Heavy Duty Wrecker Operator

TXAC - Texas Auto Carriers San Antonio, TX 30%

Position: Heavy Duty Wrecker Operator    



Job summary: Operates a  Heavy Duty Wrecker Truck (either single or tandem axle) requiring a Commercial Driver’s License and capable of towing a variety of large automotive equipment including but not limited to tractor trailers, garbage compactors, and heavy duty dump trucks, etc. 

Operates Heavy Duty Wrecker to right overturned vehicles, clears accidents involving heavy duty vehicles, and generally relocate heavy duty vehicles using moveable or non-moveable booms and/or power winches and rigs various vehicles to be righted or towed using proper procedures; uses booms to lift vehicles for towing; tows vehicles to designated locations; positions vehicles in work area for repair. Operates Heavy Duty Wrecker Truck with a focus on safety to all and customer courtesy. 

Duties and Responsibilities:  A Driver’s job will consist of, but is not limited to the following:


  • Able to meet all DOT physical requirements

  • Possess a current CDL with all endorsements and acceptable Motor Vehicle Report

  • Must have three years verifiable commercial driving experience

  • Must have two years of Heavy Duty Operator experience or the equivalent

  • Verifiable stable employment history

  • Clean drug and alcohol background check

  • Able to periodically work nights and weekends

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  •  Have a basic understanding of truck maintenance and have the ability to perform minor truck repairs

  • Skilled in reasoning with the ability to interpret policies, procedures, maps, and directions.

  • Adaptability and foresight to handle unexpected situations (traffic, weather conditions, etc.)

  • Have interpersonal skills that foster and create positive customer and co-worker relationships.  

Physical Requirements

  • Sit driving for long periods of time, with intermittent rest periods

  • Lift 50-75 pounds frequently, on a daily basis

  • Squat, bend, kneel, climb ladders and work at elevated heights

  • Pull, twist body and work overhead with both upper extremities

  • Prolonged walking and standing

  • Prolonged exposure to extreme weather elements including 100+ degree heat and severe cold

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