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Driver (local/yard)

At SpartanNash, we deliver the ingredients for a better life through customer-focused innovation. We do this for our supply chain customers and U.S. military commissaries, retail store guests and, most importantly, our Associates. In fact, we see a day when each will say, “I can’t live without them.”

Our SpartanNash family of Associates is 17,000 strong, ranging from bakery managers to order selectors; from IT developers to vice presidents of finance; from HR Business Partners to export specialists. Each of them plays an integral role in SpartanNash’s People First culture, Operational Excellence and Insights that Drive Solutions. Ready to contribute to the success of our food solutions company? Apply now!

Location:

6175 Technology Parkway - Midland, Georgia 31820

Job Description:

Position Summary:

This role is responsible to safely drive commercial truck within the transportation yard for unloading/loading of trailers and to deliver product to local specified customers. For yard driving, determine trailer requirements/types for outbound loads and move trailer to appropriate docks. For local driving, deliver product, assist with unloading, verify accuracy of delivery, complete necessary paperwork and pick up return products for the distribution center. Perform routine vehicle inspection and operate vehicle in a safe and efficient manner, in compliance with DOT regulations.

Here’s what you’ll do:

Responsible to safely drive commercial truck within the transportation yard for unloading/loading of trailers and to deliver products to local specified customers; communicate with supervisors, dispatchers, and warehouse personnel as appropriate.

Maintain the yard in a neat and orderly manner; ensure the yard fueling station is properly maintained and clean, ensure tractors and trailers are positioned in the correct place, clean tractors, and trailers, etc.

Conduct yard check of trailers and complete trailer inventory to maintain control (knowledge) of all trailers to include empty available trailers and loaded, outbound trailers ready for dispatch.

Operate commercial truck to move and reposition trailers to and from the loading docks.

Secure trailer doors (various types) and ensure loads are secure by using appropriate locks and seals.

Deliver products to local customers as required, assist to unload truck/trailers at delivery locations, verify correct products are delivered and obtain delivery confirmation and customer signature.

Inform appropriate warehouse associate(s) of invoice discrepancies, pick up and return and unload damaged, customer return products.

Report any unsafe loading conditions at delivery locations and notify transportation dispatcher/supervisor of any damaged and/or defective equipment.

Perform pre-trip inspection on vehicle to ensure all mechanical, safety, and emergency components are in working condition and in accordance with DOT regulations.

Maintain a safe work environment and ensure adherence to safety guidelines; always follow established safety procedures when driving, moving trailers from dock doors, etc.

Responsible to perform post-trip duties, fuel tractor/trailer as necessary; secure tractor/trailer, complete DOT logs and record deliveries/pickups, provide all paperwork to appropriate warehouse/transportation personnel as required.

Perform simple vehicle maintenance (i.e. clean interiors and exteriors, take vehicle for state inspection, filling tires with air, etc.).

Report damage and/or repair requirements; coordinate with the dispatcher/supervisor to accomplish routine vehicle maintenance and repairs.

Hourly temperature checks: logging all temperature checks every two hours to verify all trailers are operating within their temperature settings.

Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Here’s what you’ll need:

High school graduate or equivalent (preferred)

Commercial Driver’s License (required)

One year Prior commercial driving experience Preferred.

Must have a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License with good driving record.

Must pass DOT physical examination and DOT pre-employment drug test; subject to periodic random alcohol and drug test.

Must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without a reasonable accommodation in the conditions specified for 8 - 10-hour shifts.

Must be able to work weekends, holidays, day and evening hours, and overtime as assigned.

Must understand and be able to communicate in English, including but not limited to, reading and interpreting order forms.

Basic reading, writing and arithmetic skills are required.

Must be able to follow verbal (oral) and written instructions.

Must have good customer service skills to interact with customers for local deliveries.

Ability to work independently in a fast-paced warehouse operation.

Able to safely operate equipment such commercial tractor/trailer and other material handling/industrial equipment.

Must follow safe working practices in accordance with Company safety policies and practices.

Ability to work in multi-temperature areas as assigned (e.g. freezer, coolers, dry conditions).

Must report for work regularly and on time, as scheduled.

Must be able to take direction from supervisor(s) and works well with others.

Education:

High School Diploma

Experience:

Six months or 50,000 miles verifiable CDL A driving experience required

Career Framework Job Level: T2

Responsibilities:

• Working knowledge and skills
• Moderate degree of supervision
• Works within standard operating procedures
• Work impacts team

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be able to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds frequently during loading and unloading (average case weight of 18.7 pounds, 83% of cases are less than 30 pounds). Must be able to push and pull loaded pallets and carts weighing up to 2,700 pounds. The employee is required to sit up to eleven hours per day and climb in and out of tractor and trailer often. Overnight travel may be required. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is subject to a vehicle environment and is exposed to outside weather conditions frequently, including load/unload in extreme weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment us usually low to moderate, but is occasionally moderate to high.

As part of our People First culture, SpartanNash is proud to offer a robust and competitive Total Rewards benefits package.

SpartanNash is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and veteran, that celebrates diversity and believes employing a diverse workforce is key to our success. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals.

We are not able to sponsor work visas for this position.

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