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Direct - Driver Class B

Hamilton Meats, 3515 Main Street, Chula Vista, California, United States of America Req #128
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Join our Team as we Grow Together! As the largest independent wholesale food distributor in the U.S., with 15 distribution centers from coast-to-coast, Harvest Sherwood is an essential and critical infrastructure business.  We buy, sell and deliver fresh, high quality protein products and other foods to over 6,000 retail and foodservice customers.  As a trusted partner and value-added link between our suppliers and customers, we meet local needs of the communities we serve reliably and frequently on a national scale.
 

We are One diverse Team helping our customer and vendor partners capture value and win in an increasingly dynamic environment.  During the COVID-19 pandemic we have continued to operate Safely and Efficiently, and we live our other shared values every day.  Trust and Integrity is the foundation of our work culture.  We are Growing Together through Teamwork and Respect.  We are Loyal and Committed to each other and every day we strive to do our best work with a Positive Mindset.  If you share these values, we invite you to join our Team. 
 

Harvest Sherwood is a great place to work where we can all develop and Grow Together by seizing opportunities, learning new skills, and taking on greater responsibility.  We encourage you to bring your talent and effort to Harvest Sherwood and contribute to our shared success, while having fun supporting each other, serving our customers, and creating value for them, our vendors and investors, and strengthening the local communities in which we operate.

Job Purpose

 

The Driver, Class B is responsible for driving a tractor trailer for the purpose of delivering and unloading various products. This requires using excellent customer service skills and working in accordance with state and DOT regulations.

 

Key Responsibilities

 

The Driver, Class B will be assigned duties, based on organizational needs and priorities.

 

  • Deliver product within assigned route schedule and time windows. Immediately inform management team of any deviations
  • Unload product from trailer, by hand or using hand cart/pallet jack, and place in designated customer storage areas. May include transporting product down ramps, stairs, or docks, in all weather conditions
  • Frequently lift, push, or move product that weighs 1-75 pounds, up to 100 pounds; frequently reach up to 72” to stack and unstack pallets and hand cart; constantly bend and twist while loading and unloading product, and retrieving items from trailer
  • Verify delivery of items with customer and obtain proper signatures. Contact management for authorization when discrepancies on invoice and communicate all errors/returns
  • Collect money (cash or checks) where required, and turn in all funds collected daily
  • Pickup, load and unload damaged goods and customer returns, and complete necessary paperwork
  • Perform pre-trip and post-trip responsibilities in accordance with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations and Harvest Sherwood policies and procedures
  • Perform coupling/un-coupling procedures for the tractor/trailer as needed
  • Complete Department of Transportation (DOT) logs (electronic or manual as required), company vehicle maintenance reports and reconcile with appropriate company representative as required
  • Follow Harvest Sherwood preferred work methods at all times, and immediately advise supervisor of any unsafe conditions
  • Maintain and safely operate all assigned equipment, including but not limited to hand cart, pallets jacks, and personal protective equipment
  • Maintain sanitary conditions in tractor and trailer and assist with maintaining sanitary conditions in the warehouse and yard
  • Perform other tasks as needed

 

Qualifications and Experience

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function assigned satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • A minimum of one year of CDL driving experience
  • Valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record
  • Able to read, write and communicate in English as it relates to the job and to the safety regulations
  • Must be able to work a varied schedule to include nights, weekends, and holidays

Harvest-Sherwood is committed to offering competitive benefits to our employees and their dependents, including paid vacation, health insurances, and a 401K plan!

 

*We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

Other details

  • Job Family Transportation
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Hamilton Meats, 3515 Main Street, Chula Vista, California, United States of America