Truck Driver – Class A

Accountable to: Distribution & Logistics Manager
Department: Operations
Employment Status: Non-exempt             
Hours: Full Time
Location: Fargo

Position Purpose
The Class A Truck Driver is responsible for the safe operation of a semi-tractor/trailer to pick up food donations and deliver food orders to charitable agencies in an effort to reduce hunger across the state, which may require overnight stays on a monthly basis. This position is responsible for adhering to all applicable motor vehicle laws and regulations for over-the-road operation. The Class A Truck Driver is responsible for handling, storing, processing and distributing food products and ensuring inventory tracking of pickups and deliveries. In collaboration with the Shipping and Receiving Manager, this position will work within the warehouse to process orders and ensure facility cleanliness in accordance with the American Institute of Baking (AIB) accreditation standards. With our values of passion, service and innovation at the forefront, this position will advance the mission of the Great Plains Food Bank to end hunger together and our vision of a hunger-free North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota.

Core Accountabilities and Essential Duties

  1. Route Delivery

The Class A truck driver picks up and delivers product along assigned route.

  • Drives semi-tractor/trailer for the purpose of transporting products to/from specified destinations.
  • Ensures the safe operation and proper loading of assigned trailer.
  • Operates forklift and utilizes other equipment/tools to load/unload orders.
  • Identifies and plans safe routes to ensure economical use of time and equipment.
  • Picks up products from food donors and delivers product to charitable organizations.
  • Ensures orders and product are processed in accordance with standards.
  • Inspects products.
  • Loads and unloads product.
  • Ensures inventory matches intake and order paperwork.
  • Maintains logs of picked up and delivered product.
  1. Vehicle Maintenance/Inspection

The Class A truck driver monitors vehicle for routine maintenance needs.

  • Conducts daily and periodic tractor and trailer inspections to ensure proper working condition.
  • Reports issues/needs to supervisor.
  • Performs light vehicle maintenance duties, including fluid checks.
  • Ensures proper fueling and cleanliness.
  • Completes proper inspection and maintenance paperwork for reporting purposes.
  1. Warehouse Work

The Class A truck driver assists in distribution, inventory, and cleaning activities in the warehouse.

  • Assists with shipping/receiving of orders including loading and unloading of trucks.
  • Checks-in merchandise and track inventory.
  • Picks orders from warehouse floor or refrigerator/freezer section.
  • Moves merchandise from receiving and storage areas to shipping or designated areas.
  • Sweeps, dusts or mops warehouse to ensure cleanliness and orderliness in accordance with standards and regulations.
  1. Reporting/Paperwork

The Class A truck driver ensures thorough and timely completion of driving and inventory reporting.

  • Completes logs/driving paperwork as required.
  • Files order pick up/drop off inventory sheets.
  • Maintains records of merchandise loaded and unloaded and distributed.
  • Keeps accurate inventory and item weights to ensure conformance to procedures and regulations.
  • Completes other paperwork as needed/required.
  1. Other Duties
    • Establishes and maintains effective, courteous relationships with employees, supervisors, clients, vendors, and the general public.
    • Attends meetings and trainings as required.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience
Successful candidates for this position must have a high school diploma. Candidates must have a valid Class A driver’s license and DOT Medical Card or ability to obtain one upon hire. Forklift Certification required within 60 days of employment. Serv Safe Certification required within first year of employment.

Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with multi-faceted demands and deadlines
  • Organized and detail oriented, yet flexible with an adaptable personal style
  • Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others
  • to 80% daily travel a specific regional market
  • Flexibility to attend meetings and events in evenings and/or on weekends
  • Willing to travel and fill in for BMFRP driver as needed

Mental/Physical Demands
Significant requirement to exert intense physical effort with a consistent need to lift and bend. Exertion may require pushing, pulling and/or carrying greater than 50 lbs. requiring some physical discomfort. May require unusual environmental stress such as working at great heights or under extreme outdoor weather conditions. Safety precautions are required. Usually normal concentration and deadlines with periodic periods of sustained deadline pressure. Work may involve changing problems, circumstances or demand. Work potentially involves some risk to personal safety of injury, illness or health arising from the environment or the public/clients.

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About the Great Plains Food Bank
Now in its 38th year, the Great Plains Food Bank serves as North Dakota’s only food bank. Its partner network includes nearly 200 food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, and other charitable feeding programs operating more than 100 communities across N.D. and Clay County, Minn. Since 1983, the Great Plains Food Bank, through its array of innovative direct service programs and partner network, have distributed more than 175 million meals to children, seniors, and families in need. The Great Plains Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network, and was named the Not-for-Profit of the Year in 2018 by the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce.

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