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Truck Driver

  • Title: Truck Driver
  • Class: Classified
  • Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
  • Grade: 14

Job Summary

Under the direction of management, drives cargo vans, small and medium duty box trucks involved with the delivery and pick up of supplies, support materials, interdepartmental and US Mail to all College campuses, centers, and sites. Responsibilities include delivery of packages as well as picking up and delivering of college surplus materials, performing office moves, and making property transfers across the district in an efficient manner with minimal direction from department management. Job requires ordinary conversational skills and courtesy to exchange routine information and provide routine assistance. Interpersonal contacts include peers in immediate work group, College staff, and students. Responsible for producing journey-level work output on an independent basis subject to supervisory direction and review.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Drives a variety of college vehicles in densely populated and congested metropolitan areas, as well as urban, suburban, rural environments while operating in a safe and courteous manner, following PCC rules, policies, and obeying traffic laws.
  1. Loads/unloads cargo to/from vehicle cargo boxes, sports equipment, supplies, and surplus materials. Routinely goes up and down stairs while carrying packages/boxes.
  2. Employs the safe use of material handling equipment (lift truck, pallet truck, hand truck, furniture moving dolly, carts, etc.,) to move/deliver, pick up, boxes, office furniture, equipment, and other college materials
  3. Signs and maintains delivery documents. Monitors records of deliveries.
  1. Receives cross training in other department operations to serve as a backup for CDS staff positions (i.e. Mail Driver, Campus Mail Clerk, and Shipping/Receiving Clerk).
  2. Checks in daily with lead or manager for route assignment, delivery schedule and other assignments as needed.
  3. Maintains a clean and safe work environment. Follows safety procedures and uses proper lifting techniques to ensure personal health and safety as well as safety of others. Participates in on-going training in the safe handling of chemicals and other potentially hazardous materials.
  4. Notifies lead or manager regarding any maintenance issues or needed repairs.
  5. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements

Work is performed with moderate exposure to one or more disagreeable conditions, including outdoor work in weather extremes, undesirable cleaning or repair assignments, and moderately hazardous conditions.

Must be able to safely operate light and medium duty trucks in highly congested campus and urban environments. Position involves considerable physical exertion. Must have sufficient strength and ability to lift, move, and carry objects weighing up to fifty (50) pounds, move and carry objects weighing more than 50 pounds with assistance. Everyday requirement to climb in and out of truck cab/cargo box and ascend/descend stairs while carrying objects. Must be able to safely use a variety of material handling equipment such as hand truck, pallet jack, furniture moving dolly, and carts. Must be able to operate a forklift to load and unload materials and deliveries from vehicles and move them to and from warehouse storage areas and loading docks.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent. One year of driving experience (preferably in light to medium duty cargo/delivery vehicles).

Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license to operate a motor vehicle in the State of Oregon, and possess an acceptable driving record including three years of accident free driving, with no recent moving violations. Must acquire Forklift Operator certification within six months of employment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • Basic workplace health and safety procedures;
  • State and local motor vehicle laws.
Skills in:
  • Operating a variety of vehicles in densely populated and congested metropolitan areas;
  • Operating a forklift, pallet jack, moving dollies, hand trucks and other material handling equipment;
  • Using a computer to perform basic operations;
  • Maintaining accurate and complete records.
Ability to:
  • Work effectively with diverse academic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of students and staff;
  • Interact positively with staff and the public to enhance effectiveness and promote the organization;
  • Work independently with a minimum of direct supervision.

Rev: 2/2020, 4/2007