Driver 4 Over the Road

Posted: 11/13/2022

About Food Bank of the Rockies

 

Founded in 1978, Food Bank of the Rockies was originally known as the Colorado Food Clearing House. Operating from a 900-square-foot schoolroom in northwest Denver, the fledgling organization collected bread from a nearby Safeway store, our first food donor, and distributed it to Little Sisters of the Poor, our first partner agency. Today, Food Bank of the Rockies has extended its reach across northern Colorado, providing food and supplies to more than 800 hunger-relief programs.

 

Since 1978, Food Bank of the Rockies has provided more than 700 million meals for people in need. In 2021, through our direct service programs and partners, we have distributed over 66 million pounds of food, the equivalent of nearly 54 million meals annually or 226,000 meals every day to children, seniors and families in need. Food Bank of the Rockies is a member of Feeding America and of Feeding Colorado, a consortium of the five food banks operating in Colorado.

Food Bank of the Rockies has a staff of nearly 200 employees at distribution centers in Denver, Wyoming and the Western Slope. 

 

Summary     

The Food Bank of the Rockies Driver will be involved with many driving assignments such as over the road, Grocery Rescue routes, Mobile Pantry routes, and others.  The Driver is responsible for delivering and picking up food products from various locations in the Western Slope area. This role regularly interacts with volunteers, partner agencies, donors, and the general public. 

 

Essential Functions: 

  • Load the truck with outbound food products according to delivery specifications and within Food Bank of the Rockies policies
  • Drive over the road routes to deliver food products to the respective locations in Western Slope and northwest Colorado. Over the road during the week, local pickups and Mobile Pantries on Saturdays.
  • Unload and load food at the respective location, working closely with the Food Bank of the Rockies team, partner agencies, and volunteers 
  • Pick up donations at various Grocery Rescue donor locations for delivery to partners.  
  • Drive local routes to deliver food products to the respective Partner or Mobile Pantry site; may deliver to 1-2 distribution sites per day 
  • Unload and distribute food at the respective Partner or Mobile Pantry site, working closely with the Site Coordinator and volunteers to set up distribution (unloading products, breaking down cases) and clean up (reloading products, breaking down recycle and trash) at each site 
  • Responsible for the overall Mobile Pantry site operations and food distribution in accordance with Food Bank of the Rockies and Feeding America standards 
  • Assist other Programs Department tasks including but not limited to TEFAP & CSFP deliveries 
  • Responsible for maintaining food distribution in accordance with Food Bank of the Rockies and Feeding America standards 
  • Assist with breaking down pallets, disposing of waste, and collecting recyclable materials during and after each distribution 
  • Responsible for maintaining driver logs on Fleetmatics, vehicle inspection, and other maintenance schedules according to DOT regulations 
  • Assist with warehouse duties; record-keeping, waste, inventory counts and sanitation, equipment, building, and grounds 
  • Maintain an organized, clean, and sanitized cab, cargo area, and food handling equipment 
  • Maintain receipts, invoices, and other required paperwork for each site 
  • Maintain food industry standards and certification for proper product handling, storage, and warehouse sanitation 
  • Assist with all necessary record-keeping of inventory, surplus, and waste; as well as assisting with physical inventory counts 
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  
  • Commitment to fulfilling the mission of Food Bank of the Rockies and representing the brand in a positive manner internally and externally 
  • Exercises cultural awareness, including race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, and disability 
  • Demonstrated ability to work compassionately with a wide range of constituents  
  • Able to interact with others in a diplomatic, courteous and positive manner
  • Excellent customer service orientation 
  • Strong work ethic, including organizational and motivational skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently; self-directed, proactive, and independent problem solver 
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain accurate records 
  • Excellent time management skills and demonstrated ability to operate within time constraints of workload  
  • Maintains strong ethical orientation and upholds Food Bank of the Rockies’ standards for integrity 
  • Ability to effectively communicate with, influence, and get work done through others 
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language fluently, and communicate verbally and in writing at a professional level 

 

Work Environment:  

  • Sitting for long periods, standing and walking intermittently 
  • Frequently lifting 50 lbs  
  • Uses heavy equipment daily including forklift, stand up/sit down lift truck, step up pallet jack, and automatic pallet jack 
  • Works in a warehouse environment and is frequently outdoors 
  • Demonstrated ability to bend, twist, kneel, climb, lift, pull, push & perform other warehouse activities 
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, crouch or crawl, talk or hear 
  • Use specific vision abilities, including close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus 

 

Required Qualifications: 

 

  • High School diploma or equivalent required 
  • Must possess a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License and excellent driving record 
  • Minimum 2 years’ prior experience as Commercial Driver  
  • Prior experience working in a warehouse environment is strongly preferred 
  • Forklift experience and certification is a plus 
  • Bilingual a plus 

 

Expected Hours of Work:  

This role is considered full-time, non-exempt, working approximately 40 hours per week. Work schedules vary each week and consist of weekdays, evenings and occasional Saturdays.

 

Compensation:

Hourly: $25.00 per hour

 

Benefits:

Food Bank of the Rockies offers a fulfilling workplace and comprehensive benefits package, including: paid time off; paid sick leave; 10 paid holidays; 401K retirement plan with a 6 percent employer-paid match; and competitive employee health, dental, and vision, including maternity/paternity leave.  We offer 8 hours of volunteer time. 

 

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