Transportation Specialist - Delivery Driver (CDL - Class B)
Job Type
Full-time, Part-time
Description

Regular Full-time and Temporary Part-time Positions Available

Starting Hourly Rate: $22.50 - $23.50


The Food Share provides ALL employees with the following benefits:

  • Competitive pay
  • 12 paid holidays each year
  • Earned vacation and sick leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401K retirement contributions

Regular Full-Time Employees who work 30 or more hours per week are also eligible to receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, Vision and Dental Insurance
  • Disability, Life Insurance, and AD&D Insurance

** These positions are Open Until Filled – Applications will be reviewed as they are received. For immediate consideration, apply soon!


This position is eligible for a 5% bilingual differential if the successful candidate meets the Food Share standard on our Spanish bilingual test.


Position Overview - Transportation Specialist - Delivery Driver (CDL - Class B)


We distribute nutritious food for individuals and families to more than 100 local partners, including food pantries and meal sites, and deliver Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors and adults with disabilities. We operate an urban farm and support a network of community gardens that connect people and their food and mobilize community members to address systemic issues that lead to hunger. Thousands of local volunteers, advocates and donors bring our mission to life every day. 


Our Mission: “to bring people together to end hunger and its root causes.”


At the Food Share, our commitment is to:

  • Treat all people as our neighbor.
  • Encourage creativity and be willing to take risks.
  • Listen first and seek to understand.
  • Focus on shared goals.
  • Celebrate diversity, ensure dignity, and act equitably.


Summary of Role:

Safely loads and unloads trucks at warehouse sites, picks up and delivers food and goods on time, ensuring delivery accuracy, while providing excellent customer service.


Core Areas of Responsibility

  • Food Pickups and deliveries.
  • Inventory and Order Fulfillment.
  • Community Relations.

**This position has no supervisory responsibilities but may provide guidance and training to retail establishments and/or volunteers.


Areas of Responsibility, Evaluation and Essential Functions:

  • Food Pickups and deliveries.
  • Performs preventative and routine maintenance on assigned truck.
  • Performs pre-operational checks daily to ensure belts, tires, batteries and wipers are serviceable and all required safety equipment is present and operates properly. Checks lights, fluids and maintains records. Keeps vehicle clean inside and out, presenting a good view to the public.
  • Drives truck to pick up and deliver food and other products as assigned.
  • Loads and unloads truck using pallet jacks and forklifts. Counts or weighs product as loaded and unloaded from truck. Ensures truck is immediately unloaded upon delivery to MPFS, with product in appropriate places (cooler, frozen, etc).
  • Maintains a current food handler’s card and follows the proper food handling requirements.
  • Always maintains a tobacco free environment in the truck.
  • Immediately informs supervisor of any accidents or incidents occurring while on the job.
  • Performs weekly pallet jack inspections.
  • Inventory and order fulfillment.
  • Verifies receipt of inventory loaded on trucks; safeguards inventory while in transit and at point of delivery or pick up, provides receipt upon delivery, and returns copy to Receiving Coordinator and informs Coordinator of any discrepancies.
  • Weighs product and accurately records weights into Inventory software.
  • Oversees and assists with filling, staging, and loading outgoing orders and other various warehouse and maintenance tasks as assigned.
  • Community Relations.
  • Check’s delivery schedule daily to ensure agency delivery is accurate and on time. Looks for delivery efficiency opportunities in schedules.
  • Ensures member agencies are contacted when a delivery is going to be 15 minutes, or more, outside of predetermined schedule.
  • Treats all agencies, donors, and people from the community with courtesy and warms them with a smile.
  • Treats all pick-ups and deliveries with the same level of importance.
  • Other duties as assigned[1]


Job Conditions:

Work may be performed seated for prolonged periods of time, in addition to heavy, vigorous physical activities. Computer and keyboard work may also be required. Work more than 40 hours per week during peak business periods may be required. Will regularly lift, move, and carry objects in excess of 70 pounds. During regular retail store visits, work is subject to varying indoor and outdoor temperatures and road and walkway surface in all seasons. May work or travel out of the local area and work outside normal working hours, such as evenings and weekends, on occasion.


Remote work is NOT possible for this position.


The Food Share provides essential services to our neighbors in Marion and Polk counties. As a result, all Food Share employees may be asked to report to work during local public health, weather, or other environmental emergencies.

Requirements

 Education and/or Experience; Certificates, /Licenses/Registrations:

  • Prior delivery and pick up experience preferred.
  • CDL class B license required.
  • Experience in safely shipping and receiving goods with ability to accurately count and receipt food.
  • Experience in making minor vehicle repairs and performing routine maintenance.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must obtain forklift and pallet jack certification within 30 days of hire and possess and maintain current Oregon Food Handler’s Card.
  • Must possess Oregon driver’s license and auto insurance and acceptable driving history for the last three years.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen and full background check, including driving record check.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • The ability to do multiple calculations and add them together in your head.
  • Reading skills required.
  • Ability to make deliveries and pickups on time with proper documentation while building good relationships with others. Must maintain positive customer service attitude and courteous working relationships with staff, board, volunteers, donors, and members of the public.
  • Capable of performing repetitive, sustained heavy lifting sometimes more than 70 pounds with strenuous activity not limited to heavy lifting.
  • Ability to push/pull loads up to 1,500 pounds on carts and pallet jacks.
  • Ability to work well under pressure with frequent interruptions and shifting priorities. Ability to exercise sound judgement daily.
  • Proven ability to work in a safe, accurate, timely and efficient manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to submit timely, accurate inventory reports.
  • Punctual and reliable.
  • The ability to multitask.
Salary Description
$22.50-$23.50/hour