Ingredient / Feed Delivery Driver

Kalona, IA

Position Title: Ingredient / Feed Delivery Driver
Position Reports To: Transit Department
Department / Division: Transit/Nutrition
LSA Classification: Non-Exempt
Job Grade:  N/A

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Summary/Purpose of Position:
The primary function or purpose of this position is to pickup, load and deliver ingredients and bulk feeds to United Animal Health locations or customer farms in a safe and timely manner.

Primary Job Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Driving to United Animal Health feed mills & customer farms to deliver bulk feed or ingredients
  • Loading ingredient truck in preparation for delivery
  • Unloading bulk feed or ingredients at other feed mills
  • Completion of associated paperwork (electronic logs, scale tickets, fuel sheets, physical forms, etc.)
  • Cleaning out and maintaining truck and trailer according to Biosecurity guidelines and company standards.

Additional Job Responsibilities/Duties

  • Other duties and responsibilities, as assigned
  • Follow all safety & DOT regulations
  • Communicate mechanical problems of truck and assure preventative maintenance done
  • Assist other employees, as needed

Typical Work Environment

  • Majority of work is conducted in a partially temperature-controlled vehicle environment
  • Work is also done on feed mill sites with exposure to the elements (heat, cold, rain, snow, dust, noise, etc.) and in a non-temperature-controlled warehouse environment

Minimum Job Qualification Requirements:


  • High School Degree or GED or equivalent professional driving experience
  • Training or experience in how to drive Class A CDL vehicles.

Relevant Job Experience:

  • 1 – 2 years professional experience in over-the-road driving
  • 1 – 2 years delivery truck experience
  • 1+ years operating a class A vehicle

Specialized Job/Technical Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of DOT regulations
  • Knowledge of traffic laws
  • Knowledge of basic mechanical and repair principles
  • Knowledge of ELD (Electronic logging device) preferred
  • Knowledge of feed characteristics and different feed ingredients
  • Knowledge of how to read a road map and follow directions
  • Knowledge of loading and unloading procedures
  • Ability to be gone from home overnight on weeknights

Non-Technical Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy

Licenses / Certification:

  • Commercial Driver’s license, Class A
  • Fork lift certification (preferred)

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 60 lbs. or more regularly; pass DOT physical
  • Ability to work from heights and climb ladders
  • Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time & maintain focus
  • Ability to do some shoveling and sweeping
  • Maintain qualification for DOT physical

Safety Requirements:

  • Dust mask, ear plugs, bump hats and safety goggles, as needed
  • Follow all company safety procedures and safety regulations
  • Follow all traffic, OSHA and DOT regulations

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • None

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