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Semi Truck Driver

Date Posted:  Mar 20, 2021
Requisition ID:  162301

Plainfield, IN, US, 46168

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


About the Indiana Department of Correction:

We promote public safety by providing meaningful, effective opportunities for successful re-entry.  As the model of best correctional practices, we strive to return productive citizens to our communities and inspire a culture of accountability, integrity and professionalism. 


Salary Information:

This role starts at a base salary of $37,414.

About the Job:

As a Semi Truck Driver, you will serve as a member of the PEN Product Division of the Indiana Department of Correction (DOC). This role is responsible for the operation of transportation and warehouse equipment in order to provide delivery of goods and services to PEN’s customers.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Operates varied types of equipment to provide delivery of goods or services.
  • Performs loads and unloads at warehouse and customer locations.
  • Performs pre-operation vehicle inspection.
  • Makes minor mechanical and tire repairs.
  • Ensures daily vehicle log, time sheets and work reports are completed in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Performs audit of items shipped to bill of laden before transporting items.
  • Moves products to customer specific locations and ensures customer satisfaction.
  • Supervises offender work crew at correctional facilities and warehouse.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What We're Looking For:

  • Must possess and hold a valid Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL) which regulates equipment of size and type required of the position.
  • Must possess a High School Diploma or High School Equivalent (HSE).
  • Must be able to work an adjustable schedule which may include long hours or varied hours depending on the assigned duty.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Specialized knowledge of vehicle laws pertaining to trucks and transportation.
  • Specialized knowledge of highway safety policies for material transfers.
  • Knowledge of proper cargo loading and unloading techniques.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Ability to maneuver tractor-trailer rigs successfully.
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to follow given directions and work as part of a team.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave
  • Free Parking
  • Free LinkedIn Learning


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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