Milk Hauler

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Valley Queen
Valley Queen Cheese Factory converts high-quality milk into a variety of natural cheeses, dried lactose, dried whey, and anhydrous milk fat that is marketed and utilized by private label and nationally branded consumer food companies. Valley Queen was founded in 1929 and is located in Milbank, SD.

Description

Valley Queen is looking for Class A CDL holders with a tanker endorsement. Join a positive team environment, be home each day, and work with great equipment! Get paid doing what you love!!!

Position Summary 
This position is responsible for hauling milk from the producer to the plant in a professional manner, following established raw milk handling procedures and safe driving practices that meet supplier/customer expectations and supports the overall achievement of the company’s vision, mission and values. This position may haul other dairy-related products as assigned.

Essential Functions

  • Safely and professionally operate a tanker truck in all weather conditions and adhere to DOT guidelines.
  • Operate milk supplier, permeate customer and intake equipment according to SOPs.
  • Follow federal and state guidelines for proper sampling and antibiotic testing of milk to ensure accurate qualitative and quantitative testing results and verify milk meets all quality standards prior to loading.
  • Maintain good communications with procurement leadership team and milk suppliers to ensure a safe, quality product and proper maintenance of equipment.
  • Adhere to daily assigned route schedule.
  • Complete and maintain appropriate paperwork and documentation to ensure accurate record keeping.
  • Perform regular CIP, general truck and tank cleaning responsibilities according to SOPs.
  • Safely handle, prepare and use chemicals while wearing proper PPE.
  • Attend and/or complete required safety and quality training sessions by the assigned deadlines.
  • Actively participate in extraneous prevention and solids recovery.
  • Assist in training of new or untrained procurement employees as assigned.
  • Understand and adhere to all food safety, GMPs and OSHA policies and procedures.
  • Perform all work in a manner that ensures the highest standard of food safety and quality.

Competencies

  1. Teamwork Oriented
  2. Time Management
  3. Communication Proficiency
  4. Initiative
  5. Detail Oriented
  6. Customer Service Skills

Work Environment
This position is performed in outside weather conditions including extreme heat and cold.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position, and days of work are on an alternating, repeating schedule either day or night shift, which will include weekend work. Hours of work will vary but are generally 10 hours per day. This position may also involve part-time hauling, in which days and hours of work will vary depending on business needs.

Travel
Travel is primarily local during the scheduled shifts with all shifts starting and ending in Milbank. Occasional overnight travel for training may be necessary.

Qualifications

Required Education, Experience & Certifications
High school diploma or GED is required for this position. Must possess and maintain valid Class A CDL with Tank Vehicle Endorsement, valid health certificate, and SD/MN Bulk Milk Hauler License (Milk Hauler only).

Preferred Education, Experience & Certifications
Desire five or more years of hauling experience. More specifically, experience hauling milk or liquid is preferred (H6). Bilingual in English/Spanish.

Job Details

Posted Date
September 7, 2022
Location
Milbank
, SD
Expiration Date
October 7, 2022