Side Lift Truck Driver – Warrnambool

Side Lift Truck Driver – Warrnambool

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As Wheelie Wastes business expands we are continuously looking to hire additional drivers to cater to service new contracts. We are now compiling resumes for the position Side Lift Truck Driver on a full time and part time/casual basis for our Warrnambool depot. We are looking for drivers with a good work ethic and history, along with a, ‘can do’ attitude. Those submitting resumes will have a clean driving history and possibly have similar experience. Minimum HR (Heavy Rigid) driver’s license with a minimum of 2 years driving experience required. Applicants with MR (Medium Rigid) driver’s license will be considered if they are willing to upgrade their licence at their own expense.

Incumbent drivers are responsible for ensuring that company vehicles are clean and safe to drive at the beginning and end of each shift. You will also observe and maintain strict adherence to, Work Health and Safety practices as directed by management and in accordance with the directive of Fairwork Australia. Applicants must be willing to undergo police and licence checks and submit to random drug testing in keeping with company policy.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Adhere to organisational documented policies and procedures, including any new or revised policies and procures communicated through memorandums.
  • Perform daily vehicle inspections as directed.
  • Record faults or service requirements and report same to management as directed
  • Report any accidents or incidents immediately using prescribed form and reports.
  • Participate in any training/education programs as required, or as directed by Management.
  • Adhere to Work Health and Safety as directed by management.
  • Operate in a safe and professional manner, ensuring that vehicles are not overloaded.
  • Drive in a safe, legal and vigilant manner
  • Ensure the safety of customers, members of the public and fellow employees
  • Follow prescribed collection instructions as directed by management.
  • Ensure paperwork is completed and submitted on a daily basis
  • Assist customers, the general public and law enforcement officers in a respectful and pleasant manner at all times.
  • Ensure that all plant and equipment is kept in a clean, safe and well-maintained condition at all times.
  • Ensure ALL bins are left in an upright manner and any spilt rubbish is immediately cleaned up.

Skills Required

  • A valid and current driver’s licence.
  • Medium Rigid driver’s license or higher
  • 2 years minimum driving experience at MR license level
  • RTA / VicRoads printout required
  • Basic Mechanical Knowledge
  • Ability to adapt to new technology
  • Understanding of Smartphones and applications thereof
  • Previous experience and licences for other machinery/equipment an advantage (eg excavator/forklift)
  • Ability to take direction and complete requests
  • Ability to work alone and with others
  • Good communication skills including written
  • Local area knowledge an advantage but not essential

Application must include a resume and letter of application (including current references) that addresses the criteria above.

Applications are addressed to the Human Resources Manager, Wheelie Waste, 3 Chatham Court, Warrnambool 3280. Applicants will be contacted once a position becomes available.


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