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Ready Mix Concrete Driver

Dunham Price

A. JOB IDENTIFICATION

Delivering ready mixed concrete and other associated products to construction job sites from the plant. The driver may be called upon to work extensive overtime as weather and business conditions warrant.

B. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  1. Inspect the truck including checking fluids such as oil and antifreeze before starting in the morning in accordance with D.O.T. regulations.
  2. Fill truck with water by placing rubber hose into tank.
  3. Back truck under plant to receive concrete. Receives delivery ticket.
  4. Use map book and knowledge of the area to determine best route to job.
  5. Drive truck to job sites around city and arrive on job site with desired slump.
  6. Back up or pulls into job sites. Must be able to maneuver truck in very uneven ground conditions.
  7. Place chutes from fender to main chute in rear of truck. Puts them back into place.
  8. Wash truck with hose and brush including acid soap solution.
  9. Add various-ingredients to load such as fibers, color, cement, admixtures. These are added by climbing up a ladder.
  10. Communicate with dispatcher through two-way radio and speed call unit.
  11. Complete proper paperwork.

C. JOB REQUIREMENTS

  1. Must be able to take orders, instructions, and guidance from supervisors and management.
  2. Must be able to read, write, and speak English.
  3. Must be able to do simple math, such as addition and subtraction.
  4. Must be able to handle cash and make change.
  5. Must have valid Department of Transportation certified commercial driver’s license (CDL).
  6. Must be able to pass a federal Department of Transportation drug screen and physical.
  7. Must maintain driving record in accordance with Federal and State Motor Carrier regulations and company policy.
  8. Must be able to deal with customers in a diplomatic manner in varied stressful situations.
  9. Must be able to operate vehicle and perform tasks in a safe manner.

D. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

1. This is moderately strenuous work. The driver must climb in and out of the truck approximately 50 times per day. The bottom of the seat is approximately 50 inches from the ground. The first step is two feet off the ground, with the second step one foot higher. Usually a bar is provided to help the driver pull himself into the cab.

2. Each truck has a clutch with five to six gears which the driver must go through for each stop and start procedure when driving. The driver must have coordination between hands and feet to accomplish these procedures. This could average well over 100 times per day. The amount of pressure used in pushing in the clutch with the left leg is around 60 pounds of force.

3. The driver must also climb a ladder on the back of the truck. This ladder is used not only to check the concrete, but to carry things up the ladder to add to the load. This includes 94-pound bags of cement and color. Five gallon jugs of admixtures which weigh 60 pounds must also be carried up the ladder. The driver will climb the ladder an average of three times per hour.

4. Drivers must pull down the main chute on the truck and attach up to four more chutes at every job. It takes 60 pounds of force to pull the chute down. The chutes are stored on the trucks fenders with straps which take 45 pounds of pressure to free the straps and 60 pounds of lift the chute and carry the chute. The chute weighs up to 60 pounds and must be lifted from the around to the shoulder when returning the chute to its beginning position.

5. Drivers must wash and clean their trucks with brushes and a hose. This requires a fair amount of climbing on the truck. Also, must be able to carry out special assignments such as other clean-up, chipping, or other important duties assigned by the supervisor.

E. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

1. Drivers work outdoors the majority of the time. Weather conditions such as temperatures, moisture, and other conditions have a significant impact on the job. Therefore, drivers must tolerate, with or without reasonable accommodations, being exposed frequently to extreme weather conditions.

2. Job sites vary greatly due to weather and location conditions. The ground is usually very rough, muddy, or icy. The driver must be able to tolerate varied work conditions.

3. There are high noise levels and significant vibration associated with this job. This is caused by the truck, other construction equipment, and job site noise. The driver must be able to tolerate, with our without reasonable accommodation intermittent exposure to noise, vibration and other aggravating conditions at or around the operating sites.

4. There are other physical hazards that endanger life, health, or bodily injury such as proximity to moving, mechanical parts, falls, environmental conditions, moving equipment, or other hazards.

5. There is also exposure to cement, lime, concrete admixtures, dust, diesel fuel, and other substances which may cause burns, be toxic or explosive.

For more information regarding our career opportunities, please contact our recruiter:

Recruiter: Steven Bellard
Email- recruiter@dunhamprice.com
Mobile:  337.802.2554

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