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Upstone Materials CDL Trainee in Plattsburgh, New York

CDL Trainee

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Date:Apr 1, 2021

Country: Plattsburgh, US, 12901

Company: Colas

Subsidiary:Barrett Industries

Upstone Materials, Inc. is part of Barrett Industries, a construction industry leader operating primarily in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York.  Upstone is the leading manufacturer of aggregates, hot mix asphalt, and ready mix concrete in northeastern New York, with three large quarries, four hot mix asphalt plants, seven ready mix locations, along with dozens of sand and gravel pits.  Since 2017, Upstone’s mission has been to strengthen and grow by empowering our people, fostering innovation, and utilizing new technology. Barrett Industries is a subsidiary of the Colas Group, a worldwide leader in infrastructure construction and maintenance. Our company provides competitive pay, outstanding benefits, career advancement opportunities, professional education, and extensive training for every employee.


Our Mission, throughout Teamwork:

  • Attracting and developingPASSIONATE PEOPLE

  • Delivering the bestCUSTOMER SERVICE

  • Providing SUPERIOR QUALITYproducts and services


Position Summary

  • The CDL Trainee will be assigned a company trainer. He/she will go through a month-long process to prepare for the CDL B exam. After the successful completion of the program, the trainee will advance to the Ready-Mix Driver position.

  • This position is a permanent seasonal role, from approximately April-November.

  • Preference will be given to candidates who already have a CDL B.


  • Stable work history

  • CDL Permit

Main Responsibilities

  • Transporting and dumping concrete

  • Ensuring slump of concrete to external customers

  • Ensure a safe work environment in compliance with all federal, state, local and company safety policies and procedures using the appropriate tools and equipment for the task

  • Push or pull levers to turn mixer drum and dump contents

  • Move truck equipment and supplies in accordance with CDL pre-trip guidelines

  • Oil and lubricate equipment

  • Provide excellent customer service at all times


  • Good customer service skills

  • Good communication skills and ability to take direction

  • Aptitude for hands-on work coupled with strong mechanical skills

  • Ability to work outdoors in extreme conditions

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work on assigned tasks with minimal supervision

  • Proven abilit to work with others as a team

  • Responsible, reliable and dependable

  • Ability to do basic math

Physical Requirements

  • Variable hours, ability to work overtime

  • Working in various weather conditions

  • Physical strength must be enough to climb in and out of a truck throughout the workday

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs

  • Need to be comfortable sitting for hours

  • Must be able to kneel, climb, bend, stoop and crawl

  • Physical strength must be enough to climb ladders

  • Ability to carry 40 pounds up a ladder

  • Ability to operate CMV at night/day

  • Ability to pass a DOT physical annually or bi-annually


  • Maintains a safe work environment in compliance with all safety policies and procedures using the appropriate tools and equipment

  • Follows NYS DOT and ASTM standards

  • Follows all company policies, OSHA, and MSHA regulations for safe working procedures and environment

  • Wears appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for all tasks assigned

  • Operates truck in a safe and efficient manner, complying with all applicable policies, regulations, and traffic laws

  • Willingness to participate in Safety Conversations and Toolbox Talks


  • Performs a pre-trip inspection and prepares the required report

  • Monitors vehicle's gauges and alters appropriate parties immediately of any mechanical issues


  • Have the willingness to work in a team environment; assist co-workers and supervisors with assigned duties

  • Assist new hires in training in Ready Mix operations as directed by Superintendent

  • Communicate openly, honestly, and professionally with customers, co-workers, supervisors, and all others

  • Be willing to work alongside fellow employees to complete assigned tasks sometimes under adverse working conditions to meet goals set forth by management

    Colas Inc.and its subsidiaries (including Upstone Materials) are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here  EEO document ( .  If you need accommodation to access the information provided on this website, please contact Colas Inc. 973-290-9082 or send an email to .