WHAT'S MY NEXT CAREER AS A CDL DRIVER (CLASS A OR B) GOING TO LOOK LIKE?
Your next career will be highlighted by taking the lead to:
- Manager, load/unload and operate one or of various motor vehicles tractor and trailer combinations to help transport agricultural products between our facilities or to customers
- Home every evening! With local/regional routes in place, you will not experience any overnight travel.
WHO WILL I BE WORKING FOR?
You will be working for a company rooted in the cooperative world, with history dating back to 1933, operating in the divisions of Agronomy, Energy, Animal Health and Farm Supplies. Orange Madison Cooperative (OMC) is built on the relationships we grow with our customers, without their support, business, and loyalty we would not be the successful Coop we are today!
OMC fosters an environment founded on the following values.
- Trust: we provide dependable & reliable services
- Quality Products: we offer a variety of reputable products
- Superior Customer Service: we strive to provide options & solutions to our customer's challenges
- Growth & Development: we value the talent within our team & encourage their growth both professionally and personally
WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?
As a member of our full-time team, you will be eligible for several benefits, including.
- 4 Medical Plan Options; including Health Savings Account eligibility
- Paid Time Off
- Competitive 401k Company Match with Immediate Vesting
- Company Provided Uniforms for all seasons
- Employee Discounts
- Leadership Training and Development opportunities
- Opportunities for career growth
WHERE WILL I BE WORKING?
OMC has three (3) locations throughout Central Virginia. Most positions will be at the corporate offices at our Orange, VA location. We also have store locations in Madison, VA, Louisa, VA and a pump station in Charlottesville, VA.
- This position may be primarily located at the Orange, VA facility, but with expectations of traveling between all of our locations frequently.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
This position will be tasked with the following key objectives:
- Operate OMC equipment safely, aligned with DOT regulation, OMC policies and other local/state traffic laws
- Safely load, unload and transport various load types, that could include dry and liquid bulk products, equipment, and/or package merchandise
- Be familiar and comfortable with operating various tractor and trailer combinations including flat beds, liquid nurse tanker, dry tender and Killebrew dump trailer
- Interact and communicate professionally with customer and business partners
- Perform pre- and post-trip vehicle safety inspections and maintain mileage and fuel logs
- Assist with preventative maintenance and minor repairs of the equipment
- Be adaptable to scheduling and customer needs as well as open to working across other divisions when/if needed throughout various seasons in the year
Some positions will have the following work environment qualities.
- This role will primarily be driving an OMC commercial motor vehicle or in a warehouse setting or working outdoors on customer/company deliveries, which would experience seasonal temperature and humidity elements
- For a detailed list of physical and other work requirements, please inquire with the HR team during the interview process
WHAT IS OMC LOOKING FOR?
No matter the position, OMC we will always be looking for candidates that are:
For this role, we are looking for talent that can bring to the table the following.
- At least six (6) months of Class A or B CDL experience
- A high school diploma/GED equivalent
- A valid Driver's License
- Certifications/Licenses required; willing to train throughout career to obtain, if not already completed
- Dedication to safety and compliance
- A passion and enthusiasm to work with our cooperative customers to help improve and overcome any challenges related to their needs
- A desire to learn, grow and work as a cross-functional team member with other divisions within OMC
WHERE DO I BEGIN?
The first step is to complete our online application. We also encourage each applicant to attach a current resume. Your application will be reviewed by a member of our leadership team. If you look to be a good fit for the opportunity, you will be contacted for an initial phone interview.
We also encourage everyone to learn a bit more about OMC by visiting our website at, www.orangemadisoncoop.com and our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/OrangeMadisonOrange Madison Cooperative Farm Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against individuals based on their race, color, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, family medical history or genetic information, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws or regulations.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, functions and skills required for this job. Functions and requirements may change at any time with or without notice. This job description is a summary of essential job functions necessary for the satisfactory performance of this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable those with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. Job functions may vary by location.
