Job opening: Warehouse Specialist / Driver

POSITION SUMMARY: This dual-role position fulfills both warehouse and driving responsibilities. Warehouse tasks include receiving, storing, handling, shipping, and preparing product for delivery while maintaining the warehouse in a safe and orderly fashion. Driving functions include collecting and delivering fresh, frozen, and processed food products throughout the company’s service area.

Accountabilities (not all inclusive):

  • Pull orders; pack, wrap, label, and ship product; load and unload vehicles.
  • Receive goods; sort incoming donations into appropriate categories according to established standards and procedures.
  • Verify incoming and outgoing stock for the purpose of ensuring specifications, quantity, and quality of orders are correct.
  • Work efficiently to facilitate the identification, quick retrieval, and dispatch of product (i.e., minimize waste).   
  • Operate and maintain warehouse machinery and equipment (e.g., forklifts, pallet jacks, etc.).
  • Timely and professional execution of pickups, deliveries, and relocation of product.
  • Perform routine inspection, light maintenance, and cleaning of assigned vehicles and equipment, reporting problems, defects, or repairs to management immediately.
  • Maintain accurate and complete logs, route sheets, and other such records.
  • Ensure CDL license and medical certification are kept up-to-date.   
  • Provide quality customer service; develop and maintain rapport with donors, agencies, volunteers, and other business partners to foster continued support and professional working relationships.
  • Adhere to all safety and security guidelines.
  • Maintain clean, safe, orderly, and sanitary vehicles, facilities, and grounds. 

Qualifications:

Minimum two years of professional truck driving experience, preferably in a food-related environment. Valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with an acceptable driving record. Up-to-date medical examiner’s certificate. At least two years of experience assisting in the receipt, storage, and issuance of materials from a centralized stockroom or warehouse. Forklift certification a plus or experience operating a forklift with willingness to obtain certification.

Skills and Capabilities:

The ideal candidate will possess many of these professional and personal abilities and attributes.

  • Ability to drive assigned vehicle and to operate standard warehouse equipment including, but not limited to, pallet jacks, forklifts, dock levelers, and other materials-handling equipment.
  • Familiar with parishes in the company’s service area.
  • Able and willing to work in extreme weather conditions and to work within varying indoor temperatures (e.g., freezers, coolers, and buildings that are not temperature controlled).
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Basic math skills with the ability to read, comprehend, and follow instructions/procedures.  
  • Able to work in a physically demanding environment which includes lifting and/or moving material weighing up to 50 pounds frequently, and heavier items occasionally.
  • Walk, sit, squat, bend, twist, and reach at various heights above and below shoulder level.
  • Basic computer knowledge helpful to complete electronic timecards, access email, etc. 
  • Ability to work in a results-oriented environment and perform against established performance standards
  • Able to work overtime as required.

 

How to Apply:

  1. Apply in-person at Second Harvest Food Bank, 700 Edwards Ave. New Orleans, 70123, Mon. – Fri., 7:30 am – 4:00 pm.     Or….
  2. Email resume and cover letter (with salary requirements) to jobs@secondharvest.org. Type “Warehouse Specialist/Driver” as the only content in the subject line of your email. 

Second Harvest Food Bank is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

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