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DZ Truck Driver - Sunderland Co-operative, Inc. - Sunderland, ON

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.




Sunderland Co-operative Inc. is an exciting place to develop and grow a career in agriculture that supports Ontario producers who grow and sell their crops to local and global markets. We are a member-owned Canadian company with deep roots in agronomy, crop protection, grain elevation, fuels, animal feed, and retail farm supplies.  Sunderland Co-op has invested and matured in the agricultural landscape nearly 70 years.  With 4 locations in the Sunderland, Oakwood, Lindsay, and Peterborough areas, Sunderland Co-op offers you a unique opportunity to make your mark in a growth-oriented company with a variety of business segments.

Our success comes from a well-established network of people and assets, ongoing infrastructure development, and the strong business relationships we nurture with farmers and suppliers. Learn more about us at www.sunderlandco-op.on.ca


Sunderland Co-operative has an opportunity in our Agronomy Operations Division.  We are looking for a Full-time DZ Truck Driver.  This opportunity offers mobility within Sunderland Co-op in our various divisions.

You will:

  • Transport finished goods and raw materials over land to and from manufacturing plants or retail and distribution centers
  • Transport water and/or fertilizer to customers fields and farming operations
  • Ensure safe operation of truck, while driving and loading, to transport material to customers
  • Review run sheet listing calls and identify any potential issues to ensure deadlines are met
  • Sequence runs to optimize time (periodically), using a map
  • Park vehicle in designated area(s), maneuver truck into loading and unloading positions
  • Document and log work/rest periods and kilometers spent driving and retain fuel/toll receipts
  • Find ways to conserve resources, including fuel, to benefit the business
  • Prepare customer orders, picking product, securing on the skid and banding and wrapping according to weather and loading conditions
  • Prepare vehicle for delivery, verifying that all products are securely loaded and protected from the elements and all accompanying paperwork is available
  • Ensure customer satisfaction through reliable service
  • Obtaining necessary receiver signatures once unloaded
  • Communicate effectively with dispatchers and customers to provide updates related to location and schedule
  • Maintains professionalism at all times and behaves in a manner befitting company policy and expectations
  • Serve as a brand advocate and ambassador in every interaction with clients and the public
  • Perform routine vehicle maintenance including documenting daily inspections and ensuring safety equipment, straps and paperwork are in place and perform or communicate preventative maintenance
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Work additional hours to meet business demands
  • Be accountable for working safely and ensures that all work is conducted in compliance with health and safety policies and legislation
  • Report any problems, incidents, damage, defects or potential hazards related to health & Safety to management immediately



  • Must hold a valid ‘DZ’ level driver’s license with a clean driver's abstract
  • Must have good knowledge of roadways and traffic patterns and maintain awareness of road restrictions with the ability to source alternative routes
  • Ability to work well under pressure, employing effective decision-making (judgment) under sometimes stressful and unpredictable circumstances (traffic, weather conditions etc.)
  • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills to be able to communicate effectively with customers and dispatchers
  • Moderate physical effort is required to manually load and unload material, secure load, place crossers and step on and off forklift


Preferred Qualifications: (desired)

  • Experience operating heavy equipment
  • Familiarity with agricultural product transport an asset
  • Basic understanding of agricultural products and chemicals
  • Forklift certification
  • Farming background


Sunderland Co-operative Inc., is an equal opportunity employer who does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, or age.

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.

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