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Lead Driver

Jackson, Wyoming


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


  • Compensation

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

  • Healthcare

    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

    Short-term Disability
    Long-term Disability

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

Jerimiah Recycle Driver


Lead Driver

Jackson, Wyoming

Westbank Sanitation is looking for a Lead driver in Jackson, WY.

Purpose of Position:

To ensure daily refuse, recycling, biodiesel, and compost route service needs are met in a safe, efficient, and effective manner by acting as a relief driver, covering routes when regularly scheduled drivers are unavailable. And assisting the leadership team in providing for the needs of the Operations Department.

External refuse and recycle customers. Internal customers include, but are not limited to, Dispatch and Customer Service.

Essential Duties of Position:

The Lead Driver is responsible for:

  • Operating vehicle in accordance with all DOT, OSHA state, and federal requirements
  • Inspecting the vehicle before leaving work grounds and at end of shift, recognizing and documenting any maintenance needs
  • Safety of vehicle, equipment, and Helper, if applicable
  • Driving, loading, unloading, and operating various delivery, rear-loading residential, automated, front-end-loading, roll-off, and commercial tanker vehicles as required
  • Operating mechanical hand controls to engage containers and empty contents, if operating an automated or front-loading vehicle
  • Entering various customer locations as required to collect recyclables, compostable materials, or used cooking oil in a professional, friendly, and courteous manner, while maintaining cleanliness of the customer location
  • Ensuring all customers’ recycle, compost, or used cooking oil collection containers are replaced properly and containment areas are free of debris and/or spillage, if required to enter the customer location
  • Ensuring all customers’ containers are properly emptied, cleaned, and placed at the service location, if making a container delivery
  • Maintaining applicable route by following and efficiently managing route book and completing work orders continuously as assigned
  • Providing direction for the assigned Helper or Site Worker throughout the shift, if applicable
  • Assisting with moving residential refuse and recyclables from the curb to the refuse collection vehicle, if operating a residential rear-loading vehicle
  • Ensuring all customer interactions by Driver or Helper (if applicable) are polite and courteous
  • Performing all duties as scheduled by Dispatch or Supervisors and assist other Company drivers as directed
  • Cleaning the vehicle inside and out at the end of shift
  • Completing route and vehicle documentation and submitting it to Dispatch at end of shift
  • Communicating via radio with Dispatch as requested
  • Wearing required personal protective equipment (PPE), and maintaining a neat and professional appearance at all times
  • Working with leadership to build safety culture through involvement in safety meetings, tailgates, fleet walks, ride a-longs, etc.
  • Assisting with scheduling and assigning work to be done and directing work in the field.
  • Performing other duties as assigned
  • Maintaining regular and predictable attendance

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Possess organization and verbal/written communication skills
  • Ability to read a map and apply basic map reading skills
  • Positive attitude; excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and interact positively with others
  • Must be able to speak and read English in order to follow written and verbal instructions and communicate via radio
  • Must be able to lift up to 70 pounds frequently

Job Qualifications

Experience Required:

·Two years of previous waste industry commercial motor vehicle driving experience required; three years preferred

  • Must be signed-off in two or more of the following lines of business: Automation, Commercial, Roll-Off, Mountain, Residential, Tanker (includes Water and Biodiesel), or Transfer Truck.

Minimum Level of Education: High school diploma or equivalent

Certifications Required: None

Driving Requirements:

  • Valid class B commercial driver’s license with tanker endorsement
  • Valid medical card
  • Clean motor vehicle record (MVR)
  • Ability to meet all DOT requirements

Position Reports To: Operation Supervisors/Operation Manager

Physical Requirements:

[HEAVY] Ability to perform heavy physical demanding work. Physical effort may include lifting, kneeling, touching, feeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive bending/twisting motions. Clarity of vision to see near, mid-range. Ability to perform heavy lifting throughout shift.

Working Conditions:

Heavy work in varying outdoor weather conditions with exposure to extremely cold temperatures, wind, snow, and ice. Potential exposure to hazardous materials. Exposure to exhaust fumes, garbage fumes and odors.


Responsible for fair and equitable treatment of people in the workplace.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work performed by employees assigned to this classification. It is not intended to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this classification. Alaska Waste reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

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