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Route Driver

Company: Food Bank for Larimer County
Location: Loveland
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Classification: Non-exempt; hourly

Base Pay: $16.00 per hour

Position Type: Full-time / 40 hours per week

Expected Hours of Work: Mon-Fri; 6:00a to 2:30p with the ability to flex hours to accommodate business needs

Location: Main Administration- 5706 Wright Dr. Loveland, CO 80538

Reports To: Food Resource & Transportation Manager

Summary: This position is responsible for safely operating a standard 26 straight, non-CDL box truck to pick-up, transport, and deliver food products from in-town and state-wide partner sites to/from designated locations, load and unload the trailer at most stops, and assist with general warehouse duties as assigned. Lastly, this position is expected to maintain good relationships with all donors through excellent customer service while always presenting a positive company image and championing the Food Bank for Larimer Countys mission.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties or responsibilities associated with the job. Other job-related duties may be assigned.

  • Safely operate a 26 straight box truck in order to pick-up, transport, and deliver food throughout the state of Colorado in a timely manner based on route schedules and scheduled pick-ups.

  • Inspect product donations to ensure that Food Safety and Defense standards are met and maintain a current Food Safety certification provided by the organization.

  • Adhere to Food Safety standards by maintaining and logging food temperatures, properly handling prepared and/or perishable foods, and ensuring donors are doing the same.

  • Understand and follow all Feeding America donation guidelines.

  • Act in a professional manner at all times, maintaining positive working relationships with donors, coworkers and the public.

  • Support special events, as needed, which may be held during evening and/or weekend times.

  • Adhere to Department of Transportation (DOT) and State mandated rules to include, but not limited to, compliance with maintaining current licensing, certifications, medical cards, clean driving record, driving logs, and vehicle inspection & maintenance logs.

  • Maintain our vehicles in a clean and working condition by reporting all malfunctions and supporting the transportation manager in transporting vehicles to/from repair shop.

  • Complete daily documentation to report accurate amount of food acquisitioned and enter receipts into out electronic database (CERES).

  • Effectively communicate with the transportation team and Manager of any changes, delays, or other problems with the route on a regular and frequent basis with supporting documentation as applicable.

  • Assist with general warehouse duties to include, but not limited to, loading, unloading, receiving, and inventory.

  • Adhere to FBLC Safety standards and OSHA regulations to ensure workplace safety. When operating company equipment or vehicles adhere to safety standards and ensure others are as well.

  • Operate a forklift in a warehouse and trailer-loading environment.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Competencies: Exceptional communication skills, collaborative mindset, strong leadership competency, organizational Skills, teamwork oriented, exceptional time management skill, reasoning ability with ability to make sound decisions under pressure, mathematical skills (add, subtract, multiply, & divide in all units of measure using common fractions and decimals, interpersonal skills of persuasiveness, influence, or assertiveness, as well as sensitivity to the point of view of others, including generational and cultural competency and awareness.

Education and Experience: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 1-2 years of driving experience. Forklift operating experience is preferred.

Pre-employment screening requirements: Ability to pass a drug test, pass a WorkSTEPS job-specific test, possess a valid Colorado drivers license with a good driving record as verified with an MVR check, and possess a current forklift certification or be able to obtain certification at the expense of the organization.

Language Skills and Ability: Ability to read, write, speak, and understand the English language at a professional level with preference of bi-lingual in Spanish.

Computer Skills: Must be proficient in all Microsoft Office applications, with ability to demonstrate strong Excel knowledge. Experience with Inventory Management and Project Management systems is preferred. Previous experience with Microsoft Navision Ceres 2009 favored.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None.

Work Environment: This is a driving position and works in a warehouse setting, with outdoor exposure during the workday.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear with or without aid, walk for short or extended periods of time, stand for short or extended periods of time, sit for short and extended periods of time, kneel, crouch, crawl, stoop, bend repeatedly, pull, reach above the shoulder with hands and arms, regularly use hands to finger, grasp, handle, feel, pull, climb stairs or ladders, step up and down at least 29 inches, balance, write, count, read, analyze, alphabetize, and frequently lift and/or move objects up to 25 lbs., occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 55 lbs., frequently push or pull objects up to 75 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, color vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Travel: Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.

Note: In instances of a federal, state, or locally declared emergency, Food Bank for Larimer County is typically considered an essential service and emergency responder; all employees may be called in to perform regular or emergent duties.

Keywords: Food Bank for Larimer County, Loveland , Route Driver, Other , Loveland, Colorado

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