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Propane Driver

Mesick, MI


Posted on August 17, 2018

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About Propane Driver

Operates a Propane Truck to transport and deliver propane heating fuel to residential and business customers at assigned designated destinations. Most deliveries are made on a dispatched basis. Service areas are local in nature within a 100 mile radius thus relieving incumbents from Department of Labor (DOT) requirements to log hours, miles, and locations. Drivers are, however, subject to hour-of-service regulations. Has the ability to communicate and understand details and directions and adhere to all Safety/DOT Regulations. Loads product onto truck from BCOC bulk storage sites and delivers to customers on a keep-full basis. Cleans services and maintains vehicle, and performs pre-and post-trip inspections on vehicle. Valid Class B Commercial Drivers License with endorsements is required. Ability to read, write, and follow directions. Operates under specific detailed instructions; refers changes in schedule or problems to supervisor. Has the ability to verbally communicate and/or understand details and directions.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Driver training certification from technical school or specialty driving program, or three to six months related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedures manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively to customers or to groups of employees.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Class B Commercial Drivers License with air brake, tanker, and hazardous materials endorsements. Certified Employee Training Program (CEPT) pursuant to National Fire Protections Association (NFPA-58) (1998).

Must be 21 years old, as required by DOT regulations in order to legally haul hazardous materials.

Maintain a valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with required endorsements to operate a heavy straight single vehicle having a gross vehicle weight of 26,001 pounds or more or any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 pounds. Required endorsements include air brake, tanker, and hazardous materials.

Maintenance of valid CDL depends upon meeting physical qualifications and medical certification as covered by Parts 391.41 and 391.43 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR)

Must submit to:

a) Annual or periodic physical examination

b) Random Drug and Alcohol testing

c) Annual record of vehicle violations

Performs daily pre- and post-inspections and maintenance of straight single tank truck.

Receives dispatch and directions from Branch Office.

Travel to designated bulk plant or storage facility multiple times during work shift to load product.

Deliver products to customer locations as dispatched.

Report hazmat related spills, equipment problems, etc. to supervisor immediately upon occurrence and the hazmat emergency response number. Follow guidelines provided in the Emergency Response Guide Book in the event of a hazardous materials incident.

Report hazardous conditions or maintenance problems encountered at loading or delivery sites to supervisor.

Routine responsibilities include:

a) Driving truck into position to load at filling rack.

b) Opening valves or starting pump to fill tank.

c) Reading gauges or meters and recording quantity loaded.

d) Driving truck to customer premises.

e) Pulling hose to tank, connecting hose, and opening valves to dispense product.

f) Recording amount delivered and issues delivery ticket to customer.

A Driver-Propane operates a truck having a single tank compartment holding one product.

As a function of their respective job responsibilities, all Driver personnel have frequent contacts with the existing customer base and/or potential residential, commercial, and industrial clients. Recognizing that the viability and very existence of BCOC relies on maintaining and increasing the customer base, Drivers play a key role in identifying and encouraging new sales opportunities either directly or by reporting them. It is expected that they generate sales leads for existing customers and/or identify and report potential clients to their immediate supervisor or manager for follow-up action.

Physical demands of this job require prolonged periods of driving and exertion of lifting, pulling, connecting hose to load and dispense product. Physical effort is exerted on a routine, frequent basis. Activities at residential and commercial delivery sites may involve working around obstructions and pulling hose long distances. Adverse weather conditions may involve extreme heat, rain, deep snow, ice, and various types of ground conditions such as uneven terrain such as slopes, gullies, etc. A driver must have the agility and strength to climb ladders to load and unload product and for frequent ingress/egress to and from the truck cab; a Driver–Propane normally performs work activities at ground level, i.e. is not required to climb onto truck’s tank compartment for loading/unloading or to perform other tasks. While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands or arms, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift, pull, and /or move objects up to seventy five (75) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

ID: 2018-5377

External Company Name: Blarney Castle Oil Co

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