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Router/Back up Driver

Company: Midland Paper, Packaging + Supplies
Location: Appleton
Posted on: August 12, 2019

Job Description:

Throughout our years in business, Midland Paper has developed a sophisticated logistics system that allows us to service our customers from coast to coast. We have a large new fleet of private delivery vehicles that we service, maintain and take pride in. We operated out of each of our 20 distribution centers and our logistics team ensures that product gets delivered on time, every time. This position is a combination Router/Backup Driver role. The hours for this position are Monday through Friday 2:30am-11:30am. This position requires a CDL A license and will be a backup Driver 17-19 weeks out of the year.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement

  • Create efficient, cost-effective routes to meet customer demands.
  • Match available vehicles with load and distance requirements.
  • Maintain proper balance between route distance and load size to accommodate drivers' capabilities and productivity.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations relative to driver distance and load capabilities.
  • Check vehicles before and after driving them to ensure that mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order.
  • Maintain logs of working hours and of vehicle service and repair status, following applicable state and federal regulations.
  • Operate hydraulic lift gates safely.
  • Read bills of lading to determine assignment details.
  • Report vehicle defects, accidents, traffic violations, or damage to the vehicles.
  • Collect delivery instructions from appropriate sources, verifying instructions and routes.
  • Couple and uncouple trailers by changing trailer jack positions, connecting or disconnecting air and electrical lines, and manipulating fifth-wheel locks.
  • Inventory and inspect goods to be moved, in order to determine quantities and conditions.
  • Place empty carts and pallets in trailers so they will be available to facilitate placement and movement of goods.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Competency Statement(s)

    • Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
    • Adaptability - Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.
    • Autonomy - Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
    • Business Acumen - Ability to grasp and understand business concepts and issues.
    • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
    • Conceptual Thinking - Ability to think in terms of abstract ideas.
    • Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customers' needs while following company procedures.
    • Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures.
    • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
    • Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
    • Judgment - The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information.
    • Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
    • Patience - Ability to act calmly under stress and strain, and of not being hasty or impetuous.
    • Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.
    • Resource Management (People & Equipment) - Ability to obtain and appropriate the proper usage of equipment, facilities, materials, as well as personnel.
    • Safety Awareness - Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety.
    • Self Confident - The trait of being comfortable in making decisions for oneself.
    • Self Motivated - Ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of ones ability using his or her own drive or initiative.
    • Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.


      High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED): Required

      Two or more years related experience.

      Computer Skills: AX, Beginner Microsoft Office Office equipment (phone, fax, copier)

      Certifications & Licenses

      CDL A

      Other Requirements: Must be able to pass a Department of Transportation physical. Must have a clean driving record. Must be able to drive at night.

      Other Physical Requirements

      • Vision (Near, Distance, Peripheral, Depth)
      • Sense of Sound - Must be able to pass hearing test within Department of Transportation physicial.
      • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Safety shoes, back support/lift belts, harness, apron, safety gloves and safety shield

Keywords: Midland Paper, Packaging + Supplies, Appleton , Router/Back up Driver, Professions , Appleton, Wisconsin

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