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Job Title: Shuttle Truck Driver
Career Type: All Careers
Location: Bakersfield, CA
 
Bolthouse Farms is a farm located in California's fertile San Joaquin Valley, known for high-quality consumer brands and innovative products. Bolthouse Farms is a market share leader in growing and distributing carrots. In addition, Bolthouse Farms produces and sells super-premium juices, smoothies, protein shakes and café beverages under the Bolthouse Farms® brand name. In recent years, Bolthouse Farms diversified its offerings by launching a line of premium refrigerated yogurt dressings and extra virgin olive oil vinaigrettes. The Bolthouse Farms mission is to change the way people consume healthy foods and beverages. The company was acquired by Campbell Soup Company on Aug. 6, 2012. To learn more about the company's mission and see the entire line of current products, visit www.bolthouse.com <http://www.bolthouse.com/>

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JOB DESCRIPTION: The Shuttle Truck Driver will be responsible for driving the reefer trailer to coordinate the movement of full trailers of product and supplies. The candidate will be responsible to back up reefer trailers to various loading dock doors and maintain reefers according to schedule in a timely manner.

JOB DUTIES:
• Perform “pre-trip safety check” inspections on reefer trailer according to Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations
• Check conditions of reefer trailers before and after contents have been loaded / unloaded to ensure that there has been no damage
• Drive truck to the staging area and attach the appropriate loaded trailer
• Connect brake and air lines and transport the full trailer to the appropriate door at the dock
• Check and set temperature controls in refrigerated/freezer units in trailers as needed
• Perform basic vehicle maintenance tasks, such as washing, adding oil, fuel, or radiator fluid or performing minor repairs
• Perform general housekeeping duties in tractor cab, loading dock area, and keeping trailers clear and clean as required
• Secure all equipment and complete all necessary paperwork at the end of each shift
• Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Punctual, possess excellent attendance record, and cooperate with others
• Ability to work with minimal to no supervision
• Ability to drive shuttle trucks in reverse to placed trailers in loading doors
• Ability to communicate effectively in English as it relates to the job and the safety regulations
• Good mathematical skills
• Ability to use, or learn to use, the equipment and tools used to perform the job
• Ability to apply common sense, understand and carry out instructions furnished in written and oral form
• Shuttle Truck Certification and Forklift Certification required and provided

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• High School Diploma or equivalent; or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Valid California Driver License and clean driving record

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• One to two years of commercial driving experience
• Prefer the candidate to be bilingual English/Spanish

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
• Ability to climb in and out of a truck
• Environmental exposure- wet conditions
• Must be able to work in cold and heat environment
• Material exposure to moving mechanical parts
• Occasional exposure to fumes, cleaning solutions, airborne particles, and vibrations

HOURS & WORKDAYS:
2nd Shift 4:00pm-12:30am and 3rd Shift 12:00am-8:30am, Monday through Sunday, when business requires overtime and weekends will be mandatory

 
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