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Local Hazmat Driver

Company: Rinchem
Location: Tualatin
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

As a Final Mile Driver you will work with your Area s Customers and fellow Drivers to develop and maintain logistic strategies and to assist in the transportation flow of chemicals from the supporting Warehouse to our Customers, you will be the lead on receiving and distributing materials, equipment, and products within a Warehouse and bay areas to our vendors and suppliers. This position is responsible for working with the Warehouses Operations Manager and Final Mile Supervisors to meet the company s overall objectives related to service.

Are you ready to embark on a thrilling career that combines innovation, efficiency, and global impact? Look no further than joining a leading chemical logistics and transportation company Rinchem. As a vital player in this dynamic industry, you'll experience firsthand the unparalleled opportunities it offers. You ll be at the forefront of revolutionizing supply chain management and ensuring the safe and reliable transportation of crucial chemicals worldwide. Work alongside a diverse team of experts, collaborating on cutting-edge solutions that drive sustainability, optimize operations, and adhere to stringent safety standards. With each day presenting new challenges and chances for growth, a career in chemical logistics and transportation promises not only a stimulating work environment but also a chance to make a lasting difference in the world. Rinchem is an innovative chemical management solutions provider with proven expertise in creating and managing safe and efficient supply chains for high purity and pre-packaged chemicals, gases, and hazardous goods. Rinchem works with Fortune 500 and regional customers in exciting industries like semiconductors and electronics, biotech, pharmaceutical, aerospace and defense, and other manufacturing industries to streamline some of the most complex and demanding supply chains. Rinchem has active operations in the United States, Israel, South Korea, Taiwan, Ireland, and Malaysia. Founded in 1976, Rinchem provides its customers with world-class warehousing, trucking, international freight forwarding, logistics technology, and data analytics to bring the highest performance and value to its clients supply chains. The company manages a diverse network of temperature-controlled and hazardous material warehouses in locations across the globe. Additionally, Rinchem has an extensive team of hazmat-trained drivers and a fleet of nearly 800 specialty vehicles including temperature-controlled, hazmat-customized trucks and trailers. Rinchem s transportation and warehousing network are linked through the company s proprietary, web-enabled software Chem-Star that provides customers with real-time visibility into inventory location and status. In 2022, Stonepeak Partners, a leading alternative investment firm specializing in infrastructure and real assets, announced a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Rinchem. This partnership allows Rinchem to tap into Stonepeak s deep experience in owning and growing mission-critical infrastructure businesses globally. Join Rinchem and be part of shaping a brighter future for global technology.


You should have the following:

  • Must meet all DOT requirements and qualifications.
  • Final Mile Driver must possess a valid CDL, specifically a Class A license with a hazmat and tanker endorsements.
  • Final Mile Drivers must be at least 21 years old due to interstate driving regulations and insurance requirements.
  • Minimum of one year of driving experience with similar equipment is required.
  • Clean Driving Record, not have more than two moving violations in the past three years.
  • Driving can be physically demanding. Drivers must pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exam and meet specific health requirements to ensure they can safely operate commercial vehicles.
  • Must have a comprehensive understanding of hazardous materials transportation regulations, including proper handling, packaging, labeling, placarding, and emergency response procedures.
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of Department of Transportation regulations, including hours-of-service rules, vehicle maintenance requirements, and load securement guidelines.
  • Should possess exceptional driving skills, including maneuvering large vehicles, backing up, and navigating through various road and weather conditions. *Effective time management and organizational skills to meet delivery schedules, plan routes, and coordinate with dispatchers and customers.
  • Proficient in reading maps, using GPS systems, and following directions to ensure they reach their destinations efficiently.
  • Should possess basic vehicle maintenance skills, such as checking tire pressure, fluid levels, and performing routine inspections to ensure the safety and functionality of the vehicle.
  • Prioritize safety and adhere to all safety protocols and regulations, including the proper use of seat belts, maintaining appropriate speed limits, and conducting regular safety checks.
  • Self-motivated individual with a sense of urgency, a demonstrated work ethic and integrity.  Experience and Education: 
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Minimum of one year of CDL Class A tractor-trailer driving experience.
    Communication Skills: 
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 
    • Should have good communication skills to interact with customers, fellow drivers, and dispatchers.
    • Must be able to communicate effectively and concisely with all levels of employees and build and maintain successful relationships.
    • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 
    • Ability to effectively relate to all levels of employees and build and maintain successful relationships.
      Computer Skills:
      • Experience with ELD (Electronic Logging Device) software, including logging in, inputting data, managing logs, and generating reports.
      • Ability to quickly learn and operate transportation software and systems.
      • Familiarity with mobile apps and basic computer skills is preferred.
      • Experience with Microsoft Outlook, including Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, and MS PowerPoint) is preferred. Other Skills and Abilities: 
      • A Final Mile Driver often faces unpredictable situations, such as traffic congestion, adverse weather conditions, and untimely equipment changes. A Final Mile Driver should possess the ability to operate any truck equipped with either manual or automatic transmissions. They need to be flexible and adaptable to handle these challenges while ensuring timely deliveries.
      • Willingness to be on call, and to cover other drivers in their absence.
      • Effective problem-solving skills, with the ability to adapt to changing needs.
      • Proficiency and experience with hazardous material transportation is preferred.
      • You ll also need to be able to: *Read, write, speak, and comprehend the English language, including deciphering contract language.
      • See both distance and details at close range, within a few feet of the observer (with or without corrective lenses).
      • Identify and understand the speech of another person (with or without a personal auditory hearing device).
      • Flexibility to work irregular hours, including weekends and holidays, as required.Our aim is to foster a culture where every member of Rinchem feels valued, supported, and inspired to achieve individual and corporate goals with character, competence, and commitment. This includes providing opportunity and access for all people across differences of race, age, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, migratory status, disability status, political affiliation, veteran status, and socio-economic background.

Keywords: Rinchem, Portland , Local Hazmat Driver, Professions , Tualatin, Oregon

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