Driver and Warehouse Assistant
Job Type
Full-time
Description

POSITION TITLE: Driver and Warehouse Assistant 

RESPONSIBLE TO: Logistics and Food Resourcing Manager

HOURS: 40 Hours / Week 

CLASS: NON-EXEMPT 

SALARY: $18.50/Hour 

BENEFITS: Eligible for health, vision, and dental insurance the first of the month following 30 days of employment with other benefits eligibility after a 90-day mutual introductory period is completed. 


SUMMARY OF POSITION: This position is responsible for driving non-CDL rated box trucks to pick up food from local food donors and making deliveries to partner agencies while adhering to proper food storage and handling procedures, proper maintenance of equipment, and food tracking using established record and inventory systems. Represents FOOD For Lane County to the public and provides excellent customer service. This position is also responsible for working in a warehouse environment to pull orders, sort donated product, and maintain a clean workspace. 


STATEMENT OF INCLUSION: We value a diverse workforce as vital to carrying out our mission. We seek to include diverse perspectives that are representative of our community. To that end, we are committed to equitable hiring practices, even if they require more time and effort, to ensure our ability to build a diverse workforce. We know that systemic confidence-gaps and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates, so please don’t hesitate to apply – we’d love to hear from you!


PRIMARY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  

· Picks up food donations in a timely, courteous and efficient manner

· Delivers orders to partner agencies

· Establishes and maintains excellent relationships with donors and agency representatives

· Ensures proper storage, stacking and temperature control for food products

· Tracks food donations and distribution using established record and inventory system

· Ensures food safety during transport and resolve food handling problems with donors

· Maintains food donation records and daily receiving records

· Unloads and organizes product in warehouse

· Return dunnage (bread racks and/or milk crates to donors, etc.)

· Supervises driver-assistant volunteers

· Fills in for other drivers when necessary

· Maintains vehicle and food handling equipment in a food safe and sanitary condition

· Maintains vehicle according to best practices and manufacturer’s specifications

· Maintains clean vehicle exterior and interior

· Provides excellent customer service, being professional in demeanor, appearance, and actions

· Function as part of a team while demonstrating strong communication skills with peers and supervisors. There may be days where you work in several different capacities and answer to several different supervisors. 

· Assist in daily preparation of orders (picking product and building pallets)

· Assist with loading and unloading of vehicles and inventory control (quick and accurate identification of codes, completion of related documentation) 

· Sorting donated food products


OTHER TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintains neat and clean personal appearance (shirts provided)
  • Represents FOOD For Lane County (FFLC) to the public with knowledge and respect
  • Attends the following regularly scheduled meetings:
    • Monthly All Staff meetings
    • Weekly Operations Team meetings
  • Engages in ongoing program planning with FFLC staff
  • Helps in the warehouse when driving tasks do not fill a complete assigned shift (generally an eight-hour day)
  • Occasional overtime and weekend work for special events
  • Performs other tasks as requested by supervisor

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS: We value all forms of experience including, unpaid work, lived experience, education, and training.

  • Must have a safe driving record, a valid Oregon driver’s license, and be in compliance with FOOD For Lane County’s insurance carrier's requirements to drive a company vehicle 
  • Ability to operate vehicles, forklifts and other warehouse equipment
  • Ability to perform strenuous and repetitive physical labor, frequently lifting up to 50 pounds repetitively and occasionally lifting and moving objects up to 75 pounds
  • Ability to safely push and pull pallets up to 2,000 pounds while operating a pallet jack
  • Ability to follow standardized procedures and creatively problem-solve when needed
  • Ability to prepare written reports and maintain inventory control records
  • Must possess a current and valid Food Handler’s Card (or obtain upon hire)
  • Must be alcohol and drug free
  • Must be responsible and self-managed 
  • All offers for employment are contingent on a satisfactory background check

*The use of a smart phone will be necessary to meet the requirements of this position. FFLC will provide a company phone or monthly reimbursement towards a personal phone plan.


NOTE: Job descriptions are not intended to be and should not be construed as exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with a job. They are intended to be accurate reflections of principal job elements essential for making fair pay decisions about jobs  


Reasonable Accommodations: Food for Lane County, complies with federal, state, and local laws regarding reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Human Resources, 541.343.2822


FFLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, diverse ability, or any other characteristic protected under local, state or federal law.
 

Salary Description
$18.50 / hour