Promotional priority for Teamster employees runs from 1/31/2020 through 2/7/2020
Description of Position
Operates medium or light trucks through heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic to move materials. This position serves as primary driver or alternate driver on various Recycle routes as necessary. Trucks may be equipped with power tailgate or hydraulic garbage packers. (30% of time)
Operates >24,000GVW truck loaded with a wide variety of materials. (35% of time)
Performs collection routes for various solid waste streams, often working alone, but also working in teams of two or more persons. Route may include daily pick up of plastic barrels containing sealed plastic bags of animal carcasses and/or bio-hazardous materials. Routinely responds to requests from supervisor and/or dispatch. (20% of time)
Conducts pre-trip and post trip inspections of assigned vehicle. Maintains daily log of truck activity; comments on operation of truck, and informs supervisor of needed repairs. (5% of time)
Performs warehouse duties including operating forklift and skidsteer loader, sorting recyclables, and operating can and bottle machine. Performs various other duties as assigned. (10% of time)
Work Environment Work is performed inside vehicles, in a warehouse setting, and outside exposed to the elements. A significant part of each work day may be spent sitting.
High School diploma or GED required.
At least one year experience operating medium or light trucks as a delivery driver.
Valid Class B (with Air Brake endorsement) Minnesota Driver’s License and no chargeable driving offenses within the 12 months preceding employment.
Must have a minimum of one year (2088 hours) of professional driving experience, which includes pay for driving vehicles such as a bus, truck or delivery vehicle.
Successful candidates must also have the ability to interpret traffic signs and understand Minnesota traffic laws and regulations.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to twist, bend, stoop, climb ladders, climb stairs, lift up to and over 10-75 pounds regularly, reach at and below shoulder height, squat, kneel, walk on uneven ground, carry 25-75 pounds, carry over 50 pounds, reach above shoulder height
Ability to be exposed to the sight and smell of animal carcasses and bio-hazardous materials weighting up to 75 pounds on a daily basis
Previous driving experience preferred
Knowledge of construction materials and equipment preferred
Ability to interact with fellow employees, management, customers, and the general public in a courteous, cooperative, and professional manner
Maintain a positive public image, positive attitude, and demeanor when performing service for customers and the general public at the University
Internal Number: 335363
About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.