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Driver-Warren Branch

Department: Warren Branch
Location: Warren, AR

The Arkansas Foodbank is the state’s largest non-governmental provider of emergency food aid. We assist people in 33 counties across central and southern Arkansas.  The Arkansas Foodbank operates as a distribution hub for over 450 partner agencies in 33 counties in central and south Arkansas. These agencies include food pantries, soup kitchens, youth programs, senior centers, schools and emergency shelters. Foodbank member agencies service approximately 62,119 meals a day—touching the lives of 280,000 individuals every year.

We are currently seeking a Driver-Warren Branch who works under general supervision and is responsible for safe operation of company owned and leased trucks and equipment for the delivery and pickup of food while following Arkansas Foodbank guidelines; and will perform warehouse duties including: sorting, receiving, pulling orders, and operating forklifts.  This is a safety sensitive position.

Position Summary:

The Driver-Warren Branch will report to the Warren Branch Manager and have the following essential duties and responsibilities:

1. Safe Operation of Arkansas Foodbank Vehicles/Driving

  • Operate vehicle in accordance with OSHA (Occupational and Safety Health Act) and DOT (Department of Transportation) requirements as well as all local, state and federal laws.
  • Make sound and immediate decisions at any given time based on traffic and road conditions.
  • Ensure good customer relations by consistently picking up food and delivering orders on time and behaving with integrity and in a courteous and professional manner. 
  • Inform management of identified or suspected mechanical problems. 
  • Complete pre and post trip inspections during scheduled hours

2. Warehouse Operations

  • Assist in unloading food product off the Foodbank trucks.
  • Receive all product (delivered and picked up).
  • Transfer product to cooler, freezer, and warehouse from dock area.
  • Select product safely with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Restock merchandise in the order selection area 
  • Inspect all incoming loads for evidence of spoilage, odors, damaged containers, insects, rodents, excessive heat damage, freezer damage, water damage, mold or product leakage and report same to Supervisor.

3.  Safely operate industrial lift trucks and other motorized and non-motorized equipment to unload trailers, transport, select, stock, and load heavy/large merchandise.

4.  Maintain CDL License with current DOT physical card and maintain a safe driving record.

5.  Assist agencies with loading of their pallets.

6.  Accurately complete proper receiving and shipping forms.

7. Must be able to attain and maintain ServSafe certification.

Education and/or Experience:

1. High school diploma or GED equivalent

2. One year commercial driving experience.

3. One year Warehouse experience, including forklift experience.

4. Must be certified to operate power industrial equipment (fork lift, pallet jack, etc.) or be able to pass power industrial certification.  The power industrial certification will be administered by the Arkansas Foodbank.

5. Must possess a valid commercial driver’s license, Class B required, Class A preferred

6. Must have a clean driving record 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:

1. Must possess knowledge of road use, laws and regulations.

2. Ability to safely operate and maintain Foodbank truck.

3. Ability to communicate effectively, oral and written format.

4. Ability to work independently or with little supervision.

5. Ability to lift approximately 65 pounds repeatedly.

6. Ability to work in severe weather conditions – both heat and cold.

7. Current, valid Arkansas driver’s license and proof of insurance.

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