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CDL Driver/General Laborer - Sunrise FS - Kilbourne, IL

 

Sunrise FS is headquartered in Virginia, Illinois with branches in Mason and Cass counties. Sunrise FS has about 200 employees (including seasonal workers) and approximately 2,500 customers. The cooperative does business in agronomy, energy, grain, tires, irrigation, and retail. Sunrise FS is part of the GROWMARK System, an agricultural cooperative serving more than 100,000 customers across North America and Ontario, Canada.

PURPOSE AND SUMMARY STATEMENT

 

Operates a single, tandem or multi-axle configuration truck for delivery and/or pick-up of products following specified time schedules to/from the company locations or customer locations to achieve profitable business growth. Assists in daily operational duties at the facility.

 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

Operates all assigned vehicles, single, tandem, or multi axle configurations, forklifts, etc. in accordance with established safety standards and proper vehicle operation techniques. 

 

Performs and records daily safety checks of assigned vehicle(s) and associated equipment by conducting pre-trip inspections, such as checking fuel and oil levels, inspecting tires, lights, and brakes.  Follows the preventative maintenance program and maintains a clean truck to present a professional appearance.

 

Loads and unloads containers, pallets, or materials and products, safely on trucks, trailers, or railcars by hand or by forklift truck.  When loading, ensures loads are evenly balanced and distributed from the front of the trailer to the back and from side to side, as well checks axle weights and loads them in accordance with the DOT regulations.

 

Ensures that all deliveries and pickups are made in accordance with time schedules.

 

Completes necessary paperwork, including accurate logbooks, records of cargo and any other assigned record-keeping duties on a daily basis.

 

Responsible for maintaining operations at retail supply location.

 

Follows maintenance schedule of facility and equipment.

 

Responsible for inventory and distribution of products.

 

Stocks and moves warehouse product and material.

 

Assists both full-time and part-time operations personnel.

 

Assists in obtaining goals by improving efficiency and reducing costs.

 

Provides excellent customer service.

 

Works with location manager on all safety and compliance issues.

 

 

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS

 

Responsible for maintaining company equipment according to company standards, adheres to the company Uniform Policy, and maintains the appropriate professional image

 

Follows GROWMARK’s Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOT policies and procedures, as they apply.

 

May be required to run local errands as needed.

 

Performs all other duties as assigned.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

Normally requires a high school diploma, or the equivalent thereof, and 1-2 years of related work experience to demonstrate knowledge of inventory management and the ability to safely operate tractor trailer or tender truck equipment in order to meet company and DOT standards.

 

Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development.

 

Ability to work extended hours and on-call as business conditions warrant.

 

Must have or have the ability to obtain and maintain a CDL license with required endorsements and any other applicable certification, license or permit as needed.

           

Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.

 

Frequently required to lift 51-70 lbs as needed.

 

Frequently required to work in extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, wet, etc.)

 

Frequently exposed to working conditions may include dust, fumes, chemicals, and electrical hazards with appropriate safety measures

 

Ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on GROWMARK’s policies and procedures and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position. 

 

We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.