DZ Driver Job Description

DZ Driver Job Description

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DZ driver provides transportation and traffic control assistance at various special events for safe, orderly and efficient pedestrian and traffic flow.

DZ Driver Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective DZ driver job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included DZ driver job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Deliver high pressure cylinders, liquid containers, to customer locations. 
Follow operating and safety procedures while completing the assigned tasks 
Complete shipping orders and related paperwork 
Complete trip reports, fuel tickets and other necessary reports 
Conduct pre and post trip inspections noting and explaining defects or deficiencies to supervisor 
Identify need for repairs and/or maintenance to vehicles and is accountable to ensure the maintenance or repairs are conducted with a minimum of disruption to the operation 
Ensuring cleanliness of the yard and wash bay
Performing washing of vehicles in the wash bay
Assisting container maintenance department as required
Conducts other duties and tasks as assigned, ensuring all work is completed in a safe manner

DZ Driver Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for DZ Driver

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the DZ driver job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School Degree in Technology, General Education

Skills for DZ Driver

Desired skills for DZ driver include:

Compressed gases and safe handling
Delivery area
Local major and minor roadways and the ability to effectively use maps and directions for efficient delivery routing
Congested city zones and in small areas
Operating safely within high traffic
Previous experience in driving delivery trucks
Towing tandem axle utility trailers and towable construction equipment
MTO Regulations
Area and traffic patterns in order to schedule a run
Construction equipment and safe driving procedures

Desired experience for DZ driver includes:

Desire to launch a career within the Transportation Industry
A strong customer service attitude, and enjoy interacting with various clients within the food industry
Must be able to lift between 60lbs to 90lbs consistently and enjoy a job that will keep you physically fit
Previous delivery experience is a strong asset
DZ licence is required for this position, as you will be required to move trucks around the yard
Previous work experience in a similar environment an asset

DZ Driver Examples

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DZ Driver Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of DZ driver. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for DZ driver
  • Perform other duties assigned by the manager or authorized personnel
  • Complete inspection reports for out-going and returned equipment, completing log book and trip sheets meeting all D.O.T
  • Warehouse/cylinder yard duties
  • Dispatching of delivery routes
  • Propane filling
  • Occasional retail counter duties 
  • Performing some basic troubleshooting involving malfunctioning equipment at jobsite and making minor repairs
  • Fill cylinders as required
  • Perform visual, physical and odor tests on cylinders before filling and determine whether re-testing and /or repairs are necessary
  • This requires the shunting of trucks, the use of a forklift and proficiency in cylinder handling
Qualifications for DZ driver
  • Welding knowledge/experience an asset
  • Painting/spray-painting work experience an asset
  • Completion of highschool or GED equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years D-Z or A-Z driver experience and license
  • Good driving record with a maximum of three demerit points
  • May require overnights in remote locations
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DZ Driver Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of DZ driver. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for DZ driver
  • Delivery of high pressure cylinders, liquid containers, to customer locations
  • Operates vehicle in accordance with WM Safety and Life Critical Rules, OSHA and MTO requirements all local and provincial laws
  • Performs pre- and post-trip inspections of assigned vehicle and documents checks utilizing standard DVIRs
  • Immediately reports all unsafe situations, service related issues, incidents, accidents, injuries, or property damage to Route Manager or Dispatch
  • Participates in all scheduled training programs, briefings and meetings
  • Notifies Route Manager of service interruptions including closed or impassable streets or alleyways, receptacles too heavy to service or potential safety hazards
  • Deliver dry ice containers, to customer locations
  • Load and unload dry ice containers, count and record quantities and styles of product to ensure actual load complies with shipping documents
  • Positions and returns containers on the customer’s property in a manner that ensures lids are properly replaced
  • Complete inspection reports for out-going and returned equipment
Qualifications for DZ driver
  • Prior training and/or experience with similar commercial vehicle types is preferred
  • We offer a competitive salary, a comprehensive flex-benefits plan, a pension plan, tuition reimbursement, employee discounts and much more!
  • Valid driver’s license with Class DZ
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Transport Canada regulations and guidelines
  • Prior training and/or experience with similar commercial equipment, preferred
  • Sufficient mechanical ability to troubleshoot and make minor repairs to equipment and vehicle
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DZ Driver Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of DZ driver. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for DZ driver
  • Performs tank and/or vessel cleaning
  • All other duties assigned as per project requirements/scope
  • Drive through dense residential areas for yard waste, recycling or organic waste pickup
  • Responsible for collecting, identifying and packaging hazardous/non-hazardous waste produced within customer facilities
  • Drive out to different client sites using the company vehicle
  • Drive to transfer station to weigh vehicle (weigh in and out, if not at PWS facility), obtain a ticket for weight of contents and enter weight into system on truck
  • Operates and drives multiple units and assists with job site preparation
  • Services account by using a hand-held device, providing customers a printed certificate of destruction upon completion of each service
  • Ensures that the truck shredding compartment and cab is cleaned and organized at all times in accordance with company guidelines
  • Conducts daily check-in with the Service Manager to review route completion and efficiencies
Qualifications for DZ driver
  • A class DZ Driver License with air brake endorsement
  • Able to work independently at times
  • Able to handle the physical labour requirements of the job
  • Ability to work extended hours including weekends
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and legally eligible to work in Canada with a valid SIN
  • Valid Driver’s license with Class DZ certification and acceptable drivers abstract
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DZ Driver Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of DZ driver. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for DZ driver
  • High School Diploma and or equivalent experience for position
  • 1-2 years of experience with customer service oriented functions
  • Applicable Valid DZ Driver's License
  • Strong written and oral communication skills (verbal and written) in English
  • Competitive salary, plus bonus and vacation
  • Competitive benefit flex package & DC pension plan
  • Standard working hours for better work/life balance
  • Tuition reimbursement & Career Development programs
  • Safely drive straight trucks over pre-determined routes
  • Pick product off of invoice sheets and load onto handcarts
Qualifications for DZ driver
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Motor Carrier Safety Act / Transport Canada regulations
  • Possess a current driver’s license and acceptable drivers abstract
  • Exhibit safe driving behaviour / record instead of quality level record and maintain a Sunbelt quality level driving record
  • Must have sufficient mechanical ability to troubleshoot and make minor repairs to equipment and vehicle
  • Valid AZ license with a clean abstract, with 2-3 years driving experience
  • Valid DZ license with a clean abstract, with 2-3 years driving experience
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DZ Driver Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a DZ driver. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for DZ driver
  • Deliver product on handcarts down ramps and lift-gates and into the store
  • Assist on deliveries as a lumper on occasion
  • Complete pre-trip inspections and safely operate equipment
  • Drop off and pick up equipment for customers
  • Operate heavy equipment such as semi-trucks and trailers ("rollbacks" or "dove tails") consistent with DOT classification CDL-B
  • Performs pre and post trip inspections of vehicle utilizing knowledge of safe and effective loading and handling procedures
  • Reviews paperwork for completeness and accuracy
  • Delivers and unloads products utilizing equipment including tractor trailer, ramps, lift gates, pallet jacks, load bars and other devices which assist delivery
  • Verifies piece count, leaves the appropriate paperwork and secures the required signatures and store stamps (when applicable) on delivery documents
  • Reports any accident immediately to the Transportation Manager
Qualifications for DZ driver
  • Valid Driver’s license (Class DZ)
  • Minimum 3 years of DZ driving experience 
  • Ability to manipulate a variety of cylinder sizes and weights as required 
  • Clean abstract
  • Some moderate lifting of product required
  • Grade 12 diplôma

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