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Driver Helper

Vancouver, Washington

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Driver Helper

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Job Description

Waste Connections is looking to hire a Driver Helper to join our team in Vancouver, WA.
This is a physically demanding job where you will be working outside in all weather conditions. Schedule is Monday - Friday 5:30am start time, occasional Saturdays as needed.
This is a union position starting at $20.11/HR and will Increase to $22.71/HR when you obtain a CDL license and are assigned a route. We will help train you to Obtain your CDL. You will be eligible for union benefits and pension plan as well. 


  • Ability to safely operate a garbage truck on specified routes to collect solid waste. Waste experiencepreferred, but not required.
  • Ability to read route sheets and service each customer identified on the sheet or assigned by the dispatcher.
  • Perform routine inspection and maintenance on vehicles such as checking fluids, safety equipment, and tires.
  • 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, with an occasional Saturday as needed, 45-50 hour work week.


  • Union Benefits
  • Boot Voucher of up to $450.00 a Year
  • Yearly Safety Bonus of up to $1,750
  • Company uniforms, High Visibility PPE gear and Safety gear.


  • 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 conditions, as well as exposure to fumes and vibration. Noise level is usually moderate.


  • Ability to obtain a CDL permit before starting.
  • Valid Class B CDL with air brakes endorsement as a minimum. Or the ability to obtain one.
  • Clean Driving Record.
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of truck components in order to complete DOT pre- and post-trip inspections.

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

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

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