PURPOSE OF POSITION: Operates and maintains delivery vehicles
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
- Drives, loads and unloads truck which may include feed, farm supplies, packaged fertilizer, packaged ag chemicals and seed.
- Performs duties as assigned by immediate supervisor, which includes lifting, and moving inventory in the warehouse, showroom and outside lots.
- Makes minor repairs and performs maintenance to trucks and other equipment maintaining operating condition.
- Offers recommendations while on deliveries for future sales.
- Licensed to operate forklift and front end loader.
- Dispense propane at filling stations, adhering to safety policies of the Southern States and Propane Company.
- Adheres to SS No Tolerance Policy on Safety and Equipment.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Education: Requires a High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED)
Experience: Requires six (6) months of work experience operating delivery vehicles (box trucks, pick-up trucks, flat beds, and/or other vehicles) and/or performing warehouse functions, with demonstrated customer service skills and a valid driver's license. Requires experience operating industrial equipment including forklift. Previous Southern States work experience a plus.
Licenses & Certification: Requires Forklift Certification (or ability to obtain within a given period)
May require Propane Certification (or ability to obtain within given period)
This position requires the safe operation of a motor vehicle to perform essential job functions and mandatory compliance with the SSC motor vehicle safety policy
Able to effectively operate a forklift, front-end loader, pallet jack, skid loader and/or other industrial equipment
Able to learn, understand and follow safety, quality control and operating procedures at all times
Able to learn and effectively apply knowledge of a variety of agricultural products and services
Able to utilize GPS equipment
Able to effectively communicate with customers
Able to apply logic and understanding to carry out instructions provided in written, oral, or diagram form
Able to add, subtract, multiply, divide and calculate percentages using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals
Computer literacy to operate SSC business systems
Attention to detail
Able to speak, read, write the English language in a proficient manner
Able to complete logs and paperwork in a legible, organized, and timely manner
Able to calmly and effectively work with time constraints and deadlines
Able to demonstrate team work and flexibility to meet customer and business needs
Able to work extended hours to meet business demands especially during peak seasons
Performs essential job functions in a variety of settings depending upon location, including: driving SSC delivery vehicles, a warehouse environment (not climate controlled experiencing seasonal temperatures and humidity), a sales showroom, and outdoors where there may not be protection from weather conditions.
May be exposed to hazards including:
Moving mechanical parts and vehicles
Vibrations associated with operating a motor vehicle throughout the workday
Dust, odors, fumes and hazardous chemicals associated with handling fertilizer, crop protectants, feed, seed, and other agricultural, residential, animal care and home care products
Draughts, temperature changes and wet floors
Noise levels where hearing protection is optional per PPE Plan
Schedule will vary based upon location. Must be able to work an alternate shift or schedule as determined by business need. Overtime may be required. Ability to report to work in adverse weather conditions is required.
Physical Activities & Requirements
Continuously bend, crouch, stoop; drive motorized equipment; finger and handle controls, tools and equipment; reach with arms and hands for extended periods while driving and operating equipment; utilize hands in repetitive motion; utilize eye/hand/foot coordination; twist back and neck. Pull, push, lift, carry up to 50 pounds.
Frequently balance, kneel, shovel, stack, sweep; climb in and out of vehicle throughout the shift; stand and walk for extended periods on uneven surfaces; utilize feet in repetitive motion. Pull, push, lift, carry 50-80 pounds, may be assisted.
Occasionally pull, push, lift, carry 80-100 pounds, may be assisted.
Must be able to hear vehicle and equipment sounds, co-workers and radio. Must be able to speak to co-workers and customers regarding operations and safety. Specific vision abilities required by this position include: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Tools & Equipment
Tools & Equipment will vary with essential job functions, including but not limited to: Motor vehicles, hand held scanner, hard hat, steel toed shoes, safety glasses, gloves, scale, utility knife, forklift, front-end loader, pallet jack, skid loader, manuals, forms, spreadsheets, logs, diagrams, computer, printer, telephone, writing instrument. Additional personal protective equipment as required by any and all product warning labels.
Southern States Cooperative, Inc., is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against individuals based on their race, color, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, family medical history or genetic information, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws, or regulations.