Delivery Driver, Oakland
The Sleep Train, Inc. - Oakland, CA

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DESCRIPTION

Sleep Train, is seeking energetic and outgoing Drivers for its Oakland, California Distribution Center. This Distribution Center services customers throughout the greater Bay Area. We are interested in goal oriented individuals who possess a passion for providing excellent customer service and who embody the skills to complete required tasks in a safe, efficient manner. With over 230 locations, 1,500 employees and $320 million in annual sales, The Sleep Train, Inc. is looking for leadership minded employees to join our team! We offer an excellent training program to ensure success within this role and a generous benefits package.

Sleep Train Enterprises is the parent company of Sleep Train Mattress Centers(California), Mattress Discounters (California) and Sleep Country USA (Washington and Oregon). Our enterprise is an established leader in the bedding industry, ranked 4th in the Top 25 Bedding Retailers in 2006. Our stores cover the West Coast from the southern border of California to the northern border of Washington. Each division continues to expand by committing to excellent customer service, implementation of great employee ideas, and through the hard work of a highly trained staff. The President of Sleep Train, Dale Carlsen, believes that one can become successful by surrounding themselves with talented people. For this reason we highly value our employees and strive to make working with us an enjoyable experience for all.

Sleep Train is an employee owned company. Our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is a retirement plan that allows our employee owners to share in the success of the company. This benefit is provided, at no cost, to our eligible employees.

DUTIES

At Sleep Train, we believe the customer service that we provide is what sets us apart. The Delivery Team is responsible for ensuring that every customer receives the best delivery experience they have ever had. This is accomplished by delivering in a safe, timely, and professional manner and making sure that the customer is satisfied.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF A DELIVERY DRIVER:
  • Load/unload delivery trucks and vendor shipments
  • Safe and appropriate driving of delivery trucks
  • Maintaining truck safety and efficient operation and reports any damage to vehicle, customer property, company stores
  • Provide exceptional customer service ensuring timely deliveries, CODs and call-backs
  • Delivery and set up of new merchandise and removal of old products
  • Inventory control
  • Efficient route planning and execution
  • Warehouse maintenance
  • Verify correct product loaded for delivery
  • Refuel vehicles
  • Other duties may be assigned
QUALIFICATIONS

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
The successful applicant should be able to handle the above essential duties and responsibilities along with possessing the following qualifications.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must have two years of personal driving experience
  • Basic computer knowledge including ability to locate customer homes using online mapping tools or ability to navigate via map books and GPS equipment.
  • High School diploma or general education degree; or prior experience and or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to read maps and interpret documents such as safety rules and operating manuals.
  • Ability to effectively read, speak and communicate in English.
  • Must have exceptional follow through to instructions, communication skills and the ability to interact with a wide range of people.
  • Drivers must complete the full training program within 90 days of hire date. "Full Training Program" includes, but is not limited to all book work and tests, on route check sheets, a class on map reading and the Thomas Guide, and a written/oral final. Drivers must pass Smith System Training and a final driving evaluation conducted by an On Route Trainer or the Driver Training Manager.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal simple to complex instruction and react and respond to emergencies and make decisions
  • Valid "Class C" California driver's license.
  • Must have no more than one DMV "point" on driving record initially, may not exceed two DMV points during employment, and must be insurable under the company's current insurance policy.
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • The ability to work in a pressure sensitive environment
  • The ability to work well with others
  • Dependable and trustworthy
  • The employee must be able to lift and move 125 pounds
  • Must be available to work evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Experience driving 16'-24' straight box truck preferred
At Sleep Train, we believe the customer service that we provide is what sets us apart. The Delivery Team is responsible for ensuring that every customer receives the best delivery experience they have ever had. This is accomplished by delivering in a safe, timely, and professional manner and making sure that the customer is satisfied.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF A DELIVERY DRIVER:
  • Load/unload delivery trucks and vendor shipments
  • Safe and appropriate driving of delivery trucks
  • Maintaining truck safety and efficient operation and reports any damage to vehicle, customer property, company stores
  • Provide exceptional customer service ensuring timely deliveries, CODs and call-backs
  • Delivery and set up of new merchandise and removal of old products
  • Inventory control
  • Efficient route planning and execution
  • Warehouse maintenance
  • Verify correct product loaded for delivery
  • Refuel vehicles
  • Other duties may be assigned

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