Driver – Class B (1467)

Hamilton Meats & Provisions

Chula Vista, CA

Be a part of the largest independent food distributorship in the USA!  

We, at Harvest Sherwood Food Distributors, are looking for qualified candidates for an Class B Driver opportunity at our Chula Vista, CA location.  

About the Company:  

In April 2017, Harvest Food Distributors of National City, California and Sherwood Food Distributors of Detroit, Michigan merged to form Harvest Sherwood Food Distributors - the largest independent wholesale food distributorship in the United States with approximately $4 billion of annual revenue. Today, with 14 primary distribution centers from coast-to-coast, we ship over 32 million pounds of food per week to protein and perishable food producers, independent food retailers, regional and national retail chains, cruise lines, and food service customers throughout the U.S.  

Primary Duty:
Responsible for driving a 16’ to 24’ trucks for the purpose of delivering and unloading various products. This requires using excellent customer service skills, and working in accordance with state and DOT (24’ truck) regulations.

Essential Job Functions:
Delivery Driver 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 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 policies and procedures.
Complete Department of Transportation (DOT) logs (electronic or manual as required), company vehicle maintenance reports and reconcile with appropriate company representative as required.
Follow Hamilton 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.
Other duties may be assigned.
Collateral Duties
Assist colleagues as needed
Attend staff scheduled staff meetings
When On-Call must be available by phone and at the branch within the hour
Perform other tasks as needed.

Physical Demands:
Frequently lift, push or move product that weighs up to 100 pounds.
Must be able to sit and remain alert while driving through a shift.
Must be able to enter and exit the vehicles cab many times a day.
Frequently reach up to 72 inches to stack and unstack pallets and hand card.
Constantly bend, twist, climbing, squatting crouching and balancing while loading and unload product and retrieving items from truck.
Transport product down ramps, stairs, or docks in all weather conditions.

Valid Class B (air brake endorsement license required) or Class C (depending on the which trucks you are driving) 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 have basic math skills (add, subtract, multiply, divide).
Must pass pre-employment testing (Drug Screen, Background Check)
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.