​Loader, Chemicals
Alabama - Axis
Reports To
Formulations Manager
FLSA Classification

Job Function

AMVAC’s Loader position at the AXIS manufacturing site is responsible for the safe and environmentally sustainable loading and unloading of various forms of transport.  Loaders are responsible for loading tank trucks, railcars, and containers with liquids, powders, and pellets as well as keeping records and completing paperwork.  AMVAC’s manufacturing plant is located in Axis, Alabama, and operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  

AMVAC®, an American Vanguard Company, has successfully served the results-driven global markets through the development, manufacturing, and marketing of products for agricultural and commercial use.  AMVAC offers competitive pay, amazing benefits, and room for growth!

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Operate Forklifts, Track Mobile and Yard tractor
  • Work with all of the plant unloading and loading systems including piping, pumps, and load meters
  • Load tank trucks, ISO containers, and railcars
  • Assist with drumming procedures
  • Accurately complete all paperwork, bills of lading, and manifests
  • Troubleshoot unexpected unloading and loading events
  • Working knowledge of how the carriers are contacted
  • Work with operations and supervision to keep tank levels sufficient to keep the plants running with no downtime
  • Comply and ensure compliance with all regulatory safety, regulatory, and environmental requirements
  • Comply and ensure compliance with all company policies, practices, and lawful directives
  • Perform other assignments as required and directed by management


Skills & Qualifications

  • 1+ years of loading & unloading experience loading trucks, tanks, and railcars
  • Previous experience loading & unloading hazardous chemicals preferred
  • Ability to work with various chemicals and hazardous materials safely
  • Work various shifts, including weekends & on call
  • Meet the physical needs of the job including climbing stairs, wearing respiratory protection, and safely lifting at least 75 lbs
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Basic math calculations and ability to complete paperwork legibly
  • Become knowledgeable of all plant chemical products, raw materials, and wastes for safe handling
  • Must be able to pass training for forklift, yard dog, and track mobile
  • Become D.O.T. certified
  • Able to work as a team member as well as independently
  • Be prompt, dependable, and have a good attendance record
  • Participate in the respiratory program which includes being clean-shaven and wearing a respirator when safety needs dictate
  • Random drug tests & safety monthly blood draw program required
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check and physical

Education Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • AIDT Training strongly preferred


AMVAC Offers:

  • Compensation commensurate to experience
  • Health insurance including Medical, Dental, Vision,
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is available
  • Life and AD&D Insurance 
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with employer match
  • Employee Stock Purchasing Plan with Employee Discount
  • Vacation, Sick & Holiday Pay & more

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AMVAC, an American Vanguard company, successfully serves global markets through development, manufacturing and marketing of products for agricultural and commercial use. (NYSE: AVD)

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

AMVAC is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment background checks and substance abuse testing.

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