Lewis Energy Group

Truck Driver I

Location US-TX-Encinal
Req No.


Lewis Energy Group is always looking for talented individuals to join our team! This position is not currently open, but we are now accepting applications for future openings in our industry leading company.


Summary: Drives truck towing float trailer to transport and position skid tanks, pipe tubs and other drilling and servicing equipment. Inspects truck, winch and trailer to ensure safe and reliable operating condition. Operates winch to position, load and unload equipment according to prescribed procedures.


  • Performs pre-trip, roadside and post-trip truck and trailer inspections in accordance with federal and state laws, following standard company procedures. Secures truck and trailer to prevent unexpected movement by removing key, setting brake and blocking wheels. Reviews last inspection report and verifies completion of required maintenance and repairs. Walks around and looks under truck and trailer to detect damage or leaks. Checks engine compartment, including fluid levels, belts, hoses and wiring. Starts engine and verifies safe operating condition of winch and hoisting tackle. Inspects inside cab, examining operation of gauges and controls; condition of mirrors and windshield; and presence of required  mergency and personal protective equipment, manifests and permits. Secures loose items in cab, documents inspection and advises Truck Pusher of necessary maintenance or repairs.
  • Operates winch to load or position skid tanks, pipe tubs and other drilling and servicing equipment, following standard company procedures. Verifies identification and condition of tanks or equipment to be moved. Positions truck to establish straight line between winch and anchor points. Dons personal protective equipment. Selects anchor points able to withstand load. Disengages winch clutch and uses snatch block to pull sufficient wire rope from drum to reach anchor points and secures hoisting tackle. Alerts bystanders and assures safe clearance. Engages winch clutch and operates winch to remove slack. Re-checks and adjusts hoisting tackle as necessary. Operates winch to hoist equipment.  Secures load to prevent movement in transit and releases winch clutch.
  • Drives truck, towing loaded and unloaded trailer on paved and unpaved roads. Applies acceleration, steering and braking techniques to compensate for load characteristics and variable surface traction. Observes applicable traffic ordinances and company policies.
  • Engages winch clutch, removes trailer tie-downs, secures cargo to ground anchor, alerts bystanders and assures safe clearance prior to unloading tanks, tubs and equipment. Operates winch to let out slack and drop cargo off tail roller.  Removes winch hook from hoisting tackle. Spools wire rope back onto drum, maintaining light tension and, stopping to tighten and straighten layers as necessary. Secures winch hook and stows hoisting tackle.
  • Maintains U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) hours-of-service logbook and inspection records readily available for inspection by law enforcement personnel.



  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum 1 year commercial truck driving experience.

Other Requirements

  • Class A commercial driver license with no restrictions.
  • Hazardous Material and Tank vehicle (N) endorsement.
  • Valid DOT medical examiner’s certificate.
  • Motor vehicle record (MVR) reflecting no convictions for recurring or serious violations or accidents.

Physical Demands

  • Continuously required to drive on lease properties and highways.
  • Regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.
  • Frequently required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; taste or smell; and talk or hear.
  • Frequently required to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Requires close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

  • Regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and vibration.
  • Frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts
  • Occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • Noise level in work environment is usually loud.


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