Drives tractor-trailer combination or straight truck to transport freight. May pick-up, load, unload and deliver freight.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
(Other duties may be assigned)
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 diploma or general education degree (GED); plus two years tractor-trailer driving experience or equivalent combination of education or experience (or as determined by Terminal Manager).
Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES:
Must possess valid class “A” Commercial Driver’s License with Hazardous Material endorsement and tankers in addition to an acceptable driving record. Must possess current DOT required medical card.
Ability to read and speak the English language sufficiently to converse with co-workers, supervisors and managers, to understand procedures and warning signs and or markings in the English language, to respond to inquiries, and to make entries on reports and records. Ability to understand, CFR 49 Hazardous Material regulations. Hazardous communication training, respiratory protection training, PPE training, and environmental training must be completed.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide two digit numbers’
Ability to understand detailed written and oral instructions; ability to prioritize and problem solve in time/safety-sensitive situations.
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.
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.
Employee must be able to sit, stand or walk for extended periods (entire shift). Employee is required to use hands, fingers, arms and feet to steer and operate controls of equipment and while manually lifting, moving or securing freight. And is required to kneel, stoop or crouch to examine equipment and cargo.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 75 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
REQUIRED PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE):
Employee is required to wear PPE as outlined in AWE Industrial Health and Safety Manual Chapter 2.27 PPE Program, which may include hard hat, safety toe shoes/boots, gloves, chemical splash suits, safety glasses/goggles, hearing protection, respiratory protection and arctic gear.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to work in outside weather conditions, (extreme cold and wet conditions) and occasionally works in high, precarious places. Employee is required to work with hazardous materials.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate however hearing protection may be required.
Alaska West Express Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Must pass a pre-employment drug test, background check and physical.