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Company: Gourmet Foods International
Location: Newark
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Job Description:

Company Driver HOW WE TAKE CARE OF OUR TEAM MEMBERS We have long believed in sharing success with people who help create it by offering excellent benefits to our team members. Insurance Benefits Medical Insurance Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Life Insurance Short Term and Long Term Disability Retirement Investment Plans 401(k) and Roth 401(k) with matching contributions Profit Sharing Competitive Salaries Flexible Paid Time Off(PTO) Professional Development Tuition Reimbursement Professional Development Programs Opportunity to grow within the Company SUMMARY Responsible for company vehicle and delivery of company product to customers. Gourmet Foods International is screening team drivers for their dedicated service lanes who are able to work nights, weekends and holidays. GFI offers set schedules, same lane opportunities, weekly home time, monthly bonus opportunities and paid time off. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: Minimum age of 21 Minimum of 1 years verifiable driving experience No convictions for driving under the influence in the last 5 years No license suspensions in the last 2 years for a moving violations No more than 2 moving violations in the last 3 years, with no more than 1 in the last 12 months No more than 2 DOT-recordable accidents in the last 3 years and no more than 1 in the last 12 months No reckless, careless or 20 mph driving citations in the last 3 years Valid CDL Subject to a pre-hire screening process RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES include, but are not limited to, the following: Performing all pre-trip responsibilities including: checking route numbers and account numbers for assigned deliveries, counting items and checking customer invoices of products that have been loaded, and performing the "pre-trip safety check" inspection of truck and trailer according to DOT/FMCSA regulations. Driving to and delivering customer orders following all DOT/FMCSA, state regulations and GFI procedures and protocols Maintaining load temperatures according to load specifications Unloading products from the trailer with a hand truck or by hand and placing them in designated customer storage areas. Verifying delivery of items with customer and obtaining proper signatures; collecting money (cash or checks) when required; contacting management for authorization when discrepancies on invoice and communicating all errors/returns. Managing backhauls according to dispatch, jurisdictional compliance, and load optimization. Performing all post-trip responsibilities including: unloading damaged goods and customer returns, completing necessary paperwork and turning in all funds collected daily, performing the safety check on the vehicle, parking and securing the vehicle. Exceeding customer service expectations while handling any customer complaints professionally. Reporting accidents and injuries and any damage to equipment immediately. Attending all required company meetings. PREFERRED WORKSKILLS: Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to follow directions and meet deadlines Excellent customer service skills Experience delivering packaged food goods within a local market area, including driving on local streets and navigating busy parking lots Working knowledge of electronic logs, preferably XRS/Omnitracs, according to DOT/FMCSA regulations including documenting delivery receipt, product temp and exceptions Working knowledge of OSHA, DOT/FMCSA regulations and food safety Able to read and comprehend labels, instructions and bills of lading Able to perform mathematical calculations to verify quantities of product Pallet breakdown and hand cart delivery experience EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED preferred PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Push/pull up to 75 lbs. Ascend and descend a step with a height of 17 in. from floor and ascend and descend 3 rungs of ladder, the first rung at 21 in. from the ground. WHO WE ARE Gourmet Foods International was built on a true passion for fine food which has driven our company to become a leading specialty food supplier in the nation. Started in 1967 by Russell McCall, Gourmet Foods was no more than a single cheese and wine shop. We now have warehouses nationwide to help achieve our goal of aligning communities through food. Our philosophy is based on the idea that food is a universal connector. We have worked to keep a strong focus on supporting small producers and bringing their hand-crafted, healthy, and environmentally conscious products to consumers across the nation. OUR PRODUCTS A remarkable specialty food program features top quality products, offered with extraordinary freshness and variety. We distribute over 10,000 gourmet products across the US with strong leadership in most specialty cheese categories. Gourmet Foods prides itself on cultivating strong relationships with vendors which include many small producers and traditional cheesemakers. Our product selection includes a large number of artisan goods from all across the country as well as imported items from around the world. CORE VALUES Through our values we strive to develop customer and employee loyalty while generating long-term profitable and sustainable growth. We create a bridge between producers, customers and consumers by bringing quality products to new and expanding markets. We promote an energetic climate of purpose and innovation. We recognize our social responsibility to give back to our communities through outreach and sustainable business practices. Call (855) 771-2176 or Apply Below

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