Shuttle Driver

For more than 120 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has brought families together to share memorable meals and moments. Guided by a vision to engage, delight, and inspire consumers through trusted food and beverage brands that bring joy throughout their lives, Smucker has grown to be a well-respected North American marketer and manufacturer with a balanced portfolio of leading and emerging, on-trend brands. In consumer foods and beverages, its brands include Smucker's??, Folgers??, Jif??, Dunkin' Donuts??, Crisco??, Caf?? Bustelo??, R.W. Knudsen Family??, Sahale Snacks??, Smucker's?? Uncrustables??, Robin Hood??, and Bick's??. In pet food and pet snacks, its brands include Rachael Ray?? Nutrish??, Meow Mix??, Milk-Bone??, Kibbles 'n Bits??, Natural Balance??, and Nature's Recipe??. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth, and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about our Company, visit jmsmucker.com.
Title: Shuttle Driver
Reports To: Warehouse Manager
Substitution: Warehouse Manager
Overall Focus: Executes daily and weekly workload plans to accomplish established tasks provided by Warehouse Team Leaders and or other Warehouse management. Shuttles products and materials between local locations adhering to all food safety and personal safety standards while remaining in compliance to all DOT standards and responsibilities
Supports the production lines by hauling freight to designated warehouses while shuttling safely, efficiently, and damage free without negatively impacting the production thru-put process (communicating all quality issues back to supervisor and/or production personnel).
Perform a pre-trip and post-trip equipment inspection on all equipment each shift. Complete Drivers Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) Book turn in to shift supervisor. Communicate all maintenance needs to truck garage mechanics and shift supervisor, as directed
Maintain mileage and fuel usage in a timely and accurate manner.
Comply with CSA2010 and all DOT regulations.
Keep all shuttle trailers clean during each shift to comply with food safety standards.
Utilize off duty shuttle time to benefit warehouse process (i.e. moving trailers, sanitation, loading / unloading trucks).
Unload shuttle freight and properly rotate stock for FIFO practices
Make up all partial pallets to support FIFO practice.
Respectfully operate equipment to keep our neighbors happy (i.e. jake brakes)
Clean up after yourself at end of shift and mange fluid levels for the next operator.
Strive to achieve team productivity measurements while maintaining a high level of focus to quality and safety.
Keep work zones in an audit ready manner
Perform other warehouse duties as assigned including operation of fork lift and yard jockey,
Represents Ainsworth to our customers and vendors. Ensures that the Ainsworth Food Safety program is adhered to
Ensure that all SOP's are being followed
Inform Warehouse manager of any food safety problems
Alert Warehouse Manager for need to update or modify SOP's based on needed changes to the processes
Work with SQF program
All Staff shall be informed of their responsibility to report food safety problems to personnel with authority to initiate action.
Adhere to all Standard Operating Procedures and job instructions
Take corrective actions when measures are out of specification
Take and document required process, quality measures
Meet or exceed established targets
Adhere to all sanitation procedures
Follow all GMP's
Keep process areas clean and neat
Ensure all equipment meet sanitation requirements
Adheres to sanitation procedures for warehousing
Reports all infestation and rodent problems to the Food Safety Manager
Actively participate as a member of the Ainsworth Safety Program
Follow all safety procedures
Report of safety issues of all warehouses (i.e. dock bumpers, parking lot conditions, jack stands, wheel chocks, landing gear, blocking).
Live by Ainsworth Pet Nutrition Values
Act professionally at all times
Assume responsibility for self-improvement
Participate in the improvement/problem solving process
Show up to work on time
Dress appropriately
Maintain good personal hygiene
Take breaks of appropriate length and frequency
(Knowledge and skills necessary to meet organizational objectives)
Education/Training: High School Diploma or GED
Certifications/Licenses: CDL-A, Fork lift operator's license, pass Ainsworth annual performance / qualification drivers review
Experience: 2 years
Skills: Computer Skills
CORE COMPETENCIES (Abilities required of all positions)
Participates in the development of mutual goals and plans with members of their team or other teams
Supports the accomplishment of those goals with team members and outside resources
Participates in the identification and resolution of problems
Follows a logical process to make decisions
Is able to "think on the fly"
Is able to think through all aspects of a problem
Is able to make a decision in a timely manner
Communication / listening
Correct use of grammar both written and oral
Articulates thoughts in a concise manner
Adjusts language to the level of the audience
Clarifies or checks for understanding as necessary
Ability to learn
Enjoys learning new things
Takes new information and demonstrates its use quickly
Does what they say they are going to do
Does not change values to suit the situation
Instills trust through actions and behaviors
Ainsworth fit
Can live by and promotes our values
Can adjust to a new environment quickly
Accepts change as a way of life and works proactively to adapt
(Abilities required of this position)
Computer literate - navigate Windows, perform data entry
Verbal and Math Skills - 10th grade level
Know when to ask for help
Ability to work with little or no supervision
Time management skills - develop and adhere to a schedule
Trouble shooting skills
Mechanically inclined
Attention to detail (specifications)
Able to follow detailed instructions
Able to work a flexible work schedule and be on call as assigned
Willing to work weekends
CDL- A Driver's License
Operation of a forklift, which requires on and off mounting of the equipment thru out the day and the ability to operate the controls in a fast paced environment
Operation of the yard truck. Will be required to be in and out of the truck on each move to open and close the doors of the trailer
Know product specifications and packaging
Know how to access and read the production schedule
Understand the production process flow and how the warehousing processes can impact that flow
Good multi tasking skills
Knowledge of products and processes
Knowledge of customer requirements, loading practices and procedures, pallet patterns, code dates and rotation policy
Knowledge of quality and in specification products and ability to bring in subject matter expert when needed and ability to execute product on hold
Ability to access shipping schedule and execute loading of freight and to prioritize workload to accomplish daily throughputs
Excellent communication skills
(Necessary to perform essential functions of job with or without an accommodation)
Climb ladders and bins
Maneuver in tight spaces
Move items of 55-80 lbs. in weight from one place to another
Stack repetitiously 60 lbs. or less
Able to differentiate between colors
Able to work in extreme temperature conditions (very hot or very cold)
Ability to be on and off mounting of the equipment thru out the day.
Ability to be in and out of the truck on each move to open and close the doors of the trailer
Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time

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