JOB TITLE: Delivery Driver FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
REPORTS TO: Field Supervisor/Transportation Manager
DATE: May 2012
GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
Efficiently deliver produce to customers, rotate their coolers, process paperwork accurately, follow driver safety rules and provide professional customer service. Assist in the warehouse loading trucks, palletizing product and performing other duties at the request of the Dispatchers, Supervisor or Manager.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Run routes efficiently, meeting or exceeding designated route times.
Rotate coolers for customers in confined spaces.
Call in when customer does not receive their entire order (shorts).
Handle company equipment properly and perform pre-trip inspection.
Follow all company policies, safety rules and preferred work methods.
Report accidents and injuries including any damage to equipment and/or property immediately.
Must remain in compliance with DOT guidelines (i.e. participation in random drug/alcohol testing, DMV driving record pull notice).
Handle any customer complaints professionally.
Responsible for upkeep of vehicles at end of shift (clean cab and box).
Must have positive attitude.
Work overtime if required as requested.
Good attendance and adherence to the work schedule.
Perform other task as directed by Dispatch and/or Management.
Knowledge of the Southern California area.
Experience in handling money preferred.
A valid California Commercial Drivers License (CDL), Class A or B.
Proven ability to interact with a variety of people and work with all levels within the organization in a professional manner.
Proven ability to communicate effectively in English and perform simple arithmetic.
Team player, self-motivated and able to work in a fast pace environment.
All DOT hiring requirements met.
No DUI/DWI within the last three years.
No multiple DUI/DWI.
No more than (2) two moving violations in the past three years and/or one DOT recordable.
Proven ability to communicate effectively in a positive manner, follow through on directions and organize effectively to satisfy the customers’ needs.
Basic produce or foodservice experience preferred.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or G.E.D. required.
One year route delivery experience or applicable background driving a straight truck.
One year of verifiable commercial driving experience.
Frequent moving of product up to 50 lbs during the shift; infrequent moving up to 80 lbs.
Must be able to climb on and off the box of the truck.
Frequent bending, squatting, pushing, and pulling.
Must be able to work in confined spaces.
Must be able to withstand temperature variations, weather conditions.
Be able to maneuver a two wheeler with up to 300 lbs., down a ramp and through other customer areas.
Stand for extended periods of time, bend, stoop, reach, push, pull, squat, pivot body, and walk.
Use hands to sweep and pick up debris.
Handle and feel objects and/or equipment controls; reach with hands and arms.
Must have the ability to drive, talk and hear; must be able to hear warning horns on moving machinery and equipment.
Specific vision abilities required to perform this job include close and distance vision, depth perception, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
Must exhibit a required level of endurance, energy, and strength to successfully perform position.
Must have the ability to work in a cold cooler environment (40 degrees and below).
Stacking product on hand truck and walking up and down ramp throughout day while controlling hand truck.
Working outdoors and in warehouse
This Job Description is not an employment contract. The company reserves the right to change the job description and the job duties at any time without notice. I certify that I understand the job description, I possess the above qualifications, and that I can perform each of the above functions with or without an accommodation.
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