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Silage, corn, wheat, triticale, hay, squash, beans, sugar beets, manure.
This job requires a minimum of 6 months of prior verifiable experience driving/servicing the combination of a tractor unit with clutch and manual transmission, and semi-trailer. Applicants must be able to furnish verifiable job reference(s) or comparable third party documentation from recent employer(s) establishing acceptable prior experience. Workers must be able to perform all duties with accuracy and efficiency.
Worker will drive semi tractor-trailer truck with clutch and manual transmission, with or without combine trailers, to/from specified destinations within the area of intended employment; maneuver trucks into and out of loading and unloading positions. Haul on-farm and over roads. Drive heavy trucks/trailers to transport crop to elevator, storage, or other location. Haul harvest machines between worksites. Haul and transfer grain to/between grain store(s). Transfer bulk agricultural products between facilities. Must be able to operate, maintain and repair agricultural equipment with or without direction.
Drive semi tractor-trailer truck to/from delivery or pickup destinations. Drive in rain, snow, and other hazardous conditions as needed. Drive in both on-road (paved) and off-road conditions. May drive other vehicle types. Use GPS and/or maps to navigate to destinations. Read/comprehend traffic signage and directions. Interact with roadway officials. Maneuver trucks into and out of loading and unloading positions. Regularly climb into and out of trucks and trailers. Load/unload trailers. Load, unload, and handle products and harvest machinery carefully to prevent damage. Complete pre-trip and post-trip inspection and paperwork on trucks and trailers. Clean/maintain lights, windows, and mirrors, and vehicle exterior. Add engine oil and fuel as needed. Perform preventative maintenance.
Service machinery, trucks and trailers. Make in-field repairs. Service/repairs includes but is not limited to: lubricating grease points; inspecting and maintaining fluid levels, tire air pressures, belt and conveyer chain tensions, radiator and filter function, and brake performance; removing and replacing tires, wheels, bearings, belts, wear parts, filters, brake shoes, wheel seals, suspension parts, lights and lenses and chain or chain links.
Assist with farm building/field maintenance and repairs. Build/repair fences.
Work is done in the field for long periods of time. Workers may assist in handling product weighing up to 60 pounds and lifting to a height of 5 feet. Workers must work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time. Work requires repetitive movements and extensive walking.
Work required in fields when plants are wet with dew and rain, and may be required during light rain, snow, moderate winds, direct sun, high humidity and extreme temperatures. Temperatures in fields during working hours can range from 10 to over 100 degrees F. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop field operations.
Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker's ability to perform the job.
Workers should be able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations.
Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Post-hire employer-paid DOT physical and motor vehicle records check. Employer-paid post-hire drug testing required. Valid driver's license, Class A CDL or equivalent required.
Supervisor(s) will provide instructions and directions to workers. Workers must be able to comprehend and follow instructions and communicate effectively to supervisors. Unusual, complex or non-routine activities will be supervised. Workers expected to perform basic duties in a timely and proficient manner without close supervision.
- Job Classification:
- 53-3032.00 - Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers