Utility Driver
Sanimax - South Saint Paul, MN

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The Utility Person is responsible for providing vacation, sickness, absenteeism, and break relief for all plant operating positions; operating processes and equipment not assigned to other personnel, i.e. load outs, scrubbers, trucking, etc. in a safe, cost effective and professional manner to insure a safe working environment and high quality product; assists with the training and development of personnel; assists Lead Person with the supervision and management of personnel involved in all trucking related issues.


Must be able to operate bobcat and forklift, withstand constant standing and walking, frequently climb stairs and ladders, frequently lift 30 pounds and infrequently lift 50 pounds.

20% of time - Provide coverage for any area of plant operation where directed by operating all equipment according to Standard Operating Procedures as listed in equipment manuals and company operating procedures; trouble shooting and repairing equipment failures as appropriate, and if necessary, involving Shift Supervisor and maintenance, in order to meet or exceed safety and efficiency standards set by the company and to insure high quality product.

60% of time - Deliver and unload product to internal customers by following SANIMAX policies and procedures of accurately weighing trailers before and after unloading, thawing trailers during the winter, water draining all trailers, and completing all necessary paperwork and weigh tickets to insure efficient operations and accurate records. Washes trailers to meet sanitary expectations of the supplier and SANIMAX.

10% of time – Manage arrival and departure schedules of products; assign tasks to co-workers to insure a constant flow of products to work areas and customers.

5% of time - Maintain a clean and Salmonella free work environment to meet company standards of ‘tour’ ready facility with 0% Salmonella recontamination rate by assuring that plant and equipment is kept clean and all booth baths are properly maintained.

5% of time - Communicate to the Shift Supervisor all accidents, down time, and exceptions, or any cost saving ideas and recommendations involved in the plant operations, assisting in the investigation and necessary documentation of any such incidents or opportunities.


Must have the capability to understand and interact with fully automated control systems, and if necessary, to run in a manual mode, and comprehend the relationship to all operating components.

Must have the capability to fully understand steam processing and the complete rendering process and how each operation and activity affects the final product quality.

Must obtain a Class A Commercial Drivers License with tanker and air brake endorsements within the first 90 days in the position, and maintain the license with a good driving record and be considered insurable by SANIMAX insurance carrier.


Must be a self-motivated individual with high work standards, leadership characteristics and good communication, problem solving, record keeping and mechanical skills.

Must be helpful and courteous in dealing with internal and external customers, suppliers and SANIMAX office personnel at all times and be able to reasonably resolve problems without creating conflict.

Must be able to balance a variety of demands, tasks, and operations at the same time, staying focused on present responsibility and yet able to plan ahead.

Must be able to work independently and know when to seek assistance.


Must be able to work in a noisy environment where odors from raw product are constantly present.

Must be able to withstand all types of climatic conditions as 40% of time involves outside work and 30% of time involves temperature extremes.


High School diploma or equivalent preferred.

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