Job opening: Driver (Class A) Lafayette facility

Job opening: DRIVER (CLASS A) Lafayette Facility

Position Summary
Safely and efficiently operates company vehicles to make food deliveries to our partner agencies, pickup food donations from donors and follows all DOT Rules/Regulations. Monitors the physical and mechanical condition of vehicles to help maintain a safe and efficient truck fleet.

Duties and Responsibilities (not all inclusive)
• Timely and professional execution of pickups, deliveries, and relocation of product.
• Inspect product donations to ensure that safety and sanitation standards are met.
• Develop and maintain rapport with donors, agencies, and volunteers to foster continued support and professional working relationships.
• Perform duties in accordance with the company’s safety policies and injury prevention guidelines.
• Maintain accurate and complete logs, route sheets, etc.
• Maintain all licenses, certifications, and medical cards as defined by the company, DOT, state, federal, and industry-mandated requirements.
• Perform routine inspection, light maintenance, and cleaning of assigned vehicles and equipment, reporting problems, defects, and repairs to management immediately.
• Assist in general warehouse duties when not actively involved in driving duties.
• Assist in maintaining clean, safe, and orderly facilities and grounds.
• Attend community-based functions and company-sponsored meetings as appropriate (e.g., special events, food drives, professional development workshops, staff meetings, etc.)
• Complies with all SHFB policies and procedures.
• Maintain professional and courteous conduct.
• Perform other duties as assigned to meet company needs.

Qualifications
Minimum of two (2) years professional truck driving experience, preferably in a food-related environment. Valid Louisiana Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Up-to-date medical card and an acceptable driving record. Forklift certification a plus or experience operating a forklift with willingness to obtain certification.

Skills and Capabilities:
• Ability to drive a box truck and to operate standard warehouse equipment including, but not limited to, pallet jacks, forklifts, and dock levelers.
• Familiarity with parishes in southwest Louisiana.
• Ability to work steadily and independently with minimum supervision and to follow standardized procedures.
• Must be able to work in extreme weather conditions—both heat and cold—and to work within varying indoor temperatures (e.g., freezers, coolers, and buildings that are not temperature controlled).
• Capable of safely exerting force and/or lifting or moving up to 50 pounds frequently, and heavier items occasionally.
• Walk, sit, squat, bend, twist, and reach at various heights above and below shoulder level.
• Must have basic math skills and have the ability to read, comprehend, and follow instructions.
• Basic computer knowledge helpful to complete electronic timecards, access email, etc.
• Proven ability to establish and maintain good relationships with people of various ages, educational, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
• Ability to work within an organization emphasizing teamwork, excellence, and accountability.
• Commitment to the mission of Second Harvest Food Bank.

Allowable Substitutions: Combination of education, experience, and/or training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and competencies for the position may be substituted for education.

How to Apply:  TWO WAYS TO APPLY
1. Email resume and cover letter to jobs@secondharvest.org. Type “Driver ” as the only content in the subject line of your email. OR….
2. Apply in person at Second Harvest Food Bank, 215 E. Pinhook Road, Lafayette, LA 70501, Mon–Fri, 7:30 am–4:00 pm.

Second Harvest Food Bank is an equal opportunity employer.

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