Republic Services, Inc.
Durham, NC, United States
Bluecollar, Transportation, Trucking
Date Last Verified
Republic Services is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste. Through our subsidiaries, Republic’s collection companies, recycling centers, transfer stations, and landfills focus on providing effective solutions to make proper waste disposal effortless for our 14 million customers. We’ll handle it from here., our brand promise, lets customers know they can count on Republic to provide a superior experience while fostering a sustainable Blue Planet for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world. Why Work with Us Our Company cannot thrive without great people devoted to serving customers, the community and the planet. We hire the best people to make Republic a great place to work. We are focused on attracting talented individuals across professions who are as committed to serving customers and the planet as we are. We strive to create a workplace that's meaningful and rewarding to our 33,000 employees. That's why we are proud to be recognized as Best Large Employer by Forbes, World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere, and Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index.
POSITION SUMMARY: A Driver Trainer is responsible for facilitating and conducting in-cab and classroom driver training for new and existing drivers, as well as helpers. The position delivers training programs to train and educate drivers about proper vehicle inspection, safe vehicle operation and defensive driving techniques, with an emphasis on the Company’s Focus 6 program, so a driver is able to ensure his or her vehicle meets Company and Department of Transportation (“DOT”) safety standards before operating on the road, and that all drivers are fully trained in the safe operation of solid waste and recycling collection vehicles. In addition, the Driver Trainer may periodically assist in the development of new or updated training materials for drivers or helpers.
Train and educate new and existing drivers and helpers on proper procedures for completing all vehicle inspections in compliance with Company and DOT policies and standards.
Conduct and facilitate in-cab and classroom training for new and existing drivers, as well as helpers, to ensure all drivers and helpers are fully trained with respect to defensive driving skills and the safe operation of all vehicles used for the collection, transport and disposal of solid waste and recyclable materials.
Administer appropriate tests to determine drivers’ proficiency in Company procedures, safe equipment operation and defensive driving; maintain all required training records.
Audit in-cab training and prepare reports for management regarding progress of driver training.
Conduct road tests of driver candidates to assess and evaluate driving skills; provide input into hiring decision based on results of road test and recommend post-employment training to ensure all drivers are fully trained in Company safety, compliance and operational standards.
Conduct road tests of existing drivers to evaluate driving skills, safety techniques and Focus Six compliance; provide coaching to improve performance; provide feedback to drivers’ route supervisors so training is reinforced on the job.
Train and educate drivers who change equipment in the proper inspection of new equipment, defensive driving and safe operation of his or her new type of solid waste or recycling collection vehicle; train and educate helpers on safe working practices and behaviors.
Increase driver proficiency through re-training and continual reinforcement of learnings.
Conduct driver evaluations and re-evaluations related to DOT and/or state-required certifications.
Assist current employees seeking to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) in their preparation for state written and driving examinations.
Provide assistance after vehicle- and personal injury-accidents to improve training and correct work practices; provide re-training for drivers following preventable accidents or injuries.
Select or develop, where necessary, teaching aids, such as training handbooks, demonstration models, multimedia visual aids, computer tutorials and reference works for classroom training to ensure that all training is up-to-date, informative and in compliance with Company standards.
Follow all safety policies and procedures.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Smith System Certified Trainer.
Class A CDL with air brakes endorsement.
Demonstrated knowledge of DOT, OSHA and other related state and federal regulations.
Good time management skills to ensure assigned responsibilities are completed in an efficient and safe manner.
Good follow through ability; adheres to work schedule and follows through on challenges as they arise.
Ability to adhere to Company policies and rules set forth; promotes the Company’s safety standards; does not take inappropriate risks.
Effective interpersonal communication across various levels of the organization.
Maintains a feeling of pride in work; strives to achieve all goals.
High School Diploma or GED.
Five years of commercial truck driving experience, including a minimum of two years of experience in refuse truck operations.
Class B CDL or higher with air brakes endorsement.
In those locations in which a standard transmission power unit is operated, must be able to operate a standard transmission power unit.
Rewarding Compensation and Benefits
Eligible employees can elect to participate in:
• Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage.
• Health care and dependent care spending accounts.
• Short- and long-term disability.
• Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.
• Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP).
• Employee discount programs.
• 401(k) plan with a generous company match.
• Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).
Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.
We work for Earth. Every day, we come to work with two purposes in mind – serving our customers and doing our part to preserve our Blue Planet®. Our commitment to both has led to such things as landfill innovations, solar energy projects, community education designed to teach people to properly recycle, ongoing efforts to reduce our vehicle emissions and improving safety through technology—to name a few. To put it simply, we are 35,000 guardians of the environment, striving to make the world a better place.
Republic Services is more than a recycling and waste services company. We are a company dedicated to turning waste into possibilities. Together, united under the Republic Star, we are working for a cleaner, safer and healthier world where people thrive, not just for today, but for generations to come.