The Truck Driver assists in loading and unloading shipments of meat and other products, driving the truck locally as well as across Florida. The individual is responsible for following all CDL laws and use safety and caution while driving the company refrigerated trucks. Also responsible for assisting shipping clerks between deliveries as well as other tasks assigned at the plant.
Duties and Responsibilities*
- Verify the orders being loaded onto truck match the BOL (Bill of Lading).
- Assist with loading the truck in a proper, safe manner that protects the products, makes maximum use of the cargo space, and is in order of delivery route.
- Identify the delivery routes and addresses upfront and confirm with the Shipping Manager/Superintendent.
- Be responsible for the route and timing: Accurately estimate the time it will take to make the deliveries, so as to arrive at each destination with the customer’s expected time window for receiving. Maintain minimum ‘on time’ rate of 90%.
- Use proper equipment to track HOS and stay educated on laws and revisions to the laws in regards to HOS record keeping. Responsible to inform Shipping Manager of any updates or equipment needed to stay in compliance with HOS laws.
- Keep accurate documentation and stay in communication with the Shipping Manager.
- Assist in investigation of customer complaints, shortages, errors, damages and other issues.
- Assist with manual inventory counts in coolers and freezers when requested.
- Establish a good working relationship with co-workers, supervisors, and customers.
- Drive and work safely whether on the road or at the plant.
- Follow customer safety rules when on their property and ask questions when not sure of their procedures.
- Report any incident, accident, damage or anything of that type to supervisor or HR no matter where it occurs as soon as it is safe to do so.
- Report any traffic violations, accidents, or other incidents that may affect driving record immediately to supervisor or HR, even if they do not occur “on the clock”.
- Work in other areas of the plant when requested, as long as proper training is offered.
- Any duties assigned by management
- Assist shipping clerks with loading boxes onto pallets and label for shipping.
- Loading pallets onto delivery truck.
- Unloading the products and delivering them to customers.
- High school diploma or equivalent preferred, but not required.
- Knowledge of food safety, quality control and sanitation preferred.
- Basic knowledge of truck maintenance in order to do maintenance and safety vehicle checks.
- Serve Safe Certification preferred.
- Must be 21 years or older.
- Must be able to work all shifts, days, night, weekends, and holidays.
- Must be willing and able to stay overnight out of town for 1-5 nights per week.
- Must have knowledge of current FDOT and FMCSA rules & regulations including HOS laws.
- CDL Class A Driver’s License – Must be renewed as required and have verifiable 3 year driving record prior to FM Meat employment.
- Ability to pass DOT physical and drug tests.
- Ability to prepare paperwork and keep records organized.
- Specific vision requirements for this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision and good focus during daylight as well as night time.
- Sitting for long periods of time (up to 8 hours per day with breaks) without impairment to extremities, muscles or cognitive ability.
Withstanding cold or hot and noisy environments for several hours at a time.
- Using both hands and arms in unison handling and manipulating objects and equipment.
- Performing physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, reaching balancing, bending, twisting, walking; stooping then standing and repeating while and handling heavy boxes without difficulty
- Grasping objects such as steering wheel, hand truck, boxes, and pallet jacks.
Walking across wet and slippery floors.
- Climbing and pulling oneself up a few feet into the truck; and lowering oneself down out of the truck safely.
- Ability to lift boxes weighing 75 pounds is required and lowering them or lifting them onto a pallet or shelf, in quantities that could range in the hundreds at a time.
Ft. McCoy Meat Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind: FMMP is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at FMMP are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. FMMP will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.