Driver Apprentice - CDL Permit Required!

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Founded in 1975, Casella Waste Systems, Inc. is a publicly traded company (CWST) and one of the nation's leading providers of waste and recycling services. Casella currently employs more than 2,500 employees throughout Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania and serves customers in more than 40 states. We are especially proud of our support and dedication to the success of our local communities throughout the northeast region and beyond.

Part of the Critical Infrastructure Industry, Casella protects the health and safety of our society and prevents any debilitating impact on the communities we serve. We are constantly developing and investing in innovative solutions to build a better tomorrow for future generations.

In every way, our most important resource is our people. Our deep understanding of resource renewal also guides us in cultivating a culture of lifelong learning and career growth and flows naturally from our deepest core values and our unwavering dedication to safety and wellness.

We believe the work we do is vitally important and meaningful and that our employees are the stewards of our region’s breathtaking natural beauty. We seek to hire the most talented and dedicated people to grow our business and serve our customers.

Summary of Position:

A Driver Apprentice will be trained by Casella to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) with the goal of assuming the role of Driver with Casella. Driver Apprentices begin employment in a Helper role while completing a comprehensive training program in preparation for taking the CDL examination. Working in tandem with an experienced Driver, Apprentices assist in the collection and hauling of waste or recycling materials to a disposal site, transfer station, or recycling plant while learning to safely operate heavy-duty trucks in compliance with state and federal regulations, as well as company standards.

Key Accountabilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. While in training, the following skills will be taught and the trainee must be able to demonstrate proficiency prior to moving to the next driver level:

  • Operates vehicle in accordance with Casella Waste Safety Rules, 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 to Route Supervisor or Dispatch.
  • Attends and participates in all scheduled training programs, briefings, and meetings as required by Casella Waste or directed by the Route Supervisor.
  • Works closely with Route Supervisor to improve route efficiencies and identify best practices.
  • Notifies Route Supervisor of any incidents, accidents, injures, or property damage.
  • Notifies Route Supervisor or Dispatch of service interruptions including closed or impassable streets or alleyways, receptacles too heavy to service or potential safety hazards.
  • Communicates customer requests to Dispatch or Route Supervisor.
  • Completely dumps all receptacles and leaves the customer’s location clean and free of debris.
  • Follows route assignments as directed and completes end of day documentation and check out process.
  • Performs all duties as scheduled by Route Supervisor or Dispatch and assisting other drivers as directed to meet customer needs.

Performs as an on-route Helper while obtaining their Commercial Driving License and completing the training to be a Casella Waste Driver:

  • Works in accordance with Casella Waste Safety Rules, OSHA (Occupational and Safety Health Act) requirements as well as all local, state and federal laws.
  • Immediately reports all unsafe situations or service-related issues to Route Supervisor or Dispatch.
  • Attends and participates in all scheduled training programs, briefings, and meetings as required by Casella Waste or directed by the Route Supervisor.
  • Manually or mechanically load and empty residential and/or commercial containers into truck.
  • Containers maybe staged curbside, dockside, carryout, or require pullout to complete service.
  • Operates hoisting device to lift and empty bins or containers into truck hopper.
  • Assists driver with all backing maneuvers while on route.
  • Notifies Route Supervisor of any incidents, accidents, injures, or property damage.
  • Notifies Route Supervisor or Dispatch of service interruptions including closed or impassable streets or alleyways, receptacles too heavy to service or potential safety hazards.
  • Communicates customer requests to Dispatch or Route Supervisor.
  • Performs all duties as scheduled by Route Supervisor or Dispatch and assisting other drivers as directed to meet customer needs.

Education, Experience & Qualifications:

  • Current state issued standard CDL Driver’s License Class B Permit with Air Brake Endorsement
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States.
  • Ability to perform physical requirements of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Successfully complete pre-employment drug screen, physical, and background check, which will include previous employment check, criminal history and motor vehicle record review.

Attributes:

  • Proven commitment to safety.
  • Positive, team-oriented attitude.
  • Discipline and committed to hard work and variable weather environments.
  • Open to personal and professional training and development.

 

We offer excellent benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, and a 401(k) Plan.

Casella Waste Systems, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an environment of inclusion and mutual respect where opportunities are available to all applicants and team members without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, military and veteran status, status as individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state laws. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our team members is critical to our success as a company and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people

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