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Medical Route Truck Driver

Company: Praxair
Location: Hammond
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Job Description:



Praxair, Inc. is a leading industrial gas company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide . Praxair produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases , and high-performance surface coatings . Our products, services and technologies are making our planet more productive by bringing efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries , including aerospace , chemicals , food and beverage , electronics , energy , healthcare , manufacturing, primary metals and many others. For more information about the company, please visit our website at www.praxair.com .

Praxair Distribution, Inc. is seeking a Medical Route Truck Driver (CDL A or B) to join our team located in Hammond, IN.

Medical Route Driver

  • Drives a straight truck loaded with medical compressed gas cylinders and medical liquid cylinders to deliver to customers on scheduled route. Customers may include patient's homes, physicians, labs, vets, hospitals and/or any other entity requiring medical gas.

    • Follows all Linde Safety Policies including but not limited to proper PPE, proper lifting techniques, and local site safety requirements.
    • Work in accordance with all DOT and Linde standards and policies including but not limited to Speed Management, Seat Belts, Cones and Hours of Service.
    • Drives a straight truck loaded with medical compressed gas cylinders and medical liquid vessels for delivery to customers on a scheduled route. Customers may include medical patients in their homes, physicians' offices, laboratories, veterinarians, hospitals and/or any other entity requiring medical gas.
    • Record each delivery and pick up on a load manifest and obtain signatures from customers to comply with all regulatory requirements.
    • Safely loads and unloads cylinders on vehicle using hand truck or forklift and record cylinder type and quantity
    • Maintain neat, clean and professional personal appearance and maintain vehicle appearance in a professional manner.
    • Establish and maintain excellent customer service.
    • Listen to and resolve service inquiries and complaints/issues.
    • Perform pre and post trip vehicle inspections, document deficiencies and ensure all safety items are in good working order.
    • Communicate with customers; providing information on ordering, delivery times, and maintaining proper cylinder levels.
    • Gain comfort level for communicating with, and going in and out of the homes of, medical patients.
    • Wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required by environment or job task.
    • Train or educate customers on safety, use and hazards associated with the use of medical gas equipment. As appropriate, assess customer understanding of same.
    • Assess safe use, appropriate care and storage of medical gases in medical patient's home environment.
    • Report unsafe use or situations to supervisory staff.
    • Document observations, education and communication in the patient record.
    • Maintain load manifests, FDA lot numbers and all other vehicle documents. Ensures manifests are properly completed and balanced with truck counts and shipping documents before and after deliveries.
    • Follow all safety rules and report any accidents or injuries promptly to management.
    • Safely operate a forklift, pallet jack and other warehouse equipment.
    • Assist with inventory and general housekeeping.
    • Maintain DOT hours log.
    Other duties as assigned

    Qualifications
    • High School Diploma, GED or 10 years' experience within current CDL class
    • 3 years driving experience - CDL Class A or Class B with current HazMat endorsement
    • 3 years clean commercial and personal driving record
    • Clear understanding of map reading
    • Ability to read and understand DOT and FDA required paperwork
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong customer service
    • Basic computer skills
    • Home care/health care background is a plus
    • Dangerous Goods Card is a plus

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

Keywords: Praxair, Hammond , Medical Route Truck Driver, Healthcare , Hammond, Indiana

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