Driver (Class A)
Straus Family Creamery
Founded in 1994, Straus Family Creamery is a mission-driven, family-owned-and-operated business dedicated to making premium organic dairy products, with minimal processing. The Straus Dairy Farm and Creamery, located in the small town of Marshall on the Northern California Coast, was the first certified organic dairy farm west of the Mississippi River and the first 100% certified organic creamery in the United States.
JOB OBJECTIVE: To safely move product, milk, freshwater and wastewater between dairies, creamery and warehouse while maintaining optimal quality levels. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS • Transporting of freshwater, wastewater, materials and finished goods between SFC facilities and/or to other vendors offsite warehouses • Operate company vehicles in a safe and courteous manner at all times • Perform and record pre-trip inspections of all tractors, and trailers used during the shift as outlined by DOT regulations • Complete and maintain Drivers Daily Log • Responsible for keeping tractors and trailers clean both inside and out • Maintain adequate fuel levels in both tractors and trailers • Pick up of milk at dairies and deliver to Creamery or Customer as needed • Complete accurate dairy tank readings and recordings • Perform daily tanker inspections for cleanliness and sanitation • Ensure pumps are clean & working properly • Maintain current knowledge of proper sanitation procedures and organic dairy practices • Take milk samples from each dairy (multiple tanks)for lab testing, bacteria testing and Lab testing of raw milk - antibiotic (snap testing) • Deliver orders in refrigerated van to various locations on request • Pick up raw materials from vendors • 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 as well as assist with the communication, training, and enforcement of these • 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 communicate any safety hazard to a member of management • Must participate in weekly team meetings, biweekly huddles, safety meetings and other Company meetings as requested • Maintain excellent attendance and have good work ethic • Scheduling flexibility – to work different shifts when required and to work weekends to support operation of a 24/7 facility • Other duties as requested Full-time/Hourly (Hours: 5:00 am to 1:30 pm, OT as needed) Non-exempt hourly – $46K to 49K DOE
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 • Must pass Samplers and Weigher’s test to obtain state license within 60 days of hire
Knowledge and Skill Requirements
• Ability to drive a multi-passenger vehicle safely and appropriately • Ability to read and interpret road signs posted in English • Ability to read, understand, and adhere to the rules and regulations of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) • 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 understand and interpret policies and procedures, maps, and route directions • 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 • Must be able to comprehend basic business math calculations in order to verify accurate costing and billing • Ability to prepare concise and accurate records and reports • Ability to calmly respond to equipment or other problems and find solutions • Ability to establish effective professional relationships with customers and 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 • 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 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.
• Fully sponsored medical & dental, and LTD benefits for employees • 7 paid holidays per year • Training & Development • PTO and floating holidays • 401k with company match • Partially sponsored gym/health club dues • Free ESL & Citizenship prep classes • Straus sponsored soccer & softball teams • Community food, fresh fruit, and snacks • Generous discounts on dairy products for employees • All the ice cream you can eat and delicious organic milk you can drink, while at work Straus is an equal opportunity employer