Position Title: Truck Driver-Agriculture Equipment
Reports to: Service Manager
Location: Garden City, KS
FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
Employee Status: Full Time, Permanent
The Truck Driver (CDL-A) operates vehicles to transport equipment and parts for the dealership. He/she instructs the customers on basic equipment operating procedures, and may complete a delivery checklist to ensure customer satisfaction. Some travel requires overnight stays. Following safety procedures and government regulations is critical for this position including log books and pre-trip inspections. Excellent communications with company personnel and customers is required.
Job Responsibilities (ranked in significance):
-Company Values: Ensures all company values are adhered to and promoted. This would include leading by example and participation in employee recognition programs.
-Equipment transport: Receives scheduling information from manager, loads trailer with outbound equipment, delivers equipment to destination, unloads equipment, and loads any equipment for the next destination.
-Customer interaction: Contacts customer (or destination) as needed to confirm location / directions as required, and any requirements for unloading, loading, attachment location, etc. Upon arrival, greets customer in a friendly and professional manner. Ensures customer is satisfied with delivered equipment, doing a walk around or brief operation as required. Delivers all attachments and operating manuals to the customer. Confirms customer is satisfied before leaving the premises, and notifies supervisor immediately of any customer concerns.
-Safety and Legal Requirements: Complies with all safety procedures and government regulations, including DOT, OSHA, and company policy. Pre-trip inspections, equipment condition, oversize requirements, out-of-state licenses and requirements, log books, etc included.
-Vehicle Maintenance / Condition: Driver is responsible for the equipment he is assigned. Personally maintains a safe and clean vehicle, and ensures any and all required maintenance (scheduled or as needed) is performed timely and completely. Report any issues that he cannot resolve to supervisor promptly.
-Dealer Image: Conducts himself professionally with customers and others he interacts with, to ensure a quality company image is communicated. Projects clean, professional appearance.
-Communications: Ensures excellent communication within supervisor, dispatcher, other dealership location personnel, etc. to ensure efficient operations and customer satisfaction.
-High school degree or GED required
-CDL-A License required
-Excellent driving record, with no preventable accidents in the previous three years.
-Minimum 2 years experience as semi-trailer operator.
-Ability to operate trucks as well as the agricultural, construction, consumer equipment he loads and unloads.
-Ability to operate vehicles in normal weather conditions (snow, rain, etc.)
-Familiarity with agricultural / construction equipment preferred, so that basic customer questions can be answered.
-Strong communication and interpersonal skills with individuals at all levels of the organization
-Knowledge of computer systems / software and smartphones for email and internet-based applications such as mapping / GPS software.
-Ability to work occasional extended hours during the week and for weekend coverage.