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Energy Products Driver - UPI Energy FS - Putnam, Ontario

GROWMARK is a regional cooperative with annual sales of $10 billion (FY2012 data) providing agriculture-related products and services, as well as grain marketing in 31 states and Ontario, Canada.  GROWMARK is ranked fifth on the NCB Co-op 100 listing of the nation’s 100 highest revenue-earning cooperative businesses.  GROWMARK owns the FS trademark, which is used by affiliated member cooperatives. GROWMARK is large enough to offer solid career opportunities, but small enough to provide a family-oriented, welcoming environment and great benefits.



General Accountability:


This position is responsible for the safe and efficient transportation and delivery of bulk propane and/or petroleum to customers. The driver is responsible to be aware of the customer’s requirements and to maintain adequate supplies of product in the storage tank(s). The incumbent ensures that deliveries are completed on a least cost basis, and that all associated documentation is accurately completed and returned to the base location for invoicing. The Energy Products Driver is also accountable for making sales calls to new potential customers, increasing the company’s customer base.



Reports To:

Branch Manager or Dispatcher



Specific Accountabilities:


1. Responsible for delivery of energy products in a safe and efficient manner.


2. Provides automatic delivery of propane and maintains appropriate levels of product in customers’ tank(s). Ensures the proper completion of all associated documentation required for prompt invoicing, as well as collecting COD accounts as required.


3. Ensures delivery of product is on time and meets customer expectations.


4. Ensures company policy and legal requirements are followed in the delivery of product.


5. Responsible for daily inventory control and sales tickets.


6. Prepares and maintains accurate records of activities to enhance the distribution system and ensure customer satisfaction. Prepare daily records (e.g. daily truck report, pre and post trip vehicle inspections, and loading tickets).


7. Checks and cleans truck and equipment on a daily basis, ensures safety of vehicle and equipment and reports problems to the supervisor.


8. Ensures that proper servicing and lubrication and other maintenance is carried out as required by policy.


9. Maintains self and uniform in a neat and tidy condition.


10. Reports maintenance requirements of tanks and equipment to the Service Department.


11. Makes sales calls to new potential customers, ensures profitable growth.


12. Must operate vehicle towards least cost distribution:

• Number of deliveries per hour.

• Number of litres per delivery

• Cost per litre delivered



13. Driver must hold current licenses/certificates as determined by UPI and the government, e.g. “D” drivers license with air brake endorsement, T1, P3 Propane Licenses, and Dangerous Goods card.


14. The driver is responsible for the safety of truck equipment, for using safe loading and unloading procedures, and for safe transportation of the load.


15. Represents and promotes the Company in a competent and professional manner.


16. Understands and complies with Company Health and Safety and environmental policies and procedures.


17. All other duties as assigned.





To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each specific accountability satisfactorily.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform specific accountabilities.

• Class D Driver’s Licence with Air Brake Endorsement;

• Ideally has a fundamental knowledge of the agricultural industry;

• 3 - 5 years commercial driving experience;

• Strong attention to detail and sound judgement;

• Mechanical aptitude and ability to use electronic devices.



Working Conditions:


Mostly outdoors and behind the wheel of a truck.


Physical activity includes operating, loading/unloading equipment, inspecting vehicles and equipment, walking, climbing, occasionally in awkward positions, in an environment which may be characterized by changes in temperature.


Working occasional irregular hours as needed; may include overtime, evenings, weekends, statutory holidays and on-call schedule. Handles hazardous product

GROWMARK, Inc. strives to provide a benefits package that delivers competitive pay for performance, recognizes your dedication to our mission and helps us attract and retain the highest caliber of talent. The cornerstone of our benefits package is the company funded, defined benefit pension plan along with health and disability insurance, an employer matched 401k plan, and other voluntary group benefit programs.

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.