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Republic Services Hazmat Driver - Tanker in Baytown, Texas

Republic Services is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste disposal. Through our subsidiaries, Republic’s collection operations, transfer stations, recycling processing centers, landfills and environmental services provide effective solutions to make recycling and waste disposal effortless for our 14 million customers nationwide. Our 36,000 employees working in 42 states are committed to providing a superior customer experience while helping ensure a cleaner, safer and healthier world for future generations.

Why Work with Us

At Republic Services, we strive to create a workplace that is meaningful and rewarding at every level of our organization. Our employees thrive in an atmosphere where safety is revered, and each person can be a compassionate steward of our environment. We hire the best people to make Republic a great place to work. We are focused on attracting talented individuals across professions who are as committed to serving customers and the planet as we are. We’re proud to be recognized on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies, Forbes World’s Most Innovative Companies, Forbes Best Employers for Women, Forbes Best Large Employers and Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies lists. Republic is also the only company in our industry that is a certified Great Place to Work.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Driver Level II works under the direction of the Operations Manager or a Supervisor and transports various commodities, both hazardous and non-hazardous including rental equipment, to, from and within customer facilities and hazardous waste disposal sites, utilizing a variety of heavy vehicles and trailers.


  • Records hours of service via an electronic log.

  • Maintains vehicle interior and equipment in a clean and orderly condition.

  • Performs visual inspections of assets prior to leaving the Tidal Tank facility, throughout the shift and upon return.

  • Communicates any vehicle or equipment damage to maintenance before loading via use of an electronic log.

  • Utilizes safe driving skills in maneuvering at varying speeds in a variety of situations, such as heavy traffic, inclement weather and tight spaces.

  • Drives in accordance with all state, local and federal laws and regulations at all times.

  • Loads and unloads trailer, either individually or with assistance, with or without mechanical handling equipment.

  • Completes all documentation and data entry associated with inspection reports, work orders, shipping documents and other project notes in an accurate manner.

  • Communicates any and all delays (in writing) and to dispatch in a timely manner.

  • Communicates any and all accidents and/or incidents immediately.

  • Troubleshoots and eliminates problems via individual initiative or via teamwork in tandem with dispatch and/or maintenance.

  • Maintains professionalism in interactions with customers and members of the public.

  • Maintains a close and positive relationship with immediate associates and supervisor for instructions, training and guidance.

  • Actively participates in company initiatives and positively contributes to achieving wider company goals.

  • Conforms to customer on-site policies and procedures, including drug and alcohol testing requirements.

  • Willingness to occasionally accept out of town assignments, up to 10% of the time, that require the driver to sleep in a truck for a minimum of 10 consecutive hours to comply with FMSCA regulations.

  • Occasional on call responsibility may also be required on a floating rotational basis dictated by customer demand.


  • Experience working with or around hazardous substances.

  • Experience in waste, energy or environmental services preferred.

  • Working knowledge on appropriate use and application of personal protective equipment.

  • Ability to pass a PFT and be respirator fit-tested.

  • General operational knowledge of tankers and roll-off trailers.

  • High level of working knowledge of DOT regulations and compliance.

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.


  • Current, valid Class A CDL with both hazmat and tanker endorsements, issued from the state in which you are a resident.

  • A minimum of 5 years of verifiable tractor and trailer experience, including (within the same period) 1-year verifiable experience operating a liquid or vacuum tanker.


  • Has current, valid TWIC card or ability to obtain one.

  • Ability to access all local refineries and petrochemical plants.

  • Ability to successfully pass a DOT and/or HAZWOPER examination.

  • Ability to successfully pass in class and/or computer-based training either through third party training facilities or Company training.

  • Ability to read, write and comprehend documents such as (but not limited to) operational, technical, process, safety and quality instructions.

  • Understands the dangers of working with or around hazardous chemicals and is able to read and understand safety data sheets to take the necessary steps required to mitigate those dangers.

  • Willingness to provide input on working practices to ensure departmental goals are met and exceeded.

  • Has confidence to inform colleagues of unsafe working practices or conditions.

  • A positive attitude.Ability to adhere to Company policies and rules set forth; promotes the Company’s safety standards.

The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.

Rewarding Compensation and Benefits

Eligible employees can elect to participate in:

• Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage.

• Health care and dependent care spending accounts.

• Short- and long-term disability.

• Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.

• Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP).

• Employee discount programs.

• 401(k) plan with a generous company match.

• Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).

The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.

Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, relationship or association with a protected veteran (spouses or other family members), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

We work for Earth. Every day, we come to work with two purposes in mind – serving our customers and doing our part to preserve our Blue Planet®. Our commitment to both has led to such things as landfill innovations, solar energy projects, community education designed to teach people to properly recycle, ongoing efforts to reduce our vehicle emissions and improving safety through technology—to name a few. To put it simply, we are 35,000 guardians of the environment, striving to make the world a better place.

Republic Services is more than a recycling and waste services company. We are a company dedicated to turning waste into possibilities. Together, united under the Republic Star, we are working for a cleaner, safer and healthier world where people thrive, not just for today, but for generations to come.