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 DRIVER - Landenberg, Pennsylvania, United States

Job information
Posted by: Bluestem Growers 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Transportation
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: TaGTGkAqxGH40QFE4nhrkA1t06JKXq / Latpro-3785275 
Date posted: Apr-13-2021
State, Zip: Pennsylvania, 19350



Position:  AG Exempt

Reports To:  Oxford Farm Manager

Position Type / Hours:  Full-time with average week 40-50 hours; must be willing to work additional hours as needed (whatever it takes to accomplish goals and objectives) and be prepared to work in all weather conditions at tasks that are sometimes physically demanding.  Travel between farms is required as part of the position.

Job Description:  The Driver transports finished product to designated customers according to a trucking schedule prepared by the Shipping Supervisor and/or Shipping Manager.  The Driver will perform various operational functions to ensure the effective operation of the Shipping Department by ensuring that prescribed schedules, policies and procedures are followed.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Inspect vehicle weekly and complete Weekly Vehicle Checklist, notifying Oxford Farm Manager and Maintenance Team Leader of any maintenance issues that need reporting
  • Complete a thorough vehicle inspection prior to each customer delivery trip
  • Responsible for ensuring vehicle has documentation prior to customer delivery trip (i.e., DOT medical card, insurance card, registration)
  • Ensure compliance with ELD Mandate
  • Transfer plants between production facility and shipping department
  • Abide by all laws pertaining to use of a wireless device while operating a motor vehicle
  • Be courteous to customers while making deliveries; exemplifying North Creek image
  • Perform additional duties as required

Required Knowledge/Skills:

  • Ability to drive a box truck
  • Ability to pass a Department of Transportation medical certification physical
  • Possess a valid driver’s license, with ability for record to pass insurance company standards
  • Ability to follow map directions
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English
  • Be able to read, write and count accurately
  • Basic understanding of computers, including email and wireless devices (tablets, text messaging)
  • Experience in general automotive maintenance helpful
  • Be a good communicator; can organize thoughts well and express them in a clear manner that is well received

North Creek Expectations:

  • Adhere to standard work procedures, company policies and safety procedures
  • Be reliable and consistent in attendance and punctuality, report to work on time; follow the timekeeping process
  • Ability to work weekends or after hours when required
  • Follow and sustain LEAN practices in day-to-day tasks
  • Maintain a clean working area (“start clean, work clean, finish clean”), specifically the inside of delivery vehicles
  • Keep supervisor informed (e.g., report any vehicle maintenance issues immediately to Manager)
  • Willing to go the “extra mile” to ensure our customers’ loyalty and return business
  • Be a team player with a “can-do” attitude; be flexible and adaptable in approach to work
  • Ability to follow directions and carry out tasks assigned and at times performing those tasks satisfactorily without supervision, as well as ability to make knowledgeable decisions
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Invest the time and effort to do a good job; take pride in accomplishments
  • Is a highly motivated, service-oriented individual with demonstrated ability to manage multiple operational matters efficiently and with accuracy
  • Exercise initiative, showing excitement and enthusiasm about North Creek, displaying creative ideas for expansion and growth
  • Work in a safe manner, immediately reporting any unsafe conditions, acts or safety incidents
  • Follow Systems Approach to Nursery Certification (SANC) practices in day-to-day tasks; strive for continual improvement of our facility practices and internal procedures
  • Ability to interact with different types of people, as our customer, supplier and vendor base is varied
  • Be mature, flexible, adaptable, and committed in approach to work
  • As a representative of the company, must be dependable, consistent and positive

Goals / Objectives:

  • Look for opportunities to cut operating expenses, reduce liability, increase profit—overall improve department/company efficiency
  • Strive to improve the quality of plants produced, grown and shipped

Physical Demands/Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Activities include/employee will need to: stand, walk, sit, push, pull, climb, bend, kneel, squat, twist, reach, grasp, drive
  • Possess a valid driver’s license which will meet approval of company insurance carrier
  • Ability to pass medical clearance test (Department of Transportation)

Working Environment:

  • Noise level:  Moderate
  • Fumes/Dust/Gases – Minimum
  • Humidity:  hot/humid, inside and outside

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