Job Application - Catholic Charities Food Bank Of The Southern Tier

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Mobile Food Pantry

Full-time – 37.5 hours/week, work schedule: 6:30 am to 3:00 pm Monday – Thursday and Friday 7:00 am to 12:30 pm. We believe in work-life balance!

Starting wages: $20.00/hour, based on experience, CDL B required, CDL A preferred.

 

The Food Bank provides a comprehensive benefits package (see below) to our full-time workforce members who work 30 or more hours per week.

 

MISSION: Working together to build and sustain hunger-free communities throughout the Southern Tier

 

ORGANIZATIONAL VALUES: Integrity, Learning, Inclusion, Caring, Respect, Abundance

 

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

The Mobile Food Pantry (MFP) Driver will be responsible for the safe operation of the Food Bank vehicles, transporting products, organizing volunteers, and maintaining order and efficiency at each Mobile Food Pantry distribution. In addition, the MFP Driver is also responsible for performing various manual tasks associated with warehouse operations, including packing orders, unloading deliveries, operating warehouse equipment, and general maintenance and cleanup.

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

·               Responsible for being a representative of the Food Bank's values and mission and facilitating Mobile Food Pantry distributions in a respectful, non-judgmental manner. Sensitivity to the needs of vulnerable populations and clients with the ability to work and interact well with individuals from various socioeconomic backgrounds in a culturally diverse environment with a strong commitment to social justice and equity.

·         Responsible for pulling orders from the warehouse, loading MFP trucks, and delivering products to scheduled sites.

·         Inspect product donations to ensure that safety and sanitation standards are met.

·         Commit to upholding policies, principles, and best practices for food safety. Assist in verifying food safety standards are met for products and packaging materials through visual inspections, product handling, and temperature monitoring when applicable.

·         Ensure all required compliance and food safety documentation is complete, accurate, and current.

·         Understand the personal responsibility to follow all safety policies, health rules, programs, and procedures, report all unsafe acts, environments, or behaviors immediately, and always report safety issues, incidents, or accidents immediately.

·         Maintains quality control of products before distribution to the general public. Follows appropriate procedures for food distribution, including all health and safety regulations for food handling.

·         Ensures that the Site Coordinator and volunteers at each MFP site are properly trained in the distribution process, with emphasis on client safety and proper food handling .

·         Maintains positive working relationships with Site Coordinators, volunteers, donors, and clients, while acting as a leader, and making decisions that are in the best interest of the Food Bank.

·               Maintains client and volunteer sign-in sheets and documents program statistics for all distributions.

·               Safely operates the Food Bank vehicle (s) while maintaining optimal operating levels, including oil, gas, fluid levels battery, tires, etc., and reports any problems to their supervisor.

·               Completes required paperwork such as daily mileage logs, trip logs, fuel logs, temperature logs, and safety checks along with all required pre/post-trip vehicle inspections and reports all safety issues and/or repairs required.

·               Ensures all personal licenses, certifications, and medical cards stay in accordance/compliance with FBST, State, and Federal requirements.

·               Operates motorized forklift, pallet jacks, and other equipment within the warehouse safely, efficiently, and in accordance with FBST policies and OSHA regulations.

·               Responsible for daily sanitation of truck and food distribution tables and bays and keeping trucks and equipment clean and neat.

·               Performs various general warehouse duties, including packing customer orders, unloading deliveries, re-packing food products, and general maintenance duties in the warehouse, office, common areas, and grounds.

·               Work with other team members in a cooperative and supportive way. For example, providing assistance and fill-in coverage for other positions.

·         Assists in the daily operation of the warehouse and other related activities as required.

·         Other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

·               High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.

·               Minimum 1-year experience working in a warehouse and/or product distribution center as a driver and/or general warehouse worker is required.

·               Working with volunteer groups or non-profit organizations is a plus.

·               CDL Class B with air brakes required, CDL Class A license preferred.

·               Certified forklift operator or willing to obtain certification.

·               ServSafe certified or willing to become certified.

·               Occasionally lift, carry or move objects weighing up to 50lbs.

·                          Pass alcohol and drug testing in accordance with the Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

 

The Food Bank of the Southern Tier is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. Individuals who bring that perspective and support diversity, equity, and inclusion in all forms are strongly encouraged to apply. 

 

OUR HIRING PROCESS & TIMELINE

·               Applications will be reviewed regularly until the position is filled

·               Phone screenings will be conducted with qualified candidates

·               In-person or Zoom one-hour interviews will be conducted with candidates who advance after the phone screening

·               In-person interviews are typically with 3-5 interviewers

·               Selected candidate to start ASAP

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Food Bank of the Southern Tier offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program


·               Full-time, non-exempt position, working 37.5 hours per week. We believe in work-life balance!

·               Paid Time Off, 10 to start, 15 days after 1st Anniversary

·               Holidays 12-14 paid holidays, and a flexible, family-friendly schedule

·               Medical Insurance

·               Dental Insurance

·               Vision Insurance

·               Life Insurance

·               Short-Term Disability

·               Long-Term Disability

·               Critical Illness Insurance

·               Supplemental Insurance

·               Flexible Spending Account

·               Health Savings Account

·               Legal Plan

·               Identity Plan

·               Employee Assistance Program

·               6% Pension

·               Employee 401(k)

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