Hazmat Delivery Driver

The Hazmat Delivery Driver is responsible for delivering customer orders in a productive, time sensitive and customer sensitive manner on a daily basis. Driver is responsible for transporting hazardous materials to customers while demonstrating safety, quality and operational expertise. This position is responsible for proficiently performing at least two delivery related activities (e.g. multiple route knowledge, demonstrated expertise in delivery process and procedures, track activity and maintain records, ability to train associates in delivery functions, LEAN captain, Safety committee, etc).This Delivery Driver will be the onsite Office Depot representative in the event of a release or spill of Fully Regulated Hazardous materials. He/She must be able to apply the knowledge/skill they have received via the HazMat endorsement and other Office Depot training to ensure all applicable measures are taken at the scene, of a release. Additional he/she will be the primary contact with Law Enforcement and First Responders during an event, so they must be able convey information, take information, compile reports, deal with other parties and ensure all applicable Office Depot policies are followed. This in turn will be utilized by various departments, within Office Depot, to ensure timely and efficient management of the situation. This key information and communication skill set is essential to this role.
+ Driver ensures that materials are properly labeled, loaded, unloaded and secured to ensure customers receive clean and damage free merchandise
+ Driver must review the regulations regarding transportation of hazardous substances, including if permits are necessary anywhere along a planned route
+ Delivers product to customer locations meeting established delivery goals. Collect and track customer returns within a specified time frame
+ Operate delivery vehicles in a safe and lawful manner, properly securing cargo to prevent movement or spilling during transport. Responsible for the vehicle and its contents
+ Complete daily route and maintain all appropriate paperwork. Communicate obstacles in Tier meeting that prohibit us from meeting our established goals
+ Complete daily pre and post trip checklist
+ Responsible for all deliveries where the Hazmat product meets or exceeds 26,000 lb as required
+ Serve as onsite OD representative for all drivers in the event of a release or spill of Hazmat materials and the primary contact for law enforcement & first respondersas required
+ High School diploma or equivalent education preferred
+ Driving experience is not required but preferred
Previous customer service experience preferred.
Experience in the use of pallet jacks, hand trucks and forklift preferred
Other Information:
Valid driver's license with Hazmat endorsement
Accident free driving record reflected during a rolling 36-month average
Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL), required for operating delivery vehicle with Hazmat product exceeding 26,000 lb.
Department of Transportation (DOT) qualification
Experience using POD or tablet device in the scanning of customer products.
Familiarity with scanner and GIS devices preferred.
Specific knowledge of special handling or dangerous handling spill response
Proper classification of hazmat items and specific DOT requirements related to proper paperwork and load placarding
Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing, using the English language (English competency)
Basic product knowledge
Knowledge of operation of power/mobile equipment
Ability to understand addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
Geographical knowledge of the delivery service area
Ability to read and understand a map
Ability to up sell
Ability to transport single cartons up to 75 pounds as needed
Ability to use manual pallet jacks to transport pallets of products up to 2,500 pounds
Ability to work in all types of weather due to various climate changes
Repetitive lifting of paper, continuous climbing in and out of vehicle
Ability to stand on feet for long periods of time, continuous walking including stairs
Ability to meet physical qualifications
Actively seek to support implemenation of and contribute ideas and suggestions for continuous improvement to the delivery processes
Communicate customer feedback to sales and/or supervisory personnel. Contribute ideas and suggestions for improvement utilizing LEAN practices
May be assigned to participate on LEAN or Safety committees
Pay, Benefits and Work Schedule:
Office Depot and Office Max offers competitive salaries, a benefits package, which includes a 401(k) and more, along with plenty of opportunity to move and grow within our organization! For immediate consideration for this exciting position, please click the Apply Now button.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Office Depot and Office Max is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

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