Driver Helper - #689646

Watchman Services Inc


Date: 1 week ago

City: Rochester, New York

Salary: $19 / hour

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

OVERVIEW


We are one of the largest family owned food distributors in the tri-state area. Our quality and freshness standards are supported by the most stringent supply chain disciplines. Our care and passion for health is demonstrated by the qualifications we demand in every product bearing the Farmland Fresh Dairies name.... no hormones added / rBST free, antibiotic free milk supply, local sourcing, purity and superior taste.


Our relationships are based on trust, integrity and family values. We serve and enhance our communities. We support our associates to be the best they can be and champion excellence and continuous improvement. We believe in teamwork. We work closely with our partners in an open environment to create "win-win" relationships. We believe it is a privilege to serve. We are always looking for talented individuals that are passionate about innovation and providing an outstanding customer service experience.





INTERESTED IN STARTING YOUR CAREER IN TRANSPORTATION?


The driver helper is a vital role within our operation:



  • This is a entry level position within the Transportation department. The driver helper assists the route delivery driver with loading and unloading of products on the truck.

  • Delivers and stack merchandise on customer premises exercising excellent customer service and extreme safety precautions.

  • Our drivers need the support of a physically strong and determined individual to assist with deliveries to 15 to 20 customers on an assigned routes.

  • The helper safely assists with heavy and fast paced unloading of milk crates weighing over 40lbs each and other delicious perishable foods that are transported in our refrigerated straight trucks and tractor trailers.

  • Our helpers become skilled at using hand trucks, pallet jacks, truck lift gates and electronic devices such as phones and handheld devices that are used to track our delivery process.

  • The helper also assists the driver even as a passenger on the truck! Our drivers can make safer lane changes with guidance since a helper has a better blind spot view; also if the driver has to make a difficult backing, parking or turning maneuvers, the helper supports the driver by getting out of the truck and providing guidance.


The best part of being part of our helper team is that over 50% of our professional driver team is made up of former helpers who are passionate about our mission and take the opportunity to get their CDL through our company sponsored apprenticeship program.


BENEFITS : Base pay starts at $17/ hr. Earn up to $19.00/ hr with weekly performance bonus, Medical, Dental and Vision Plan, Time Off with Pay, and company sponsorship to obtain a CDL.

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