states, with roughly 2,300 employees, and annual revenues of approximately $660 million.

Casella Waste Systems, Inc. has opened a search for a Driver Apprentice to join our team located in Sanford, ME.

In tandem with a seasoned Casella Waste Driver and/or Casella Waste Driver Trainer, after receiving their Commercial Driving Permit, the Driver Apprentice will complete the required training to safely operate a commercial motor vehicle providing service to customers in their respective Line of Business (LOB). The Driver Apprentice will continue in this role until they complete all training requirements.

Responsibilities & Duties:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. While in training, the following skills will be taught and the trainee must be able to demonstrate proficiency prior to moving to the next driver level:

  • Operates vehicle in accordance with Casella Waste Safety Rules, OSHA (Occupational and Safety Health Act) and DOT (Department of Transportation) requirements as well as all local, state and federal laws

  • Performs pre- and post-trip inspections of assigned vehicle and documents checks utilizing the standard DVIR (Driver Vehicle Inspection Report)

  • Immediately reports all unsafe situations or service related issues to Route Supervisor or Dispatch

  • Attends and participates in all scheduled training programs, briefings, and meetings as required by Casella Waste or directed by the Route Supervisor

  • Works closely with Route Supervisor to improve route efficiencies and identify best practices

  • Notifies Route Supervisor of any incidents, accidents, injures, or property damage

  • Notifies Route Supervisor or Dispatch of service interruptions including closed or impassable streets or alleyways, receptacles too heavy to service or potential safety hazards

  • Communicates customer requests to Dispatch or Route Supervisor

  • Completely dumps all receptacles and leaves the customer's location clean and free of debris

  • Follows route assignments as directed and completes end of day documentation and check out process

  • Performs all duties as scheduled by Route Supervisor or Dispatch and assisting other drivers as directed to meet customer needs

Performs as an on route Helper while obtaining their Commercial Driving License and completing the training to be a Casella Waste Driver:

  • Works in accordance with Casella Waste Safety Rules, OSHA (Occupational and Safety Health Act) requirements as well as all local, state and federal laws

  • Immediately reports all unsafe situations or service related issues to Route Supervisor or Dispatch.

  • Attends and participates in all scheduled training programs, briefings, and meetings as required by Casella Waste or directed by the Route Supervisor

  • Manually or mechanically load and empty residential and/or commercial containers into truck

  • Containers maybe staged curbside, dockside, carryout, or require pullout to complete service

  • Operates hoisting device to lift and empty bins or containers into truck hopper

  • Assists driver with all backing maneuvers while on route

  • Notifies Route Supervisor of any incidents, accidents, injures, or property damage

  • Notifies Route Supervisor or Dispatch of service interruptions including closed or impassable streets or alleyways, receptacles too heavy to service or potential safety hazards

  • Communicates customer requests to Dispatch or Route Supervisor

  • Performs all duties as scheduled by Route Supervisor or Dispatch and assisting other drivers as directed to meet customer needs

Education, Experience & Certifications:

  • Current state-issued standard CDL Driver's License Class B Permit with Air Brake Endorsement

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Legally eligible to work in the United States

  • Ability to perform physical requirements of the position with or without reasonable accommodations

  • Successfully complete pre-employment drug screen, physical, and background check, which will include previous employment check, criminal history and motor vehicle record review

Casella Attributes:

  • Proven commitment to safety

  • Positive, team oriented attitude

  • Discipline and committed to hard work and variable weather environments

  • Open to person and professional training and development

We offer excellent benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, and a 401(k) Plan.

Casella Waste Systems, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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