Driver Equipment Operator

Marine Pollution Control   Detroit, MI   Full-time     Transportation
Posted on June 25, 2024


This position reports directly to the Operations Director. Responsible for the packaging, storing, cleaning up, transporting, and disposing of waste material, including hazardous waste, in a safe and environmentally sound manner. Operates equipment at work site.

Position Responsibilities

  • Operate vacuum trucks/tankers and equipment
  • Initiate the pumping equipment on the trucks and monitor the truck, hoses, and gauges to ensure collection of material is sufficient
  • Responsible for working controls on pumping equipment and getting in and out of the truck cab
  • Drive tractors required to move roll-off trailers, flatbed trailers, vacuum trailers, and bulk storage trailers
  • Load, transport, and dispose of equipment, solid materials, liquid, etc.
  • Handle wastes at work sites
  • Carry out tasks involving manual labor
  • Other duties (temporary or permanent) as assigned by management

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma
  • 3+ consistent years of experience as a certified commercial driver (this time cannot include driving school)
  • Prior experience operating 9- and 10 up to 13 speeds high-to-low manual transmission tractor-trailers hauling liquid material
  • Valid Commercial Driver License
  • Current “X” (hazmat & tanker) and airbrakes license endorsements
  • Current Medical Examiner’s Card
  • Ability to pass a road test
  • Good driving record (3 points or less)
  • Reliable transportation
  • 24-hour contact number
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication (written/oral) skills
  • Excellent multi-tasking, organizational, and teamwork skills
  • Positive and professional at all times
  • Must demonstrate a pro-active approach to all tasks

Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant field experience operating similar machinery
  • Valid passport

 Special Position Requirements

  • 24/7/365 work schedule
  • Travel as necessary (extensive and project-driven)

Work Requirements

Work primarily out in the field. Must be physically and mentally able to maintain work in demanding conditions (e.g., rough weather, remote locations, etc.). May also be required to work around chemicals. Ability to reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, kneel, and lift and/or move up to 100+ pounds. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high.

Benefits Package 

Available after 3 months of employment 

  • Sick time in accordance with Michigan’s Earned Sick Time Law 

Available on the 1st of the month following 60 days of employment

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance (shared cost)
  • Supplemental coverage (i.e., accident, critical illness, life insurance for employees & dependents, short-term, and long-term disability) (employee-paid)

 Available after 6 months of employment

  • Paid holidays
  • Paid bereavement

Available after 12 months of employment

  • Employer-paid life insurance (equal to 1x annual salary)
  • Traditional & Roth 401(k) program
  • Vacation based on years of service: 1 week after 1 year, 2 weeks after 2 years, 3 weeks after 5 years, 4 weeks after 10 years