Feeding South Florida’s Class A Driver will perform various duties relating to the pick-up/loading, transport, and delivery/unloading of product. These duties will include assignments within the warehouse. The Class A Driver will play a key role in vehicle maintenance and maintaining Quality Control standards of product being transported. The Class A Driver must enjoy meeting, interacting with, and showing appreciation to customers – both internal and external. This position requires enthusiastic interaction with the public and co-workers.
- Pick-up food and grocery items from retail stores, manufacturers, ports, farms, and other food industry partners.
- Deliver food and grocery items to partner agencies, special event sites, distributions, and community partners.
- Inspect, operate, and maintain equipment in a clean, professional, safe and secure manner in accordance with company, USDOT, FLDMV, FMCSA, and OSHA standards. “Equipment” includes, but is not limited to, tractors, trailers, box trucks and other material handling equipment.
- Comply with all company safety policies and report all conditions that require attention to management.
- Ensure, through continuous monitoring and reporting procedures, that all applicable regulatory standards are met.
- Comply with all Feeding South Florida, Feeding America, and other applicable policies and procedures including safe food handling, salvage guidelines, inventory control and distribution procedures.
- Proactively communicate with appropriate stakeholders (i.e. dispatch, donors, partner agencies) associated with each daily task.
- Always transport food items under sanitary conditions, complying with safe food handling regulations, paying attention to proper temperature.
- Establish positive relationships with donors and partner agencies.
- Assist with weighing, loading and unloading of product.
- Inspect products for expiration dates, any signs of contamination, or other signs of unsafe handling and storage.
- Operate equipment under all legal driving rules and maintain safe driving.
- Assist with warehouse functions and operation of equipment as necessary.
- Assist the Leadership Team and Management as necessary.
- Possession of a valid and clean CDL-A license.
- Minimum of 2 years CDL driving experience A
- Ability to work all shifts, nights or weekends.
- Current registration in the FMCSA clearinghouse is preferred
- Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to communicate and interact with a wide variety of people.
- Ability to lift and carry weight in accordance with OSHA standards.
- Basic Math Skills.
- Basic Reading and Writing Skills in the English language.
- Ability to successfully complete trainings related to the safe operation of truck equipment and DOT Safety inspections.
- Ability to successfully complete trainings related to the safe handling of food products.
Ability to prepare written reports accurately.
- Ability to successfully complete training related to the safe operation of warehouse equipment and machinery.
- Capable of following directions.
- Capable of working under pressure, completing various assignments responsibly and in a timely manner.
- Hours of Operation: Although organization hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., this position may work closer to 45-50 hours per week, especially during peak times such as holiday seasons, growing seasons and disaster response. After hours business work is required occasionally throughout the year.
- Environment: This position works in a kitchen setting with long periods of standing, talking and/or visual concentration, and use of kitchen equipment that always requires the highest levels of safety standards. Occasional work will occur in the warehouse or outside in fields and warehouses in inclement weather. The noise is the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
- Travel: FSF serves four counties so there is often same-day travel between the counties, using a personal vehicle, and occasional out of town travel for meetings, conferences or special events.
- OSHA Standards Lifting requirements are 50 pounds and when lifting loads heavier than 50 pounds, use two or more people to lift the load.