Atlantic Poultry Incorporated (API) provides high quality poultry products to customers throughout NB, NS, PEI and NL. API has evolved to become a significant stakeholder in the Atlantic Canada agriculture industry. We continue to be 100% owned by Atlantic Canadians and our goal is to maintain a strong and locally owned poultry industry.
The person in this casual position is required to pick up and deliver hatching eggs, move farm equipment as needed. This position requires someone that can work a flexible rotating schedule including every other weekend. This position is physically demanding; requiring the physical ability to lift weights of up to 45lbs for extended periods, during the loading and unloading of the truck.
The position requires an individual with a valid Class 3 or Class 5 driver’s license with Air Brake Endorsement. Previous experience and a proven commendable record driving a straight truck. The person in this position will work with minimal supervision.
Ability to work independently in a busy environment
Good organizational and communication skills
Strong commitment to health & safety
Follow safety rules and guidelines.
Pick up hatching eggs at breeder barns in production, eggs must be handled with extreme care both on and off the truck to avoid excessive bumping and jarring which will reduce hatchability.
Moving equipment from one farm location to another.
Loading and unloading of truck
Complete necessary paperwork at the barn and the egg delivery slip for the hatchery.
Ensure full carts of eggs are secured in truck prior to moving vehicle.
Monitor truck heat and ventilation
After deliveries clean and disinfect truck body and cab, interior and exterior.
Comply with applicable legislation including safe operation, driver's hours of service, occupational health and safety.
Maneuver trucks into loading or unloading positions; check that vehicle position is correct and any special loading equipment is properly positioned.
Check vehicles before driving them to ensure that mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order.
Report vehicle defects, accidents, traffic violations, or damage to the vehicles.
Maintain logs of working hours and of vehicle service and repair status, following applicable provincial and federal regulations.
Perform periodic inspections before, during, and after delivery to ensure that load is properly fastened down and is secure
Deliver product and proper paperwork in a timely manner
Provide feedback to supervisor regarding delivery problems or vehicle mechanical problems
Other duties as assigned
Certification from recognized truck driving school or equivalent experience
Valid Class 3 driver’s license or Class 5 with air brakes endorsement
Defensive Driving Course is an asset
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Confident, consistent decisive personality.
Must be able to work with little supervision; must be self-directed
Will be required to work both indoors and outdoors
Weekend work required
Ability to lift 45 pounds for extended periods
API offers you an opportunity to work in the dynamic poultry industry and offers competitive wages.
All interested applicants are asked to submit a resume in private to HR@atlanticpoultry.com. We appreciate all interest, however, only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.