Job title: Tow Truck Operator
Company: Brown’s Automotive
Job description: Tow Truck Operator / Driver Job Description
The duties of a tow truck operator consist of communicating with a dispatcher, driving to the scene of an accident or breakdown, connecting the vehicle to the tow truck, and transporting it back to the service station or junkyard. The driver will be responsible for attaching the disabled vehicle to the tow truck. Depending on the type of tow truck, this may include using a chain, winch, steering locks, and other devices as well as affixing lights onto the towed vehicle.
Drivers will interact with customers, speaking to them about their automotive problems, potentially diagnosing the cause, and providing necessary assistance. As such, a tow truck operator will need to be able to communicate well and will need to have a basic knowledge of cars and automotive parts. Many tow truck drivers will perform small repairs on the scene of a breakdown such as changing tires, reconnecting parts, or jumpstarting the car. The driver will also have to write up reports of services rendered and accept payments.
Job Qualifications and Compensation
Candidates must have a valid driver’s license, clean criminal background, and a record of safe driving to become a tow truck operator. You should be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or the equivalent. Prior work experience is required. and having experience in trucking or automotive repair is always a plus. You have to obtain a special operator’s license or certification from the DCJS. Further certification can be obtained through The Towing and Recovery Association of America (TRAA).
Salary / Pay
Tow truck operators start at an average of $12.00 to $18.00 an hour plus BONUSES!!! Applicants with more experience and certifications will, of course, begin at a higher pay rate.
PAID SICK LEAVE
PAID VACATION TIME
- MUST HAVE TOW LICENSE REQUIRED
- PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
- TIMS TRAINING WILL BE NEEDED AS WELL
- CLEAN BACKGROUND
- MUST BE ABLE TO PASS DRUG TEST
About Brown’s Automotive:
Brown’s Automotive is a 71 year old family oriented Company that focuses on the values and ethics of customer service. Our family has been serving Smithfield, Va. for the later part of a century and sees no signs of stopping. A well rounded repair facility with 7 bays, a fleet of tow trucks, and a pre-owned car lot to provide multiple options for customers automotive needs. We value honesty, integrity, and hard work here at Brown’s Automotive.
Location: Smithfield, VA
Job date: Tue, 09 Mar 2021 23:44:06 GMT
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