Reports To: Plant Supervisor
Location: Hopewell, VA
People First! By joining our team, you will have the chance to be part of a vibrant and growing company. We offer an exciting work atmosphere and opportunities for professional development. At Chemtrade, we take pride in rewarding our employees for their commitment, performance and hard work by offering a variety of programs and services. We offer a comprehensive and very competitive health and wellness program, including medical, dental, paid vacation and a fitness activity subsidy. Our unique culture enables employees to thrive in a supportive and engaging workplace. Employee engagement is not just something we talk about at Chemtrade, but fulfilled through exciting programs like Employee Recognition and Rewards (CHEers!), and Chemtrade University. Our friendly work environment fosters positive interaction amongst employees within and throughout different departments and locations. We treat our employees with fairness and equity. We value diversity, recognize the benefits of an inclusive work environment and pride ourselves on our commitment to the Health and Safety of our employees and the communities we work in through Responsible Care®. Chemtrade is one of the world’s largest suppliers of sulphuric acid, liquid sulphur dioxide (SO2) and sodium hydrosulphite (SHS), and a leading processor of spent sulphuric acid. Chemtrade is also a leading regional supplier of sulphur and sodium chlorate, one of only two North American producers of phosphorous pentasulphide and also produces zinc oxide and water treatment chemicals. Chemtrade obtains these products from its own production facilities and through long-term marketing services agreements and distributes them to customers around the world. In January 2014, Chemtrade acquired General Chemical, a leader in water chemicals with nearly 50 North American production facilities. Chemtrade manufactures a broad line of organic and inorganic chemicals for a wide variety of industries and applications. Our products include aluminum sulfate, aluminum chlorohydrate, and ferric sulfate for water treatment applications. We stand behind our products with solid technical support. We are one of the leading producers across every business we service.
SCOPE OF POSITION
The primary focus of the Driver/Operator is to support the plant by performing all required driver operator duties and responsibilities, in a safe and effective manner.
In this role, the Driver/Operator is responsible for handling and transportation of bulk liquid commodities, which include hazardous materials. The vast majority of our deliveries are local, where you will be returning to the home location at the end of every shift. Overnight trips and business travel are seldom required.
-Transport and unload chemicals into customers’ tanks, safely and with the required paperwork.
-Load chemicals into the tank trailer, and accurately complete Bills of Lading, certificates of analysis, and other documents.
-Must follow all applicable DOT, Chemtrade EHS rules and regulations, plant operating procedures, and those of the customers when on their property.
-Complete and maintain safety, quality, and ISO documentation and records.
-Unload raw materials from tank trucks.
-Maintain plant and vehicle cleanliness.
-As required, produce Liquid Aluminum Sulfate, Aluminum Chloride, Aluminum Chlorohydrate and blends according to Company Standards and Procedures.
-Follow production and maintenance schedules with Plant Supervisor.
-Other duties as assigned.
-Must have valid CDL Class A with Hazmat and tanker endorsements.
-Preferred to have 3 to 5 years of tank trailer driving experience with liquid bulk commodities.
-High School Diploma or GED.
-Possess a clean driving record (MVR) for past three (3) years.
-Provide proof of experience or training to safely operate the type of motor vehicle used by Chemtrade.
-Provide valid medical card and be physically qualified to perform the required work.
-Meet Department of Transportation qualifications as required by CFR 391.
-Must be able to work a flexible and changeable schedule that includes weekends, evenings, and overtime.
-Must possess customer service experience, verbal and written communication skills, and computer knowledge.
-Must be a self-starter with the ability to work with a minimum of supervision, is highly motivated, energetic, and enjoys working as part of a team.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:
-Employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Employee is occasionally required to climb stairs/ladders (including vertical)
-Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
-Must be able to work in confined work spaces
-Specific vision abilities required by this job may include close vision.
-Must be "fit for duty".
Must be able to perform under the following conditions:
-Safety is a job requirement
-Work in awkward or confining workspaces
-Work in elevated places
-Work in outdoor environment
-Work in noisy environment
-Able to work in Adverse Weather Conditions
Chemtrade is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Chemtrade is committed to fair and accessible employment practices and will, where possible, provide accommodations for persons with disabilities
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.