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AZ/DZ Driver & Team Lead

Holmes Agro is seeking motivated and dynamic individuals to join our team:

AZ/DZ Driver & Team Lead

Holmes Agro is seeking self-motivated, versatile, AZ and/or DZ Operator to join our team. This role will help ensure our customers receive the supplies and products they need for a successful growing season. We are looking for someone who is diligent and dedicated to personal and professional growth with the ability to lead and coach our seasonal driving staff and support with the associated training activities.

This role is permanent full-time, however, seasonal flexibility is required to support our customers during our peak seasons in the Spring and Fall based on the growing season cycle.  Throughout the Spring and Fall, our work availability fluctuates and requires some long days and hours. During our off seasons, there are opportunities for paid time off and task variety supporting other important operational activities.

Our ideal candidate is someone who has flexibility to be able to meet the demands of the business and who is not just a driver, but someone who is able to represent Holmes Agro in a professional way, provide general customer service to our customers and be a leader among our seasonal drivers.

The position will have the following responsibilities:

  • Safe operation of delivery truck for bulk fertilizer, bagged/toted fertilizer, seed, chemical, and liquid deliveries within Ontario
  • Daily inspection and maintenance of delivery unit, including preventative maintenance to keep equipment operating efficiently while minimizing downtime
  • Provide a consistent level of customer service
  • Follow internal process and practices and ensure all paperwork is organized and documented according to guidelines and policies to ensure good record-keeping for our customers
  • Ability to coach and lead seasonal drivers and assist in on-the-job-training for seasonal drivers
  • Support recruitment activities for seasonal drivers and assist in sourcing candidates
  • Assist operational activities during down times at our plant locations. Duties would vary and could include filling tote bags, operation of forklift to load and unload shipments and deliveries, general maintenance, vehicle upkeep, etc.
  • Maintain good housekeeping in plant, yard, and vehicle during down time between scheduled deliveries

The successful candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Valid AZ and/or DZ license with good driving record
  • Ability to drive manual transmission vehicles, required (ideally, 3-5 years experience)
  • Comfort in operating flat deck, curtain side, tender trucks, and on occasion, water trucks
  • Customer service oriented with a positive attitude, dedication to personal improvement and skill development
  • Ability to complete necessary forms and tickets tied to customer deliveries accurately and consistently
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment both as an individual and part of a team
  • Willing to work seasonably long hours in Spring and Fall as required
  • Good oral and written communication skills and attention to detail

The Holmes Agro Way:

  • Learning and knowledge. We are consistently learning and sharing our knowledge to support and empower each other, our customers, and our community
  • Customer Excellence. We strive to be proactive in creating an excellent customer experience
  • Solutions Focused. We innovate solutions that support responsible stewardship while making our customers profitable

Why Work for Holmes Agro:

  • Competitive wages
  • Company benefits and pension plan
  • Work with a team of dedicated individuals who have a passion for agriculture and customer service
  • Training and educational opportunities
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