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Driver - San Diego, CA in San Diego, CA at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 11/28/2018

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Job Description

About us:

Veolia Azusa maintains a fleet of commercial vehicles in addition to highly trained and qualified project managers, field technicians, and drivers to meet and exceed customer’s expectations. Veolia offers the following services: transportation and disposal of hazardous/industrial waste, on site waste management programs, lab packing of lab chemicals, bulking wastes, and household hazardous waste events.
We look for employees that seek opportunities to learn, grow, and advance. At Veolia, there are many opportunities to grow with our company and we strongly support promotions from within. 

Job Summary:
The candidate would be responsible for non-supervisory tasks on hazardous and non-hazardous waste work projects. Responsibilities include manifesting, packaging, spill response, decontamination operations, vacuum projects, waste handling, labeling, loading/unloading, coordinating transportation, and sampling/profiling material while adhering to state and federal environmental, health, and safety regulations. This is a hands on position which requires strong communication/customer service skills as well as computer skills to track/log all of the materials being transported and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Ability to wear a respirator and other personal protective equipment as needed. Ability to multi task and be self-sufficient. The position requires daily local travel, possible overnight stays, and extended work hours.

Responsible for safely transporting hazardous and non-hazardous materials from the customer site to the appropriate designated sites using van trailers, straight trucks, flatbeds, tankers, roll-off frames, or other waste carrying equipment.  Ensures that the condition of the material packaging meets the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) specifications, inspects manifests and shipping paperwork for accuracy, and maintains current transportation permits for all areas traveled.  Abides by all regulations set forth by DOT, EPA, state and local governments, and VES-TS policies and procedures.  
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Perform daily inspections of vehicle and/or trailer prior to driving to ensure safety and integrity of equipment going to designated sites.
• Prior to transporting materials reviews shipment records, manifests, container labeling, vehicle placards, and integrity of loaded drums, roll-off boxes or bulk tankers.
• Ensure that DOT requirements such as load weight limits, driver log books, Vehicle Inspection Records, transportation permits, insurance cards, fuel trip reports, IFTA fuel stickers, or other paperwork is up to date and valid.
• Consults with customers pertaining to load conditions, drum counts or paperwork inconsistencies to ensure that materials can be properly transported to designated site(s).
• Notify immediate supervisor of any moving violations and/or accidents in-route to and/or from sites.
• Assist in the loading/unloading of materials at designated sites utilizing appropriate equipment.
 
Non-Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•         Responsible for assisting with housekeeping as required.
•         Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

Education/Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or related science discipline preferred 
  • High School diploma or General Educational Development (GED) required 
  • Prior commercial driving experience required

 
Certification/Licenses:
• Valid Class B Commercial Driving License (CDL) as required
• Hazmat (H) endorsement required
• 40-Hour HAZWOPER training preferred
 
Knowledge, Skills and Ability:
• Familiarity with U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations pertaining to the transportation of hazardous and non-hazardous materials
• Strong team player
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Time management: the ability to organize and manage multiple tasks

• Strong customer service orientation

What We Offer

Veolia offers all eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package including:
• Competitive annual salary (CBPP Competency Based Pay Program) • Opportunities for growth, development and internal promotion
• Health • Dental
• 401K • Life Insurance

• Tuition Reimbursement • Generous paid time off 

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