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Garbage Route Driver Train to Obtain a CDL

Hood River, Oregon

Overview

As a member of our elite team of drivers, you will feel like you’re a part of something bigger than yourself. Our team works together towards a common goal – cleaning up our communities while making our customer service the best in the industry. Do you have a Class A or B CDL? Does driving a local route every day sound great? If the answer is yes, then you’re who we’re looking for.

  • Full Time
  • Level: Class A or B CDL
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Success Profile

What do you need to be a successful Driver at Waste Connections? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Safety Minded
  • Good Driver
  • Team Player
  • Problem Solver
  • Detail Oriented
  • Customer-Focused

Benefits/Perks

  • Compensation

    Competitive Wages
    Paid Vacation Time
    Wage Increases
    401(k) with Company Match

  • Healthcare

    Medical
    Dental
    Vision
    Medical RX

  • Perks

    Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    Emergency Travel Assistance
    Prepaid Legal Plan
    Scholarship Program for Kids
    Employee Stock Purchase Plan
    Employee Relief Fund

  • Insurance

    Life
    Short-term Disability
    Long-term Disability

Employee Quote

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If you take pride in what you do every day, you will succeed at this company.

Jerimiah Recycle Driver

Responsibilities

Garbage Route Driver Train to Obtain a CDL

Hood River, Oregon

Hood River Garbage, a Waste Connections Company is looking to hire a Commercial Driver to run our Refuse / Recycle Route.
Valid Class A or B CDL license with air brake endorsement Preferred, OR the Ability to Obtain a CDL through on the Job training. CDL Licensed Drivers are eligible for a $2,000 Bonus!
In this position, you will be responsible for collecting and loading waste, as well as transporting this waste by a rear load truck to a landfill and /or transfer station. This a physically demanding job with big time benefits! We offer competitive pay along with an opportunity to join us for a long term career! If you are a dependable, team-oriented and service-driven person, with a passion for the environment, we may be the perfect place for you! This is a local Route working Monday through Friday 5:30am to 4:00pm with overtime often. Competitive Wage!

Why you need to join us!

  • CULTURE:   It’s a Great place to work! We work in an environment where empowered, self directed All-stars know what they do is important.
  • INTEGRITY: Our definition is “saying what you will do and then doing it!” We keep our promises to our customers and our employees.    

What we offer:

  • $2,000 Stay on Bonus for Commercial Licensed Drivers.
  • Paid CDL Training for non CDL licensed Driver!
  • Competitive Wage! $$$
  • Yearly Safety Bonuses $$$
  • Commission Bonuses of $300.00 up to $3,500!
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits.
  • 401K Match Program
  • Uniforms/Safety Gear Provided and Laundered.
  • Yearly Boot allowances of up to $175.00 a year
  • Overtime
  • Stable Year Round, Full Time work.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ability to read route Tablet/sheets and service each customer identified on the sheet or assigned by the dispatcher.
  • Perform Daily Pre-trip and Post-Trip DOT inspections on vehicles. Such as checking fluids, safety equipment, lights and tire pressure.
  • Ability to perform a physically demanding job, loading and unloading, at times with no helpers.
  • Operate hydraulic hand controls to lift/load refuse and dispose of trash at designated facilities.
  • Courteous interaction with our customers and perform other miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  • A typical schedule for this position is Monday-Friday 5:30am-2:30pm, with an occasional Saturday as needed, 45 hour work week. With overtime often.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:

  • Extensive physical activity. Requires strenuous physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects over 50 pounds.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to physical risks such as moving mechanical parts. Which require following basic safety precautions.
  • The employee is exposed to outside weather, including frequent wet and/or humid conditions, as well as exposure to fumes and vibration. Noise level is usually moderate.

Requirements:

  • Valid Class A or B CDL license with air brake endorsement Required, OR the Ability to Obtain a CDL through on the Job training
  • Clean Driving Record.
  • Working knowledge of D.O.T. laws
  • Ability to work 40-50 hours a week
  • Schedule flexibility to work M-F with a starting time of 6am (occasional Saturdays but No Sundays!)
  • Willingness to submit to and pass background check and pre-employment drug screening test
  • Ability to read, write and comprehend reports to complete daily assignments
  • Physical demands include:
  • Ability to function in a wide variety of environments to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work assignments (i.e., rain, heat, sun, cold)
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, and move and maneuver up to 100 pounds
  • Ability to mount and dismount the truck multiple times every day while on route

To be considered for any of our current openings you must complete an application at www.wasteconnections.com. Application information and additional instructions can be found once you select your position of interest.

We offer excellent benefits including: medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, long term & short term disability, life insurance, 401K retirement and unlimited opportunities to "Connect with Your Future".

Waste Connections is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran)

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