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Market Drivers

Bonnie Plants, LLC -27-2D

Nora Springs, IA

$20.24 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+16417495485
Email address to Apply:
emmett.freeman@bonnieplants.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
4
Job Duties:
Driving, fueling, and maintaining 26' straight truck with a capacity of less than 26,001 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), for delivery of agricultural products from farm to market; Maneuvering of 100 – 460 lb rolling carts within truck loading/unloading area on uneven surfaces and via lift gate; Loading/unloading of rolling carts from greenhouse loading area to truck via docking bay and lift gate; Loading of plants onto delivery trucks; Loading/Unloading to and from racks at market locations; Evaluating moisture content of plant loads and watering plants that are ready for delivery, when necessary; 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; Properly stack trays for reuse; Complete preseason equipment and display preparation and end of season teardown. 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. When not driving, may assist other truck drivers with delivering, loading, and unloading our products at market locations within a 180-mile radius of our location. Drivers will also be required to complete pre- and post- trip truck inspections which include checking tire pressure, fluids, and fuel, reporting any issues immediately to the Station Manager; performing minor maintenance on the delivery truck to ensure safe operation; adhering to DOT regulations including completing logs and complying with Hours of Service. The typical workday will last 8-12 hours depending on volume and traffic conditions. Bonnie Plants operates every day of the week during certain times of the season. Employer may request, but not require, that workers work more than the stated daily hours, on the worker's Sabbath, or on Federal holidays. Additional hours are voluntary. The typical start time is 4-6 a.m. and the workday runs until work is completed. 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. Workers should expect occasional periods of little or no work because of weather, crop or other conditions beyond the employer's control. These periods can occur anytime throughout the season. 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. Drivers must possess a valid driver’s license for operating a 26’ straight truck with a capacity of less than 26,001 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), meeting the requirements of Bonnie’s insurance carrier, which requires a valid driver’s license issued by any U.S. state or a valid U.S. commercial driver’s license (“CDL”) or its acceptable international equivalent (CDL accepted but not required). 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 15-minute paid breaks.
Job Classification:
53-3033.00 - Light Truck Drivers

The job/industry classification and description includes general information on the position from ONET/OES and the North American Industry Classification System. Please review Job Duties and Job Order for more information.

Job Requirements

Experience Required:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
3
Special Requirements:
Three months of agricultural work experience required. Walk, sit, stand on concrete or other surfaces, push and pull, stoop and crouch for long periods of time. Work requires repetitive hand and finger movements. Work outside in inclement weather including hot, cold, wet, and/or humid conditions for extensive periods of time. Lift, carry, and load up to 50 lbs. Employer is a drug-free workplace. Drug and alcohol testing is conducted post-offer at the employer's expense and is not part of the interview process. Must be 18 years of age or older. Must have U.S. Driver's License or CDL (or international equivalent).
Number of Hours Per Week:
54
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Bonnie Plants, LLC -27-2D
Location:
Nora Springs, IA 50458
Telephone Number:
+18033162534

Worksite

Address:
1200 West Congress Street, Nora Springs, IA 50458

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24032-686206
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
2/26/2024

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