Duty Wrecker Operator
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:
to meet all DOT physical requirements
a current CDL with all endorsements and acceptable Motor Vehicle Report
have three years verifiable commercial driving experience
have two years of Heavy Duty Operator experience or the equivalent
stable employment history
drug and alcohol background check
to periodically work nights and weekends
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
to read, write, speak and understand English to communicate effectively.
be able to read and understand the rules and regulations set by the Federal Motor
Carrier Safety Administration, the Department of Transportation and the Texas
Department of Licensing and Regulation.
Ability to prepare concise and accurate paperwork
and record keeping requirements (both written and digital)
knowledge of the safe operation and features of assigned vehicle including the
functions, capabilities, operations, operating principles, hazards, safety precautions,
load securement, and rigging.
knowledge of the parts, component systems, features, functions, capabilities,
operations, operating principles, hazards, and safety precautions of large
trucks and equipment to be towed and moved.
Have a basic understanding of truck
maintenance and have the ability to perform minor truck repairs
in reasoning with the ability to interpret policies, procedures, maps, and
and foresight to handle unexpected situations (traffic, weather conditions,
interpersonal skills that foster and create positive customer and co-worker
driving for long periods of time, with intermittent rest periods
50-75 pounds frequently, on a daily basis
bend, kneel, climb ladders and work at elevated heights
twist body and work overhead with both upper extremities
walking and standing
exposure to extreme weather elements including 100+ degree heat and severe cold