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Bonnie Plants, LLC

Preston, CT

$21.36 per hour


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Job Description

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Job Duties:
Pulling plants from greenhouses for delivery to market; Loading trucks; Evaluating moisture content of plant loads and watering plants, when necessary; Loading/unloading of rolling cars to move plants from greenhouse floor to truck via docking bay and lift gate; Maneuvering of 100 – 460lb rolling carts on uneven surfaces and via lift gate; Identifying plants that are not up to Bonnie’s quality standards (based on size and health) and eliminating them from racks to be replaced with new products; Properly dispose of removed plants as required by Bonnie's best management practices; Delivery to market and offloading plants; Driving, fueling, and maintaining of 26' straight truck (must follow all DOT regulations. Additional driving may include "shuttle driving" which is driving a product-loaded truck to a predetermined meeting destination to exchange trucks, switching a full truck with an empty truck, and driving the empty truck back to the greenhouse. The typical workday will last 10 hours depending on volume and traffic conditions. Bonnie Plants operates every day of the week during certain times of the season. An employer may request, but not require, that workers work more than the stated daily hours, on the worker's Sabbath, or on Federal holidays. The start time is 4-6 a.m. and the workday runs until work is completed. Drivers will be delivering agricultural products grown by Bonnie Plants to market within a 180 mile radius of the primary worksite. Drivers will start and end each day at the listed place of employment. Bonnie follows the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Regulations which includes a 30-minute break from driving before 8 hours have elapsed from the beginning shift. Additionally, drivers will not be allowed to drive after they have worked 70 hours in a rolling 8-day period unless they take a 34-hour break. Every day the workers are given 30 minutes of unpaid lunch and two paid 15-minute paid breaks The employer reserves the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer, or a recalcitrant worker who is physically able but is unwilling to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product, or for any other lawful reason. Workers must report to work at the designated time and place each day. Daily or weekly work schedules may vary due to weather, sunlight, temperature, crop conditions, and other factors. Employers will notify workers of any change to start time. Employer may request, but not require, workers to work more than the stated daily hours and/or on a workers Sabbath or federal holiday. Additional hours are voluntary. Worker must report to work at designated time and place each day. Daily or weekly work schedule may vary due to weather, sunlight, temperature, crop conditions, and other factors. Employer will notify workers of any change to start time.
Job Classification:
53-3032.00 - Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

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Successful candidates will possess at least 3 years of driving experience, be over the age of 21, speak and understand English well enough to abide by all road signs and complete safety training, pass a DOT physical and drug screening (post-hire), and either have a U.S. state driver's license or be able to take and pass state driving tests within 30 days of arrival in the United States employers expense. Drivers must be able to competently and consistently complete all job duties specified in this job order. Employer will pay cost of post-hire drug screen and DOT physical.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
4:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Bonnie Plants, LLC
Preston, CT 06365
Telephone Number:


20 Cooktown Rd., Preston, CT 06365

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