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Farm Assistant/CDL Driver - SEEDWAY - Frostproof, FL

Date: Jul 13, 2018

LOCATION: Frostproof, FL, US, 33843

Company: GROWMARK, Inc.

Seedway is headquartered in Hall, New York with branches in Pennsylvania, Florida, Vermont, Maine, and New York. Seedway has about 220 employees (including seasonal workers) and approximately 15,000 customers. The cooperative does business in farm, vegetable, and turf seed. Seedway 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 agronomy and/or energy products following specified time schedules to/from the company locations or customer locations to achieve profitable business growth.

 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

Performs general farming operations.

 

Operates and maintains equipment, including daily inspection of fluids levels, and performs/and or reports repairs as needed. 

 

Scouts, identifies and reports or addresses problems related to crop harvesting.

 

Operates combine to harvest crops.

 

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 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 as checks axle weights and loads them in accordance with DOT regulations.

 

Ensures that all deliveries and pickups are made in accordance with time schedules and performs duties in a manner that promotes superior customer service and professionalism within the company and the industry.

 

Ensures that all associated documentation, such as bill of ladings, delivery slips, and invoices are completed accurately and returned to the branch location at the end of the day in order to ensure timely receiving and payment of invoices.

 

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

 

 

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS

 

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

 

Performs all other duties as assigned.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

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

 

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

           

Must have or have the ability to obtain and maintain a Class A CDL license with required endorsements and any other applicable certification, license or permit, valid medical card and satisfactory driving record, as applicable.

 

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

 

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.

 


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