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Route Driver - 1st & 2nd shifts available - Hayward
  • Job ID #: 27812
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Education Required: HS Diploma/GED
  • Experience Required: 2 - 3 Years
  • Location: US-CA-Hayward
  • Functional Area: Transportation
  • Relocation Provided:

Position Description:

At Stericycle, we understand that our employees work hard, so we offer an affordable, comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our full time employees. Our company culture is built on a foundation of respect, diversity, synergy, commitment and partnership. We are committed to an environment where people can grow and develop and where innovative ideas and new approaches are valued. We offer an affordable, competitive and comprehensive benefits program that is designed to help team members and their families with a healthy balance between work and life outside of work. We offer medical insurance within 60 days of hire, vision coverage, dental insurance, 401(k) Plan and Trust, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, tuition reimbursement, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Your Protection, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, Healthcare Flexible Spending Account, PTO/paid vacation time, paid holidays, personal days, sick days and paid funeral leave.

Job Description:
The Route Driver is responsible for servicing our accounts in the most professional way, ensuring that customers’ needs are met on a continual basis for various waste pick-ups and supply deliveries and that the highest level of customer service is met at all times. The Route Driver may also transport waste from either a Stericycle location or a customer location to a transfer location or processing location and will manage assigned routes ensuring customers’ waste is picked up in a timely and accurate manner. Picks up and transports waste safely according to all federal, state, and local rules and regulations. Plans daily schedule based on customers’ needs by reviewing daily paperwork, e.g., manifest, route sheets, previous VCR, etc. provided by the Transportation Supervisor or Dispatcher. May prepare and load trucks to service select accounts for the day ensuring enough supplies are added. Picks up specified waste from each customer site scheduled for the day. Ensures that customers have packaged and prepared the waste according to all federal, state, and local rules and regulations before transporting. Provide the highest level of customer service to assigned accounts on a daily basis, communicating any issues to Transportation Supervisor or Dispatcher for resolution. This includes, but is not limited to re-routes, adjustments in container sizes, training, etc. Ensures waste, supplies, and material handling equipment are secured prior to operating vehicle on public highway. Ensures that assigned paperwork is completed legibly, neatly, accurately, and completely and returned to Transportation Supervisor or Dispatcher for processing. Ensures DOT Driver Log is completed, if applicable. Communicates with Stericycle Transportation Supervisor or Dispatcher regarding any change to route pickups, including address changes, customer not having waste ready for pick up, etc. Reports any issues with accounts to Transportation Supervisor or Dispatcher before the close of business each day. Performs pre-trip and post-trip maintenance on assigned truck prior to leaving or closing for the day. Reports any maintenance problems to Transportation/Dispatcher for follow-up.
We currently have 2 schedules available:
Monday-Friday 4am-12:30pm with some OT
Monday-Friday 1:30pm-10pm with some OT
The 2nd shift scheduled pays a shift differential.

Position Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED is required.
  • Related work experience, the ability to read a map, the ability to always interact professionally with various levels of internal/external customers, and the ability to portray a strong professional demeanor and attitude at all times and in all situations is required.
  • Two or more years of customer service experience required.
  • Completion of an accredited driving school, or one or more years of Commercial Driving experience is required. 
  • Current driver's license with an excellent driving record is required.
  • Good computer skills and knowledge of intranet is required. 
  • Maintains current Medical Examiner’s Certification (MEC) issued by a doctor approved by Stericycle. 
  • Must work safely and carefully to prevent injury to self and others while driving, loading, and unloading vehicle.
  • Requires constant mental and visual attention relative to the safe operation of the vehicle. 
  • Must be able to exert up to 150 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 60 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 20 pounds of force regularly to lift, push or pull carts weighing as much as 500 pounds. 
  • May require mandatory immunizations and credentialing based on customer requirements.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.