Job Title: ART HANDLER DRIVER, CLASS B/CDL
Job Posting Number: 0020-16
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Application Period: 010/26 – 12/2/2016

WHO WE ARE
Artex is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive fine art service provider to museums, galleries, auction houses and private collectors. We specialize in the safe handling of fine art, antiques and museum objects of all kinds. We provide transportation, crating and packing, storage, installation, rigging, and conservation services to museums, galleries, and auction houses, as well as private and corporate collections.

THE ROLE
Under the guidance and direction of the lead driver, the Art Handler Driver with CDL will be responsible for the safe, efficient and professional operation of Company trucks while delivering to our customers. The employee must also assist or complete required services as outlined by Bill of Ladings and/or instructions as assigned by the lead driver or dispatcher.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Understands basic aspects of art handling and installation of artwork in a safe and efficient manner.
• Packs and handles artwork for delivery.
• Loads and unloads trucks.
• Operates a company vehicle to safely deliver product to customers.
• Reviews all paperwork to insure complete and accurate deliveries.
• Communicates with Dispatch via cell phone with timely information concerning deliveries.
• Maintains compliance with all local, state, DOT, and federal regulations.
• Performs all required truck inspections as prescribed by local, state and federal requirements.
• Maintains all required paperwork i.e. truck log, top-sheets, bills of lading of jobs in progress, and returns reconciled expense reports with receipts.
• Performs emergency roadside repairs when applicable and/or contacts service vendors when appropriate.
• Provides friendly, quality professional service to customers at all times and develops close working relationships.
• Performs other incidental and related duties as required and assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
Must possess a CDL class license listed under the Certifications, Licenses, Registrations’ section.
Must possess 1-3 years of commercial truck driving experience.
Must be 21 years of age, as outlined by the Federal Department of Transportation.
Must be willing and capable to work a flexible schedule.
Must be available to travel overnight and long distance.
Ability to resolve routine questions/problems.
Ability to identify root cause(s) for some problems.

EDUCATION
High School Diploma/GED equivalent or 1 year of art handling experience. Must have the ability to work flexible schedules.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to communicate effectively and resolve conflicts both orally and in writing with both internal and external customers. Excellent verbal, telephone and written communication skills.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
License must be in accordance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s designation of classes:

Class A License - Any combination of vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 26,001 or more pounds provided the GVWR of the vehicle(s) being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds; or

Class B License - Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 pounds GVWR; or

Class C License - Any single vehicle, or combination of vehicles, that does not meet the definition of Class A or Class B, but is either designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver, or is placarded for hazardous materials.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, sit, bend, lift, and use hands. Movement may occur in warehouses and offices. Employee will be in truck cab for extended periods and must exhibit physical agility to enter and exit trucks and/or trailers. Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision and ability to adjust focus. Employee will be exposed to outside weather conditions on a frequent basis.

Employee must be able to lift 50 lbs. unassisted and must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 300lbs with assistance of mechanical equipment. Noise level is usually moderate.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that an employee may perform on an occasional to regular basis while performing functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform these functions.

HOW TO APPLY
If you feel that you possess the experience and qualifications outlined, please submit your cover letter and resume to our HR department at jobs_fl@artexfas.com for immediate consideration. Please include Job Title and Job Posting Number in the Subject Line when applying. To learn more about Artex please visit www.artexfas.com.

Consideration will be granted ONLY to those who possess the minimum requirements as stipulated. Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. Artex, Inc. is a federal contractor and an EOE AA M/F/VET/DISABLED employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, medical condition or disability or protected veteran status. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Department at (301) 909-5502.