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Truck Driver/Operations Specialist

Location LaMoure, North Dakota Date posted 04/03/2024 Job ID 13954 Salary range $18.37 - $29.38/hr Work arrangement: On-Site
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Overview

CHS drivers spend their days making life easier for their customers – farmers, ranchers, local feed & seed stores, community gas stations and refineries. You’ll know most of the people on your route and you’ll be home most nights for supper.

More than any other role at CHS, you’re the connector. Moving products from sellers to buyers. Transporting supplies from production facilities to customers. Keeping rural America in business from before spring planting starts to well after fall harvest ends.

CHS is one of the biggest names in agronomy, energy and grain processing. Join our driving team and see where your career takes you.

  • Job type: Full-time Part-time Seasonal
  • Job level: Mid level
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Success profile

  • Having these traits leads to success in any of our driver roles:
  • Flexible
  • Detail-oriented
  • Personable
  • Positive
  • Quick-thinking
  • Responsible
  • Safety driven

Safety & service

As part of the CHS driver team, safety and customer service matter more than anything:

  • Safety — You’ll be hauling a variety of materials, some of which are hazardous. That’s why you’re required to have certain licensures and why we provide a new or late-model truck with top of the line safety equipment. This is a job where safety always comes first.
  • Service — Once you arrive safely, then it’s all about the customer. You’ll get to know them and become familiar with the unique rhythm of their business. And when it’s harvest time, you’ll go above and beyond because that’s the spirit of a rural community.

Learn more about life at CHS

Quote

I've tried being as safe as I can when I'm out on the road. It's about being aware of your surroundings and following the rules like you're supposed to. I try doing it in the safest and most mistake-free way as I can.

— Lonny Sr hazmat truck driver

Fun fact: Lonny has driven over 3 million miles without a safety incident — the equivalent of driving around the world about 120 times.

Driver options

  • Agriculture

    • Truck
      • Dry van trucks
      • Straight trucks
    • Licensures
      • Class A CDL
      • Class B CDL
      • Hazmat endorsement preferred
    • Route
      • Primarily local
      • Home most nights
    • Customers
      • Retail outlets that sell products to large farming operations
      • Warehouses that are designed to distribute our packaged goods to retailers
      • At the co-op level, working directly with local farmers and ranchers
    • Load
      • Commercial driving + fill-in warehouse work
      • Crop inputs (fertilizer, protection, nutrients)
      • Nitrogen, phosphorus, potash
      • Palletized products like feed and fertilizer
      • Hazardous- license endorsements
  • Energy

    • Truck
      • Tankers (multiple load)
      • Pressure trailers
    • Licensures
      • Class A CDL (some positions only require a Class B CDL)
      • Hazmat/Tanker endorsement
      • 2 years or 200,000 miles of verifiable tractor trailer experience endorsement
    • Route
      • Primarily regional; some long-haul
      • Home most nights
    • Customers
      • Gas stations, bulk plants (large propane bottle)
      • Smaller trucks take to farms and smaller businesses
    • Load
      • Refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products.
      • NH3 (Anhydrous Ammonia)

Benefits & perks

We offer all of the benefits you’d expect from a large, international employer. Plus, we’ve made sure they’re affordable for every stage of your life — whether you’re early-career and starting a family, late-career and looking ahead to retirement or at any point in between.

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Life and disability insurance

  • 401(k)/ Retirement Plans

  • Military pay differential

Responsibilities

CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States that provides grain, food and energy resources to businesses and consumers around the world.  We serve agriculture customers and consumers across the United States and around the world.  Most of our 10,000 employees are in the United States, but today we have employees in 19 countries. At CHS, we are creating connections to empower agriculture.

Summary

CHS Inc. is hiring for a Truck Driver/Operations Specialist in LaMoure, ND. Join our team today! This role is a hybrid position where you will be driver and an operations specialist depending on the season and business needs. Great opportunity with a variety of work in your day to day! 

