Code 14 Driver needed immediately: APPLY NOW
Grain Field Chickens, a subsidiary of VKB Agriculture (Pty) Ltd, is a dynamic role-player in the integrated broiler industry with an abattoir in Reitz in the North-Eastern Free State. We offer you the opportunity to establish yourself within a professional, corporate environment in the countryside.
This position will be responsible for safely and properly delivering live poultry to the processing plant from broiler/ contract grower farms. This will involve the ability to safely drive a fully loaded truck-trailer on open public roads, small and gravel/ dirt roads and driveways.
Grade 12 desired (or basic literacy skills).
A valid Code 14 (EC Driver’s License) required.
PDP with NO endorsements a must.
At least 3 years’ experience in a similar role
Experience in the agriculture industry will be advantageous.
Ability to converse in English and/ or Afrikaans.
A clear criminal record.
Must be medically fit (will undergo standard Medical Surveillance).
Proven ability to manoeuvre, reverse and park vehicle into confined spaces.
Will drive truck on gravel/ uneven farm roads (slopes and downhill).
A willingness to work overtime, incl. shifts and weekends, when required.
To arrive at work on time and fit to complete a full shift.
Perform all pre-trip and post trip inspections in and outside the vehicle in accordance with company policy.
Drive a truck to transport chickens from the broiler farms to the processing plant.
Adherence to loading and offloading procedures on and off company premises.
Will be required to pick up a trailer/ s loaded with empty modules/ cages and transport them to the poultry farm.
Once on the farm the driver must be willing to unbind the tarpaulins which will allow the modules/ cages to be unloaded.
Once the modules/ cages are unloaded, filled and restacked and loaded back onto the trailer/s, the driver must cover the load of modules/ cages with the tarpaulins and transport them to the processing plant in terms of company standards and traffic rules.
Responsible for the humane handling and transportation of live poultry from the farms to the processing plant as well as the completion of related documents.
Must always follow abattoir guidelines for weighing live poultry.
Must follow truck tarping guidelines during periods of inclement weather.
Must be willing and able to work in and be exposed to outside temperatures and the environment.
Must be willing and able to sit for extended periods of time while driving.
Must be willing and able to stoop, grasp, grip, twist, pull and bend.
Must operate vehicle in a way that will ensure efficient fuel consumption (corrective driver to prevent excessive fuel consumption).
Must prevent tarpaulin damage when operating the roof of the trailer/s during hoisting and lowering thereof.
Ensure timeous arrival at farms and ensure Vehicle-On-Time.
Ensure vehicle is always kept clean (truck cab inside and outside and the bed of the trailer).
Ensure vehicle is always maintained as per schedule.
Attend to administration on time, accurately (detailed completion of logbooks and other vehicle and company documents).
Must report of any deviations on vehicle to line manager.
Ensure accurate and detailed completion of logbooks and other vehicle and company documents.
Drive the company truck in a safe and reliable manner as required by company policy and in accordance with the laws of the road, whether loaded or not.
Compliance with relevant company policies, health and safety, environmental and quality requirements.
No Smoking or eating allowed inside the cabin/ cubicle.
Must always wear the correct uniform/ full PPE issued by the company.
Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner that will ensure effective cooperation with growers, customers, clients, co-workers and leadership team/s.
Ensure customer complaints/ compliments are reported daily to the line manager/ supervisor.
Where required by management, perform other scheduled and unscheduled deliveries and collections to and from designated locations.
Any other duties as may be required by management.
Ability to interact with other employees in a respectful, helpful and responsive manner.
Ability to work effectively with others.
Effective communication skills.
Ability to record, analyse and report information (verbal and written).
Ability to work independently when the role requires.
The company can expire jobs at any time at our own discretion. Should you not have received a response within 4 weeks of the closing date of this advert, please consider your application as unsuccessful. Apply Now