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Class “A” Driver

Posted: 5/19/17

POSITION:                    Class A Driver (CAD) 
DEPARTMENT:            Logistics/Trucking (160) 
SUPERVISOR TITLE: Director of Logistics 
FLSA:                              Non -Exempt
LOCATION:                   Petaluma/Marshall, CA 
HOURS:                          40 hours/Full- time 


To safely move product, milk, freshwater and wastewater between dairies, creamery and warehouse while maintaining optimal quality levels. 


  • Transporting of freshwater, wastewater, materials and finished goods between SFC facilities and /or to other vendors offsite warehouses
  • Perform and record pre-trip inspections of all tractors, and trailers used during the shift for cleanliness and sanitation and as outlined by DOT regulations
  • Operate company vehicles in a safe and courteous manner at all times
  • Complete accurate dairy tank readings and recordings
  • Maintain accurate Drivers Daily Log
  • Maintain current knowledge of proper sanitation procedures and organic dairy practices
  • Take milk samples from tanks at each dairy and deliver to Creamery for lab testing of raw milk and antibiotic testing (SNAP)
  • Ensure pumps are clean and working properly
  • Pick up raw materials from vendors
  • Responsible for keeping tractors and trailers clean both inside and out
  • Maintain adequate fuel levels in both tractors and trailers
  • Must safely operate forklifts, electric and manual pallet jacks, and REACH lift
  • Must comply with all Company policies communicated through your Drivers Handbook, Employee
  • Manual, Code of Safety, trainings, notice boards or other postings, or by a member of management
  • Must comply with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), and any/all established processes , whether established by manager, by the company or by law
  • Must work in a safe manner and comply with all health, safety, security and emergency requirements that are communicated, whether established by manager, by the company or by law
  • Must immediately communicate any safety hazard to a member of management
  • Must participate in team meetings, biweekly huddles, safety meetings and other Company meetings, as requested
  • Must ensure work is produced in the most sustainable manner
  • Must maintain excellent attendance and work ethic
  • Must have scheduling flexibility to work different shifts when required and to work weekends to support operation of a 24/7 facility
  • Other duties as required


Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent, preferred
  • Minimum 5 to 10 years of driving experience or equivalent experience and training preferred
  • Possess Class A Driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • Must possess DOT medical certificate and renew as required per DOT
  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age, preferred
  • Must pass Samplers and Weigher’s test to obtain state license within 60 days of hire, required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to read, understand, and adhere to the rules and regulations of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and United States Department of Transportation (USDOT)
  • Ability to drive a multi-passenger vehicle safely and appropriately
  • Extensive knowledge of the operations and features of assigned vehicle(s)
  • Ability to recognize vehicle maintenance needs and to perform minor vehicle repairs
  • Ability to read and interpret road signs posted in English
  • Prefer those who can communicate verbally and in writing in English and Spanish with cross- functional team members, supervisors, customers, vendors, and other team members
  • Ability to understand and interpret policies and procedures, maps, and route directions
  • Must be able to comprehend basic business math calculations in order to verify pick ups
  • Ability to prepare concise and accurate records and reports
  • Ability to calmly respond to equipment or other problems and find solutions
  • Ability to establish and maintain courteous and professional relationships with our dairy farmers, other customers and vendors, and with co-workers
  • Must be organized, flexible and enjoy the challenges of a diverse team and programs
  • Must possess strong listening skills and a strong attention to detail
  • Must be self-motivated
  • Willingness to help in urgent situations
  • Schedule flexibility - Due to business needs, schedule my change


  • Drivers will be subjected to all the physical and mental ranges outlined by the USDOT
  • Extended periods of sitting and driving
  • Frequent periods of standing, walking, climbing, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, and stooping, turning the head and torso, reaching, grasping, bending and flexing the arms, legs, wrists, hands, and fingers. – Repetitive at times.
  • Full organoleptic (sight, smell, taste) as well as audio and vocal senses are necessary to evaluate and make sound decisions on product sample quality
  • The senses of being able to see, hear and have full power of speech are required
  • The ability to climb and balance is essential
  • Ability to work at high elevations (i.e., rooftops, tops of tanks)
  • Ability to work in confined spaces
  • Ability to work around farm animals
  • Ability to withstand temperatures ranging from -10° to 100° Fahrenheit
  • Ability to work in cold, wet, humid environments and or high allergen environments
  • Ability to withstand noise produced by manufacturing and warehouse machinery up to 90 decibels
  • Ability to lift, hold and/or carry 55 pounds, unassisted
  • Flexibility to work different shifts when required and to monitor and test quality parameters when non-compliance occurs
  • Flexibility to work on call, after hours, and weekends

I understand that the above description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed and not construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position.