Delivery Driver - Sysco West Coast Florida (Palmetto, FL)

At Sysco we understand that building a great company is just like creating a great product - you must have all the right ingredients. For us, those ingredients are the cultures, backgrounds, ideas, and experiences behind our diverse workforce that embodies Sysco. Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from the home.
Sysco West Coast Florida is located at 3000 69th Street East Palmetto, Florida 34221
Responsibilities:
Sysco West Coast Florida is now hiring a Delivery Driver for the Palmetto, Florida market
This is a delivery position responsible for driving a tractor trailer for the purpose of delivering and unloading various products for Sysco customers. This requires using excellent customer service skills, and working in accordance with state and DOT regulations and Sysco Safety Preferred Work Methods.
Overtime hours, working weekends and holidays, and starting at various early morning start times are required in order to successfully meet customers' needs.
An individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Skills and Knowledge
Operate vehicle in a variety of traffic and weather conditions.
Meet or exceed minimum productivity levels established by the Company.
Effectively plan and organize work activities independent of direct supervision.
Develop a good working knowledge of product and inventory control techniques and procedures.
Maintain ongoing inter-department communications related to routing, safety, and customer relations.
Meet or exceed established cases per error goals
Demonstrate strong customer relations and problem resolution skills.
Essential Duties:
Deliver product within assigned route schedule and time windows. Immediately inform management team of any deviations.
Unload product from trailer, by hand or using hand cart, and place in designated customer storage areas. May include transporting product down ramps, stairs, or docks, in all weather conditions.
Frequently lift, push, or move product that weighs 1-75 pounds, up to 100 pounds; frequently reach up to 72" to stack and unstack pallets and hand cart; constantly bend and pivot while loading and unloading product, and retrieving items from trailer.
Operate assigned STS unit to generate invoices. Verify delivery of items with customer and obtain proper signatures. Contact management for authorization when discrepancies on invoice and communicate all errors/returns.
Collect money (cash or checks) where required, and turn in all funds collected daily.
Pickup, load and unload damaged goods and customer returns, and complete necessary paperwork.
Perform pre-trip and post-trip responsibilities in accordance with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations and Sysco policies and procedures.
Perform coupling procedures for the tractor/trailer as needed.
Complete Department of Transportation (DOT) logs (electronic or manual as required), company vehicle maintenance reports and reconcile with appropriate company representative as required.
Follow SyscoSafe preferred work methods at all times, and immediately advise supervisor of any unsafe conditions.
Maintain and safely operate all assigned equipment, including but not limited to hand cart, pallets, load bars, STS unit, and personal protective equipment.
Maintain sanitary conditions in tractor and trailer, assist with maintaining sanitary conditions in the warehouse and yard and proper handling of product.
Attend all required company meetings.
Other duties may be assigned.
Qualifications:
Basic Requirements
Must be 21+ years of age
Valid Class A Commercial Driver's License with a "clean" driving record (including: no single DUI in the last 3 years and no multiple DUIs within the last 7 years)
Must possess and be able to present a valid non-expired interstate Medical Examiner's Certificate Card (MEC).
(You may be asked to provide: MEC issue date, first and last name of Medical Examiner, Medical Examiners license or certificate number and state of issue as well as Medical Examiners nationalregistry number at time of application)
Must be self-certified as a non-excepted interstate driver with the state licensing agency that issued the CDL (commercial driver's license).
(Please note, effective 5/21/14, medical examiners performing DOT medical certifications must be registered and certified in the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME), and the examiner's certification date must precede the physical date.)
1 year commercial driving experience
(For internal associates, or if market conditions warrant, Sysco may opt to require completion of Sysco's Entry-Level Driver Training Program within first 12 weeks of Driver employment, in lieu of 1 year CMV experience)
Able to read, write and communicate in English as it relates to the job and to the safety regulations
Must have basic math skills (add, subtract, multiply, divide).
Must pass pre-employment testing (Drug Screen, Background Check)
Preferred Requirements:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
Previous experience at Sysco or in foodservice industry
2 years local food or beverage delivery experience
Possession of, or ability to obtain, the following certifications: Double and Triple Trailer; Hazardous Cargo
Pallet breakdown and hand cart delivery experience
Competencies:
To be successful in this position, the individual performing the duties must successfully demonstrate the following competencies:
Building Customer Loyalty
Managing Work
Adaptability
Building Trust
Follow-up
Communication
Additional Information:
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis without future employment sponsorship.
Sysco is committed to providing comprehensive retirement and benefits programs, a stock purchase plan, product purchase discounts and much more!
Sysco West Coast Florida is a Tobacco Free Facility!
Sysco is an Equal Opportunity Employer!
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