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Feed 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 currently seeking a Feed Truck Driver

 

Position Summary:  As a Feed Truck Driver you will be responsible for the delivery of feed and related products to local businesses and/or agricultural customers. Route drivers typically work the same path making delivery distributions to livestock operations, grain pick-ups from farms and deliveries to establishments, such as pet stores.  Occasionally, there are pick-ups from our suppliers.

All Truck Drivers must have a proven ability to build relationships, identify needs and create value with customers. Driving the vehicle is the main responsibility of the Feed Truck Driver, but there is also a need to load and unload cargo. All Drivers are required to also keep a record of vehicle inspections and ensure the truck is equipped with the proper safety equipment, such as hazardous material placards. The Feed Truck Driver assists the dispatcher to plan their routes according to a delivery schedule and is responsible for the safe and timely delivery of all products. Feed Truck Drivers may be required to sell products or services to customers on their route, obtain signatures from recipients and collect cash if required.

Please note:  Overtime is expected in this position

 

 

Key Responsibilities

 

  • Complete a daily truck log and submit reports of mileage covered 
  • Manage routes and routines so they proceed in the most efficient way possible 
  • Comply with government and in-house regulations and rules 
  • Observe and report equipment or mechanical failures 
  • Conduct daily pre-trip inspections of the vehicle and at the end of the shift, report any problems or damage to management 
  • Act as a brand advocate and ambassador in every interaction with clients and the public
  • Achieve objective(s) and plan(s) for assigned area(s) as laid out by the Feed Manager
  • Maintains territory records and reports as directed by the Feed Manager within company policy
  • Adheres to company policies in all areas, e.g.: safety, credit, proper management of assets, pricing, uniforms, etc. 
  • Assists in operations if needed during the busy seasons
  • Deals effectively and courteously with customers and co-workers
  • Understands and follows the Sunderland Co-operative Inc., health, safety and environmental policies and procedures
  • Actively participates in education and training provided by Sunderland Co-operative Inc.
  • Must have or be able to obtain various licenses, permits and/or certificates as required
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work indoors/outdoors, occasionally in inclement weather
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs

 

 

Minimum Qualifications & Skills

 

  • Requires AZ/DZ license
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the agricultural community
  • Familiar with the Feeds Act and Regulations administrated by the CFIA
  • The ability to read, understand and adhere to the Federal & Provincial Government Standards
  • Be comfortable with computers, tablets and phones

 

 

Company Profile

The Charter for Sunderland Co-operative was signed on July 20, 1950. Over the years many changes have occurred to the co-operative. Sunderland Co-Operative Inc., is now a full-service operation for feed, crops, grain, petroleum products and now has three retail locations in Sunderland, Oakwood and Peterborough, and the petroleum is in Lindsay.

Sunderland Co-operative Inc. is committed to being a good partner with our employees, members and the communities in which we do business.

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.