Lehigh Hanson Ready Mix Driver I in Dunkirk, New York

AutoReqId: 4154BR

Line Of Business: RMC (Ready-Mix Concrete)

Department: Production

Primary Location: Dunkirk-NY

Job Posting:

Lehigh Hanson is seeking qualified Ready Mix Drivers for our Dunkirk, Jamestown and Allegany, NY Plants.

As a Ready Mix Driver you will deliver concrete to job sites following safety and operational guidelines; check concrete for quality and size according to ticket; and maintain courteous customer relations.

Lehigh Hanson is one of the largest construction materials companies in North America with more than 550 active operations in the U.S. and Canada. Our core activities include the production and distribution of cement and aggregates, the two essential raw materials in concrete. Lehigh Hanson companies also produce ready-mixed concrete, asphalt and other concrete products.

Lehigh Hanson is part of the HeidelbergCement Group, the global market leader in aggregates with leading positions in cement, concrete and other downstream activities. Following the acquisition of Italcementi, the company employs some 63,000 people at more than 3,000 locations in around 60 countries.

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES and TASKS

Work Availability

  • Must be available to work six days a week (Monday-Saturday) and occasionally on Sunday. Must be able to drive a maximum of eleven hours per day and work up to 14 hours per day as regulated by the Department of Transportation.

  • Must comply with the Company’s absence and attendance policy and procedures

Safety

  • Maintain vehicle in a clean, organized, and safe fashion

  • Observe all safety precautions and rules specified by federal, state, and Company regulations

  • Report unsafe conditions to your supervisor or contractor on job site

  • Report accident or incident immediately

  • Complete accident report on same day

  • Attend required safety meetings

  • Wear proper work attire (hard hat, vest, safety glasses, safety shoes, etc.)

Pre-trip Activities

  • Perform pre trip safety inspection of assigned vehicle (i.e. check oil, water, fuel, lights, tires, etc.)

  • Conduct airbrake check test

  • Fill out drivers vehicle inspection report pre-trip

  • Input employee identification number into status head to go in service

Loading Procedure

  • Report to call box at assigned time

  • Spot truck under plant to receive material

  • Verify load size on ticket to determine correct pressure setting on booster axle for proper load distribution

Quality Control

  • Visually inspect mix for proper materials

  • Verify load size to ticket

  • Visually inspect slump with the aide of slump meter and adjust slump according to ticket

  • Visually inspect ticket to match the driver and the truck

  • Check ticket for special admixtures

Highway Driving

  • Drive in compliance with traffic laws and extend courtesy to other vehicles on the road

  • Deliver concrete as directed by dispatch through knowledge of expeditious routes

  • Deliver product to customer

  • Deliver product in a timely manner

  • Utilize vehicle status head signaling system

Job Site Operations

  • Evaluate safest and best way to enter the job site, if needed get curb release signed

  • Ask customer where material is needed and, if necessary, make suggestions for alternative safe dumping locations

  • Make decision regarding dump location based on safety considerations

  • Hang chutes as required using proper lifting methods

  • Unload concrete at the job site without damage to equipment, framework, utilities, etc.

  • Communicate with customer per job requirements, have customer sign ticket

  • Perform walk around inspection of vehicle after unloading

  • Complete wash down procedure at job site (according to customer specifications)

  • Collect money if job is a C.O.D.

  • Work with customer to achieve maximum customer service

Return

  • At plant hit status head button and properly rinse out drum as needed

  • Return to designated plant according to ticket or dispatch instructions

End of Shift Duties

  • Wash out drum, fuel truck, and clean vehicle

  • Conduct p.m. walk post trip inspection

  • Write up any vehicle maintenance problems in drivers vehicle inspection report

  • Report problems or potential problems to ensure vehicle is operable the next day

  • If it is a safety related problem contact the shop over the radio to alert them to the problem

Throughout the Day

  • Process required paperwork, i.e. time card, truck reports, and trip tickets

  • Maintain appearance and condition of assigned vehicles

SKILLS and QUALIFICATIONS

  • Prefer high school diploma or general education degree (GED)

  • Must have reading, writing, and math skills

  • Must have a minimum of one-year vehicle road experience operating multi-speed transmission of a Commercial vehicle

  • Must have a current Commercial Driver's License - Class A or B

  • Must have a clean driving record (no points, suspensions, and failures to appear, etc.)

  • Must possess valid medical card

  • Prefer someone with concrete knowledge and experience

  • Prefer someone with mechanical background or skills

Employer Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled