Goodwill Industries of The Valleys, Inc.

  • Truck Driver - Collections

    Job ID
    2018-2526
    Job Locations
    US-VA-Salem
    Location Name
    Salem Office
    Category
    Transportation
  • Overview

    Goodwill currently has an opening for a Truck Driver for Collections. Truck Drivers are responsible for picking up donations from ADCs and transporting to retail locations and picking up bale and pull from stores and delivering to salvage locations. Responsible for all product movement from region to region.

    Responsibilities

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES

    • Operate company vehicles in a safe and courteous manner.
    • Maintain required daily and monthly maintenance records. Report any unsafe vehicle conditions to supervisor.
    • Accurately completes fuel and maintenance supply purchases with company supplied credit cards. Plans purchases at locations in order to obtain best values for company.
    • Works with Manager in planning efficient truck routes to optimize donation movement and control costs
    • Maintain a good understanding of the company’s diverse product base and how these products must be handled and loaded in truck and trailer.
    • Understands and adheres to specified load limits.
    • Pick-up and load donated materials from collection points as directed by supervisor.
    • Maintain required donation records.
    • Operates hydraulic lift gate in a safe manner.
    • Unload donations at stores or warehouse.
    • Direct activity of truck helper (if assigned).
    • Maintains a good knowledge of the truck operating systems in order to identify problem areas and assist truck maintenance activities.
    • Complies with all DOT regulations.
    • Keep vehicle clean.
    • Responsible for reporting lack of donated goods, observed ADC and store problems during route.
    • Ensure proper use of forklift and pallet dock and maintains current license to operate.
    • Report accidents immediately.
    • Reports absence as soon as possible.
    • Communicates to his/her supervisors in a professional manner.
    • Keeps all records as required.
    • If required, use all safety equipment assigned in a proper manner to improve safety.
    • Responsible for the safety of those workers in his/her charge by carefully observing the safety procedures and policies of the company.
    • As a staff person is responsible for the safety of those workers in his/her charge via implementation of the safety procedures and policies of the organization.
    • Unload bale and pull at warehouse
    • Communicate with other employees and customers in professional manner.
    • Works nights and/or weekends as required.
    • Works in the warehouse when truck driving duties are completed or not immediately assigned.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    Experience, Competencies and Education

    High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  One to three years of experience driving truck and good driving record required.

     

    Language Skills

    Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, memos, and documents relating to transportation, which includes area maps. Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

     

    Mathematical Skills

    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

     

    Reasoning Ability

    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Must have the ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

     

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

    • Valid State of Virginia driver’s license and proof of insurance required to drive personal car on company business. 
    • Additionally, 3+ point DMV record required to drive company vehicle. 
    • CDL up to Class A may be required depending upon truck assignment.

     

    Goodwill offers a competitive salary and benefits for full time employees such as medical, dental, vision, life, retirement, educational reimbursement, EAP, STD, LTD, and PTO.  We offer retirement and EAP benefits for part time employees.

     

    “Helping people and families in our communities achieve a better life through work and independence.”

     

    Equal employment/Affirmative action employer.

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