|Job Summary: Lead Drivers substitute for the drivers of open routes, supporting drivers to complete routes, and provides other operational support as directed which will include training new drivers, retaining, and follow up training of current drivers. Mentors new drivers. Mentors new drivers, participates in routing projects and their developmental programs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the following tasks.
•Provides On-the-Job training of new drivers and retrains drivers who have been re-assigned to new routes, line of business or drivers who have driving performance issues.
•Observes and coaches new drivers to ensure proper and consistent safety and performance duties are achieved.
•Operates vehicle in accordance with, OSHA (Occupational and Safety Health Act) and DOT (Department of Transportation) requirements as well as all local, state and federal laws.
•Performs pre- and post-trip inspections of assigned vehicle and documents checks utilizing the standard DVIR (Driver Vehicle Inspection Report).
•Immediately reports all unsafe situations or service related issues.
•Attends and participates in all scheduled training programs, briefings, and meetings are required.
•Works to improve route efficiencies and identify best practices.
•Notifies of any incidents, accidents, injuries, or property damage.
•Notifies Dispatch or service interruptions, including blocked containers, closed lots, streets, alleyways or potential safety hazards.
•Communicates customer requests to Dispatch.
•Identifies and reports all containers in need of repair or replacement.
•Follows route assignments as directed and completes end of day documentation and check out process.
•Maintains training documentation and records of all driver’s training.
•Mentors new drivers to help in the acclamation to District and the Driver role.
•Performs all duties as scheduled by assisting other drivers as directed to meet customer needs.
•Monitor and maintain schedule of truck services and repairs.
•Follow all company policies per Employee Handbook & Code of Conduct.
•Follow all company safety guidelines.
•Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
•Must have at least five (5) years of Swing Driver experience
•Microsoft office suite proficiency.
•Strong, demonstrated experience in contract administration
•Ability to coordinate with teams while needing little supervision or direction
•Capable working on multiple projects with varying deadlines
•Professional demeanor and clear communication skills
•Ability to work remotely
•Professional Attitude & conduct
•Multi-task, interpersonal communication, problem solving, and time management skills are needed.
•High degree of safety awareness and safety discipline
•Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers, supervisors and the general public at all times.
•Willing to travel and work away from home when and if required.
•Be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary.
•Strictly adhere to safety requirements and the policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
•Have the willingness to work in a team environment and assist co–workers or supervisors with other duties as required.
•Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in designated operations and production areas as stated by PRATT Safety and OSHA.
•Be at least age 18 years of age due to nature of working environment.
•You will be expected to be flexible to the needs of our business, as we continually strive to meet and exceed the needs of our customers.
•Random and Suspicion Drug tests are performed
•Please be aware that you must successfully complete a drug screen and background check in order to be hired into the Pratt Industries.
Take Caedus placement test for skill assessment.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Pratt Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer who strives to provide an inclusive work environment that involves everyone and embraces the diverse talent of its people.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans
Where required by state law and/or city ordinance; this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.
The ability to work a full shift, come to work on time, work overtime as needed and the ability to work according to the necessary schedule to meet job requirements with or without reasonable accommodation is an essential function of this position.