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Driver - CDL "Class A"

The Wild Animal Sanctuary
Keenesburg, CO
  • Posted: May 12, 2022
  • $50,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time

Driver- CDL "Class A"

Status: Exempt Full-Time - Mid/Expert-Level

Job Location: Keenesburg, CO (East of Denver)

Salary: Annual- Starting at $50,000 - 75,000

Benefits: After 90 Days Health, Dental, & Vision

Primary Function: Driving/Laborer/Loading/Unloading

Direct Supervisor: Executive Director

Posted: Until -Filled

The Wild Animal Sanctuary is searching for a FULL-TIME Truck Driver. This opportunity is a permanent position with health benefits and good pay. Class A license preferred, but not mandatory.

Specifically, we are seeking an individual who is a dedicated, diligent, and a motivated team player; who will serve as a representative of the Sanctuary and drive a heavy/gooseneck trailer, semi, or other equipment as needed. Variations of loads may differ from logs, gravel, equipment, and run supplies to our Wild Animal Refuge in Springfield, CO as needed.

This position typically works Monday through Friday and shifts may vary depending on what is needed for that day. A typical week would be either Four 10 hour days or Three 12 hours days. We require someone with good driving skills, able to drive manual transmissions, and physically fit/able to lift over 100 pounds as needed. Using heavy equipment to load and unload equipment, all while ensuring that it is done in a timely manner.

Weekly maintenance checks on trucks are also part of the job, and maintaining shipping receipts, as well as communication via email or verbal is apart of the job.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Cheerfully working with Sanctuary/Refuge staff and volunteers
  • Maintaining a strict schedule of pick-up locations and delivery back to Sanctuary
  • Proactively communicating information accurately.
  • Anticipating and attending to truck maintenance needs
  • Maintaining paperwork and database information in a professional and efficient manner
  • Properly securing loads and maintaining equipment
  • Act as a liaison between the Sanctuary and any outside vendors
  • Cleaning trucks and managing fuel use
  • Daily paperwork and/or weekly communication reports
  • All assignments require employees to maintain a clean, safe and well maintained heavy truck/trailer - which the Sanctuary owns and operates.

  • Required/Other Qualifications:
    • Possess a valid Colorado driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record including CDL Class "A"
    • Solid understanding of driving/hauling/loading/unloading
    • Knowledgeable with heavy equipment and general maintenance
    • Heavy haul experience (is a plus but no a requirement)
    • Ability to liaise with other departments to achieve a common goal
    • Flexible to driving long distances as needed

Personal Characteristics:
  • Self-motivated, productive, and results-oriented
  • Keeping an organized and tidy workspace
  • Flexible, ability to adapt to change and shifting priorities and to work simultaneously on a variety of complex projects
  • Teamwork orientated with ability to work independently
  • Patient, a good listener, and a heart for animals
  • Desire to learn, grow, and be coached
  • Contribute to a positive culture

As you can see, we are looking for people who possess strong foundational skills with an attitude to succeed. If you are looking for a challenging and a rewarding service opportunity with real purpose, you have found the right opportunity!

Clear Focus:

The above Job Description is intended to describe the general duties/nature of the level of work being performed by the Driver. This Job Description is not to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, and skills required. Job Descriptions are somewhat fluid and will change depending on the Organization's strategic direction and overall objectives accordingly.

EEOC Statement:

Our Non-Profit organization, "The Wild Animal Sanctuary" is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.

The Wild Animal Sanctuary


Keenesburg, CO
80643 USA


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