Class A DOT Truck Driver

Summary of Position – Transport swine between farms, packing plants, and other destinations and load and unload swine from transport trailer.  This needs to be done in a manner than minimizes stress and injury to swine, in order to deliver a quality animal to the destination and return maximum value to HBI.  CDL required.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain transportation rig in a manner that minimizes downtime, prevents breakdowns, and is cost efficient.
  • Maintain transport trailer in a manner appropriate to weather conditions that keeps animals comfortable and unlikely to be stressed or injured in transport, loading or unloading.
  • Maintain bio-security of load-out farms. Have clean boots, coveralls, & movement aids (boards, rattles, etc.)
  • Oversee transportation rig cleaning, dis-infection, and drying of trailer. Report cleaning deficiencies to washout crew or management.
  • Arrive at loading destination 15 to 30 minutes before scheduled load-out time and prepare trailer for loading.  (Put bedding down, open or close vents, etc.)
  • Work with farm manager or loading crew to load or unload animals with a minimum amount of stress.
  • Load and unload animals only as fast as can be done with a minimum amount of stress.  A short load or unload time isn’t as important as providing a healthy, unstressed animal to the destination.
  • Communicate with farm managers or loading crews, changes or adjustments in loading or unloading times.
  • Communicate problems to management.
  • Complete necessary paperwork in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Operate in a safe manner while on the road.  Your actions not only reflect on you, but on the company you work for.
  • The appearance of your transportation rig also reflects on yourself and us.  Keep it clean when possible.
  • Conduct yourself in a positive manner.  Be respectful of others, maintain composure, and work together.   This will truly reflect positively on yourself, your family, and this organization.

Requirements

  • Respect and care for all animals is required. We have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to inhumane treatment of our animals.
  • Minimum of a Class A CDL Required.
  • Knowledge & enforcement of the latest industry biosecurity practices must be observed and enforced throughout the farm.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, with ability to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of and ability to follow company policies and procedures precisely
  • Positive, friendly, and respectful demeanor at all times
  • Regular, consistent attendance required with flexibility in hours.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift, move, or carry up to 50 pounds

Email application and/or resume to contactus@haverkampbros.com

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