Position Summary (Job Description):
This is a local driving job. Perform daily transportation functions as directed by Transportation Department. ELD compliant. Safely transport and unload product at store using electric and/or manual pallet jacks. Training provided, average 4 weeks training depending on previous experience. Routes average 10 hours per day roughly 140 miles.
Position starts at $23.38/hr.; $28.25/hr. after one year of employment.
SAFETY: Performs all tasks to assure personal safety, safety of others and protection of the facility and its equipment.
CUSTOMER SERVICE: Drivers are the Company’s front line representative of “Customer Service and Care”. Not only do they represent themselves, they represent Golden State Foods and our values. While traveling and during the delivery process drivers come into contact with all manner of store personnel at all leadership levels of McDonald’s. The circumstance of a driver’s interaction has to be positive and constantly evolving as they work collaboratively with different genders, races, religious affiliations, and age groups. It is very important that drivers maintain positive working relationships with all these different groups. It is of the utmost significance that a driver’s interaction builds towards constructive relationships and generates confidence in our ability as professionals to service and care for the customers that ultimately provide us with our livelihood.
DRIVING: Following Department of Transportation (D.O.T.), state and federal regulations, drives tractor-trailer unit safely from the distribution to all points of distribution and returns.
PAPERWORK: Under the direction of D.O.T., and Golden State Foods Transportation, the driver is responsible for accurately maintaining a record of the trip on the manifest and D.O.T. logs.
UNLOADING: Driver is responsible for delivering full pallets of product with an electric pallet jack to the threshold entrance of the store. In addition, the driver connects a hose to a Bulk Coke tank, uncoils hose into store and fills the store’s Coke tank.
Driver is also responsible for communication and documentation of reported overages, shorts or damages of product caused by either the driver or the distribution center. An average route has 3 to 7 stops, with 800-1900 cases, and average route time of 8 to 10.5 hrs.
BACK HAULING: Following Quality Inspection Procedures and Golden State Foods Policy, the driver is responsible for accurately receiving product from vendors, reconciling an over, short or damage, and driving safely back to the distribution facility.
SPOTTING: Following Golden State Foods Safety Policies, driver moves tractor-trailers from various dock doors, yard, fuel island, and shop locations, including dropping and hooking equipment as needed.
Practice good housekeeping.
Must possess a valid Class A Commericial Driver's License and a current DOT Medical certification card. One (1) year driving tractor-trailer experience with accident-free driving record. Must be able to effectively communicate to maintain positive customer relations climate with other drivers/warehouse personnel/customers/supervisors. Capable of standing, walking, sitting, kneeling, bending, twisting, lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling and repeatedly climbing into and out of road tractor or switch tractor. Must be able to work all necessary work schedules, including holidays/nights/weekends at various starting times. Requires safely operating equipment in extremes of weather and climatic conditions and insure working in a cold environment (cooler/freezer). Must be able to frequently lift/handle cases ranging from 5-75 pounds.