Gold Medal Bakery CDL Driver- Fall River in Fall River, Massachusetts

Responsible for operating tractor/trailer equipment on an established run in a safe and efficient manner according to DOT Standards and Company policy and procedures. Transports bakery products to customer locations and/or other locations on time as controlled by the delivery schedule. Handles a variety of products on racks and baskets, while always keeping product orderly and sanitary, and paying particular attention to maintaining highest degree of food quality and personal and food safety. Verifies load counts and records load information on forms/devices as required. Prepares record of safety inspections, accurate log book postings, requests for repairs needed, and any other company, federal and state mandated recordkeeping requirements as instructed.

  • Delivers bakery products to customer locations and other company facilities. Counts and verifies load. Unloads truck and loads empty racks, trays and/or baskets. Breaks down stacks of bakery products as required. Responsible for ensuring that load is secure. Responsible to seal trailer upon leaving bakery and whenever truck is left unattended.

  • Makes all runs as established by the delivery procedure unless a change is approved by supervision. Completes daily trip report and/or logbook, and turns in each day. Reports any product overage or shortage to supervision. Marks up damaged equipment for repair or disposal.

  • Consolidates trays of product on racks at each stop and removes empty racks from store.

  • Performs prescribed safety checks of vehicle prior to each run and writes notation of any defects on forms provided. Keeps interior of truck/trailer clean and neat for carrying food products.

  • Obtains/maintains a state of residence/Commercial Driver's License (CDL) for tractor/trailer and passes annual DOT physical and driving record checks.

  • Promotes general goodwill and a reputation for excellent service among all customers and the general public. Drives courteously and safely to display company logo in a positive manner.

  • Maintains correct and safe driving habits to company standards.

  • Fuels vehicles as needed or requested. Records mileage, gas and oil use statistics using appropriate forms or devices provided.

  • Wears company-provided uniforms and maintains clean and neat personal appearance.

  • Attends all bi-annual company safety meetings.

  • Attends all safety training and bi-annual company meetings as required.

  • Trains/retrains as required by company training guidelines (i.e. annual GMPT).

  • During periods of unworked time or downtime, is required to accomplish any task that is assigned by Supervisor.

  • Notifies supervision of any equipment problems or safety hazards.

  • Keeps area of assigned work neat and clean. Assists other employees when possible, working as a team member.

  • Must not change job procedures without authorization from supervision.

  • Performs all other related assignments and training of other employees as required by Supervision.

  • The above job description is not intended to be all inclusive but is to serve as a guideline for each job, and subject to change to meet the needs of Gold Medal Bakery or its customers.

Preparation and Training

  • Work requires a high school level of knowledge of several subjects in order to perform calculations, prepare reports, keep records and/or deal effectively with other people.

  • Must possess and maintain an up-to-date state CDL Class A license, and abide by all DOT, state and federal governmental licensure regulations and requirements (i.e. medical card and substance use testing, etc.)

Work Experience

  • Ability to work independently without close supervision is required. A minimum of two years experience in tractor trailer driving is required. Adaptability to night driving in varying road weather conditions is required.

Analytical Ability

  • Some analytical ability required in order to gather and interpret data in situations in which the problems are somewhat complex.

Independent Judgment And Consequence Of Errors

  • Independent judgment is required in driving. Driving and making deliveries are done with minimal supervision. Some direct guidance is received from supervision and/or from established procedures or instructions. The consequence of errors is significant in cost of time, money, customer service, product appearance and customer/consumer relations. Vehicle accidents pose a constant danger.

Contact With Others

  • Must have the ability to communicate with customers, company supervision and state highway personnel. Infrequent contact with other employees.

Work Of Others

  • Responsible for own work only. This position functions as a one-person assignment with total accountability for delivery performance.

Physical and Mental Requirements

  • Must be able to exert up to 34 foot pounds of initial force to move a rack.

  • Loads empty racks.

  • Operates tractor/trailer equipment safely on city streets, expressways, and/or rural highways in varying weather conditions.

  • Must be able to physically move in and out of a standard tractor/trailer and push and/or pull product on docks, ramps and aisle ways.

  • Physical activities required are sitting while driving, standing, walking, crouching, climbing, reaching to height of seven (7) feet, twisting, stooping, lifting, carrying, grasping, balancing to complete assigned job tasks.

  • Ability to clearly hear and talk is necessary for safe driving and communication with customers and/or other employees.

  • Must be capable of understanding instructions and reading information, vehicle instrument panel, notices and work schedules. Memory skill required for recall of product, location and schedule. Must be able to keep a running count of one item when sorting, staging, stacking, etc.

  • Mental and visual ability required to identify numerous varieties of product. Visual requirements as normally required for vehicle drivers to DOT standards. Must be able to do basic math calculations to count add, substract, multiply and divide. Perception required to place and arrange product and drive a vehicle.

ID: 2017-1073

Posting Salary: $26.93 per hour

External Company Name: Gold Medal Bakery, Inc.

External Company URL: www.goldmedalbakery.com