Dean Foods

CDL A Tractor Trailer Driver- Immediate Openings!

US-CT-Watertown
Requisition ID
2017-4731
# of Openings
1
Category
Supply Chain/Logistics
Education
High School or Equivalent
Relocation Assistance
No

    

 

 

 

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  CDL A Tractor Trailer Driver – Immediate Openings!

 

Drive for the leader in dairy!  Dean Foods is a leading food and beverage company in the United States and one of the largest processors and direct store distributors of fresh fluid milk, sour cream, cottage cheese and ice cream.  With regional brands such as Dean's®Garelick Farms®, and many others, along with national brand name products such as Dairy Pure® and TruMoo®, we continue to not only grow our company, but also contribute to the success and future development of over 16,000 associates across the country!

 

As a driver at Dean Foods, you will be home every night!  Our drivers safely deliver/unload various dairy products to an assigned route. We have great opportunities immediately available for dependable Tractor Trailer Drivers.  We have flexible schedules including 4 and 5 days routes.  As you grow your career, we provide additional advancement opportunities.  For you and your family, Dean Foods provides excellent benefits, including: Affordable Medical, Dental, Vision programs. FREE contributions to a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Health Reimbursement Account (HRA), Matching 401(k) benefits, Paid Time Off, Tuition Reimbursement & More! 

 

Job Description & Requirements

Job Description:

 

Drives Tractor Trailer and delivers pre-ordered (call, fax, CRP) products, may provide merchandising support based on customer requirements; non-driver controlled order; delivers on a Straight or Pup Truck 

  • Deliver product to customers in an efficient, timely, courteous and accurate manner 
  • Load or unload cases of product manually with hook, handcart or pallet-jack onto and off the truck. Ensure load is properly secured.  Collect empty cases.
  • Stacking and dragging of cases of milk with a metal hook
  • Collects or picks up empty containers and rejected or unsold merchandise.
  • Collection of money from customers and record transaction on customer receipt.
  • Ensure that all accounts are maintained according to the published schematics.
  • Submit all customer paperwork and deposits daily; including invoices, load orders, and handheld reports.
  • Listens to and resolves customer complaints.
  • Required to either transport product across state lines, or if delivering intrastate, to haul some products that originate in other states.
  • Checks load security prior to travel and at each stop, making adjustments when needed.
  • Complete all daily DOT and customer paperwork including delivery tickets, pre and post trip inspections, driver logs, and vehicle service reports.
  • Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes.
  • Know and comply with all Department of Transportation regulations per the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations handbook.
  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area.
  • Follow all required work safe practices. This would include wearing of all required PPE in designated areas.
  • Responsible for food safety, pre-requisite programs and food quality related to designated area. Report any food safety and food quality related issues to management immediately.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements:

 

 

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred; or two years related experience and/or training; or, equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
  • Experience within the food and beverage industry preferred.
  • Must possess and maintain a CDL Class A with Air Brake endorsement.
  • Able to stand, walk, kneel and bend required for virtually the entire shift. Able to operate electric and manual pallet jacks moving pallets of product with weights ranging up to 2482 pounds
  • Pulling, pushing bossies of product with weights ranging up to approximately 1230 pounds across rough, uneven surfaces, up and down inclines, pulling onto and off lift gates. Able to lift cases of product with weights ranging up to approximately 50 pounds above 6 feet in height.
  • Must be able to work in a wet environment with moderate noise. Hard and sometimes slippery floors. Temperature range includes outdoors, indoors and cargo areas from 34°-120° degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime, weekends and holidays.
  • Be able to effectively work in a team environment.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Must have a clean driving record.
  • Must be able to pass all pre-employment screens (including drug, background and criminal checks).

EEO Statement

Dean Foods considers marijuana (including medical marijuana) to be an illegal drug. Dean Foods will rescind offers of employment to applicants who test positive for marijuana (unless restricted from doing so by state or local law). Dean Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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