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Driver

Company 
Alaska Marine Trucking
Location 
US-AK-Ketchikan
Class 
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status 
Non-Exempt

More information about this job

Overview

SUMMARY:

Drives a variety of tractor/trailer combinations to transport equipment and cargo.  Provides operational support when and where required.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; other duties may be assigned:

  • Attendance and timeliness are an essential function of this position.
  • Inspect truck and trailer for defects to ensure safe operating condition before, during, and following trips; complete and submit daily vehicle inspection form.
  • Check shipping papers for proper descriptions of commodities (including hazardous materials), weight, packaging, marking, labeling, and other information necessary to ensure the safe and efficient transportation of customer freight.
  • May collect payment for goods delivered and for delivery charges when necessary.
  • Maneuver vehicle in safe and efficient manner while transporting cargo in situations such as heavy traffic, inclement weather, and difficult loading or unloading facilities. 
  • Operate forklifts with lifting capacity between 3,000# and 100,000# to move freight between equipment, warehouse, and yard locations.
  • Load and unload truck/trailer, securing shipments using a variety of cargo straps, ropes, lumber, etc.; this process may involve climbing up and on to the deck of a flatbed, on to a flatbed load, and/or into and out of containers and trailers as needed.
  • Assist in the maintenance of company property, to include sweeping of warehouse floor, equipment, and other service center facility housekeeping duties as required.
  • Report any and all safety hazards and/or accidents involving cargo, vehicles, driver, personnel, or citizens at large.
  • Maintain records required for compliance with State, Federal, and corporate rules and regulations including but not limited to the following: vehicle inspections, hazardous material manifests, and permits.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

High School Education or G.E.D or equivalent and a minimum of 2 years commercial truck driving experience.  Knowledge of current customers, requirements and processes is helpful.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating instructions, procedure manuals and shipping documents.  Ability to speak effectively to customers and/or employees of organization.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide.

 

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to understand detailed written and oral instructions; ability to prioritize and problem solve in time and safety sensitive situations.

 

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES

Must possess at least valid Class 'A' Alaska Commercial Driver's License with Hazardous Materials endorsement, current Medical Card, have acceptable driving record, and be at least 21 years of age.

 

TWIC card recommended.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear while communicating with customers and co-workers in person or via telephone or radio; the employee is frequently required to use hands, fingers, and arms to steer and operate controls while lifting, transporting, moving, or securing freight and is occasionally required to kneel, stoop, or crouch.

 

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 75 pounds; occasionally, the employee might be required to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

 

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.  The employee regularly works in outside weather conditions.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

The employee is exposed to outside weather conditions and working around moving machinery.

 

The noise level in the work environment ranges from moderate to moderately loud.

 

COMMENTS:

Alaska Marine Trucking, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Must pass a pre-employment drug test.