|Salary:||$30.25 – $31.48 Hourly|
|Location:||Various – Seattle area, Washington|
|Job Type:||Classified Civil Service, Regular, Full-Time|
|Department:||Seattle Public Utilities|
|Bargaining Unit:||WSCCCE, Local 21 – Truck Drivers|
Seattle Public Utilities is seeking several experienced heavy truck drivers for various temporary positions with the Field Operations & Management Branch. Positions are available in the Water and Solid Waste Divisions. The successful candidates will operate truck/trailer, tractor/trailer combination or three-axle truck to haul materials or equipment to assigned destinations. The position in the Water Division will report to a Water Crew Chief. The Solid Waste Division position will report to a Recycling & Disposal Crew Chief.
These temporary positions offer fringe benefits including medical, dental and vision, vacation and sick leave and paid holidays.
Interested parties please email a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Essential Duties for All Drivers:
- Drive heavy trucks including multi axle trucks, and truck trailer combinations
- Ensure safety regulations are observed during the loading, transporting, and unloading of materials
- Inspect trucks and equipment for defects and perform general maintenance
- Perform thorough safety inspection of tractors and trailers prior to operating equipment
- Clean equipment and perform minor repairs, maintain accurate maintenance, mileage, equipment and related records
- Recognize hazardous conditions and follow safety procedures
- Follow written and verbal instructions; pay close attention to details
- Work with a diverse group of people in a team environment
Work is done in and around dirt, noise, and odors consistent with a Transfer Station environment
Operate mechanical and hydraulic equipment attached to trucks such as trailers, winches, hoists, pumps and compressors, operate walking floors, open/close lids, etc.
Must be willing to work any shift Monday through Sunday in a facility that is open from 6am to 8pm
Drive heavy dump trucks (in excess of 10,000 GVW) with pup, tilt, or low boy trailers hauling equipment or material to construction sites
Drive and operates a hydro excavator/Vactor truck
Must be willing to work Monday through Friday from 7am to 3:30pm
Willingness to participate on a Standby Call out roster
Experience Required for All Drivers:
- One year experience in the operation of heavy trucks, including multi-axle trucks and truck/trailer combinations
- Knowledge of City, State, and Federal rules and regulations governing the safe operation of truck/trailer and tractor/trailer combinations.
Licensing and Other Requirements
- Commercial Driver’s License – Class “A” with the airbrake restriction removed
- Valid Medical Certificate
- Valid Washington State Flagging card, First Aid/CPR card, a defensive driving course certificate may be required within six months of employment
- Tanker endorsement
Work Environment/Physical Demands
The successful candidates must be able to:
- Be on periodic standby to respond to emergencies
- Work weekends, holidays, and extended shifts as needed
- Stand, walk, or bend for extended periods of time
- Lift objects weighing in excess of 50 pounds
- Spend long periods of time driving trucks, often in heavy traffic and under adverse weather conditions
- Work out of various locations throughout the City
Experience operating a tractor trailer combination and three axle trucks
Short route in-city trailer driving experience
Heavy equipment operator experience desired
Exemplary safety record
Tanker endorsement required
Haz-Mat endorsement and crane certification preferred
Exemplary safety record
Please submit resumes electronically to email@example.com or by mail to: Peter Sorensen, Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Avenue, Suite 4900, Seattle, WA 98124
We will continue to accept resumes until the positions are filled.
As a part of the application process, you must submit with your application your current ‘Complete’ driving record from the state where you are licensed to drive. Your current record must be dated within 30 days of the date you apply.
- If you are licensed in Washington State, the Department of Licensing (DOL) has several types of driving records available (for a minimal cost). The one you must submit to us is titled ‘Complete’ driving record. We will not accept any other records. Your application will be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the requested ‘Complete’ driving record
- If you are licensed in a different state, you must submit the equivalent to Washington’s ‘Complete’ driving record.
You may obtain your ‘Complete’ driving record in one of two ways:
1. Obtain your DOL ‘Complete’ driving record on-line at: fortress.wa.gov/dol/dsdiadr/
2. Go to a driver licensing office in person to purchase your ‘Complete’ driving record.
If you are going to a driver licensing office in person, please click on this link: www.seattle.gov/util/groups/public/@spu/@diroff/documents/webcontent/spu01_004052.pdf
print the document and bring it with you to ensure that you request the correct driving record.
To submit your ‘Complete’ driving record with your application, you may:
1. Scan your ‘Complete’ driving record and attach it to your application (it is preferred that you scan your record and attach it to your application) OR
2. Hand deliver your ‘Complete’ driving record to the address below:
Seattle Public Utilities
700 – 5th Ave
Floor 49/Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98124-4018
Do NOT mail your driver record.
Failure to submit your ‘Complete’ driving record with your application will result in your application being rejected as incomplete and you receive no further consideration.
Applicants whose driving records meet the allowable points set forth in the City of Seattle’ Safe Driving Policy will proceed to the next step in the hiring process. The screening process will include testing of Heavy Truck Driver skills administered to the most competitive candidates in the applicant pool in addition to an interview.
A job offer is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-placement physical examination.
Who May Apply: This position is open to all candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The Seattle Human Resources Department values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences.
Accommodations for people with disabilities are provided on request.
The City is a Drug Free Workplace.