Truck Driver in Schnitzer - Worcester at Schnitzer Steel Industries

Date Posted: 5/1/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

If you are looking for a career which offers advancement and growth opportunities, look no further! Schnitzer Steel offers upward mobility, great benefits, and competitive compensation packages.

Founded in 1906, Schnitzer Steel Industries has become one of the nation's largest recyclers of scrap metal. Today, Schnitzer operates 95 recycling facilities, including seven deep water ports – on both U.S. coasts and in Hawaii and Puerto Rico – which enable efficient delivery of processed scrap metals to steel mills and foundries around the world. In 2018, Schnitzer was named a World's Most Ethical Company for the 4th consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. This prestigious award is given exclusively to companies who demonstrate leadership in five key categories: ethics and compliance; corporate citizenship and responsibility; culture of ethics; governance; and leadership, innovation and reputation. Schnitzer is the only metals recycling company to be among the winners.

This position offers competitive pay along with a variety of benefits including: medical, dental and vision plans for both you and your dependents; 401k with company match; paid time off which starts with your first check; and paid holidays.

Schnitzer Steel is an exciting place to be as a global leader in the thriving metals recycling industry. We are looking for self-motivated individuals to join our team. Our fast-paced environment features challenging and rewarding work, strong teamwork, and a commitment to providing quality products and excellent customer service. At the same time, as a growing Fortune 1000 company that has been in business for over a century, we can offer a culture that rewards performance and a strong, corporate structure with job stability. In fact, Schnitzer Steel has experienced employees who have been with us for over 30 years working side-by-side with recent hires who constantly bring new ideas and energy into the company.

The Tractor Trailer Driver reports to the Facilities & Operations Supervisor, Dispatcher or the Terminal Operations Supervisor. The Tractor Trailer Driver is responsible for driving a tractor trailer combination or truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 GVW to transport and deliver equipment and material to supplier, customer, storage, or processing locations while ensuring that all of his/her efforts are compliant with the company Health, Safety, and Environmental standards and all applicable DOT regulations. Duties may include the operation of one or several types of loading and unloading equipment including but not limited to pallet jacks, hand trucks, hand lifts, hydraulic lifts, or wheel loaders. The Tractor Trailer Driver should possess knowledge of automatic routing equipment, wet systems, relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and regulations associated with running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles.

This position operates under flexible parameters. The primary goal of this position is to achieve excellence in all facets of the position. Providing the highest quality product safely, effectively and efficiently decreases accidents and errors and increase profits.

Required Skills

Essential Functions

Environmental and Health & Safety (H&S)

  • Strictly adheres to all Metals Recycling Business Health, Safety, and Environmental standards.
  • Provides a safe environment for all employees, customers and visitors.

Operational Performance & Best Business Practices

  • Move freight and materials to and from production areas, loading docks, delivery vehicles, ships, and containers by hand or using trucks, tractors, and other equipment.
  • Maneuver trucks into loading or unloading positions, following signals from loading crew, checking that vehicle and loading equipment are properly positioned.
  • Secure material for transport using ropes, blocks, chains, or covers.
  • Receive instructions from dispatch and proceed to location for delivery or receipt of material.
  • Perform pre-trip and post-trip inspections of assigned vehicles to ensure that mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order.
  • Maintain all logs of working hours, vehicle service, and repair status, adhering to state and federal regulations.
  • Obtain receipts or signatures for delivered materials, and check all documentation to ensure it is complete and accurate.
  • Provide backup or assistance throughout the yard as needed or assigned.

Equipment & Maintenance

  • Carry needed tools and supplies from storage or trucks, and return them after use.
  • Report all vehicle defects, accidents, traffic violations, or damages to the appropriate supervisor.

 Internal Control Responsibilities:

Supports the Company's Internal Control process which includes understanding, communicating, and complying with defined internal controls as well as suggesting and making modifications to the policies, procedures, and controls to better relate to the business.

Communicates upward problems in operations, noncompliance with the code of conduct, or other policy violations or illegal actions.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not encompass any supervisory responsibilities.

Interpersonal Contacts:

Direct contact with Facilities & Operations Supervisor, Dispatcher, or Terminal Operations Supervisor, and operations production employees. Face-to-face and radio communication required daily.

Job Conditions:

This position is regularly exposed to all weather conditions. Physical hazards such as noise, fumes, and dirt are present due to the equipment, machinery, and scrap as would be found throughout the scrap yard. Safety shoes, hearing protection, respirators, face shields, and additional personal protective equipment as needed, must be worn to eliminate the risks associated with these hazards. Travel is not required for this position.

Handling multiple issues regarding safety and maintenance increases pressure. Work load may be unpredictable and pressure can be substantial during peak times. Critical deadlines require considerable adaptability. Disturbances of work flow and/or irregularities in work schedule are expected and occur on an intermittent basis. Extra hours may be required, sometimes on weekends, weekdays, and holidays.

Physical Activities Required to Perform Essential Functions

Ability to: sit constantly; stand and walk frequently on uneven ground and throughout the yard; lift and carry up to 50 pounds consistently; push and pull occasionally when moving materials; crouch or bend at the knees consistently to move or access materials or equipment; stoop or bend at the waist consistently to move materials; reach at arms-length and overhead frequently; twist and turn at the neck and trunk continually; climb occasionally when obtaining items; manual dexterity required as Tractor Trailer Driver will handle, grasp, and manipulate controls and equipment constantly; arm-hand steadiness required constantly for precision work; communicate by speech and hearing continually. Visual acuity (near and far vision) needed for vehicular navigation. Mental dexterity needed as Tractor Trailer Driver will work independently while demonstrating attention to detail and continuous awareness.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma, GED Certification, or experience in a similar role preferred.
  • 3-5 years of driving experience and a valid CDL Class A license required.
  • Long-haul/over-the-road experience desired, but not required.
Required Experience

All U.S. applicants must be 18 years of age or older and all Canada applicants must be 16 years of age or older.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. participates in e-verify for all U.S. new hires.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. administers a pre-employment drug screen and background check for U.S. new hires.

All new hires must review and sign an Arbitration Agreement. This applies to all U.S. non-union employees.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, disability status, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, age, prior industrial injury, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected status under local, state or federal law.