Code 14 Live Birds Driver- Grain Field Chickens Abattoir, Reitz X2

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Code 14 Live Birds Driver- Grain Field Chickens Abattoir, Reitz X2

VKB Group
Reitz, Free State


Posted 29 July 2021 – Closing Date 08 August 2021

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Job Description


Grain Field Chickens, a subsidiary of VKB Agriculture (Pty) Ltd, is a dynamic role-player in the integrated broiler industry with an abattoir in Reitz in the North-Eastern Free State. We offer you the opportunity to establish yourself within a professional, corporate environment in the countryside.

This position will be responsible for safely and properly delivering live poultry to the processing plant from broiler/ contract grower farms. This will involve the ability to safely drive a fully loaded truck trailer on open public roads, small and gravel/ dirt roads, and driveways.


  • Grade 12 desired (or basic literacy skills).
  • A valid Code 14 (EC Driver’s License) is required.
  • PDP with NO endorsements is a must.
  • At least 3 years experience in a similar role
  • Experience in the agriculture industry will be advantageous.
  • Ability to converse in English and/ or Afrikaans.
  • A clear criminal record.
  • Must be medically fit (will undergo standard Medical Surveillance).
  • Proven ability to maneuver, reverse and park vehicles into confined spaces.
  • Will drive truck on gravel/ uneven farm roads (slopes and downhill).
  • A willingness to work overtime, incl. shifts and weekends, when required.


  • To arrive at work on time and fit to complete a full shift.
  • Perform all pre-trip and post-trip inspections in and outside the vehicle in accordance with company policy.
  • Drive a truck to transport chickens from the broiler farms to the processing plant.
  • Adherence to loading and offloading procedures on and off company premises.
  • Will be required to pick up a trailer/ s loaded with empty modules/ cages and transport them to the poultry farm.
  • Once on the farm, the driver must be willing to unbind the tarpaulins which will allow the modules/ cages to be unloaded.
  • Once the modules/ cages are unloaded, filled and restacked, and loaded back onto the trailer/s, the driver must cover a load of modules/ cages with the tarpaulins and transport them to the processing plant in terms of company standards and traffic rules.
  • Responsible for the humane handling and transportation of live poultry from the farms to the processing plant as well as the completion of related documents.
  • Must always follow abattoir guidelines for weighing live poultry.
  • Must follow truck tarping guidelines during periods of inclement weather.
  • Must be willing and able to work in and be exposed to outside temperatures and the environment.
  • Must be willing and able to sit for extended periods of time while driving.
  • Must be willing and able to stoop, grasp, grip, twist, pull, and bend.
  • Must operate a vehicle in a way that will ensure efficient fuel consumption (corrective driver to prevent excessive fuel consumption).
  • Must prevent tarpaulin damage when operating the roof of the trailer/s during hoisting and lowering thereof.
  • Ensure timeous arrival at farms and ensure Vehicle-On-Time.
  • Ensure the vehicle is always kept clean (truck cab inside and outside and the bed of the trailer).
  • Ensure vehicle is always maintained as per schedule.
  • Attend to the administration on time, accurately (detailed completion of logbooks and other vehicle and company documents).
  • Must report any deviations on the vehicle to the line manager.
  • Ensure accurate and detailed completion of logbooks and other vehicle and company documents.
  • Drive the company truck in a safe and reliable manner as required by company policy and in accordance with the laws of the road, whether loaded or not.
  • Compliance with relevant company policies, health and safety, environmental, and quality requirements.
  • No Smoking or eating is allowed inside the cabin/ cubicle.
  • Must always wear the correct uniform/ full PPE issued by the company.
  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner that will ensure effective cooperation with growers, customers, clients, co-workers, and leadership team/s.
  • Ensure customer complaints/ compliments are reported daily to the line manager/ supervisor.
  • Where required by management, perform other scheduled and unscheduled deliveries and collections to and from designated locations.
  • Any other duties as may be required by management.


  • Ability to interact with other employees in a respectful, helpful, and responsive manner.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to record, analyze and report information (verbal and written).
  • Ability to work independently when the role requires.

The company can expire jobs at any time at our own discretion. Should you not have received a response within 4 weeks of the closing date of this advert, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

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