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Truck Driver

Company: Sims Metal
Location: Chesapeake
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Sims Metals (Sims) is a global leader in metal recycling. With facilities across the globe, Sims plays an intrinsic role in the circular economy by making resources available for future use. As a responsible corporate citizen, we continuously seek new ways to broaden our participation in the environmental sector, ensuring that our future is as bright, safe, and secure as at any time in our long history. Sims is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value the diversity of all of our employees, and we are committed to creating a working environment that is built on a foundation of respect and inclusion where everyone can contribute, advance on merit, and realize their full potential. * Check vehicles to ensure that mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order. * Follow appropriate safety procedures for transporting dangerous goods. * Inspect loads to ensure that cargo is secure. * Maintain logs of working hours or of vehicle service or repair status, following applicable state and federal regulations. * Secure cargo for transport, using ropes, blocks, chain, binders, or covers. * Maneuver trucks into loading or unloading positions, following signals from loading crew and checking that vehicle and loading equipment are properly positioned. * Report vehicle defects, accidents, traffic violations, or damage to the vehicles. * Obtain receipts or signatures for delivered goods and collect payment for services when required. * Drive trucks with capacities greater than 3 tons, including tractor-trailer combinations, to transport and deliver products, livestock, or other materials. * Check all load-related documentation for completeness and accuracy. * Read bills of lading to determine assignment details. * Collect delivery instructions from appropriate sources, verifying instructions and routes. * Drive trucks to weigh stations before and after loading and along routes in compliance with state regulations. * Couple or uncouple trailers by changing trailer jack positions, connecting or disconnecting air or electrical lines, or manipulating fifth-wheel locks. * Check conditions of trailers after contents have been unloaded to ensure that there has been no damage. * Perform basic vehicle maintenance tasks, such as adding oil, fuel, or radiator fluid or performing minor repairs. * Crank trailer landing gear up or down to safely secure vehicles. * Read and interpret maps to determine vehicle routes. * Operate equipment, such as truck cab computers, CB radios, phones, or global positioning systems (GPS) equipment to exchange necessary information with bases, supervisors, or other drivers. * Plan or adjust routes based on changing conditions, using computer equipment, global positioning systems (GPS) equipment, or other navigation devices, to minimize fuel consumption and carbon emissions. * Load or unload trucks or help others with loading or unloading, using special loading-related equipment or other equipment as necessary. * Remove debris from loaded trailers. * Inventory and inspect goods to be moved to determine quantities and conditions. * Wrap and secure goods using pads, packing paper, containers, or straps. With a promote-from-within philosophy and a variety of programs available to support continuous learning, Sims offers the opportunity for a rewarding career. We are committed to the ecologically sound and sustainable use of resources and strive to operate in a manner that minimizes waste and protects the environment. A career with Sims provides you with the opportunity to work with an organization whose goal is to be the world's safest and most responsible recycling company. Our people achieve this by creating a zero-harm workplace, being exemplary members of the communities in which we operate, and being responsible stewards of the environment. We also offer competitive pay and a range of attractive benefits. Find Out More--- Please visit?www.simsltd.com?for more information on Sims and its commitment to sustainability. SIMS LIMITED IS PROUD TO BE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WE VALUE THE DIVERSITY OF ALL OF OUR EMPLOYEES AND ARE COMMITTED TO CREATING AN INCLUSIVE WORKING ENVIRONMENT WHERE EVERYONE CAN CONTRIBUTE, ADVANCE ON MERIT, AND REALIZE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL. SIMS LIMITED IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.?THE COMPANY DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE WITH REGARD TO RACE, SEX, RELIGION, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, CITIZENSHIP STATUS, DISABILITY, AGE, MARITAL OR FAMILIAL STATUS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, GENDER EXPRESSION, VETERAN STATUS, HOUSING STATUS, SOURCE OF INCOME, OR ANY OTHER STATUS PROTECTED BY FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL LAWS. THIS APPLIES TO ANY EMPLOYMENT DECISION, INCLUDING RECRUITING, HIRING, PLACEMENT, PROMOTION, TERMINATION, LAYOFF, RECALL, TRANSFER, LEAVES OF ABSENCE, COMPENSATION, AND TRAINING.? QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WITH A DISABILITY IN NEED OF A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION MAY REQUEST SUCH WITHOUT FEAR OF REPRISAL OR DISCRIMINATION.

Keywords: Sims Metal, Chesapeake , Truck Driver, Professions , Chesapeake, Virginia

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