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Feedmill Driver

Company: Miller Poultry
Location: Nappanee
Posted on: March 14, 2023

Job Description:

With our roots in northeast Indiana, we are a family-owned company that has been raising and processing chickens with the help of local farmers since the early '40s. Since our start all those years ago, we have been dedicated to producing both organic and all-natural, high-quality chicken, with strict animal welfare standards and the highest quality. We specialize in premium, wholesome, and great-tasting chicken, and you can find our chicken at grocery stores like Whole Foods Market, Kroger, Meijer, and many smaller regional stores. While we have grown, we have continued our dedication to quality, and to keeping our valued employees safe during these trying times, because without them none of it would be possible. If you are looking for a company that stands by its employees and treats them like family, we continue to seek members to be part of our team. *$1,500 Sign-on Bonus and Quarterly $500 Safety and Performance* JOB SUMMARY: Drive a tractor-trailer combination back and forth to the feed mill, while also will make deliveries to and from customers. Requires commercial driver's license (CDL A).ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Deliver feed from the feed mill to the grower farms and interact with farmers.
  • Check vehicles to ensure that mechanical, safety and emergency equipment is in good working order.
  • Maneuver trucks into loading or unloading positions and check that vehicle and loading equipment are properly positioned.
  • Collect delivery instructions from appropriate sources, verifying instructions and routes.
  • Report vehicle defects, accidents, traffic violations, or damage to the vehicles.
  • Secure cargo for transport, using ropes, blocks, chains, binders, or covers.
  • Operate equipment, such as truck cab computers, CB radios, and telephones, to exchange necessary information with bases, supervisors, or other drivers.
  • Perform basic vehicle maintenance tasks, such as adding oil, fuel, or radiator fluid or performing minor repairs.
  • Couple or uncouple trailers by changing trailer jack positions, connecting or disconnecting air or electrical lines, or manipulating fifth-wheel locks.
  • Check all load-related documentation to ensure that it is complete and accurate.
  • Read and interpret maps to determine vehicle routes.
  • Crank trailer landing gear up or down to safely secure vehicles.
  • Load and unload trucks, or help others with loading and unloading, operating any special loading-related equipment on vehicles, and using other equipment as necessary.QUALIFICATIONS:
    • High School Diploma or GED preferred
    • Must be 21 years old of age with 2 years of driving experience.
    • Must bring MVR (Motor Vehicle Record) from the license branch
    • Must pass a driving test
    • Employees must keep their license and DOT physical documents current and they must comply with random drug testing as is required by DOT
    • Must have good attendance
    • Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions and demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
    • Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one's conduct.
    • Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety
    • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
    • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.100% of our operations are located in the surrounding communities of northeast Indiana and southern Michigan. At Miller Poultry, our employees enjoy:
      • Competitive pay
      • Full-time schedule
      • Great health, vision, and dental insurance
      • Employee store with a discount on Miller Poultry products
      • State-of-the-art facilities and the latest technology If you are ambitious and take pride in your work, we are the employer for you. As we continue to grow, opportunities for advancement are endless! PI207047254

Keywords: Miller Poultry, South Bend , Feedmill Driver, Professions , Nappanee, Indiana

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