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Vehicle Driver III performs complex (senior-level) motor vehicle operations. Work involves operating a heavy duty tractor truck/trailer and/or medium duty truck to transport cargo between state owned facilities. Vehicle Driver III works under limited supervision of the Regional Laundry Director, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Follows a predetermined schedule to deliver and pick up cargo from facilities in the state on and off campus. Responsible for ensuring that cargo is handled in a manner consistent with facility rules and regulations. Responsible for maintaining cleanliness of vehicle and maintaining cargo space in a sanitary manner. Operates motorized vehicles in a safe manner in accordance with facility rules and state traffic laws to deliver and pick up cargo as scheduled. This position requires maintaining forms and records pertaining to vehicle operation. Completion of work requires use of established methods and/or techniques. The Vehicle Driver III has no financial responsibility but is accountable for assigned property. All tasks will be performed within established time frames.
Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
1. Safely operates over the road tractor trailer and any other state vehicle in accordance with agency and facility
rules/guidelines while obeying all state/federal/local traffic laws.
A. Operates the over the road tractor trailer and any other vehicle in accordance with Texas Department of
Transportation (TxDot) rules and regulations between state facilities.
B. Possesses and maintains a commercial driver's license (class A CDL) and medical card in order to operate the over the road tractor trailer.
C. Will carry KSH cell phone at all times, when on / off campus trips.
D. Acquires the Regional Laundry Director or Laundry Managers signature for load before leaving KSH, calls
receiving facility to notify - on the way, and calls KSH before leaving from the pick-up sight with the cart count.
E. Meet with Regional Laundry Director daily to develop a plan of action.
F. Coordinates with other drivers.
2. Deliver/pick-up linens to/from the folding program (Rehab) that is located on KSH campus.
A. Check Rehab folding program for enough products to begin the day. Line out the folding scheduled for the day.
Regional Laundry Director should be notified with your findings and a plan will be made for the day.
B. Check with Laundry Manager to see where the empty carts need to be delivered from rehab (Laundry or 611).
C. Deliver unfolded product to Rehab.
D. Pick-up folded product from Rehab, complete Rehab Folding Log with cart number, facility, item, linen weight, cart weight, and initials on one side and completed Rehab Inventory on the other side. Transfer the completed Rehab Folding Log info to the appropriate clean shipping form load sheet when you return to laundry. Give the completed Rehab Folding Log to Regional Laundry Director.
E. Load carts onto the over the road clean trailer or stage them on the clean dock, coordinate with laundry manager.
F. Assist dryer operator in covering carts with a sheet and ensure that there are enough empty carts for the day.
3. Performs operator vehicle and trailer preventative maintenance checks. Specific checks will be made before, during and after operations. Reporting any issues related to the vehicle as soon as possible.
A. Check for proper fluid levels for crankcase oil, transmission and power steering fluid, and brake master cylinder
fluid prior to each over-the road trip.
B. Make all safety checks (windshield wipers, lights, etc.) prior to, during, and after operations.
C. Drain brake air lines daily, if applicable to the assigned vehicle.
D. Follow all driver checklist items, and perform all operators PM service on schedule.
E. Fill out daily Driver's Vehicle Inspection Report and file those reports with the Laundry Clerk.
F. Fuel and check tire pressure in all Laundry vehicles.
G. Check load before leaving that it is secure and lift gate is secure.
4. Process paperwork to fulfill departmental needs and requests. Initiates, processes and completes paperwork according to local/state guidelines and without significant errors or time delays.
A. Complete the disinfecting of Laundry Trucks form after each use.
B. Driver's Vehicle Inspection Report form after each use.
C. Miles log in truck after each use.
D. Clean & Dirty Shipping Information Forms. (Cart #'s, description of contents, weight of contents, weight of cart, initials).
E. Will distribute mail to Austin & San Antonio at the clean drop off sight. Will pick-up or receive mail from Austin & San Antonio at the Soil pick-up sight, and deliver to Laundry Clerk when reporting back to KSH.
F. Record all fueling in Fuel Log by recording date, mileage, and gallons at maintenance and mileage log in truck.
G. Detailed maintenance check list will be filled out weekly/monthly.
H. Rehab log will be completed every time linens are picked up from rehab and the completed form will be turned into the Regional Laundry Director.
I. Cart inventory form will be completed as required by Regional Laundry Director.
5. Delivers cargo in a safe and timely manner. Safely accounts for and properly loads, tie down and unload cargo. Ensures laundry carts and trailer will not be damaged in any way due to a failure to properly load and tie down the cargo.
