Postal Transport Officer (truck)
What are the responsibilities of Postal Transport Officers?
- Driving trucks safely and efficiently in accordance with daily duty boards to pick up and deliver ULDs (unit load device - cage used to transport mail) between operational centres and customer premises.
- Completing daily vehicle maintenance checks prior to departure.
- Completing relevant documentation such as time sheets, vehicle running cards and other documentation as necessary.
What is the workplace like?
Australia Post operates one of the largest transport fleets nationally. We are committed to reducing greenhouse emissions and have developed a range of strategies to promote the clean and efficient use of fuel. These include switching petrol vehicles to diesel, trialling gas fuelled trucks and replacing line haul vehicles with B-Doubles.
What are the essential requirements for Postal Transport Officers?
- Capable and safe drivers who hold a current heavy combination or heavy rigid drivers licence (for relevant state or territory).
Please note: Drivers who had a licence cancellation / suspension in the last five years for any reason or; had more than two licence cancellations / suspensions in the last ten years may be ineligible for driving positions.
- Drivers must be capable of handling Australia Post vehicles to our standards and be capable to upgrade licences as required.
Please note: There are specific Transport Department requirements with regard to eligibility and insurance of licences related to years of driving experience. You should check with the Transport Department to determine whether you meet the minimum requirements in order to be eligible for consideration of an upgrade of your licence.
What are the additional requirements for Postal Transport Officers?
- Mechanical appreciation of large trucks and vehicles / vans.
- Show a good knowledge of current relevant state/territory Transport Department road rules and regulations.
- Knowledge of both metropolitan and country road networks and the ability to interpret a street directory.
- Possess sound communication and interpersonal skills for dealing with customers and fellow staff members.
- Be able to demonstrate high work standards and consistently meet deadlines.
- Organisation and decision making ability to deal with sudden changes to schedules in order to achieve service standards.
- Ability to identify opportunities for utilising spare capacity to enable additional pick-ups.
- Flexibility and genuine desire to work with and help fellow team members.
- Professional and courteous. The attitude and efficiency of drivers is a reflection of our business. As the vehicle identifies them as an "on the road" Australia Post representative. Drivers must display courtesy whilst driving and in all contact with customers and members of the public.
- Committed to providing quality customer service to maintain our success.
- Preparedness to work a rotating shift on a seven hour 21 minute per day roster, which includes weekends and public holidays.
- Demonstrate appropriate Occupational Health and Safety knowledge relevant to the position.
- Our successful Postal Transport Officers develop and maintain relevant skills, as well as meet conduct, diligence and efficiency requirements.
- All permanent full time and part time positions at Australia Post are subject to a three month probationary period during which time you will be required to meet specific performance standards.
Please note: If you are selected for driver assessment at the Australia Post Transport Training Centre you will need to bring the following at the time of your assessment:
- Unrestricted Drivers Licence (for relevant state or territory).
- The original of your Driving Record obtainable from any Transport Department office - ensure the printout is no more than 10 days old at the time of your assessment at the Training Centre.
Suitable footwear (ie. fully enclosed shoes or boots for driver assessment).