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Job Title:          Heavy Duty Tow Operator                               

 

Department:     Operations                                                                   

 

Reports To:       Operations Managers Doug Everett & Katie Gratzianna

                        President & CEO Bill Gratzianna

                                   

 

 

GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE JOB

 

The general obligations of this job are to service the needs of the motoring public in any facet that is necessary and safe,

 

REQUIREMENTS

Ø  Clean MVR to operate all company equipment

Ø  Clean criminal background

Ø  Class A License

o   TX Endorsements preferred

Ø  Up to date Passport

Ø  TRAA Certifications

o   1, 2&  3 preferred

Ø  Ability to work in inclement weather

Ø  Physical labor required

Ø  24/7/365 “On Call” response availability for emergency situations

Ø  Personal set of tools necessary to complete daily tasks

General Breakdown of Duties:

Towing and Recovery

·       Will primarily be a Heavy Duty Towing and Recovery operator

·       Will also be asked to assist in local transport runs, using tractors, landoll trailers, and heavy duty roll-backs

·       Will be asked to perform Light Duty tows in emergency situations when needed (i.e. police tows, nearby by luxury vehicles, etc.)

·       Transport runs (over 250 miles one way) on occasion

·       Various amounts of minimal road service

o   Jump Starts

o   Airlines

o   What is comfortable to be done on the road

·       Will be assigned to an On-Call team

5 On-Call teams rotate each weekend with multiple drivers on each team.  1 weekend as backup team, 1 as primary team, 3 weekends off baring an emergency you may be contacted.

·       May be called to operate specialty equipment on scene of a recovery other than a truck, i.e. bobcat, lull, etc.

o   Role will be to operate equipment as instructed on the scene

o   Will assist in clean-up of debris and spilled loads

o   Also will assist within shop to have recovery materials and equipment organized and accessible for use at any time

·       Will be scheduled to work 5 days a week, and follow on-call team rotation on off days.  Must be flexible with start times depending on needs of company, i.e. early scheduled runs and tows.

Shop and Yard Work

·       Perform vehicle releases as necessary

·       Communicate with dispatch regarding impound lot inventory information, vehicles ready for transport, COP status, etc.

·       Work along with supervisor to ensure every car is account for and vehicle processing is maintained and up to date

·       Assist Light Duty Operators with loading of vehicles when necessary

·       Maintain organization in trucks, daily pre-tripping of multiple vehicles, keeping tools all organized.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  

 

·       Arrive for shift 15 minutes early every scheduled day, dressed, equipped with necessary tools so as to not delay the start of the day;

·       Bring a positive attitude that adds to the team like atmosphere at O’Hare Towing Service;

·       Be prepared to work independently to accomplish many tasks;

·       Perform heavy duty tows as necessary, safely, damage free, and as professionally as humanly possible

·       Perform light duty tows as necessary, safely, damage free, and as professionally as possible,

·       Contribute a positive company image to all co-workers

·       Educate other operators about different equipment and challenges they may see in industry,

·       Work along with OTS management team to collectively make the company run more efficiently

·       Dress professionally, in company uniforms provided, with pants worn at waist with belt, shirt buttoned to chest, shirt tucked in, wearing proper steel-toed footwear, O’Hare Towing Service hats only, NO JEWELRY while working;

·       Maintain all company equipment in useable condition, check fluid levels, fuel levels, and ensure that equipment is in working order;

·       Complete daily chores at the beginning, end, and at any necessary point throughout the day, these include but are not limited to:

o   Removal of all trash and debris in yard

o   Cleaning of messes in lot from vehicles (debris, oil, trash, etc.)

o   Ensure that impound lot is maintained in a properly organized fashion

o   Keeping all auxiliary equipment properly fueled and maintained

o   Ensuring that all company equipment is easily accessible and removable in emergency situations

o   Removal of possessions of salvage vehicles

·       Assistance with mechanical projects that are felt comfortable assisting with,

·       Assistance in the removal of debris and cargo from roadway in “recovery” operations

·       Perform vehicle releases as necessary;

·       Ensure that company vehicles are fueled above ¾  tank to not delay any use of the vehicle;

·       Complete pre-trip inspections of company vehicles throughout the day to identify any issues with vehicle prior to their arrival;

·       Maintain the organization of car impound lot so that vehicles are easily accessible and removable;

·       Must maintain personal hygiene to appropriate levels, facial hair neatly trimmed, clean work clothes, regular bathing, etc.;

·       Must supply own basic hand tools for the completion of work, hammer, screwdrivers, wrenches, etc. more specialty tools will be available for use within shop;

·       Must supply own towing equipment that are necessary for daily duties being a heavy duty operator,

·       Must bring personal safety gloves, knife for cutting, flashlight, safety glasses;

·       Must be able to obtain a DOT medical card and be in good health condition to fulfill obligations of job;

·       Must be drug and alcohol free at all times within the workplace;

·       Complete the largest and smallest of tasks given in a safe, efficient, and timely manner.

 

 

Posting ID: 639465349 Posted: 2021-10-03 Job Title: Transport Heavy Duty