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Posting Date: November 30, 2020                                  Posting End Date: January 30, 2021

Position: Motor Vehicle Operator/Freight Hauler                   Department: Office of the Dean/College of Veterinary Medicine

Status: Full-time; Exempt

Special Qualifications
In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University demonstrating “Excellence in Every Way”, the ideal Motor Vehicle Operator/Freight Hauler to the Dean will possess the willingness to use his or her expertise to assist in the university’s efforts to be a sustainable academic organization committed to excellence.

Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities

  • Pick up, load, move, and deliver materials, mail, packages, and equipment
  • Pick up freight from the physical plant trucking division and make deliveries to the appropriate locations within the veterinary complex with high attention to perishable items
  • Pick up and deliver specimens/subjects to and from designated off-campus locations, including Alabama State Diagnostic Laboratories as needed
  • Distribute collected in the appropriate packages located in the Dean’s Office mailroom and storeroom
  • Collect mail and/or packages from the CVM offices and deliver to Campus Mail Services and other campus sites
  • Deliver and/or collect mail from offices on the University campus
  • Collect packages (not placed in mailboxes) from the Dean’s Office mailroom and deliver them to the appropriate offices/laboratories within the veterinary complex 
  • Pick up and fill “Local Orders” originating from various CVM departments/units, as needed
  • Pick up and return CVM visitors to regional airports or other designated locations, as needed
  • Pick up and deliver journals and cargo originating from CVM Library and TU Main library
  • Transport freight safely and efficiently
  • Maintain a log (record) of all cargo picked up and delivered
  • Assist with moving and relocating furniture within the CVM complex for special programs/events
  • Serve as a courier for CVM off-campus events (e.g., retreats/workshops)
  • Inspects vehicle daily and maintains proper levels of fluids tire pressure, and cleanliness
  • Ensure log sheet maintained for each vehicle and submit forms related to vehicle maintenance
  • Report broken or malfunctioning equipment to supervisor or department head
  • Report and maintain contact with supervisor throughout the workday to report location
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma, GED, and equivalent work experience
  • A valid driver's license (Alabama DL required)
  • Safe driving record adequate to maintain insurance coverage under Tuskegee University guidelines
  • Ability to change flat tires when necessary
  • Must have ability to lift 40 lbs. or more without difficulty, navigate stairs, have manual dexterity
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good and efficient organizational skills
  • Be able to perform work assignments independently

Commensurate with education, training and experience

**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility.  It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **
APPLICATIONS will be accepted in the Office of Human Resources.  Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, a list of (3) to (5) references (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position.  The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.

Office of Human Resources
Attn: Employment/Recruitment
1200 West Montgomery Road
101 Kresge Center
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, Alabama 36088
Email Address:      Fax: 334-724-4319
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer-Male/Female/Veteran/Disabled
Federal law requires identity and employment eligibility verifications on Form I-9 within three (3) business days of employment.
Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check.