Materials Control Driver

Job Description

Efficiently operate of a tractor-trailer (Class A CDL yard dog/yard jockey) truck to transporting raw materials and finished goods from warehouses, manufacturing plants and distribution centers in accordance with applicable standards (e.g., cGMP, SOP's).

Technical • Perform safe routine maneuvering techniques of dispatched trailers into loading and unloading zones/constrained spaces. • Perform vehicle inspection for mechanical and safety issues notifying the shift supervisor of items encountered • Strictly adhere to applicable traffic laws driving cognizant of all weather and road conditions. • Safely yield the right-of way to pedestrians at all times providing warning by horn, warning signal and warning lights • Daily monitor and replenish fuel as necessary • Troubleshoot and fix minor problems with line/equipment, alerting maintenance or supervisors as needed • Ability to train on and operate a fork lift as needed. Team • Collaborate with co-workers sharing knowledge and experience to meet business objectives and enhance team capability • Adapt schedule to flexible work hours • Sponsor/train coworkers who are new to the team • Be flexible with respect to job assignments, work schedules and overtime • Behave in accordance with company values and behaviors Interfaces • Coordinate with other shift drivers to ensure smooth transition and execution of work assignments • Communicate and work with Leasing agencies for truck maintenance to resolve problems with equipment • Exchange accurate and complete information with supervisor, other shifts, and other departments Safety/Housekeeping • Follow department and company safety guidelines • Perform duties in accordance with Health, Safety, and Environmental standards • Perform routine Near Miss applications on the HSE portal of the intranet reporting safety hazards or unsafe behavior • Keep truck secure upon shift end, clean and free of hazards, vehicle leaks and dangerous conditions Planning • Verify warehouse and production schedule to determine and adjust activities according to production priorities • Plan work activities in accordance with prioritized dis • Ensure that materials/components/supplies needed for daily operations are available • Coordinate work activities with warehouse coworkers, making good use of any downtime between dispatched trailer moves

EEO Statement

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Minimum requirements

• High school diploma, or equivalent (e.g., GED) Bachelor's degree (preferred) Fluent English Licenses
• Commercial Driver's License (CDL) W/ Hazmat (Required)
• High degree of mechanical aptitude
• Able to function in a team environment
• Able to function in a fast paced machine environment
• Able to operate computerized equipment
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Considerable physical activity including, climbing, lifting, pulling, pushing, walking, stooping.
• Position requires learning to operate a lift jack and/or forklift to move materials and supplies.
• Regular and punctual attendance, including availability to work unscheduled overtime until product is finished.

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