Facilitate the efficient movement of cargo from donor locations to facilities, from stores to customer’s homes and recycling center delivery. Drivers are seen as the “Face of St. Vincent de Paul” and must be polite and professional by acknowledging the donors and partners with a warm greeting and thanking them.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Drives a truck with a capacity of 2 tons to transport and deliver cargo and materials
- Follows direction of management and supervisory personnel as instructed and works independently without direct supervision when on road
- Maintains radio/telephone contact with Manager to receive instructions, report a donation non-pickup or receive new pickup requests
- Use of company cell phones only when stopped; no Texting.
- Contacts donor on day of pickup and confirms pickup time and notes call on route sheet
- Assists loading and unloading truck manually in a safe manner, using proper lifting techniques and company approved tools as needed
- Properly secures donated cargo as required
- Understands all picked-up property is the property of SVdP
- Follows “What We Take and What We Don’t Take” list
- Immediately reports all accidents or incidents involving company equipment, including all moving violations received in company vehicle and personal vehicle to the manager
- Complies with required emergency responses to hazardous material spills or incidents as required by situation
- Completes driving schedule in a timely manner while being monitored by Truck Tracker system for idle time, speeding and location
- Presents a professional image with donors and staff in appearance (wears proper uniform), performance and communication
- Reports to Manager any performance issues with the Driver Helper
- Other duties as assigned
Reports and Equipment Responsibilities:
- Cleans cab and sweeps out trailers; inspects truck and reports needed repairs
- Checks fluids and fuels as needed
- Returns SVdP tools (dollies, ladders etc.) to proper storage and reports to manager items needed for repair or missing.
- Keeps accurate records of stops and delays, including a daily Truck Fleet Report, or any other records required by law
Organization Mission and Policies:
- Supports and demonstrates excellent customer assistance by following the SVdP Customer Service Motto to “Valuable Customers with Distinction and Purpose” which defines “our valuable customers” as both internal and external; i.e. co-workers, neighbors, donators, vendors, organizational contacts and thrift store consumers.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
- Two (2) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
- Class E Chauffeur’s License in good standing
SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS
Driving and loading/unloading safety (Intermediate level)
Read, analyze and interpret the complex documents
Manage projects within a team
Work in a highly organized, thorough, and detail-oriented manner
Work without direct supervision on the road
Oral and written communication to wide and varied audiences
Regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift up to 100+ pounds
Regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear
Occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.