A. Use tie downs and keeps an inventory log for replacement.
B. Records and checks off carts and weigh poundage as loaded on the Clean Shipping Sheet Log.
C. Records and checks off carts and weigh poundage as unloaded on the Dirty Shipping Sheet Log
D. Have supervisor sign off on the Clean Shipping Sheet Log before load leaves.
E. Maintain cargo integrity and safety.
F. Ensures vehicle cargo capacity is not exceeded and that cargo is distributed to reduce maximum axle loading.
G. Uses lifts, pallet jacks, and other loading/unloading equipment in a safe manner following appropriate guidelines and policies.
6. Conducts vehicle operation and safety training. Occasionally supervises the work of Laundry Worker I's, II's, and III's. Serves as back up to work with other laundry staff.
A. Ensures new laundry staff is trained to safely operate the medium duty trucks and how to safely use lift gates on all laundry vehicles.
B. Ensures new laundry staff is trained in the safe way to load and unload cargo using the appropriate straps.
C. Ensures new laundry staff is trained in accurate recording of load sheets.
D. When directed by the Regional Laundry Director occasionally supervises the work of laundry worker I's, II's, III's.
E. Assists in keeping new linen inventory current. Recording and reporting when bringing in new inventory or taking out new inventory.
F. Serving as back up. This includes but is not limited to all tasks assigned to the Laundry Worker I, II, and III's.
7. Responsible for maintaining delivery vehicles at optimal condition. Clean trailer interior after unloading soiled laundry carts. The trailer must be cleaned/sanitized properly based upon standards/policy prior to loading clean items.
A. Clean the trailer walls and floor with a strong, acceptable disinfectant and/or power washed/steam cleaned after unloading soiled carts.
B. Maintain a record of each cleaning, and file those reports with the Laundry Clerk.
C. Clean exterior of Tractor-Trailer at least once a month or as weather permits.
D. Tractor should be cleaned of all trash after each use and swept out the floor board.
E. Windows and mirrors need to be cleaned after each trip.
F. Pressure washes inside of trailers once a week or more.
G. Tie downs will be kept in place and in good condition and replaced when needed.
8. Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.
A. Effectively accomplishes other assigned duties on a timely basis.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
• Knowledge of safe motor vehicle operations and preventative maintenances.
• Knowledge of safe cargo loading/unloading, storage, and securing methods.
• Skill and safety in operating tractor/trailer combination and medium duty vehicle(s).
• Knowledge of operations/instruction manuals, and safety materials.
• Knowledge of all Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) driving rules and regulations.
• Skilled in the use of lift gates pallet jacks, forklifts or other loading/unloading equipment.
• Knowledge of infection control policies.
• Ability to use proper lifting techniques.
• Ability to lift and carry 40-50 pounds.
• Ability to throw 20 pounds 6'.
• Ability to maneuver loaded laundry cart with dimensions up to 57" (high) x 28" (depth) x 48" wide).
• Ability to push and pull carts mounted on 6" wheels weighing between 50-900 pounds.
• Ability to operate commercial scale.
• Ability to train others.
• Ability to identify problems and/or solutions to problems.
• Ability to communicate effectively with people with diverse back grounds.
• Ability to count, read, follow, comprehend, and interpret documents such as maps, safety rules, operating
procedures, instructions and manuals.
• Ability to follow, give, record, document written/verbal- directions, instructions, communication, schedules,
reports, documents, records; to and from subordinates and other program related customers.
• Verbal and written communications with internal enterprise customers and external vendors to convey
information, clarify issues, and/or respond to inquiries.
• Ability to maintain accurate records, write effectively and legibly.
• Ability to become computer literate and use Office 365 and Webmail
• Ability to work in all weather conditions.
• Ability in safely operate vehicles with limited visibility utilizing mirrors, spotters or other safe backing techniques
as required by policy/law.
• Good physical stamina, hand to eye coordination, and reflexes.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
1. Current Valid Texas Class A, CDL License
2. Current DOT Medical Card
3. Must possess/maintain appropriate certification for forklift or other equipment operation if required by the position.
Initial Selection Criteria:
1. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent.
2. Current Valid Texas Class A, CLD License.
Experience and education may be substituted for one another.
Requisition # 448008
Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aid, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct, and HHS OIG list of Excluded Individuals/Entities. Males between the ages of 18-25 must be registered with the Selective Service.
All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility.
Salary Note: The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the posted minimum of the salary range.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, healthcare workers are considered to be at significant risk for acquiring or transmitting hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and influenza. All of these diseases are vaccine-preventable. As a result, state hospital policy requires employees be vaccinated according to their level of contact with patients. In the event you choose to not be immunized for the influenza virus, you may be required to wear a mask and take other protective measures.
Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include, but not limited to: 88M, EO, BM, 3531, 2T1X1. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.
HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.
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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.