FARM SERVICE COOPERATIVE Agronomy Outside Operations in HARLAN, Iowa
Agronomy Outside Operations Role: To drive a commercial truck to transport FSC product to custom applicator and/or make efficient, safe and professional deliveries to Farm Service Cooperative customers, promote FSC sales and assist with agronomy outside operations, as directed. *Accountabilities/Essential Functions: * ? Check vehicles to ensure that mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order, including but not limited to pre-trip and post-trip inspections. ? Maneuver trucks into loading or unloading positions, following signals from loading crew and checking that vehicle and loading equipment are properly positioned. ? Collect delivery instructions from appropriate sources, verifying instructions and routes. ? Maintain logs of working hours or of vehicle service or repair status, following applicable state and federal regulations. ? Report vehicle defects, accidents, traffic violations or damage to the vehicles. ? Secure cargo for transport, using ropes, blocks, chain, binders or covers. ? Drive trucks to weigh stations before and after loading and along routes to document weights and to comply with state regulations. ? Drive trucks with capacities greater than 3 tons, including tractor-trailer combinations, to transport and deliver products or other materials. ? Obtain receipts or signatures for delivered goods and collect payment for services when required. ? Inventory and inspect goods to be moved to determine quantities and conditions, including assisting with monthly inventory. ? Operate equipment, such as truck cab computers, CB radios and telephones, to exchange necessary information with bases, supervisors or other drivers. ? Perform basic vehicle maintenance tasks, such as adding oil, fuel, or radiator fluid or performing minor repairs. ? Check condition of trailers after contents have been unloaded to ensure that there has been no damage. ? Read bills of lading to determine assignment details. ? Couple or uncouple trailers by changing trailer jack positions, connecting or disconnecting air or electrical lines, or manipulating fifth-wheel locks. ? Check all load-related documentation to ensure that it is complete and accurate. ? Read and interpret maps to determine vehicle routes. ? Crank trailer landing gear up or down to safely secure vehicles. ? Load and unload truck, or help others with loading and unloading, operating any special loading-related equipment on vehicles and using other equipment as necessary. ? Remove debris from loaded trailers. *Agronomy Outside Operations, Page II * ? Conform to safety and regulatory compliance requirements, as directed and per company policy. ? Become knowledgeable and familiar with FSC products, policies and procedures. ? Review suggestions of ways to improve work methods and procedures made by employees and decide on course of action. ? Work in cooperation with other divisions, locations, customers, supervisors and managers with a positive attitude and willingness to provide positive feedback to them. ? Travel to other FSC locations and/or vendors is required. ? Perform other duties and tasks as assigned by the Branch Manager or Dispatcher.