Pilot Car Driver Wm. D. Scepaniak Inc. POSITION SUMMARY The pilot car driver is responsible for assisting the oversize load driver in navigating the DOT designated route in between jobsites. As a pilot car driver, candidates are expected to coordinate with project managers, dispatch, as well as the oversize load driver to ensure safe transport of oversize mining machinery and heavy equipment. Candidates will be responsible for studying permitted routes, as certain states & highways have different regulations which will require the candidate to either lead or follow the given oversize load. Candidates will operate a company vehicle & are expected to employ and adhere to the companies safe driving practices. In this role, the Pilot Car Driver will report to the Project Manager This is a Part-Time Position – typically 1 to 3 days per week – overnight travel is required. Key Responsibilities: Must be willing to assist in plant set up and teardown when there is a layover between loads. Must adhere to all safety policies Must have excellent communication skills Must be aware of all aspects of load movement. Discusses traffic routing plans and type of location of control points with Supervisor. Must be able to identify potential problems with loads in terms of length, overhand or height to prevent problems or police stopping the transport . Must be able to identify where all potential obstacles are on the roadways, including low passes, narrow roads and light-load-only streets. Must be able to identify places that can help with an oversized vehicle's mechanical breakdown. Must informs drivers of detour routes. Must maintain a supply of roadside emergency tools, including cones, reflective vests and a basic mechanic's kit Communicates effectively (verbal, listening, written) and work with difficult people under high stress situations. Self-motivated, team-player with good interpersonal skills; ability to maintain positive customer relations and act courteous/respectful of others. Monitor and discuss traffic flow problems with work crew and supervisor. Job Requirements: Knowledge of permit transportation information when needed. Performs all duties in an independent and expeditious manner with minimal supervision Self-directed & self-motivated Prompt and dependable attendance Other duties as assigned Job Qualifications: Must have or be able to obtain a Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operator (P/EVO) Certification Must maintain a valid driver license with an acceptable driving record when pilot car operation is required. Ability to follow verbal directions Accountability/Reliability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions and being dependable and trustworthy Preferred Education and Experience: Certifications and above High School education a plus Must be able to lift 50+ pounds regularly on a daily basis Must have the ability to hear, speak and follow directions carefully Benefits: Medical Insurance Voluntary Dental Insurance Life Insurance Employee Assistance Program (E.A.P.) Health Club Reimbursement Program Healthy Rewards Program Virtual Care Program Healthiest You Program (Telemedicine) Extension of Health and Life Insurance Coverage (COBRA) Social Security, Unemployment Compensation, and Workers Compensation Insurance Benefits Health and Wellness Program Traditional 401K This job description is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position. There may be unplanned activities and other duties as assigned. Company Information: Since 1970 Wm. D. Scepaniak Inc. has aspired to be the company of choice for sand and gravel needs in the upper Midwest. We are a contractor with a diverse workforce dedicated to quality, safety, innovation, and customer satisfaction. WDS is among the top 20 produces of sand and gravel nationally. WDS is a Minnesota-based company that produces more than 6 million tons of sand and gravel each year. Our core business is contract crushing and hauling. At WDS, we're energetic and passionate about what we do with an excellent reputation for performance and as a place to work. Because of our continued expansion, we seek qualified candidates who share our vision, values and commitment to superior customer service. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will be considered for employment, without regard to age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the federal, state, or local law. Benefits of Joining our team! Family Owned, Operated, & Orientated Paid Training We promote from within
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