Area Relief Driver

Waste Management


2019-09-26 2019-10-26
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Waste Management is the largest environmental solutions provider in North America, serving more than 20 million customers in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. As part of our strategy, we are committed to developing new waste solutions that can help communities and organizations achieve their green goals, including zero waste.

Why work for Waste Management?


When you drive for WM, you join a team of the best drivers in the nation - professional, well trained, and skilled. Our drivers work hard and drive safe.

Why should you apply? We invest in you!

+ Competitive Pay

+ $2,000 Sign-on Bonus

+ Per diem and mileage reimbursement

+ Industry-leading health insurance

+ Yearly boot allowance, uniforms, safety vests and protective eye wear

+ Paid vacation after 90 days

+ Two weeks of off-site professional training

+ 401(K) + company match

+ Employee Stock Purchase Program

+ Employee Discount programs

+ An opportunity to work with an empowering workforce and career advancement

About the Job

The Area Relief Driver is part of our market area support force which may require them to travel weekly. You're a key part of our area strategy if sites are down a few drivers or any other driver needed event. Prolonged stays in any part of our service area are a reality and requires you to have the ability and willingness to travel.

The ideal Area Relief Driver is able to operate all types of trucks (automatic and manual transmissions) in all lines of business: rear-load or front-load commercial, roll-off, and residential side-load.

Take a glimpse into the day-to-day of a WM Driver:

What Does It Take to be an Area Relief Driver?

Below are the qualifications to be a fit for this job.

+ Two years of prior industry experience or equivalent military experience within the last seven years.

+ Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A or B with an airbrake endorsement.

+ Must be 21+ years of age.

+ Must be able to operate a minimum of two vehicle types/lines of business.

+ Acceptable performance in the areas of Safety, Service and Efficiency-proven track record.

+ Must be a TEAM player.

+ Must be willing to learn all Lines of Business and all vehicle types.

+ Legally eligible to work in the US.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To be successful as an Area Relief Driver, you'll be expected to satisfactorily perform the following tasks:

+ Maintain a clean and safe vehicle/equipment and operates vehicle in accordance with Occupational and Safety Health Act (OSHA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements, as well as all local, state and federal requirements and Company expectations for the Fleet in all weather conditions.

+ Immediately reports any unsafe situations or service calls to Management or Dispatch before attempting service.

+ Perform pre- and post-trip inspections of assigned vehicle/equipment, utilizing standard DVIR (Driver Vehicle Inspection Report); note all issues on DVIR form for corrective review/repair.

+ Participate and cooperate in all scheduled training, briefings, and meetings as required.

+ Communication Skills: Required to communicate in a professional manner in accordance with WM Code of Conduct.

+ Required to conduct one’s self in accordance with WM Code of Conduct, and any other applicable rules, policies and procedures.

+ Works to improve route efficiencies and identify problem or unsafe accounts.

+ Must be able to read maps.

+ Notifies Management or Dispatch of issues as prescribed by Service Machine protocol, including blocked containers, potential missed pick-ups or problems that arise on the route.

+ Communicates customer requests or issues to Dispatch or Management.

+ Completely dumps all containers and leaves the customer’s location clean and free of debris.

+ Completes and submits customer tickets when excess yardage must be removed.

+ Positions containers on the customer’s property in a manner that ensures lids are properly replaced, containers are set in an upright position, and containers do not block driveway entrances or traffic.

+ Follows route assignments throughout the day and completes all documentation.

+ May be required to train and coach new and existing drivers on use of applicable tools, equipment, and in fundamental routing practices; transfers expertise to drivers.

+ May be required to deliver training to new and existing drivers on OSHA, DOT, and Waste Management policies and driving standards.

+ May be required to train and coach employees as a “model driver”.

+ Performs all duties as scheduled by Route Manager or Dispatch, assisting other company drivers as directed.

+ Required to exert physical effort in handling objects up to 50 pounds.

+ Required to work in environments and conditions, which involve exposure to environmental elements such as dirt, odors, noise, and weather extremes or similar elements most of the day.

+ Required to work in environments, which may involve exposure to occupational risks and hazards such as cuts, burns, toxic chemicals, etc.

+ Other minor duties may be assigned.

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.

Normal setting for this job is: office setting and/or landfill/outdoor.

About our BenefitsAt Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

If this sounds like the opportunity that you have been looking for, please click "Apply.”

About WM

Waste Management (WM) is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects. With over 41,000 proud employees, Waste Management has the largest trucking fleet in the waste industry - over 18,000 trucks, and leads in CNG advancement with the largest fleet of class 8 Natural Gas Vehicles in North America.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

I understand that applying to this job indicates that I have the legal right to work in the United States. I agree to perform physical duties of this position as outlined in the job with or without reasonable accommodations. I understand that if offered the position, I will be required to pass a drug screen.

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