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Plant Truck Driver (Caldwell, ID)

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


Supports Plant and Transportation operations by supplying transport services with various Company equipment, such as yard truck, tractor truck, forklift, front end loader, dump truck, forklift, and pickup truck in a manner consistent with safety, quality, and production goals.  Transport services will include moving semi-trailers from the warehouse/receiving to trailer parking yard and back with a yard truck or tractor truck and will haul Plant production byproduct.  This position will also manage inventory of all empty and loaded semi-trailers at trailer parking yard location.

Key Responsibilities

  • Operate a yard truck or tractor to move loaded or unloaded semi-trailers
  • Coordinate with warehouse personnel to move trailers from parking to dock door
  • Assist Transportation Operations with moving trailers or parked tractor/trailers into Raw Receiving
  • Manage inventory of all trailers parked in yard location
  • Scale in and scale out loads as needed
  • Perform Pre/Post Trip Inspections
  • Perform pre-load inspections on Company and 3rd Party trailer units
  • Timely removal of rock, vegetable debris, and Plant waste with dump truck and/or forklift.
  • Utilize forklift to ensure frozen totes are dumped and hauled to pit.
  • Assists and supports in various Plant operational needs.
  • Ensures compliance with DOT regulations regarding trucks and drivers.
  • Ensures that equipment in assigned area of operations is monitored and properly maintained.
  • Ensures that necessary level of communication is maintained with team members and support groups.
  • Ensures there is proper sanitation of equipment and work area during operations and there is proper cleaning during downtimes.
  • Utilizes computer and computer programs to communicate, document, and track shift information and ensures that all documents and reports are completed accurately in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Ensures self-compliance with Company policies, Standard Operating Procedures, Transportation, DOT/FMCSA, and Plant Policies.
  • Ensures that interaction with team members and other support groups is conducted in a participative style conducive with operational goals.

Typical Education

  • High School Diploma or General Education (GED)
  • CDL Truck Driver school

Relevant Experience

  • Must have six months relative driving experience
  • Experience/certification with a forklift and dump truck is preferred.
  • Basic FMCSA Knowledge
  • Working knowledge of input into computer system and retrieval of data to facilitate job duties.
  • Ability to operate small equipment and tools to maintain plant operations.
  • Working knowledge of input into computer systems to facilitate job duties.
  • The ability to notice, resolve, and/or repair routine or serious problems, understanding of when to report issues to others as necessary. 
  • Knowledge of Production operations.
  • Knowledge of standard repair procedures within the scope of the job.
  • Able to read and interpret technical data and manuals associated with the job.

Required Certifications

  • Valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License
  • Valid Medical Certification

Other Information

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, bend over or stoop, crawl, and lift. The employee is occasionally required to sit in driver’s seat of truck while driving, as well as while waiting. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.  Must be able to hook up and unhook trucks and related lines to and from trailerThe employee is required to climb and balance while getting in and out of the truck and while hooking and unhooking lines to and from the trailer.  The employee must have the ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is in outside weather conditions during all-weather seasons of the year. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Language Skills:  Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write correspondences and to effectively communicate information in one-on-one settings and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization in a professional manner.

Job Requisition ID: 9842

Travel Required: None

Location(s): FG Transportation Office - Caldwell 

Country: 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.**

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