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Delivery Truck Driver (Class 5) Is Urgently Needed In UNFI – Richmond, BC

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Who are we?

UNFI Canada is the largest natural and organic food distributor in North America! We provide healthier food choices to consumers everywhere, as part of our ongoing mission to #FeedthePlanet.
Our Commitment:
UNFI believes in a diverse and accommodating workplace. UNFI encourages and promotes applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, disability or otherwise. UNFI is committed to providing full accommodation for persons with disabilities in all active processes and procedures including but not limited to the recruitment process. To request any accommodation you may require to participate in the recruitment process (including alternative formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please contact the main recruiting contact for the position or Human Resources to discuss your specific needs.

Position: Delivery Truck Driver (Class 5)
Shift/Schedule: Tuesday to Saturday 6:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Location and Routes: Metro Vancouver, Lower Mainland, and other areas assigned. Drivers work out of our Richmond Distribution Center
Hourly Rate: $23.00/hour to start

Why work at UNFI?

  • UNFI Canada has been declared an essential service in response to COVID-19. We offer permanent full time
  • positions and guaranteed job stability.
  • Comprehensive health & dental benefits package offered after 90 days!
  • Overtime available!
  • Wage increase every 6 months!
  • RRSP contribution Plan available after 6 months of service!
  • Discounts on natural and organic foods!

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs pre and post trip inspections of vehicle utilizing knowledge of safe and effective loading and handling procedures.
  • Reviews paperwork for completeness and accuracy.
  • Delivers and unloads products utilizing equipment including tractor trailer, ramps, lift gates, pallet jacks, load bars and other devices which assist delivery.
  • Verifies piece count, leaves the appropriate paperwork and secures the required signatures and store stamps (when applicable) on delivery documents.
  • Operates vehicle safely within UNFI guidelines minimizing accidents, traffic violations and complaints from the public.
  • Reports any accident immediately to the Transportation Manager.
  • Keeps vehicles well maintained, safe, and secure. Reports any defects promptly to the Transportation Manager.
  • Picks up supplies and back hauls from vendors. Completes related paperwork.
  • Addresses and resolves customer problems as appropriate.
  • Attends mandatory drivers meetings, training or administrative sessions as required.
  • Maintains the Company’s professional reputation to customers, the public and company employees.
  • Performs duties in accordance with HACCP and Safe Quality Food (SQF) policies and procedures appropriate for location.
  • Assumes other related duties as required or assigned.
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Physical Demands:

  • Manual lifting up to 50 lbs on occasion; must be able to “hand bomb” and break down skids.
  • Working environment – ranges from noisy, moisture, dust, and/or fumes
  • When needed – bending, kneeling, pushing, pulling, reaching above and below the shoulder, standing, walking, and sitting to drive a vehicle

Qualifications:

Education & Certifications:

  • High School Diploma , GED, or equivalent preferred
  • Must possess a valid and provincially appropriate Class 5 driver’s license for the vehicle(s) being driven.

Experience:

  • At least 3 months of experience operating a truck(s) similar in size to the truck(s) that will be driven in the role
  • Clean driving abstract.

Required Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of provincially specific transportation and driving laws and mandates.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Solid understanding of receiving and shipping functions.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Detail Oriented – proficient with basic administrative tasks (Paperwork, filing, etc.)
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