The low bed driver is responsible for the safe and responsible operation of a tractor trailer, picking up and delivering equipment to specific locations. Properly loading, unloading and securing/tying down equipment for over the road transportation.
The following list is intended to be exemplary of the physical demands of the position however it is not exhaustive of all day-to-day functions. The incumbent will be required to perform any or all of the following in a given day or week:
Adheres to all safety rules and works safely on all jobs.
Safe operation of a low bed tractor trailer, weighing in excess of 100,000 pounds, when full. This requires perceptual skills to monitor a sometimes complex driving situation, the judgment skills to make quick decisions when necessary, manipulative skills to control an oversize steering wheel, shift gears using a manual transmission, and maneuver the truck in crowded areas.
Inspection of the operating condition of the tractor and trailer before, during and after delivery of cargo. Lifting, manipulating and twisting 3”x10’ -15’ hose weighing in excess of 40 pounds when empty. Each load will require the hooking and unhooking of the hoses twice, once during loading and again during unloading;
Drive 1500-2000 miles in a week, averaging two loads per day. Will need to inspect eh underside of the vehicle, and facilitating the loading and unloading of material;
While performing the duties of this position the incumbent is regularly required to sit, use hand to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear, walk, climb stairs, ladders, & catwalks, stoop, bend, twist, kneel and crouch;
Report immediately to foreman any damage to the equipment or safety hazards or accidents.
Must be able to consistently lift and/or manipulate with push/pull force +/- 50 pounds;
Flexibility with regard to schedule working extended hours, nights, weekends, and holidays when business needs dictate. Regional travel with crew requiring dependable transportation, occasional overnight travel.
Incumbent must be able to tolerate moderate to loud noise level (PPE will be provided, including hearing protection as required), long hours standing, walking, and laboring outdoors in varying weather conditions – frequently in extreme heat.
Performs related and unrelated duties as may be required.