Truck Driver (Nashville, TN) - Southwest Electric

Truck Driver - Motor Division

Nashville, TN


Drive truck with capacity up to 40,000 pounds to transport materials to and from specified destinations such as the shop and customer location. Must secure the load for traveling, tarp the equipment to protect the transported equipment from wet weather conditions.


  • Help load/unload and ship motors and accessories.
  • Must be willing to travel up to 50% of the time.
  • Follow safety rules and/or guidelines while performing daily work.
  • Complete process control records.
  • Verifies load against shipping papers.
  • Prepares receipts for load picked up.
  • Relay pertinent nameplate information back to the plant upon pick up of motor.
  • Maintains electronic truck log according to state and federal regulations.
  • Loads and unloads truck in a proper and safe manner.
  • Inspects truck equipment and supplies such as tires, lights, brakes, gas, oil and water.
  • Safely operate various overhead cranes, forklifts, hand held power tools.
  • Perform preventive and predictive maintenance activities on all company equipment.
  • Support supervisors with various other plant assignments as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required

2 years minimum related commercial truck driving experience.

Ability to pass various drug screens required by customers in order to access their locations.

Language Skills:

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills:

Basic computer knowledge.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to walk and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; outside weather conditions; extreme cold and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Job Knowledge – Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.

Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Customer Service – Responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.

Communications – Exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed.

Cooperation – Establishes and maintains effective relations; exhibits tact and consideration.

Oral Communication – Listens and gets clarification.

Teamwork – Gives and welcomes feedback.

Written Communication – Able to read and interpret written information.

Ethics – Treats people with respect; upholds organizational values.

Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures.

Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments.

Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.

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