Job posting: Transportation Coordinator

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JOB TITLE: Transportation Coordinator, Non-Exempt
REPORTS TO: Distribution Manager
SALARY RANGE: $18.00 – $25.00/Hour

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for transporting, loading and unloading product primarily for Food Mobile 1.0 in accordance with all applicable policies, procedures, standards and program guidelines.

• Picks up, delivers, loads and unloads product for Food Mobile 1.0 primarily, but may include deliveries from Kids Kitchen and to mobile food pantry and agency partner sites
• Delivers and picks up from agencies or donors if needed throughout our service area
• Assists in food acquisitions routes, when needed
• Ensures outgoing deliveries have correct orders, and perishable and frozen foods are added to orders according to partner agency needs; ensure product is being taken and loaded according to FIFO
• Leads the completion of all delivery paperwork
• Ensures proper time management of early shifts by setting up weekly schedules with Distribution Manager; coordinates coverage for early morning routes and call-ins
• Coordinates CDL and truck safety trainings
• Ensures drivers are compliant with logs and truck safety
• Assists with coordination of vehicle maintenance, leases, rentals and purchases
• Maintains positive customer relationships with donors, partner agencies and volunteers
• Sorts and stores perishable goods in the proper refrigerated and freezer spaces, pulling outdated product – practice FIFO
• Sorts and places materials or items on racks, shelves, or in bin and boxes according to predetermined sequences such as size, type, style, color or product code
• Moves and arranges stock as assigned
• Completes forms, reports, and logs as required
• Reads and understands production schedules, orders, work orders, shipping or requisitions to determine items to be moved, gathered or distributed
• Supervises volunteers, when appropriate
• Ensures that all stock and inventory items are maintained in accordance with all applicable policies, procedures, standards and program guidelines – executes physical count
• Ensures the proper maintenance and recording of inventory levels for food and nonfood items
• Handles food according to safe food handling practices
• Maintains and safely operates all trucks and warehouse equipment, including forklifts and pallet jacks; operates scales to weigh inventory items
• Assists in the maintenance and care of the facility and equipment; assists in the safety and sanitation of facilities and equipment through compliance with The Food Depot guidelines and any applicable local, state or federal laws or regulations
• Observes all local, state, and federal regulations in warehouse operations and vehicle transport
• Contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests
• Complies with all The Food Depot policies, procedures and systems
• Is consistently at work and on time
• Performs related duties as required or assigned; assists other departments as requested; may work evenings and weekends, as needed

• High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three years related experience
• Knowledge of NM DOT and CDL compliance a must
• Demonstrate a commitment to the mission and values of The Food Depot
• Must be able to effectively communicate and interact with coworkers, managers and customers; ability to effectively communicate problems and issues
• Ability to read and comprehend packing slips and orders
• Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide along with a basic understanding of weights and measures
• Must be computer literate; knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, inventory database experience a must
• Commitment to accuracy and thoroughness

Employment Requirements
• Negative COVID-19 Test and Proof of Full Immunizations for COVID
• Negative Pre-employment Drug Screening
• Clean Driving Record as defined by DOT and The Food Depot
• Current Medical Examiners Certification
• CDL Class B Commercial Drivers’ License
• Successful Completion of Forklift Training provided by The Food Depot

Physical Environment
• Employee will spend 65% of the time driving a vehicle (truck, forklift and other machinery)
• Employee will spend 35% of time in a warehouse environment
• Requires travel to other facilities within service area and within state
• Possibility of future out of state travel; possibility of overnight stay
• Must be able to get into a forklift and operate all of the controls
• Employee can be exposed to extreme hot or cold temperatures
• The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
• The employee must be able to load and unload items into and out of truck
• The employee must be able to operate forklift and pallet jacks
• The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts
• The noise level in the work environment is usually loud
• Start and stop times may vary

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give assignments.

This position description excludes the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.