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Truck Driver (Fort Myers, FL)

Company: J.R. Simplot
Location: Fort Myers
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held global food and agriculture company headquartered in Boise, Idaho. We are a true farm-to-table company with an integrated portfolio including food processing and food brands, phosphate mining, fertilizer manufacturing, farming, ranching and cattle production, and other enterprises related to agriculture.SummaryThe purpose of this position is to operate commercial grade vehicles (tractors/trailer/tankers/forklifts) to transport and deliver fertilizer, chemicals, and other Turf and Horticulture materials to internal and external customers.Key Responsibilities Maintains and operates company assigned vehicles according to State and Federal DOT/DMV standards regarding safe transportation of non-hazardous and hazardousmaterials including proper HAZMAT placarding when required.
Responsible for general maintenance on company assigned tractors, trailers, and forklifts which may include but is not limited to replenishing fuel, checking and replenishing fluid levels, tire wear and air pressure monitoring, monitor vehicles general operational systems, assisting location manager with scheduling state inspection requirements, maintaining and scheduling routine service and maintenance, keeping inside and outside of vehicle clean and presentable.
Maintains accurate pre and post trip driver's logs and inspection sheets according to State and Federal DOT requirements. Operates warehouse forklift, prepares product for delivery, securely loads product on the truck for delivery to customer locations following company required safety procedures at all times. May be asked to preform will call pickups at vendor locations as needed. Responsible for offloading products at customer locations, assisting customers with rotating products as needed. Exceptional customer service and professionalism always expected.
Expected to perform varied responsibilities when not delivering products including but not limited to general equipment and warehouse maintenance, general housekeeping/cleaning, loading and offloading inbound and outbound LTL/FTL shipments, storing/stocking of products, participate in routine inventory counts, product rotation and storage, participating in and completing company assigned training.
Other miscellaneous duties may include, providing back-up to location manager/warehouse employees, assisting with and participating in special projects and training classes, may be asked to assist with deliveries at other T&H locations when required.*Disclaimer-These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.Typical EducationHigh school diploma or general education degree (GED)
Relevant Experience 3+ years or relevant experience preferred but not required.
Demonstrate thorough knowledge of state and federal DOT Commercial Motor Vehicle regulations. regarding licensing and certifications. Must demonstrate the ability to manage up to 12-ton loads on tandem axle 20 ft. straight truck with piggy-backed forklift, 20-ton loads on up to 42 ft. trailer with piggy-backed forklift, and/or 48 ft. van trailers. Expected to possess the ability to drive both manual and or automatic transmissions. Forklift Certification is greatly preferred but not required. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety protocols, Bills of Lading, road signs, maps, operating and maintenance instructions, and general procedure manuals. Ability to do basic math. Ability to lift 50Lbs regularly. Must be able to understand and carry out written and/or oral instructions and directions. Must be able to follow all applicable Simplot safety procedures.Required Certifications Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) required. HazMat Endorsement preferred or willing to obtain in first 12 months of employment. Tanker Endorsement is a plus.Other InformationCombination of education, training and/or experience will be considered for this position.*This position is not eligible for relocation.Job Requisition ID:18981Travel Required:NonePay Grade:Global Grade 1Location(s):T&H Retail - Fort MyersCountry:United States**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status. **Nearest Major Market: Fort Myers
Nearest Secondary Market: Cape Coral

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