Feedtruck driver

Darnall Ranch & Feedlot   Harrisburg, NE   Full-time     Farming / Fishing / Forestry
Posted on September 5, 2023

Job Description: Feed Truck Driver

Objective: To supply appropriate quantity, quality, and timeliness of rations to feedlot cattle, taking care of feedlot equipment including trucks, pay loaders, and feedmill. Assisting commodity trucks in unloading, and utilizing the batching computer system for correct rations to pens and quantities.

 Load and mix each ration for each pen in feedlot by understanding the computer batching system, how to read and use this system and scale on trucks to ensure each ingredient is added to truck in correct quantity per ration per pen. This includes the micro-ingredient machine.  Must be familiar with livestock

 Must be familiar with running a feed truck and delivering feed with even distribution in feed bunks.

 Mechanical skills needed include taking care of maintenance of feed trucks such as oil changes, and routine maintenance.

 Learning to read bunks a plus

 Having a CDL helpful for moving cattle from pasture to feedlot or back to grass.

 Experience with welding helpful

 Other duties as assigned may include: o Spraying weeds o Cleaning/scraping pens o Utilizing a 4-wheeler to check or oversee a project o Taking commodity inventory o Working on upkeep of feed mill

Physical requirements and skills needed:

Ability to lift 50 lbs

High school diploma or higher

Valid driver's license

Previous experience as feed truck driver preferred

Stable person with good work ethic

Ability to use computer to figure rations

Ability to take work direction and change priorities as needed

Knowledge and/or experience of animal nutrition helpful Must pass a drug test

Wages based on experience and eagerness to learn