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  • Salvation Army Family Store Driver

    The Salvation Army
    Job Description
    Job Code  –  Title:
    Truck Driver
    Employee Name:
    Fayetteville / Sandhills NC
    Job Family:
    Reports to:  Warehouse Manager
    Direct Reports: None Revision Date: 1/19/2019
    Job Summary:
    Under the direction of the Warehouse Manager, drives Salvation Army owned vehicle loading and unloading routine pickups and/or deliveries of material, donated or otherwise, to serve production needs of the store and/ or general operation of corps.
    Essential Functions:
    This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive.  It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position.  The incumbent may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.
    Driving Responsibilities (35%)
    Drives Salvation Army truck along scheduled route to pick-up donations and/or delivery merchandise to customers.
    Reviews scheduled pick-ups to ensure they are scheduled for the correct day of the week and geographical location.
    Organizes scheduled pick-ups by most direct routes to save time and fuel consumption.
    Drives to the dump and metal recycling center to dispose of non-useable donations and other trash items.
    Drives carefully and observes/complies with all traffic signs and road/weather conditions to ensure the safety of passengers.
    Parks vehicle in a safe and clearly marked parking space.
    Locks vehicle doors when vehicle is not in use.
    Arrives at destination according to schedule or telephones ahead when severe delays occur.
    Donations Pick-Ups and Deliveries Responsibilities (35%)
    Lifts and stacks donations in the truck; unloads/loads the truck.
    Prepares donation receipts for customers; ensures the accuracy and completeness of the same.
    Maintains good relationships with donors to promote a favorable image of The Salvation Army.
    Places and arranges furniture, appliances, books or other heavy items in the store as directed.
    Inspects donated items briefly to ensure they can be used according to established policies and procedures; explains policy to customers regarding the types of items that can be accepted.
    Baler Responsibilities (20%)
    Loads and fluffs clothes in the baler machine to secure a solid bale of clothing with wire.
    Operates forklift to transport bale to storage truck.
    Recycles cardboard boxes and cuts cardboard for use with the baler machine.
    Vehicle Maintenance Responsibilities (10%)
    Ensures the truck meets the scheduled maintenance and performs operator’s maintenance in accordance with established standards.
    Fuels vehicle in accordance with state gasoline regulations and The Salvation Army standards.
    Logs all mileage on standard forms; ensures the accuracy and completeness of the same.
    Other Responsibilities:
    Cleans all display racks and shelves; sweeps and mops floors; cleans windows and mirrors; ensures that the store is maintained in a clean and inviting manner.
    Assists in cleaning and maintaining the warehouse and loading dock area.
    Picks up trash and debris surrounding the grounds as requested.
    Assists customers in carrying purchased/ donated items in/out of the store.
    Performs other duties as assigned.
    Materials and Equipment:
    Salvation Army Trucks                           Baler                             Forklift
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    Knowledge of the assigned geographical area.
    Ability to organize pick-up tickets and to schedule route in a manner that saves time and gasoline consumption.
    Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with co-workers.
    Ability to present a positive and professional image of The Salvation Army.
    Education and Experience:
    High school diploma or G.E.D,
    Prior experience driving a box truck,
    any equivalent combination of training and experience providing the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
    Valid State Drivers License
    Forklift Certification (or ability to obtain within established timeframe)
    Physical Requirements:
    Ability to meet attendance requirements.
    Ability to read, write and communicate the English language effectively.
    Ability to read and follow a map and/or hand-written directions.
    Ability to perform continuous walking, stooping, standing, and some climbing.
    Ability to drive a box truck safely and in compliance with laws, policies, and regulations.
    Duties require frequent periods of physical mobility including but not limited to standing, walking, climbing, bending, squatting, and lifting.  Physical duties may be relieved by brief or occasional periods of sitting.
    Extensive amount of physical effort required associated with lifting, moving, and carrying very heavy objects (up to 100 lbs.) frequently.
    Working Conditions:
    Work requires driving a vehicle daily with exposure to the outdoors where there are physical discomforts associated with changes in weather such as rain, cold, snow, heat or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like.
    Statement of Purpose:
    This document provides descriptive information about the above Salvation Army position. Work actually performed by incumbents in this position may vary. Although this document may be used for recruiting, staffing, or career planning, the information contained herein should only be used as a guideline or recommendation for the content of and qualifications for this position. An individual’s ability to meet the qualifications and capabilities described in this document is not a guarantee of employment or promotion. The Salvation Army reserves the right to make changes to this document as deemed necessary without providing advance written notice.
    All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.
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