A combination of completed coursework OR degree completion and relevant experience may be considered in lieu of years of experience required.
- Requires High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED) equivalent
- Requires a CDL Class A or B valid license
- Requires a minimum of six (6) months of Class A or Class B CDL commercial driving experience
- Valid Driver's License
- Licensing & Certification: Forklift Certification (or ability to obtain) -- CDL / Hazmat endorsement (or ability to obtain) -- Tanker Endorsement (or ability to obtain) -- Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) (or ability to obtain) -- Petroleum and/or Propane Certification (or ability to obtain)
- More than six (6) months of Class A or B CDL experience
- Experience and/or working knowledge of the agricultural industry and related products
A successful individual in this position will be able to successfully perform the following responsibilities or be able to develop and demonstrate the following capabilities in a reasonable timeframe upon joining the team:
- This position requires the safe operation of a motor vehicle to perform essential job functions and mandatory compliance with the OMC motor vehicle safety policy
- Must be licensed to operate vehicles meeting Class A or B designation from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (Any combination of vehicles with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds provided the GVWR of the vehicle(s) being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds)
- Able to effectively apply knowledge of a variety of agricultural products, services, and agricultural operations
- Able to work well independently and follow safety, quality control and operating procedures at all times
- Able to effectively operate a forklift, hand truck, pallet jack, and other industrial equipment
- Able to effectively apply knowledge of how machines and mechanical processes work to troubleshoot and perform general maintenance and repair of equipment and vehicles
- Able to communicate with customers in a professional manner
- Able to utilize GPS equipment
- Computer literacy to operate SSC business systems
- Able to add, subtract, multiply, divide and calculate percentages in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals
- Attention to detail
- Able to speak, read, write the English language in a proficient manner
- Able to complete logs and paperwork in a legible, organized, and timely manner
- Able to calmly and effectively work with time constraints and deadlines
- Able to demonstrate team work and flexibility to meet customer and business needs
- Able to work extended hours to meet business demands
- Primarily performs essential job functions driving OMC commercial motor vehicles, in a warehouse environment that experiences seasonal temperatures and humidity, and outdoors where there may not be protection from weather conditions.
- Frequently exposed to hazards including:
- Moving mechanical parts and vehicles
- Vibrations associated with operating a motor vehicle throughout the workday
- Noise levels where hearing protection is optional per PPE Plan
- Dust, odors, fumes and hazardous chemicals associated with warehousing, distribution, loading and unloading of fertilizer, crop protectants, feed, seed, farm supplies and related products.
- Schedule will vary based upon location. Must be able to work an alternate shift or schedule as determined by business need. Overtime may be required. Ability to report to work in adverse weather conditions is required.
Physical Activities & Requirements
- Physical activities and requirements will vary with essential job functions.
- Continuously: bend, crouch, stoop; drive motorized equipment; manual dexterity (fingers and hands) for controls, tools and equipment; reach with arms and hands for extended periods while driving and operating equipment; utilize hands in repetitive motion; utilize eye/hand/foot coordination; twist back and neck. Pull, push, lift, carry up to 50 pounds.
- Frequently: balance, kneel, shovel, stack, sweep; climb steps in and out of vehicle throughout the shift; stand and walk for extended periods on uneven surfaces; utilize feet in repetitive motion. Pull, push, lift, carry 50-80 pounds, may be assisted.
- Occasionally: pull, push, lift, carry 80-100 pounds, may be assisted.
- Must be able to hear vehicle and equipment sounds, co-workers and radio. Must be able to speak to co-workers and customers regarding operations and safety. Specific vision abilities required by this position include: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Tools & Equipment
Tools & Equipment will vary with essential job functions, including but not limited to:
- Hard hat, steel toed shoes, safety glasses, gloves, front-end loader, forklift, pallet-jack/handcart, manuals, forms, spreadsheets, telephone, writing instrument. Additional personal protective equipment as required by any and all product warning labels. Commercial motor vehicles and specialized tools and equipment, all of which may vary by location.