The truck driver will drive a truck and flatbed with a capacity of at least 26,000 GVW, to transport and deliver heavy mining equipment components. This is a local driving position with occasional trips to Gillette Wyoming and Elko Nevada. The truck driver may be required to assist loading and unloading truck and will be required to inspect loads through the trip and adjust and secure loads as needed. This position requires a Montana CDL (Commercial Driver’s License).
It is the responsibility of every H-E Parts International, employee to insure a safe work environment. All H-E Parts International, employees share the responsibility to insure at the end of the day we return home safely to our families. Our safe work environment value surpasses all other responsibilities.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Safety – conduct all activities in a safe manner, utilizing PPE and adhering to company policy and alerting others regarding potential concerns. Safety is # 1.
- Follow appropriate safety procedures for transporting heavy equipment components.
- Check vehicles to ensure that mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order.
- Maintain logs of working hours and of vehicle service and repair status, following applicable state and federal regulations.
- Obtain documentation and/or signatures for delivered goods for services when required.
- Check all load-related documentation to ensure that it is complete and accurate.
- Maneuver trucks into loading or unloading positions, following signals from loading crew and checking that vehicle and loading equipment are properly positioned.
- Drive trucks with capacities greater than 3 tons, including tractor-flatbed combinations, to transport and deliver heavy equipment components.
- Secure cargo for transport, using ropes, blocks, chain, binders, or covers.
- Read bills of lading to determine assignment details.
- Report vehicle defects, accidents, traffic violations, or damage to the vehicles.
- Read and interpret maps to determine vehicle routes.
- Couple and uncouple trailers by changing trailer jack positions, connecting or disconnecting air and electrical lines, and manipulating fifth-wheel locks.
- Collect delivery instructions from appropriate sources, verifying instructions and routes.
- Drive trucks to weigh stations before and after loading and along routes to document weights and to comply with state regulations.
- Check conditions of trailers after contents have been unloaded to ensure that there has been no damage.
- Crank trailer landing gear up and down to safely secure vehicles.
- Wrap goods using pads, packing paper, and containers, and secure loads to trailer walls, using straps.
- Perform basic vehicle maintenance tasks such as adding oil, fuel, and radiator fluid, or performing minor repairs.
- Load and unload trucks, or help others with loading and unloading, operating any special loading-related equipment on vehicles and using other equipment as necessary.
- Inventory and inspect goods to be moved to determine quantities and conditions.
- Remove debris from loaded trailers.
- Climb ladders to inspect loads, ensuring that cargo is secure.
- Follow special cargo-related procedures.
- Give directions to laborers who are packing goods and moving them onto flatbed.
- Install and remove special equipment.
- Perform emergency roadside repairs such as changing tires and installing light bulbs, tire chains, and spark plugs.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
- High School Diploma or GED.
- Ability to lift up to 50# is required. Must be able to pass respirator fit test and pulmonary function testing.
- Minimum of 21 years old.
- Hold a valid Montana Class A CDL
- Must be able to pass DOT physical exam and Drug and alcohol testing and have no prior positive tests or refusals.
- Must provide at least 2 years of OTR driving work history
- No DWI, DUI or BAC convictions in the last five (5) years.
- Any DWI charges reduced to careless, reckless, etc. will be closely examined.
- No felony convictions in the past five (5) years. Convictions over five (5) years old will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- No controlled substance events/convictions in the past five (5) years.
- No more than two (2) moving violations in the last 12 months.
- No reckless driving convictions in the last 36 months.
- No license suspension for points in the last 36 months.
- Must have no more than five (5) moving violations and/or accidents in the past 36 months.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
- Multilimb Coordination — The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down.
- Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.
- Depth Perception — The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
- Spatial Orientation — The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
- Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
- Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
- Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, truck/flatbed.
- Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
- Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
- Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
- Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
- Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
- Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
- Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.