Driver: Heavy II

Job Posted: October 23rd, 2021

Location: Aurora, Colorado, US

Wagner Equipment Co., the Caterpillar dealer for Colorado, New Mexico and far west Texas, is seeking applications for a Driver: Heavy II in Aurora, CO.

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The Driver: Heavy II is responsible for the transportation of all classes of machinery, parts, engines, including oversized and overweight loads, and other cargo associated with the daily operation of the company utilizing Class 8 size vehicles with multiple axle configurations in a manner that reflects the company’s vision of working as “One Professional Team.” This position is also responsible for maintaining proper and accurate paperwork and ensuring a professional appearance with all vehicles and is accountable for basic operational instruction to customers on the safe operation of all equipment. Drivers in this classification are also responsible for securing necessary permits and hiring pilot escort vendors as required.

Essential Functions:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Completes and maintains daily truck log, accurately
  • Maintains accurate reporting of all expenses and receipts associated with the day-to-day use of company credit and fuel cards
  • Completes IFTA reports manually and electronically as required
  • Reports all unsafe conditions regarding the use of company equipment
  • Secures required customer signatures on all shipping documents to include rental and sale contracts, load sheets, Safety Data sheets, and Lift Safety Sheets
  • Enters daily time within the ELC system and/or completes manual time cards and reports work times daily
  • Uses in cab truck computer for dispatching purposes and enters load and fuel information as required
  • Ensures entire vehicle is clean and meets professional standards, and meets all regulations established by operating authorities such as FMCSA and USDOT inspections
  • Orders vehicle transport permits as required
  • Secures pilot escort vendor services as needed to complete oversized loads
  • Reports to work as required to complete job assignments: early or late hours and/or weekends may be required to fulfill the job responsibilities of this position
  • Contacts customers and company sales representatives to coordinate load movements
  • Coordinates machine movement with local, state, and federal authorities as required
  • Seeks ways to manage the daily routine in the most effective and efficient manner. Works with the manager to implement agreed-upon changes
  • Maintains paperwork to include permits, receipts, and accountability for P-card
  • Meets the needs and requests of the customer in a professional and courteous manner
  • Works closely with the Sales and Service personnel to keep informed or to communicate any relevant information regarding equipment
  • Acts as an ambassador for the company, and promotes additional sales by explaining and suggesting other equipment and/or services offered
  • Conducts product demonstrations to customers and answers operational questions as necessary. This may require that the employee gather additional knowledge and understanding of all products and services available within the company
  • Conducts daily Driver Vehicle Inspections required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and USDOT
  • Performs minor repairs and preventative maintenance to transport equipment to ensure vehicle is in safe operating condition and ready for next-day business to include fueling and pre-loading whenever possible
  • Learns and understands transport equipment thoroughly to ensure safe operation
  • Inspects all machinery and equipment for damage at time of pick up. Documents findings and submits damage information to sales and/or service personnel as necessary
  • Applies knowledge and understanding of USDOT, FMCA, state, local, and municipal rules and regulations governing the transport of company products
  • Loads and unloads company products safely and according to all laws and regulations
  • Navigates weight restricted highways and curfew governs roads as required for oversize and overweight load dimensions
  • Hires pilot car escorts as required
  • Other duties as assigned by manager

Competencies:

  • Data Entry
  • Telephone Skills
  • Safety Knowledge
  • Reading/Writing Skills
  • Reasoning Skills
  • Organizational Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Math Skills
  • Product Knowledge
  • Driving “Rules of the Road” for the stat of employment
  • Strong map reading and navigation skills
  • Strong customer service skills

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

Work Environment:

  • Noise: Loud
  • Indoors and Outdoors
  • Small and/or enclosed spaces
  • Specific Risks: Works with moving, mechanical parts; may work in high places and be exposed to equipment vibration and fumes
  • Winter and off-road driving required
  • Must have the ability to work in out-of-town locations overnight as required

Physical Demands:

  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Talking
  • Sitting
  • Use of Hands
  • Hearing
  • Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, etc.
  • Heavy work that includes lifting and/or moving objects up to 60 pounds or more

Travel Requirements:

  • 75%-100%

Required Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 5+ years’ driving experience, including mountain driving
  • 3-5 years administrative/clerical experience
  • 3-5 years customer service experience
  • 1-3 years sales experience
  • 3-5 years working knowledge of construction equipment
  • 3-5 years working knowledge of pilot escort & oversize requirements for multiple states

Additional Eligibility Requirements:

  • Valid Driver’s License (for state of employment)- CDL Class A with endorsements for doubles, triples, and tanker
  • Excellent driving record required (no DUI’s, suspensions, or DOT violations)
  • Must pass all required pre-employment screenings which may include but are not limited to background checks, drug/alcohol testing, fit for duty testing, and any other job-related tests/screenings

Pay Range: $24.00 - $29.40 per hour

Pay rate is dependent on education and experience.

Employee Benefits: Wagner Equipment Co. provides the following benefits to all full-time employees

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) Plan
  • Company Paid Holidays
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • 401K Savings Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

 

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.  

Wagner Equipment Co. is an EEO/AA/Veterans/Disabled employer.

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