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Truck Driver / Applicator

Location Winner, South Dakota Date posted 06/24/2022

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
  • Glassdoor Reviews and Company Rating

Success profile

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

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’m carrying hazardous material, so I’m constantly thinking about safety. On average, I only drive 120 to 175 miles a day. I make a lot of short trips back and forth through rural areas, so I’m always on the lookout for farm equipment and school buses and keep a safe distance from them on the road.

— Mark Siefers Driver and recipient of the CHS Transportation Million-Mile Safe Driving Award

Fun fact: Mark has driven over 2 million miles without a safety incident — the equivalent of driving around the world 80 times.

Career path

  • Agronomy: Warehouse Operations

    • Truck
      • Dry van trucks
      • Straight trucks
    • Load
      • Palletized products like feed and fertilizer
      • hazardous - license endorsements
      • fertilizer and other commodities
    • Customers
      • Retail outlets that sell products to large farming operations
      • Warehouses that are designed to distribute our packaged goods to retailers.
    • Licensures
      • Minimum Class B CDL, prefer Class A
    • Route
      • Primarily local
  • Energy: CHS Transportation

    • Truck
      • Tankers (multiple load)
      • Pressure trailers
    • Load
      • Refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products.
    • Customers
      • Gas stations, bulk plants (large propane bottle)
      • Then smaller trucks take it to farms, and smaller businesses
    • Licensures
      • Valid Class A CDL with Hazmat/Tanker endorsement
      • 2 years or 200,000 miles of verifiable tractor trailer experience endorsement
    • Route
      • Primarily regional; some long-haul
      • Home most nights
  • Retail: Country Operations

    • Truck
      • Dry van trucks
      • Straight trucks
    • Load
      • Commercial driving + fill-in warehouse work
      • Crop inputs (fertilizer, protection, nutrients)
      • Nitrogen, phosphorus, potash
    • Customers
      • At the co-op level; working directly with local farmers and ranchers
    • Licensures
      • Class A CDL
      • Hazmat, tanker and airbrake endorsements endorsement
    • Route
      • Home every night

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

Job ID 5108 Date posted 06/24/2022

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 River Plains has an exciting opportunity at our Winner, SD location. We are looking for a Truck Driver/ Applicator.  You must have a high energy level, exhibit personal integrity, have an excellent driving record and be committed to safety, customer service, and solving problems creatively.  You must have a good work ethic with professional communications skills.

Great Benefits!

  • Retirement (401k + matching, company paid pension plan, & profit sharing)
  • Low premium health insurance
  • Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Company paid Long-term & Short-term disability
  • Plus more!

Responsibilities

  • Under general supervision, apply fertilizer and crop protection products. May require use of a high clearance sprayer or floater.
  • Pick up and deliver product to customers as needed.
  • Work with customers in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Educate customers on products being applied to fields, techniques utilized, and how you can continue to support them with products and services.
  • Assist the sales staff in ensuring orders are correct and patron needs are met.
  • Perform warehouse work to including driving loader, forklift, mechanics, and maintenance.
  • Lift and load products, 1-2 hours per day.
  • Ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations. To include but not limited to pre-trip and post-trip reporting, proper load securement and hours of service.
  • Maintain cleanliness of vehicle(s) inside and out, and work environment.
  • Complete and document daily maintenance inspections. Ensure proper equipment maintenance is completed including repairs, and preventive maintenance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (required)

  • 2+ years of experience in Agriculture Production, Operations, and/or Agriculture Application
  • Must meet minimum age requirement

Additional Qualifications

  • 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, be available for overnight stays and occasional weekends to meet business demands
  • High School diploma or GED 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 lbs
  • 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 compensation package. Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, Hearing, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation, 401K, Company Funded Pension, Profit Sharing, Long and Short Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance.

CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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