- Check vehicles to ensure that mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order, including but not limited to pre-trip and post-trip inspections.
- Maneuver trucks into loading or unloading positions, following signals from loading crew and checking that vehicle and loading equipment are properly positioned.
- Collect delivery instructions from appropriate sources, verifying instructions and routes.
- Maintain logs of working hours or of vehicle service or repair status, following applicable state and federal regulations.
- Report vehicle defects, accidents, traffic violations or damage to the vehicles.
- Secure cargo for transport, using ropes, blocks, chain, binders or covers.
- Drive trucks to weigh stations before and after loading and along routes to document weights and to comply with state regulations.
- Drive trucks with capacities greater than 3 tons, including tractor-trailer combinations, to transport and deliver products or other materials.
- Obtain receipts or signatures for delivered goods and collect payment for services when required.
- Inventory and inspect goods to be moved to determine quantities and conditions, including assisting with monthly inventory.
- 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.
- Check condition of trailers after contents have been unloaded to ensure that there has been no damage. Read bills of lading to determine assignment details.
- 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 truck, or help others with loading and unloading, operating any special loading related equipment on vehicles and using other equipment as necessary.
- Remove debris from loaded trailers. Agronomy Outside Operations, Page II
- Conform to safety and regulatory compliance requirements, as directed and per company policy.
- Become knowledgeable and familiar with FSC products, policies and procedures.
- Review suggestions of ways to improve work methods and procedures made by employees and decide on course of action.
- Work in cooperation with other divisions, locations, customers, supervisors and managers with a positive attitude and willingness to provide positive feedback to them.
- Travel to other FSC locations and/or vendors is required.
- Perform other duties and tasks as assigned by the Branch Manager or Dispatcher.
- Ability to communicate information or ideas effectively in oral or written form.
- Ability to listen to what other people are saying and ask questions as appropriate.
- Perform basic math operations (add, subtract, multiply, divide) to include, but not limited to, use of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages and discounts.
- Knowledge of principles and methods involved in promoting, showing and selling of products or services. This includes marketing strategies and tactics, product demonstration and sales techniques, and sales control systems.
- Work and communicate with internal and external customers to meet their needs in a polite, courteous and cooperative manner. Committed to quality service.
- Ability to identify and analyze problems associated with work processes.
- Develop constructive and cooperative relationships with others.
- Ability to organize and work on multiple tasks concurrently.
- Demonstrate responsible behavior and attention to detail.
- Encourage and facilitate cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity. Foster commitment and team spirit.
- Knowledge and skill in judgment and decision making, negotiation, and management of material resources.
- Capacity to adjust to change, work pressures or difficult situations without undue stress.
- Valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (or ability to obtain within 60 days of hire)
- Hazmat, Tanker and Air Brake Endorsement (or ability to obtain within 60 days of hire)
- Current medical card
- Farm or Agricultural background
Agronomy Outside Operations – drive a commercial truck to transport FSC product to custom applicator and/or make efficient, safe and professional deliveries to Farm Service Cooperative customers, promote FSC sales and assist with all Agronomy outside operations, as directed.
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