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Class B CDL Driver/Service Specialist

Req # JR - 022732 Location Baltimore, Maryland, United States Job Category CDL Date posted 06/10/2020

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Summary

Responsible for the safe delivery and pick up of dialysis products to home kidney dialysis patients and dialysis centers.

Responsibilities include driving an 18 to 24 foot straight truck, delivering supplies inside residential homes, rotating stock, inventory checks, and pick up and return of supplies.

This is a Field Distribution position of the Supply Chain Division of Baxter HealthCare Corporation.  Incumbent must work closely with internal and external customers.  Position requires professionalism and courtesy in all phases of the job.  When confronted with a problem while making deliveries, this person will be equipped with a list of contacts that can be used for problem resolution.  Problem resolution skills are required.  Must be computer literate and it would be helpful to have Electronic Logging Device (ELD) or handheld device experience from previous work history.  Following Standard Operating Procedures and safe driving practices are essential.  This person drives a truck 6-12 hours a day, handles product, rotation of stock, repositioning of product based on customer preference, accurate record keeping of Department of Transportation (DOT) logs and paperwork as required by Baxter.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities. This section contains a list of five to eight primary responsibilities of the work.  The incumbent will perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Driving a CDL straight truck                                      35-45%
  • Delivering Supplies                                                    30%
  • Rotating Supplies                                                        05%
  • Inventory Checks                                                        03%
  • Loading trucks-varies with location                           05%
  • Vehicle Inspections                                                    02%
  • Paperwork/computer entry 05%
  • Picking up supplies for return to warehouse              05%

Total                                  100%

Physical Context Work Environment:

  • This position is primarily heavy physical work with frequent lifting; carrying objects 25-37 pounds or more on a repetitive basis. An average delivery consists of 30 cases, at 824 pounds. Each case is lifted from the floor of the truck, or a stack, (possibly chest high), and placed on a hand truck, wheeled into a patient’s home, then lifted off the hand truck and placed on the floor, or lifted onto an existing stack.

The Incumbent works:

  • In a warehouse                                                            15%
  • In truck driving                                                           40%
  • In patient’s home making deliveries                        45%

Hazards Include:

  • Driving a truck in variable weather conditions
  • Pushing and pulling a hand truck loaded (total weight of 165-200 lbs)
  • Lifts include - dead lifts up stairs, into basements, or into a garage
  • Often requires pulling out an aluminum ramp or liftgate from the truck
  • Manual lifting of cartons

Safety Equipment:

  • Hydraulic liftgates or aluminum ramp
  • Electric powered hand truck (Liftkar®) assists with carrying loads up and down stairs

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Leather and latex and/or nitrile gloves
  • Steel Toe Shoes
  • Ice Cleats or other such devices

Qualifications. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  List knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. 

Position requires all new hires to pass the physical agility testing requirements.  A Service Specialist must be physically capable of performing the following daily activities:

  • Stand 40-70%
  • Sit                                40%
  • Kneel                           15-20%
  • Overhead Reach          40%
  • Talk                             15%
  • Walk 40-70%
  • Stoop                           40%
  • Crouch                        15%
  • Hear                            15-30%
  • Handle materials         70+%
  • Lifts, carries, pushes and pulls 6 -7 cartons weighing 33 lbs. each, total weight of 231 pounds up to 40%
  • Dead lifts if Liftkar should fail
  • Climb into and exit a large straight truck numerous times per day
  • Climb several flights of stairs multiple times per day
  • Walk on uneven surfaces or inclines - outdoors; often during inclement weather   
  • Handle a lift gate, Liftkar and pallet jack – numerous times per shift

Visual Requirements:

  • Have the ability to see 20 feet or more, 20 inches or less and to judge distances and space
  • Have the ability to see peripherally and to adjust vision to bring objects into focus
  • Adequate color discrimination to read labels and identify traffic signals

Other Requirements:

  • Math and computer skills are required for calculation and computer entry
  • Experience with handheld and truck mounted Electronic Logging Device(s)
  • Excellent communication skills are essential
  • Ability to understand and adhere to DOT requirements
  • Must pass DOT examination requirements and random drug screening as directed

ATTENDANCE:

  • Regular attendance is necessary to perform essential functions of the job
  • From time to time, incumbent’s supervisor may assign additional unlisted duties/responsibilities on a temporary basis depending on business needs

Education and/or Experience. 

  • Age 21 years with a minimum of a high school graduation or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years driving comparable equipment and delivery experience
  • Minimum of Class B Commercial Driver’s License

Equal Employment Opportunity

Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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