Bulk Tanker Driver

Purpose of Job

To render a delivery service to the company’s customers, and perform services related thereto.

Key performance areas

Main tasks of Job

  • Operate the motor vehicle in a responsible and proper manner and obey all traffic laws and all driver requirements under the Road Traffic Quality System.
  • Keep the motor vehicle in a state of good repair.
  • Immediately report defects in the motor vehicle on becoming aware of such defect, to management.
  • Immediately report any problems experienced in providing the services to management.
  • Comply with all rules and procedures set by the Company relating to the driving of the motor vehicle, the delivery service and vehicle and tanker maintenance and cleanliness.
  • Take all reasonable steps to ensure that no damage is caused either to the motor vehicle or to the contents of any load conveyed.
  • Safety clothing (protective boots and overalls) to be worn at all times.
  • Check roadworthiness of truck and tanker before commencing duties.
  • Check pre start inspection list on daily log sheet and sign off accordingly.
  • Check tanker for water leaks weekly and sign off on daily log sheet.
  • Report all problems on daily log sheet.
  • Check fuel and oil levels.  Follow fill up procedure if required.
  • Check that wheels are tight and inflated.
  • Record mileage at start of each trip i.e. at mill and at end of each trip, i.e. back at the mill,on the daily log sheet.
  • Ensure that your cell phone is on and that you can also be contacted after hours.
  • Familiarise yourself with the Standard work Procedures (On site) for Bulk Tanker Drivers.
  • Always treat customers with respect.
  • Be friendly and courteous to everyone that you come in contact with during your daily work.

Scope of Job

Render an effective and efficient delivery service to the company’s customers on a daily basis and responsible for vehicles and feed at any one time.  This job demands a high degree of responsibility.  

Minimum Qualifications

  • Preferably Matric (Grade 12)
  • Valid Public Drivers Permit
  • Valid Code EC drivers license (no endorsements)
  • No criminal record

Experience Required 

  • Customer liaison experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years recent extra heavy vehicle driving experience.
  • Ability to speak, read and write English


  • Confident, assertive self-starter.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Patient, methodical and trustworthy.
  • Presentable and articulate with the ability to get along with all levels.
  • Discretion, professionalism, confidentiality and an ability to make sound judgements
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Highly organised, efficient and proactive.

Applicants must submit a comprehensive CV, with work-related references to hrsa@deheus.com

Closing date:    19 January 2024

Please note that only applicants who meet the stipulated minimum requirements will be considered. If you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date, kindly consider your application unsuccessful. De Heus reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised.