Driver

Job Title: Driver

Position Purpose

Under the direction of the Logistics Manager, the Driver 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.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

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;
  • Furniture moving experience;
  • 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;
  • 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.

License(s) and Certification(s)

  • Valid CA Driver's License with a clean driving record and, access to a reliable vehicle and up-to-date auto insurance.

Working Environment and Physical Demands

This job operates in a vehicle (truck) set and requires constant times of sitting, driving, and repetitive motion. Constant lifting of heavy items. Ability to lift up to 75 pounds. Challenging work environments to include stairs and walking long distances. Potential exposure to vibrations, extreme temperatures, hazard materials, irritants and allergens and noise.

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.

Affirmative Action Plan (AAP)/Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (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 People Operations. 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.