Waste Management Jobs – Truck Driver Apprentice

Website Waste Management

Job Description:

In tandem with a seasoned WM Driver and/or WM 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.

Job Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned. 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:
After obtaining their Commercial Driving Permit, partners with a WM Driver and/or WM Driver Trainer to train on the proper way to operate a commercial refuse / recycling vehicle:

  • Operates hoisting device to lift and empty bins or containers into truck hopper.
  • Assists driver with all backing maneuvers while on route.
  • Notifies Route Manager or Dispatch of service interruptions including closed or impassable streets or alleyways, receptacles too heavy to service or potential safety hazards.
  • Works in accordance with Waste Management Safety and Life Critical Rules, OSHA (Occupational and Safety Health Act) requirements as well as all local, state and federal laws.
  • 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.
  • Immediately reports all unsafe situations or service related issues to Route Manager or Dispatch.
  • Attends and participates in all scheduled training programs, briefings, and meetings as required by Waste Management or directed by the Route Manager.
  • Immediately reports all unsafe situations or service related issues to Route Manager or Dispatch.
  • Attends and participates in all scheduled training programs, briefings, and meetings as required by Waste Management or directed by the Route Manager.
  • Operates vehicle in accordance with Waste Management Safety and Life Critical 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).
  • Works closely with Route Manager to improve route efficiencies and identify best practices.
  • Notifies Route Manager of any incidents, accidents, injures, or property damage.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to perform physical requirements of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Successfully complete and pass pre-employment drug screen and physical.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States.
  • Required to exert physical effort in handling objects less than __ pounds occasionally; Note: The level of physical effort may vary from site to site.
  • Required to be exposed to physical occupational risks (such as cuts, burns, exposure to toxic chemicals, etc.) rarely;
  • Required to be exposed to physical environment which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes or similar elements most of the work day;
  • Work Environment Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, machine operation, etc.) most of the work day;
  • Experience: No previous experience required
  • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements
  • Current state-issued standard Driver’s License

Job Details:

Company: Waste Management

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Springdale, AR, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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