Job Details

Food Bank Name City Harvest
New York, NY
Post Date October 13, 2016
Job Title Driver
Description Driver position available in New York, NY
Opportunity Type Job
Job Responsibilities

Be courteous and polite when picking up and delivering food. Be willing to accommodate customers’ needs.
 • Delivers product in a safe and timely manner complying with safe food-handling practices and ServSafe requirements.
 • Operate a City Harvest truck safely and in compliance with motor vehicle laws. Drive with confidence in skills and knowledge of (or willingness to learn) different routes.
 • Complete all assignments on route, accept overtime assignments and special assignments when required; comply with attendance policy.
 • Accept route re-assignments and changes in daily schedule; accept and comply with operational changes to attain greater efficiencies; consistently comply with Food Transport’s food rescue procedures.
 • Communicate information about the route to the Manager – Food Transport and Food Transport management (especially events that could impact pick-up or delivery of food or completion of route schedule), comply with instructions and ensure that all communications with dispatch are constructive and professional.
 • Collects signatures on invoices, complete trip reports, logbooks and other required paperwork. Ensure that all paperwork is neat, legible, accurate and timely.
 • Communicates customer needs, opportunities and problems to Food Transport Team
 • Establish and maintain positive relationships with co-workers and others; willingly assist co-workers when necessary a strong team player.
 • Maintains the personal cleanliness needed to interact with the general public by ensuring that uniform is clean and that appearance is neat.
 • Maintains and ensures cleanliness of assigned equipment; Ensure that vehicle is clean and neat after use, and fully gassed up for the next driver; immediately report mechanical problems and obvious damage to Food Transport management.
 • Maintains required licenses needed to perform your job in a legal manner.
 • Gains an understanding of all basic functions of the Transportation.

Application Qualifications

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
 • Willing to begin/end your day at the Food Rescue Facility in Long Island City, New York.
 • Basic math skills and computer skills required.
 • Strong customer service and conflict avoidance/resolution skills.
 • Strong interpersonal skills; Excellent communication and problem solving skills
 • Superior judgment.
 • Working knowledge of roadways within and between the five boroughs; occasionally roads in the tri-state area. Education and Experience:
 • High school diploma or equivalent. Some college preferred.
 • Two years of truck-driving experience.
 • Valid Class A, B or D driver’s license with an updated DOT card.
 • Experience in handling food and beverages. Physical Requirements/Work Environment:
 • Must be able to regularly lift a minimum of 50 lbs. of weight, but no employee shall be required to lift, transport or otherwise handle materials or objects with a per unit weight greater than fifty (50) pounds unless the Employer provides an appropriate lifting/transporting/handling device(s). Drivers must regularly walk into and occasionally climb stairs at donors’ facilities. Drivers are often required to bend/kneel to pick up food donations for bagging. Drivers also may need to climb into and out the back of a truck.
 • Regularly required to speak clearly and hear the spoken word well.
 • Regularly required to physically operate routine equipment (computers, calculators, etc.).
 • Flexibility to work over normal business hours.
 • Regularly required to utilize near vision ability to read data and documents in printed form and on computer screens.
 • Regularly required to move fingers, wrist, arms, legs and feet in a repetitive manner as necessary to operate tools and equipment.

Deadline December 31, 2016
How to Apply

About the Organization

City Harvest pioneered food rescue in 1982 and, this year, will collect 55 million pounds of excess food to help feed the nearly 1.4 million New Yorkers struggling to put meals on their tables. Through relationships with farms, restaurants, grocers, and manufacturers, City Harvest collects nutritious food that would otherwise got to waste and delivers it free of charge to 500 soup kitchens, food pantries and community food programs across the five boroughs. City Harvest takes a long-term approach to hunger relief through its Healthy Neighborhoods initiative. In communities with elevated rates of food insecurity, poverty and diet-related illnesses, City Harvest has developed programs and partnerships to increase the availability of affordable, fresh produce and inspire healthy, budget-conscious meal choices through nutrition education. To learn more about food rescue, hunger relief and Healthy Neighborhoods in New York City, visit

Additional Information

City Harvest is seeking highly motivated Truck Driver with Class A and/or Class B or D license to assist in picking up and delivering food across the five boroughs to and from our Food Rescue Facility in Long Island City. A Driver is City Harvest’s front-line ambassador in the community. S/he is responsible for visiting donors to accept food and deliver food to designated agencies across the five boroughs in a safe, courteous and timely manner while maintaining a neat appearance both for self and assigned equipment.

At City Harvest, we enjoy working in a team-based environment and value the benefits of a diversified workplace. City Harvest is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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