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Waste Management Earn Your CDL! Driver Apprentice - Permit Required in Independence, Iowa

Why work for Waste Management?

STABILITY. GREAT PAY. ADVANCEMENT.

When you drive for WM, you join a team of the best drivers in the nation - professional, well trained, and skilled. Our drivers work hard and drive safe.

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Why should you apply? We invest in you!

  • Earn Your CDL! $1,000 Sign On Bonus!

  • Be home every night and weekend

  • Industry-leading health insurance

  • Yearly boot allowance, uniforms, safety vests and protective eye wear

  • Paid vacation after 90 days

  • 401(K) company match

  • Employee Stock Purchase Program

  • Employee Discount programs

  • An opportunity to work with an empowering workforce and career advancement

_About the Job_

In tandem with a seasoned WM Driver and/or WM Driver Trainer, after receiving their Commercial Driving Permit, the Driver Apprentice will complete the required training to safely operate a commercial motor vehicle providing service to customers in their respective Line of Business (LOB). The Driver Apprentice will continue in this role until they complete all training requirements.

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_What Does It Take to be a Driver at WM?_* *

Below are the minimum qualifications to be a fit as a Residential Driver.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age

  • Hold a current Class A or B Commercial Driver's Permit with an air-brake endorsement.

  • Legally eligible to work in the United States.

  • Current state-issued standard drivers license

_What You'll Do_* *

After obtaining their Commercial Driving Permit, partners with a WM Driver and/or WM Driver Trainer to train on the proper way to operate a commercial refuse / recycling vehicle:

  • Operates vehicle in accordance with Waste Management Safety and Life Critical 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 Manager or Dispatch.

  • Attends and participates in all scheduled training programs, briefings, and meetings as required by Waste Management or directed by the Route Manager.

  • Works closely with Route Manager to improve route efficiencies and identify best practices.

  • Notifies Route Manager of any incidents, accidents, injures, or property damage.

  • Notifies Route Manager 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 Manager.

  • 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 Manager or Dispatch and assisting other drivers as directed to meet customer needs.

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_Work Environment_

Listed below are key points regarding the physical requirements, and work environment of the job. A reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Required to use motor coordination with arm, hand, finger, and leg dexterity.

  • You'll handle objects more than 50 pounds frequently.

  • You'll have to push, pull, bend, twist and lift up to 100 lbs.

  • Normal setting for this job is outdoors and/or driving a video/GPS monitored vehicle.

  • You'll be exposed to a physical, outdoor environment, which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes or similar elements most of the workday.

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_About our Benefits_

At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability, as well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

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_About WM_

Waste Management (WM) is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects. With over 41,000 proud employees, Waste Management has the largest trucking fleet in the waste industry - over 18,000 trucks, and leads in CNG advancement with the largest fleet of class 8 Natural Gas Vehicles in North America.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Job: *Driver

Title: Earn Your CDL! Driver Apprentice - Permit Required

Location: Iowa-Independence

Requisition ID: 21008565

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