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2022 CDL Driver Trainee - RiverBend Materials (Salem OR)

Salem, OR, US, 97302

River Bend Materials



Job ID:  413279


RiverBend Materials, a CRH company, is a member of the CRH West Division family, values a culture of growth, development, and internal promotion.  We are a dynamic, growth-oriented, national aggregate, asphalt, concrete, and construction family of companies.  For over 80 years, we have worked to be the preferred source of quality rock products, concrete, asphalt paving, and construction services.   We have been recognized by numerous organizations for our commitment to safety, customer service, and innovation.  


Position Overview

RiverBend Materials and its industry partners have realized a need for qualified aggregate truck drivers.  The program will focus on training for our company’s needs, with the expectations of hiring and retaining qualified drivers within our community.  The idea of this program is to provide an opportunity for unskilled workers – to give them chance to gain knowledge, experience and the licensing they need to advance into a livable wage job within our industry. 

  • The program is 3-4 weeks in length with training conducted by Professional Driver Trainers/Certified Driver Instructors at an agreed upon location.
  • The goal is to have each trainee prepared to pass the final driving test, held at the end of the 3rd week from a state certified Driver Tester.
  • Upon program completion and acquisition of an Oregon Class A CDL License, trainee will move to a full-time, regular driver position.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions):


  • Perform pre-trip and post-trip inspection of vehicle to ensure safe operational order and report maintenance or repair issues.
  • Be able to climb in and out of truck safely using 3-points of contact.
  • Be able to manipulate truck steering wheel (power steering), shifter and other various levers and knobs necessary for operation of truck and associated equipment.
  • Operate truck to deliver to construction sites, as specified, in a safe and efficient manner, obeying applicable laws and following dispatch instructions.
  • Attach Mixer truck chutes to truck and add materials (fiber, color or other additives) to drum.
  • Attach hoses to truck with clamping system. Open valves to discharge contents of tank.
  • Ensure quality of product delivered
  • Maintain communication with Dispatcher as necessary regarding deliveries.
  • Check delivery tickets for special instructions and complete as required.
  • Ensure proper materials are loaded in a safe manner, and obtain proper signatures as required.
  • Respond to customer questions related to basic product knowledge and basic construction techniques.
  • Maintain operator logs, forms and records in accordance with company policy and Department of Transportation regulations.
  • Maintain work area and vehicle in a clean and orderly condition.
  • May operate front end loader or other equipment
  • May perform other related duties as required or directed
  • Participate in and promote an inclusive work environment.



Prerequisites of applicants:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Current Oregon Class A CDL permit OR ability to obtain permit prior to start date 
  • Current DOT medical card – Physical Assessment Screening OR ability to obtain one prior to start date
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment drug screen
  • Ability to pass a pre-work screen physical
  • High School Diploma or equivalent


Job Requirements post training program:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Class A CDL with self-certification of non-excepted interstate and current DOT medical card
  • Ability to work irregular hours, off hours and weekends as necessary
  • Regular, on-time attendance is an essential function of this job


The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


RiverBend Materials, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link




Date Posted:  Jun 25, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Salem

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