Transport Specialist-Retail Driver
Salem, OR Operations
Job Type

Transport Specialist-Retail Driver

  • 1 Full-Time, Regular Position out of our Salem Office/Warehouse
  • 1 Full-Time, Limited Duration Position out of our Woodburn Location- AWARE Pantry (End Date for position anticipated between June 30 and September 30, 2023)

Starting Hourly Rate - $16.88 - $19.60

Full-Time, Benefit Eligible Positions


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 and Limited Duration 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!

These positions are eligible for a 5% bilingual differential if the successful candidate meets the Food Share standard on our Spanish bilingual test. 

Position Overview

Marion Polk Food Share is the regional food bank serving Marion and Polk Counties. Support from our local community makes it possible for the Food Share to collect and distribute nutritious food for children, adults and seniors through more than 100 partner programs, including food pantries, meal sites and home-delivered meals and to carry out programs to address the root causes of hunger.

The mission of Marion Polk Food Share is “To bring people together to end hunger and its root causes in Marion and Polk counties, because no one should be hungry.”

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

Statement of Purpose: We at the Food Share promote a local presence to enrich the communities we serve. To accomplish this goal, this position provides exceptional customer service and a positive experience for members of the public who join with us to end hunger. The Retail Driver plays an essential role in the safe and efficient flow of retail product from community retail partners, through the warehouse and out to the partner agencies.

Summary of Role: Marion Polk Food Share drivers do much more than drive. Although safe driving is of high importance, being the face of our organization to our retail store partners and the community at large is the primary role of this position. The Retail Driver is the Food Share representative our partner stores see week after week. This position will develop strong relationships that create value and trust with our retail partners. The variety of tasks performed on each route will ensure a high level of physical activity and guarantees this position is never bored.

Core Areas of Responsibility

  • Food Pickups and Deliveries.
  • Inventory and Food Safety.
  • Community Relations

This position has no supervisory responsibilities but may provide guidance and training to retail establishments, new staff 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 perishable, retail food and may deliver food and other products as assigned.
  • Unloads and loads truck using pallet jacks. Weighs product at retail store as it gets loaded onto truck. Ensures truck is promptly unloaded upon delivery to the Food Share, with product in appropriate places (cooler, frozen, etc.).
  • Records temperatures for perishable product upon pick-up and delivery to warehouse.
  • Maintains a current food handler’s card and follows the proper food handling requirements.
  • Maintains a tobacco free environment in the truck at all times.
  • Immediately informs supervisor of any accidents or incidents occurring while on the job.
  • May perform weekly pallet jack inspections.

Inventory and order fulfillment.

  • Weighs product and accurately records weights into inventory software using mobile receipting.
  • Verifies temperature of perishable inventory loaded on trucks; safeguards inventory at point of pick up and while in transit.
  • Unloads and stages inbound product in the proper area according to the needs and guidance of the Retail Sort Team while ensuring proper food safety protocol.
  • May assist with product flow between multiple warehouses according to first in, first out (FIFO) standards and/or first expired, first out (FEFO) standards.
  • Assists with other general warehouse duties as needed, such as order pulling, building fresh orders, and warehouse cleaning.

Community Relations.

  • Maintains a regular, retail store route of scheduled daily dock times at partner stores.
  • Ensures partner stores are contacted if there is any delays or changes to predetermined schedule.
  • Treats all donors, agencies, 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.

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 in excess of 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.

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.


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

  • Prior delivery driving, vendor deliveries or warehousing experience preferred.
  • Experience in safely receiving and shipping 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 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.
  • Class B, CDL certification a plus, but not required.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Reading and math skills required.
  • The ability to do multiple calculations and add them together in your head.
  • Ability to make pickups and deliveries 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 in excess of 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
$16.88 - $19.60