Truck Driver 1- Float Schedule
Eastern Washington University

Cheney, Kansas

Posted in Education and Training

Job Info

Truck Driver 1- Float Schedule

About Eastern Washington University:
Eastern Washington University, a regional, comprehensive public university with an enrollment of over 10,000 students, is one of six state-funded four-year institutions of higher education in Washington, each governed by its own board of trustees. EWU’s 300-acre main campus is located in Cheney, a community of 12,000 residents 16 miles southwest of Washington’s second largest city, Spokane. Eastern also offers programs in downtown Spokane at the innovative, energy-efficient Catalyst building and at Riverpoint, a campus shared with Washington State University. In addition, EWU programs can be found at select locations throughout the state, aligned with the needs of the community. Eastern contributes to the vitality of the region and the state through its wide array of bachelor’s and master’s degrees in over 100 fields of study, as well as applied doctorates in physical therapy and educational leadership, offering accessible pathways to career success and personal development to students of all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.

Tribal Land Acknowledgement
Eastern Washington University resides within the traditional homelands of the Spokane People and other tribes who are connected through their shared history of this region. This land holds their cultural DNA and it is their Ancestors who are here and bring forth the knowledge of this place—the knowledge that comes from the land.

Job Summary:
We are seeking self-motivated, independent employees for a full time Truck Driver 1 - Float position. Positions in this level perform various duties including:

  • Interdepartmental moves, recycle collection and processing
  • Refuse collection and support of Event Planning functions and set ups as well as other functions associated within these areas
    • Due to the main focus of this department this is a floating schedule position and to qualify candidates must be available to work a wide range of days and hours

  • On top of salary, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, life and disability insurance and retirement. In addition, EWU offers generous vacation and sick leave accruals, 13 paid holidays per year and fringe benefits, such as tuition waiver for employees, discounted EWU sports tickets and free transportation through STA buses.

EWU expands opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning.

Required Qualifications:
  • Possession of a valid motor vehicle driver’s license.
  • Minimum age of 18
  • Must have at least two years of driving experience whether commercial or personal
  • Physical ability to do the job
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be able to work any shifts and any days
  • Must be able to read, write and understand written documents
  • Must be able to work overtime/extended hours on occasion
  • Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency and/or diversity

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Certification and experience driving forklifts
  • Previous moving experience e.g. (Furniture, Boxes, Pallets, other materials)
  • Previous experience operating refuse collection vehicles e.g. (Rotator truck)
  • Previous experience operating a commercial recycling baler

Other Skills and Abilities:
  • Must have the ability to prioritize daily duties
  • Must have excellent customer service skills
  • Must be a team-oriented worker with flexibility to assist fellow coworkers throughout campus

Job Duties:
% of Time: 20
Responsibility / Duty: Operate a variety of motorized equipment such as: pickups, passenger and cargo vans, flat bed trucks, step vans, fork lifts, and other vehicles used to transport equipment, materials, and supplies.
Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 20
Responsibility / Duty: Load into vehicle and deliver a variety of items such as: supplies, furniture, staging, paper products, and equipment.
Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 20
Responsibility / Duty: Relocate office equipment and furniture for departments using moving equipment such as: four wheel dollies desk moving hand trucks
Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 20
Responsibility / Duty: Set up and tear down tables, chairs risers and staging for special event; functions
Essential Function Indicator:

% of Time: 10
Responsibility / Duty: Perform minor maintenance tasks on all motorized equipment including weekly equipment operation and fluid level checks.
Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 10
Responsibility / Duty: May transport passengers in support of university needs, perform minor maintenance to service vehicles including washing and waxing. Perform custodial duties as needed.
Essential Function Indicator: No

Conditions of Employment:
  • Successful candidate must be able to lift up to 50 pounds on frequent basis and up to 100 pounds on an occasional basis. Successful candidate must be able to pass a pre-placement physical.
  • This position, during the course of university employment, will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value, as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 18. Successful applicant will be required to pass a background check.
  • All new employees must comply with EWU immunization Policy 602-02 and provide proof of immunity or vaccination to MMR and proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before beginning work at EWU. Waivers for the immunization requirements are available for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs. COVID-19 Vaccination and Exemption Information link:

  • Upon hire employees will complete our required Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI), Hazing, Harassment and Title IX training. You can access the online training at or complete the training in person or via Zoom. In person and Zoom training opportunities will be posted on InsideEWU and are listed on our Human Resources site:
  • This position is covered by the Washington Federation of State Employees’ Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Salary Information: $41,616 – $47,940/year

Posting Date: 01/20/2023
Open Until Further Notice: No
Closing Date: 2/5/2023
Screening to Begin: Following grading of applicants.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit your application materials through our online applications portal provided below. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.

To apply, visit

EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.

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