Job Title: Driver

Position Purpose

The Driver, under the direction of the Logistics Manager, operates a truck that transports cargo to and from specified destinations and loads, secures and unloads cargo. Additionally the Driver will prepare, receive and provide appropriate documentation for the delivery or pick up of goods to ensure timely service.

Job Type: Full Time

FLSA Status: Hourly, Non-exempt

Reports to: Logistics Manager

Essential Functions

  • Prepares truck for operation by inspecting general condition; checking fluid levels and tire pressure; obtaining or scheduling required repairs; validating adherence to roadability standards;
  • Drive store box-truck for pick-up;
  • Loads truck by ordering, placing, and securing items;
  • Serves customers by understanding and resolving or forwarding complaints; adjusting orders;
  • Maintains truck operating efficiency by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; scheduling repairs;
  • Maintains safe operation and clean appearance by complying with organization operational policies, procedures, and standards, as well as state and local driving rules and regulations; cleans truck exterior and interior;
  • Enhances organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments;
  • Prepares daily routing, appropriate documentation for donors and Dispatch department;
  • Maintains telephone contact prior to donors pick up and Dispatch office.

Required Education and Experience

  • Graduate from a high school, or possession of a certificate of proficiency issued by the California State Board of Education, or possession of a G.E.D. certificate.
  • Delivery/pick-up experience as box truck Driver is necessary;
  • Loading and unloading of box trucks;
  • Working knowledge of truck lifts;
  • Ability to read a Thomas Guide and follow instructions;
  • Ability to use a GPS unit.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Experience/knowledge of thrift store environment preferred;
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), interpersonal and team-oriented skills;
  • Self-starting, self-motivating mindset;
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail;
  • Bilingual/bicultural preferred.

License(s) and Certification(s)

  • Possess a valid California driver's license with an acceptable driving record.

Working Environment and Physical Demands

This job operates in a vehicle (truck) set and requires constant times of sitting, driving, and repetitive motion. Ability to lift up to 75 pounds. Potential exposure to vibrations, extreme temperatures, hazard materials, irritants and allergens and noise. No direct patient contact under normal circumstances is required. No exposure involvement to blood, body fluids, non-intact skin or tissue specimens required and no access to patient protected health information.

Other Duties

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of everything that is required of the employee for the job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

This job requires full proof of authorization to work in the United States without any future requirement of sponsorship for work visa.

AAP/EEO Statement

We are an EOE and a Drug Free Workplace. In order to obtain a culturally diverse staff, we encourage applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Applications from minorities, members of the transgender community and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of Desert AIDS Project to provide equal employment opportunities for applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, age, disability or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws. Desert AIDS Project welcomes the opportunity to provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation during the employment process, please notify Human Resources. Any employment relationship with Desert AIDS Project is "at will". This means employment can be terminated at any time, with or without notice or cause, at the option of either Desert AIDS Project or the employee.