Operates pickup and dump trucks for various job related functions. Work usually repairs the ability to work without close supervision.
Typical Duties: Operates truck with or without trailer to transport materials in liquid and packaged form and personnel to and from specified destinations, such as other job sites and industrial yards. May drive truck equipped with dump body to transport and dump loose material, such as sand, gravel, crushed rock, or bituminous paving materials; pulls levers or turns crank to tilt body and dump contents. Moves hand and foot controls to jerk forward and backward to loosen and dump material adhering to body. May load truck by hand or by operating mechanical loader. Drives truck to destination, applying knowledge of commercial driving regulations and roads in area. Must maintain log according to state and federal regulations. May maintain telephone or radio contact with supervisor to receive instructions. May load and unload truck. Inspects truck equipment and supplies, such as tires, lights, brakes, gas, oil, and water. May perform emergency roadside repairs, such as changing tires, installing light bulbs, fuses, tire chains, and spark plugs. Perform other duties as assigned.
Workers should be able to: read and follow road map; practice good safety habits; work in dusty or dirty surroundings; follow specific directions; have current commercial drivers license. Physically, workers must be able to use hands, arms, and feet; good vision; sit for long periods; climb in and out of vehicle; coordinate the use of hands, feet, and eyes. Able to load and unload heavy equipment on truck and or trailer.