Job Info
Job Title: Truck Driver
Location: Castroville, CA
Category: Skilled Trades
Job Number: 12161
Posted Date: 12/8/2021
Job description

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Truck Driver is responsible for hauling product, harvest equipment and packaging materials from one location to another.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

General Duties:

  • Ensure product is transported from field to cooler following customer’s policies;
  • Check vehicles to ensure that mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order before, during and after each shift/workday;
  • Operate equipment, such as radios and cellular telephones, to exchange necessary information with supervisors, foremen and office personnel;
  • Report vehicle defects, accidents, traffic violations, or damage to the vehicles;
  • Collect delivery instructions from Supervisor and Foremen, verifying instructions and routes.
  • Drive trucks with capacities greater than 3 tons, including tractor-trailer combinations, to transport and deliver products or other materials;
  • Check conditions of trailers after contents have been unloaded to ensure that there has been no damage;
  • Perform basic vehicle maintenance tasks, such as adding oil, fuel, or radiator fluid or performing minor repairs;
  • Maintain logs of working hours or of vehicle service or repair status, following applicable state and federal regulations;
  • Check all load-related documentation to ensure that it is complete and accurate.
  • Ensure trucks are positioned in a safe zone and manner for loading or unloading as guided crew by foreman or other personnel; ensure packaging materials and cartons are positioned correctly;
  • Give directions and supervise laborers/loaders packing product, equipment and packaging material onto trailers; ensure accuracy of materials ordered by foreman;
  • Perform emergency roadside repairs such as changing tires and installing light bulbs, and tire chains;
  • Drive trucks to weigh stations before and after loading and along routes to document weights and to comply with state regulations;
  • Couple or uncouple trailers by changing trailer jack positions, connecting or disconnecting air or electrical lines, or manipulating fifth-wheel locks;
  • Secure cargo for transport, using ropes, blocks, chain, binders, straps or covers;
  • Obtain receipts or signatures for delivered goods and collect payment for services when required;
  • Climb ladders to inspect loads, ensuring that cargo is secure.

 

Safety:

  • Must meet and comply with Department of Transportation, state and Company policies and regulations;
  • Must be able to provide current DMV printouts, issued less than 30 days prior to employment;
  • Must be able to undergo pre-employment controlled substances test;
  • Must enroll into a Random Drug & Alcohol Testing Program (DOT); required to quarterly testing as required;
  • Required to attend safety training regarding vehicle/equipment inspection, load inspection, filling out the daily log book and in-service forms as required;
  • Must wear safety vest and hardhat when loading and unloading;
  • Responsible for providing fuel to harvest equipment as needed; including keeping daily and weekly records.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma or an equivalent is required;
  • May require continuing education in transportation, safety and other job related areas.
  • 2 – 4 years of previous experience driving commercial vehicles with loads is preferred;
  • Bilingual/biliterate in English and Spanish is preferred. Ability to speak, read and write in Spanish and English without assistance is preferred;
  • Valid Commercial California Drivers License, class A;
  • Discreet handling of all business and employee matters (maintaining confidentiality at all levels is a must);
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong communication skills;
  • Able to work well under pressure and meet various deadlines;
  • Must be extremely well organized and able to multitask.

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