Semi-Truck Driver - SE Idaho

Basic American Foods Shelley , ID 83274

Posted 3 weeks ago

Semi-Truck Driver-Shelley, Idaho

Do you have an interest in making a difference at a privately held company that is committed to quality, employee development, and technical excellence? Basic American Foods, family owned and operated since 1933 and a market leader and innovator in shelf stable food products within the foodservice industry, is looking for a reliable, team focused, motivated Semi-Truck Driver to support our Central Distribution Center in Idaho Falls.

The current opening is primarily stationed in Blackfoot and will be driving a Yard Hostler. The job will consist of moving trailers in/out and to/from our two locations in Blackfoot.

Who We Are

What makes an amazing meal so great? The people who create them-those in kitchens and dining rooms everywhere who work hard to plan, prepare and cook every dish to perfection.

They're heroes in our eyes, and it's our job to set them up for success. We are proud of our 85-year history, and we credit success to our startup mentality and strategic focus on providing tasty and innovative products to kitchens, cafeterias, and dining rooms throughout America. Our supportive and collaborative culture is driven by our mission-to make mealtime victories happen every single day.

Where We Are

Our locations in Southeast Idaho provide the family-friendly feel of a small town with plenty of nearby nature to explore. This area is perfect for the outdoor activities lover and is only a short distance from two national parks!

What BAF is Like

As a relatively flat organization, you have a voice from your first day, along with opportunities to explore, learn and develop new skills with challenging and rewarding work. We're focused on your success, both professionally and personally, and we are committed to helping you every step of the way.

We are a family-owned, family-friendly company that empowers and supports our employees. We live out our company values and expect all team members to do the same.

Job Summary

To be able to operate all BAF trucks from point A to point B as directed. To safely and legally meet all legal obligations as a current licensed CDL driver. Responsible to haul all products and materials as needed for BAF.

Essential Duties and Accountabilities
1.Legally and safely operate BAF vehicles. Be drug and alcohol free, and follow drug and alcohol rules and regulations as prescribed by law, submit to random drug and alcohol testing as required.
2.Clean all trailers taken to plant for loading purposes and document with a container and loading checklist.
3.Be sure all loads traveling from plant or warehouse have bills of lading with them. Must fill out yearly form, motor vehicle drivers certification of violations
4.Make sure driver maintenance is performed, grease 5th wheel, adjust brakes, check oil and fluids, tires etc.. Once a day driver will fill out vehicle inspection report.
5.Following the SAFE philosophy, talk with employees observed to be working unsafely in order to stop the unsafe behavior and explain the safe way of performing a given task. Participate in the Safe Observations
6.Protect yourself, others, and customers by following safe work practices, GMP's and Sanitation Guidelines

All employees are responsible for upholding the principles of SQF 2000 All employees are responsible for immediately reporting any food safety, food quality or plant security issues to management for appropriate action.


(a) When hired, possess a valid CDL license meeting all requirements of section three (code of federal regulations) qualification of drivers (49 CFR part 391) Or if job awarded by bid, employee will satisfactorily complete all training programs and processes, all the steps of driver certification, and qualify and satisfactorily complete all phases of CDL process.

(b) Carry on person current; CDL and medical examiners certificate.

(c) Pass an annual driving record review.

(d) Be reasonably insurable by BAF

(e) Maintain an acceptable; current CDL, driving record, insurance risk and be drug and alcohol free to continue in the employ of BAF as a truck driver.

Do You Have the Ingredients to Become a Basic American Foods Hero?

Education and/or Experience:
12th grade or equivalent or current truck driver bid holder or 2 provable years of over the road experience. Employee needs to possess good math skills, with an ability to compute basic math equations. Language

Employee must be able to effectively read, write and speak English. Be able to speak clearly and able to comprehend written instructions and write comprehensively. Reasoning Ability: Employee needs to effectively apply training along with common sense for day to day activities and challenges. These include all BAF policies, safety practices and procedures.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; walk; turn head and neck freely both ways, look up and down using head and neck; use hands to finger; handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Employee is regularly required to talk and hear in an office, in a truck, in a warehouse, a production plant environment.

The employee must be able to lift or move up to 50 pounds. Vision needs to be acceptable for CDL licensing requirements. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Supervisory Accountabilities:

Employee will report to Warehouse Supervisor. Work direction may be received from other employees including but not limited to inventory and shipping clerk or their designates, pull pack operators, BAF truck drivers, other team members and associates of warehouse work group, and finally all requests made by Plant and Shift Superintendents.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often near moving mechanical parts. the work environment is in; a warehouse, a manufacturing plant, a truck or outside in all weather conditions. With temperature extremes at times may need to wear a coat or a light jacket, due to hot or cold fluctuations.

The employee may occasionally be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals. Employee will often work in tight or confined places. The noise levels will vary for employee at times, requiring hearing protection.

You'll Love Working Here if You:

  • Love what you do, and it shows. The employees who work here are passionate about what they do and proud of the impact we make in the world with our food.

  • Are knowledgeable and confident, but never boastful. While we are proud of our company, our team and the products we create, we are humble and down to earth at our core.

  • Are looking for a competitive salary and benefits. Including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement plans, paid vacation and sick time, life and disability insurance, and adoption assistance.

At BAF, we are an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and strive to create a supportive and inclusive community of individuals committed to helping each other and our company thrive.

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Semi-Truck Driver - SE Idaho

Basic American Foods