Position

Mixer Truck Driver

Company Name

Norwalk Ready Mixed Concrete, Inc.

OTR/Local/Regional

Local

Posting Date

January 12, 2022

Expiration Date

February 28, 2022

Website Link

Local Ready Mix Truck Driver - Starting at $25/hour

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About Us

Norwalk Ready Mix supplies concrete to the best contractors in Central Iowa and surrounding areas. We take pride in producing a superior product for our customers and delivering it with the best possible service. The numerous accomplishments Norwalk Ready Mix Concrete, Inc. has had over the last 50 years have been made possible by the outstanding commitment we have received from our employees. We employ the best, and it shows in our results.

We are proud to offer competitive wages, comprehensive benefits, and 401(k)+company match to all qualified employees. All of our routes are local and all drivers are home for dinner every night. All training is paid and licensing assistance is available for qualified individuals.

As a ready mix truck driver, you will operate a heavy diesel truck (Gross Vehicle Weight over 26,000 pounds) equipped with auxiliary concrete mixer, consisting of a revolving drum to mix the concrete components during transport to construction sites. You will be responsible for maintaining the materials in a liquid state through agitation or turning of the drum, until delivery at its destination. Once on site, you will maneuver the truck appropriately to feed the concrete mixture to designated areas with a gravity fed chute on the back center of the truck.

Locations

We have 5 plants in the Greater Des Moines metro area. We are currently hiring for positions in: Ankeny, Elkhart, Grimes, Indianola, and Norwalk

Duties

  • Maneuver truck into loading position for filling (hopper at plant) and unloading positions at customer job sites.
  • Operate mixer to produce concrete from sand, gravel, cement, and water. Adjust mixture (slump) as requested by customers at job sites.
  • Assemble chutes and operate levers to release concrete per customer request.
  • Clean truck after loading and after each delivery to prevent concrete from hardening in mixer and on truck surfaces.
  • Perform pre-trip and post-trip truck inspections.
  • Perform basic vehicle maintenance tasks, such as adding oil, fuel, or coolant and performing minor repairs.
  • Fill out delivery paperwork, collect payment from customers when required and keep records of daily activities.
  • Monitor truck and company equipment to ensure proper operation and professional appearance.
  • Spray truck surfaces with protective compounds to resist concrete adhesion and for specialized cleaning.
  • Operate equipment, such as truck mixer controls, CB radios, mobile phones, and global positioning systems (GPS) equipment to exchange necessary information with dispatch, supervisors, or other drivers.
  • Follow all applicable state and federal regulations.
  • Drive trucks to any weigh stations along routes before and after loading and in compliance with state regulations.
  • Assist with various plant operations, such as general carpentry, maintenance and mechanical work as needed.
  • Occasionally operate dump trucks and other plant equipment.

Work Environment

  • Requires working in hot (90°F+) and cold (32°F-) temperatures. Truck cab is heated but may not be air conditioned.
  • Requires walking on terrain that may be uneven, muddy, and slippery.
  • Exposure to sounds and noise levels that may be distracting or uncomfortable.
  • Exposure to diesel exhaust, dust, and water mist or vapor.
  • Variable lighting conditions, dependent upon available natural light.

Functional Demands Related to Essential Job Functions

  • Lift and carry chutes weighing 52 pounds from hanger on side of truck to mixer discharge chute.
  • Manually open truck hood, requiring up to 75 pounds pushing force at a height of approximately 48 inches.
  • Climb truck ladder up to 9 feet to clean hopper. Balance on railing-enclosed platform, sometimes on one foot, while leaning over hopper to spray water to wash down.
  • Demonstrate good balance and agility to frequently step up/down from truck cab with step heights up to 22 inches and walk on uneven and wet/slippery surfaces at customer sites.
  • Must be capable of all planes of reaching to include from ground to waist, to chest level, to shoulder level and up to 72" above the ground.
  • Operate hand tools and hose nozzle requiring an estimated grip force up to 20 pounds, often with hands raised above shoulder height.
  • Extended periods of sitting while driving to/from job sites with constant vibration and motion, typically less than 30 minutes but could be an hour or more.

Clothing & Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • High-visibility work shirt, vest, and/or coat
  • Work pants, jeans, and/or coveralls
  • Gloves - general purpose work gloves and/or chemical-resistant gloves
  • Hardhat
  • Safety-toed work boots
  • Safety glasses
  • Hearing protection
  • Respirator

Equipment/Tools

  • 22-ounce hammer
  • Sledgehammer
  • Chute scraper
  • Pliers
  • Screwdrivers
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Material handling dollies

Job Qualifications

  • Minimum of Class B commercial driver license required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Previous concrete-related experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude and basic math skills required. Ability to read and interpret mixer truck gauges.
  • Demonstrated ability to take guidance and direction from a supervisor.

Disclaimer

The statements in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel in this position. These statements are not intended to limit or, in any way, modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.
The above job description outlines the primary functions, responsibilities, requirements and qualifications for the position of Ready Mix Truck Driver. At any time, this job may require the transfer temporarily to another position if the workload/staffing situation so justifies such a move under the understanding that it would not be a permanent move without agreement between employee and employer.​


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