Driver Supervisor in Smithfield UT

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Dairy Farmers of America
Driver Supervisor
Job ID: 
Smithfield UT
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Job Types:
Distribution/Whrse. Suprvs., Transportation Analyst/Mgr.

Supervise assigned drivers and hauling activities at assigned DFA terminal. Develop and promote safety, customer service, and operational excellence.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Receive information from dispatch to create and execute hauling plan by assigning drivers and equipment to routes. Continually monitor daily operation to make necessary adjustments while effectively communicating with members, drivers and dispatch.
  • Create employee schedules, approve time, resolve payroll/timekeeping issues, monitor overtime, and take appropriate actions to meet established goals.
  • Work closely with other DFA transportation locations and reconfigure driver assignments to support special or critical needs.
  • Establish working relationship with DFA members on assigned farms to know producer facility and equipment to ensure optimal service.
  • Manage milk sampling process, including collection, proper driver handling, and laboratory shipment packing, in order to maintain sample integrity. Coordinate with drivers, DFA member services, producers, and laboratory personnel to resolve any issues that arise during process and facilitate collection of additional samples, if needed.
  • Own process to ensure all daily paperwork associated with each load is properly scanned and/or sent to designated location for filing per retention requirements. Maintain information for quality control and billing purposes through systems.
  • Ensure assigned employees achieve performance expectations through employee training/coaching; routine driver audits for safety, operational efficiency, and Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) and Department of Transportation (DOT) compliance; and employee annual review completions.
  • Promote safety culture by adherence to safety procedures and established company safety policy. Conduct investigations and work on corrective actions for employee accidents and employee safety concerns in conjunction with appropriate safety personnel.
  • Work closely with Human Resources to address driver counseling, disciplinary actions, new employee recruitment, employee behavior improvement, and driver training and development programs.
  • Work closely with maintenance leadership to ensure assigned equipment is maintained and cared for properly.
  • Dedicate effort to safety as we expect every employee to leave work in the same condition as they arrive.
  • Exhibit the values and ethics of Dairy Farmers of America through honesty, discretion, and sound judgment.
  • Adhere to all DFA Quality, Safety and good manufacturing practices (GMP) policies and procedures and report any nonconformity.
  • Attend required training, including but not limited to Safety, GMP, DOT, and PMO.
  • Ensure availability to respond to emergencies or other unexpected operational requirements (i.e. nights, weekends, or holidays). Participate in on-call rotation.
  • The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee; but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties and skills required.
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