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Christensen Farms Feed Truck Driver - Forest City, IA in Forest City, Iowa

Feed Truck Driver - Forest City, IA

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  • Feed - NPC

  • Forest City, IA, USA

  • Hourly

  • Full Time

    Great benefits available! Includes: health, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, employee assistance program, flex spending account, 401K, and vacation. Check out our benefits page on the website for more details.

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Christensen Farms is one of the largest, family-owned pork producers in the United States, marketing approximately 3 million hogs per year. Headquartered in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, the company operates throughout the Midwest with facilities in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and South Dakota. Christensen Farms owns four feed mills, manages 145,000 sows on 44 farms, and oversees more than 350 nurseries and grow-finish sites. The company employees nearly 1,000 people and maintains 1,500 contract partnerships.

The company is vertically integrated with a strong presence across the pork value chain - from farm to fork. Christensen Farms is the largest shareholder of Triumph Foods LLC, a producer-owned primary pork processing plant in St. Joseph, Missouri. In turn, Triumph Foods members own 50 percent of Daily's Premium Meats, a specialty pork processor of bacon and other premium pork products. Triumph Foods also holds a 50 percent partnership in Seaboard Triumph Foods, LLC of Sioux City, Iowa, a primary pork processing plant.

Position Overview & Responsibilities:

Responsible for the safe, accurate and timely delivery of feed to the appropriate sites.

Major Areas of Accountability:

  • Responsible for the safe, accurate, and timely delivery of feed to sow, nursery, finish or wean to finish site as designated on the daily truck schedules.

  • Responsible for driving with the standards set by management:

  • Follow all highway regulations, (i.e. speed limits, yields, stops, no passing zones, etc.)

  • Drive at 5-10 mph below the posted speed limits in all towns.

  • No jake braking in town.

  • Always drive with headlights on.

  • Always wear seatbelts.

  • No riders/passengers unless it is a CFF employee and has been authorized.

  • Be courteous on the road.

  • Respect the producers' properties.

  • Respect the equipment/trucks.

  • Responsible for having scheduled hours covered each week.

  • Safe and courteous driving at all times.

  • Participate in safety meetings.

  • Respectful of Company & Contract Partners Property.

  • Be alert, attentive and fit for operation of equipment, loading and unloading of equipment, and working within and around company and customer facilities.

  • Conduct yourself with honesty and integrity at all times.

    Vehicle Care and Maintenance:

  • Responsible for washing trucks as scheduled and maintaining clean vehicles.

  • Responsible for completing a vehicle inspection prior to operating any equipment and reporting any repairs needing to be made to the Manager. (see checklist)

  • Responsible for the care and inventory of all tools and equipment assigned to the driving unit.

    Other/Miscellaneous:

  • Assist in other areas of the mill if needed/requested. Areas may include: mill ops, maintenance, truck shop/wash, etc.

  • Responsible for repairing minor damages to the feed bins.

  • Responsible for keeping accurate, easy-to-read records including log books, feed delivered to producers, trip reports, vehicle inspection sheet, etc.

  • Help maintain cleanliness, neatness and safety of work area and building.

  • Responsible for safekeeping of valuable goods in transit.

  • Trained in HACCP as provided by Company's HACCP Coordinator.

    Personal Requirements:

  • Cooperative attitude and a teamwork approach are essential.

  • Takes pride in quality of work.

  • Ability to perform effectively in a fast-paced environment.

  • Demonstrate a positive customer service mindset.

  • Treat equipment with respect and drive in a careful and courteous manner.

  • Support company mission and values.

    Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Possession and maintenance of a valid commercial driver's license according to the regulations prescribed by the federal DOT and the state of Minnesota.

  • Must be able to successfully meet all requirements outlined for federal DOT qualifications, to include passage of a physical examination, satisfactory driving record and reference check; passage of drug/alcohol testing and all other requirements laid out in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation.

    Education, Training, and Experience Requirements:

  • Position contingent on meeting all Motor Vehicle and CF Insurer requirements and possess a desirable driving record. Class A CDL required. Ability to understand and follow driving instructions and road maps.

    Christensen Farms is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to select the most qualified person for each position in the organization. No employee of CF will discriminate against any applicant for employment or a fellow employee because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, citizenship status, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, veteran status or any other prohibited basis under applicable local, state, or federal law.

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