Van Driver

Planet Aid, Inc. Milford, MA 2019-07-10

This position has the responsibility of driving company vans and transporting material from host locations to Planet Aid Business Unit; the driver will service the sites and routes provided by Planet Aid. Once the route is determined, the driver will be responsible for collecting all bagged and loose clothes and shoes in and around the bins.

The driver will also be responsible for the proper maintenance of the sites which include cleaning and collecting all the eventual rubbish disposed in and around the bins.

Also in the case of winter conditions, it is the responsibility of the driver to make sure that the bins serviced are free of snow and ice, so donations are not interrupted. The driver is also responsible for loading and unloading the van through a variety of mechanisms; using wireless scanning technology, preparing paperwork, and performing the delivery/pick-up of host location material in a courteous, efficient and professional manner. Need to be flexible in scheduling availability.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES(other responsibilities may be assigned):
 Demonstrate safe/efficient-driving skills
 Complying with Federal, State, and Local laws guidelines
 Good customer service and ability to communicate verbally with customers in a professional manner.
 Ability to adhere to and enforce all safety procedures.
 Served the donations bins designated on a route daily
 Empty the donation bin, clean and collect eventual rubbish disposed in and around the bins
 Unload the van in the Planet Aid unit
 Communicate with management any problem or safety preoccupation taken
 Must be prepared and flexible to perform associated and related job functions that are not specifically identified in this job description.

QUALIFICATION/COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below 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.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma Preferred and 2+ years of relevant experience preferred: or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be at least 21 years old with a valid driver’s license.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret maps and GPS technology.
Complete paperwork accurately and completely and understand the importance of detail. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, supervisors and employees. Must be able to read, speak, write and understand Basic English.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems. Ability to interpret a variety of
instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
 Must be at least 21 years old with a valid driver’s license and a good driving record,
 Ability to be insured by our company insurance
 Demonstrate safe driving skills
 Ability to adhere to and enforce all safety procedures
 Must be able to have a good driving record without major blemishes
 Must be capable of operating a company van on the congested Metropolitan areas
 Must be prepared to work in any traffic or weather conditions according to the pickup
locations.
 Must be able to follow directions and possess a "can do" attitude.
 Ability to create and maintain cooperative team-building relationships.
 Work as a team with Operations Manager to meet organization goals and expectations.
 Must be able to work in coordination with his or her supervisor and colleagues

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
- Standing Must tolerate frequent periods of maintaining entire body in erect posture with static weight bearing on one or both legs without changing position.
Frequency: Frequent

-Work Performed: Picking-up/emptying boxes, bins, bags at host locations, scanning boxes and recording weight at Holliston facility. Sitting Must tolerate frequent periods of resting entire body weight on buttocks without change in position.
Frequency: Frequent

-Work Performed: Driving
Walking Must tolerate frequent periods of moving the entire body from one location to
Frequency: Frequent

- Work Performed: Walking from van to location of boxes at host location, returning to van. Walking back and forth from van to host box. Walking from van to Holliston location and back. Pushing Must tolerate occasional periods of exerting force upon or against an object to move it away from the body.
Frequency: Occasional

-Work Performed: Pushing 4 wheeled bins/carts Weight Range: 25-350 lbs. Average Weight: 170 lbs. Pulling Must tolerate occasional periods of exerting force upon or against an object to move it toward the body.
Frequency: Occasional

-Work Performed: Pulling 4 wheeled bins/carts Weight Range: 25-350 lbs. Average Weight: 170 lbs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Walking, climbing, sitting, standing, bending, reaching, lifting is
required. Willing to drive van to pick up locations within assigned territory. Environment will vary with location of sites and seasons of the year.

The statements on this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required by all incumbents. Incumbents may perform other duties as assigned. In addition, all Planet Aid employees are expected to:
 Promote teamwork and cooperative effort.
 Help train and give guidance to other Planet Aid employees.
 Maintain a clean, safe, and unobstructed work area.
 Provide customers with the highest quality of products and service.
 Understand and apply appropriate quality improvement processes.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $15.00 /hour

Experience:

  • clean driving record: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

License:

  • Driver's License (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Preferred)

Pay Frequency:

  • Weekly
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