As a CHS driver you will spend your days making life easier for your customers – farmers, ranchers, local feed & seed stores, community gas stations and refineries. Through moving products from sellers to buyers, transporting supplies from production facilities to customers, and creating long lasting bonds with our customers and co-ops; CHS drivers keep rural America in business from before spring planting starts to well after fall harvest ends. 

As an Operations Specialist within CHS Grain and Agronomy. You will; Load and unload grain, agronomy, and feed products. Work with your hands by performing scheduled maintenance and repairs. Acquire knowledge on how to monitor and maintain grain qualify, mix/load fertilizer/chemical products and assist in loading trains. Obtain certifications to operate equipment including the opportunity to obtain your CDL.

Take this opportunity to work with one of the largest coops in the U.S, while still making an impact in our local communities. Our fun and safe work environment is waiting for you, apply today!

Responsibilities

  • Under general supervision, carry out general labor responsibilities promptly and efficiently. Responsibilities may include:
  • Prepare trucks and railcars for loading/unloading, which may require sampling, loosening large nuts, opening hatches, and attaching and/or detaching flexible hoses.
  • Load and unload agricultural inputs from railcars and/or trucks using heavy or light duty machinery/equipment. 
  • Conduct and properly record repairs and daily, weekly and monthly maintenance tasks. Regularly inspect in-use equipment.
  • Monitor and maintain quality of inventory (may include blended, bulk or packaged product).
  • Deliver products such as fertilizer, chemical, seed, feed and other to customer sites ensuring accurate and on time deliveries in a safe, timely, and professional manner.
  • Ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal laws including but not limited to pre-trip and post-trip reporting, proper load securement and hours of service. 
  • Keep all work areas and vehicles in a clean, orderly and safe condition. Conduct regular housekeeping duties such as sweeping, shoveling, power washing, scraping and cleaning up spills. Complete appropriate record keeping.
  • Perform grounds maintenance including snow removal.
  • Perform warehouse work including driving loader, loading/unloading inventory, forklift operation, and general maintenance.
  • Promptly report any customer complaints, repair or maintenance needs, or safety concerns to supervisor.
  • Maintain and promote a strong safety culture and follow all safety policies, procedures, and regulations. Identify and communicate workplace hazards and correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions.
  • Follow all company policies, procedures, and safety requirements.
  • Perform other duties as needed or assigned to ensure facility operates smoothly and customers receive excellent customer service.

Minimum Qualifications (required)

  • 1+ years of experience in Operations and/or Trucking Operations
  • Must meet minimum age requirement

Additional Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED preferred
  • Maintain or be able to obtain a CDL and DOT medical card.
  • Ability to read, write, and communicate in English
  • Ability to work additional hours and occasional weekends to meet business demands
  • Hazmat, Tanker, and Air Brake endorsements preferred
  • Valid Class A CDL preferred
  • Agriculture background preferred
  • Customer service experience preferred
  • Bulk liquid, Pressure trailer, or Forklift experience preferred
  • Pre-employment screening is based on the job requirements and industry guidelines and may or may not be required for the position. If required, selected candidates must pass pre-employment screenings to include all or a combination of drug, criminal, motor vehicle check, physical requirements and FMSCA Clearinghouse.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift 75 pounds
  • Ability to climb rail cars, ladders, stairs, and bins and into back of trailer
  • Ability to work in dust and adverse weather conditions and temperatures

CHS offers a competitive total rewards package. Compensation includes base wage and, depending upon position, may include other earnings such as bonus, incentives and commissions. Actual pay offered will vary based on multiple factors which may include, without limitation, experience, education, training, specialized skills and certifications.

Benefits include medical, dental, vision, wellness programs, life insurance, health and dependent care savings accounts, paid time off, 401(k), pension, profit sharing, short- and long-term disability, tuition reimbursement and adoption assistance, subject to the eligibility requirements for each benefit plan.

CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disability.       

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