Route Driver

Job Description

Environmental Specialist II - CDL Driver

Summary of Responsibilities:

Responsible for the identification, removal, packaging, transportation, and disposing of various hazardous materials in compliance with proper procedures for hazardous and non-hazardous waste handling and management.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Pick up and transport waste safely according to all federal, state, and local rules and regulations.  Labeling of containers, and completion of pre-printed manifests and workorders. Schedules shipments into or off site - 60%

  • Performs warehouse work related to receipt, shipment, storage, distribution, or delivery of waste materials.  Loads, unloads, moves, or stores items according to delivery or routing documents, or supervisor instructions and performing general housekeeping duties - 10%

  • Operates a hand truck, forklift, or other heavy equipment - 10%

  • Classify, segregate, and inventory waste containers in storage for shipment.  Conducts lab pack operations.  Pack small laboratory containers of chemical waste into larger containers for shipment - 10%

  • Performs various regulatory compliance and safety tasks including, but not limited to (5%):

    • Pre-trip inspections of vehicle

    • Report all losses, spills, accidents, and safety violations to supervisor immediately.

    • Resolve over packing of leaking containers/containers in non-DOT shippable condition.

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned - 5%


  • May require mandatory immunizations and credentialing based on customer requirements.

  • Demonstrates strong working knowledge of Environmental/Regulatory/DOT rules and regulations. 

  • Maintain high-end relationships with client(s) with positive, professional leadership skills a must. 

  • Demonstrates the ability to read a map. 

  • May require forklift driver certification and six or more months of relevant experience.

  • Demonstrates the ability to manage account(s) on a daily basis, as assigned.

  • Completion of an accredited driving school, or previous Commercial Driving experience may be required if responsible for transporting waste.  Previous route management experience a plus.  Required to maintain current Commercial Driver's License (CDL), with an excellent driving record. 

  • May be required to possess CDL HAZMAT Endorsement if responsible for transporting waste.  May be obtained post-employment during probationary period. 

  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of various computer software applications including Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.   

  • Maintains a current Medical Examiner's Certificate (MEC) issued by a doctor approved by Stericycle.

  • Must work safely and carefully to prevent injury to self and others while driving, loading, and unloading vehicle. 

Key Competencies:

  • Demonstrates the ability to identify and understand customer needs; takes appropriate actions to ensure customer needs are met and proactively searches of ways to increase customer satisfaction. 

  • Demonstrates the ability to manage own time, activities, and resources.  Identify specific activities required to accomplish objectives, rank them in order of importance, and coordinate and take action to achieve desired results. 

  • Demonstrates the ability to present ideas and information in a clear, concise, organized and diplomatic manner; listen to others to respond effectively to ideas and questions. 

  • Demonstrates the ability to create and maintain a high level of professionalism, confidence and accountability with customer

  • Demonstrates the highest level of Company ethics and values at all times.

  • Demonstrates Process Management Skills. 

  • Demonstrates the ability to promote Company services and values in a positive, professional manner at all times.

  • Demonstrates the ability to persist with a specific course of action.  Must be willing to commit the necessary time and effort to complete work assignments and do a quality job.

Physical Requirements

  • Balancing: ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium frequently

  • Climbing: occasionally ascend or descend ladders, stairs, ramps and the like using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.  Body agility is emphasized

  • Crouching: occasionally bend the body down-ward and forward by bending leg and spine

  • Fingering: frequently type with the fingers, and/or separate pages of documents, etc,

  • Grasping: constantly apply pressure to an object with the fingers and palm

  • Hearing: constantly perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction

  • Kneeling: constantly bend legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees

  • Lifting: frequently raise objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position

  • Pulling: frequently use upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion

  • Pushing: frequently use upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward

  • Reaching: frequently extend hand (s) and arm (s) in any direction

  • Repetitive motion: occasional substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands and/or fingers

  • Seeing: constantly use visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned or to make general observations

  • Sitting: occasionally sit for sustained periods of time

  • Standing: occasionally stand for sustained periods of time

  • Stooping: occasionally bend body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist

  • Talking: frequently expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word

  • Walking: constantly move about on foot to ac-accomplish tasks

  • Visual acuity: Must have close visual acuity to perform activities such as, preparing and analyzing data and figures, viewing a computer terminal, extensive reading, filing papers, operating a vehicle, etc. 

  • Position requires extensive lifting, walking, bending, and pushing.  Must be able to lift up to 55 pounds and push and/or pull carts weighing as much as 500 pounds.

This worker is subject to both environmental conditions.  Activities occur inside and outside.  The worker is subject to hazards. This includes a variety of physical conditions such as proximity to moving vehicles, electrical current, and exposure to chemicals.  Use of company-provided personal protective equipment is required. 

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