Lewis Energy Group

Truck Driver II

US-TX-Encinal
Req No.
2017-6766
Category
Drivers

Overview

Drives vacuum truck to transport brine from well sites to disposal facility. Inspects truck and tank to ensure safe and reliable operating condition. Loads and unloads tank according to prescribed procedures.     

Responsibilities

  • Performs pre-trip, roadside and post-trip truck and tank inspections in accordance with federal and state laws, following standard company procedures. Secures vehicle 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 vehicle to detect damage or leaks; secured hatches, pipes, valves, hoses and cables; and placement of placards as required. Ensures tank interior, filter baghouse and cyclone separators are clean and free of substances that may react with liquids to be vacuumed or transferred. Checks engine compartment, including fluid levels, belts, hoses and wiring. Starts engine and inspects inside cab, examining operation of gauges and controls; condition of mirrors and windshield; and presence of required emergency and personal protective equipment, manifests and permits. Secures loose items in cab, documents inspection and advises Truck Pusher of necessary maintenance or repairs.
  • Operates tank pump to load and unload brine, following standard company procedures. Positions truck, switches off engine, removes key, sets brake and blocks wheels. Dons personal protective equipment and verifies tank contents. Vents tank and connects hoses to valves. Starts pump and monitors gauges to assure accurate volume reporting, remaining receiving tank capacity, weight limit compliance, safe supply tank vacuum and safe receiving tank pressure and outage. Verifies transfer completion, switches off pump, replaces valve covers, drains and disconnects hoses, and stows gear. 
  • Drives vacuum truck on paved and unpaved roads. Applies acceleration, steering and braking techniques to compensate for high center of gravity, liquid surge and variable surface traction. Observes applicable traffic ordinances, regulations governing transportation of hazardous materials and company policies. May notify dispatcher or emergency response personnel of accidents or spills and isolate public or coworkers from hazardous exposures. 
  • Maintains U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) hours-of-service logbook and inspection records readily available for inspection by law enforcement personnel.Maintains U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) hours-of-service logbook and inspection records readily available for inspection by law enforcement personnel.

Qualifications

Basic:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum 2 years commercial truck driving experience.

Other Requirements:

  • Class A commercial driver license with no restrictions.
  • Double/triple trailer (T) endorsement.
  • Valid DOT medical examiner’s certificate.
  • Motor vehicle record (MVR) reflecting no convictions for recurring or serious
    violations or accidents.

Preferred:

  • Tankers and Hazmat Endorsement

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.
  • Frequentlyexposed 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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