The Food Bank of the Rockies Driver will be involved with many driving assignments such as over the road, Grocery Rescue routes, Mobile Pantry routes, and others. The Driver is responsible for delivering and picking up food product from various locations in the Western Slope area. This role regularly interacts with volunteers, partner agencies, donors, and the general public.
Load the truck with outbound food product according to delivery specifications and within Food Bank of the Rockies policies
Drive OTR routes to deliver food products to the respective locations in Western Slope and northwest Colorado. Over the road during the week, local pickups and Mobile Pantries on Saturdays.
Unload and load food at the respective location, working closely with the Food Bank of the Rockies team, partner agencies, and volunteers
Pick up donations at various Grocery Rescue donor locations for delivery to partners.
Drive local routes to deliver food product to the respective Partner or Mobile Pantry site; may deliver to 1-2 distribution sites per day
Unload and distribute food at the respective Partner or Mobile Pantry site, working closely with the Site Coordinator and volunteers to set up distribution (unloading product, breaking down cases) and clean up (reloading product, breaking down recycle and trash) at each site
Responsible for the overall Mobile Pantry site operations and food distribution in accordance with Food Bank of the Rockies and Feeding America standards
Assist other Programs Department tasks including but not limited to TEFAP & CSFP deliveries
Responsible for maintaining food distribution in accordance with Food Bank of the Rockies and Feeding America standards
Assist with breaking down pallets, disposing of waste, and collecting recyclable materials during and after each distribution
Responsible for maintaining driver logs on Fleetmatics, vehicle inspection, and other maintenance schedules according to DOT regulations
Assist with warehouse duties; record-keeping, waste, inventory counts and sanitation, equipment, building, and grounds
Maintain an organized, clean, and sanitized cab, cargo area, and food handling equipment
Maintain receipts, invoices, and other required paperwork for each site
Maintain food industry standards and certification for proper product handling, storage, and warehouse sanitation
Assist with all necessary record-keeping of inventory, surplus, and waste; as well as assisting with physical inventory counts
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Commitment to fulfilling the mission of Food Bank of the Rockies and representing the brand in a positive manner internally and externally
Exercises cultural awareness, including race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, and disability
Demonstrated ability to work compassionately with a wide range of constituents
Able to interact with others in a diplomatic, courteous and positive manner
Excellent customer service orientation
Strong work ethic, including organizational and motivational skills
Demonstrated ability to work independently; self-directed, proactive, and independent problem solver
Demonstrated ability to maintain accurate records
Excellent time management skills and demonstrated ability to operate within time constraints of workload
Maintains strong ethical orientation and upholds Food Bank of the Rockies’ standards for integrity
Ability to effectively communicate with, influence, and get work done through others
Ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language fluently, and communicate verbally and in writing at a professional level
High School diploma or equivalent required
Must possess a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License and excellent driving record
Minimum 2 years’ prior experience as Commercial Driver
Prior experience working in a warehouse environment strongly preferred
Forklift experience and certification a plus
Bilingual a plus
Food Bank of the Rockies offers a fulfilling workplace and comprehensive benefits package, including: paid time off; paid sick leave; 10 paid holidays; 401K retirement plan with a 6 percent employer-paid match; and competitive employee health, dental, and vision, including maternity/paternity leave. We offer 8 hours of volunteer time.
About Food Bank of the Rockies
Founded in 1978, Food Bank of the Rockies was originally known as the Colorado Food Clearing House. Operating from a 900-square-foot schoolroom in northwest Denver, the fledgling organization collected bread from a nearby Safeway store, our first food donor, and distributed it to Little Sisters of the Poor, our first partner agency. Today, Food Bank of the Rockies has extended its reach across northern Colorado, providing food and supplies to more than 800 hunger-relief programs.
Since 1978, Food Bank of the Rockies has provided more than 700 million meals for people in need. So far in 2021, through our direct service programs and partners, we have distributed over 66 million pounds of food, the equivalent of nearly 54 million meals annually or 226,000 meals every day to children, seniors and families in need. Food Bank of the Rockies is a member of Feeding America and of Feeding Colorado, a consortium of the five food banks operating in Colorado.
Food Bank of the Rockies has a staff of 180 employees at distribution centers in Denver, Wyoming and the Western Slope.