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Company: Rumpke Waste & Recycling
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Career Level: Hourly
Industries: Energy, Utilities, Environmental


Septic Truck Drivers are responsible for safely operating a heavy-duty industrial truck while providing superior customer service through the servicing of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants and Industrial Wastewater Customers locations. Drivers navigate congested streets, confined areas, and industrial work sites while ensuring his or her vehicle remains in compliance with state and federal regulations, as well as company standards. Driver will enter/exit truck several times per day. Industrial Septic Drivers are exposed to extreme weather conditions, unpleasant odors and sights. The hours and physical demand may vary.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Performs pre- and post-trip inspection of vehicle, documenting and reporting any mechanical or safety issues.
  • Operates vehicle in a safe manner in compliance with OSHA and DOT requirements, all local, state, and federal laws, and Rumpke policies.
  • Provides industrial septic services to customers on assigned route(s) or by work order.
  • Courteously interacts with customers, both internal and external, ensuring customers are serviced in a professional and timely manner.
  • Reports service issues, such as blocked service locations, safety hazards, or impassable streets, to Dispatcher.
  • Reports any necessary vehicle repairs or equipment replacements to Dispatcher.
  • Immediately notifies Route Manager or Dispatcher of any accidents, injuries, or property damage.
  • Maintains and updates route sheets and driver logs.
  • Attends scheduled safety meetings, information sessions, and trainings as directed by Route Manager.
  • Performs other duties assigned by Route Manager or Dispatcher.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Customer service oriented with desire to meet and exceed expectations.
  • Professional, courteous, and trustworthy while maintaining a sense of pride in work.
  • Time management skills to ensure duties are completed in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Willingness to adhere to Rumpke polices and safety standards.
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions and perform physical requirements including repetitive lifting, pushing, pulling, and climbing.
  • Ability to work overtime, weekends, and/or holidays.
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to read and understand a map.
  • Excellent truck driving/maneuvering skills.
  • Minimum 3 years CDL truck driving experience.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 19 years of age
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States
  • Currently hold a Class B Commercial Drivers License (CDL)
  • Currently hold a valid DOT Medical Card or can obtain prior to hire

Work Environment

  • Exposure to extreme weather conditions.
  • Exposure to residential, commercial and industrial waste.
  • Exposure to unpleasant odors and sights.
  • Possible exposure to high traffic conditions while outside the vehicle.


This job description is intended to describe the general nature, complexity and level of work to be performed by employees assigned to this position, and is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. It does not prescribe or restrict the work that may be assigned. Furthermore, this does not establish a contract for employment and is subject to change at the discretion of the company. 

Rumpke Waste and Recycling is committed to equality in all aspects of employment. It is Rumpke's policy to provide equal opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or disability status.

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