JOB OPENING: Driver: Local Farms to Homes/Restaurants

$23/hr in 60 days (DOE & Performance) + Benefits

To apply: Send resume and paragraph introducing yourself to jobs@pacificcoastharvest.com

About Pacific Coast Harvest & Farmstand Local Foods  ----------------------------------------------

Our mission is to do the unseen work that supports a food system that is focused on small farms and businesses, is equitable, and is cognizant of climate change. Our business is to provide the logistics and sales that connect PNW eaters with PNW farmer's market farms and other food businesses. We sell wholesale under "Farmstand Local Foods" and do home delivery under "Pacific Coast Harvest". Each day our team comes to work with the energy to care about each other, works directly with the owners, and participates in a team culture that is both business savvy and committed to our mission. If you're ready to work hard and want to be part of a team doing something big, join us!

Summary -------------------------------------------
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Our drivers use company vans/trucks to pickup up fruits and veggies and other farm products from around the Puget Sound and bring the products back to the warehouse. These pickups happen on the Monday and Thursday afternoon/evenings. Depending on the season, it can involve lifting and moving heavy boxes of potatoes as well as Instagram-worthy pints of berries. Drivers work with the warehouse team to aggregate and sort the product and then deliver to restaurants, homes, pre-schools, apartments, foodbanks, houseboats, etc. throughout the week.
A dual role of a driver as well as aggregating, sorting, packing, inventory, etc. in the warehouse is a potential option and comes with increased pay.

Pay & Benefits -------------------------------------
  • Potential up to $24.50/hr by 6 months
    • Starts $20/hr + up to $1.00/hr DOE
    • Tips ($1.00-$1.50/hr) pooled and dispersed once a month based on the number of hours worked
    • Review at ~60 days to earn up to an additional $0.50/hr
    • Review at ~6 months to earn up to an additional $1.50/hr
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement
  • Performance Bonuses
  • Company Sponsored Health Benefits
  • Discounted groceries
  • Snacks galore
  • Team-based work culture and a mission-driven company

Driving Duties --------------------------------------
As a driver, you will be directly responsible for ensuring that the correct product gets to the correct place, in the appropriate time window, and in great condition. Driving duties normally occur within the Greater Seattle area and will be done in company vehicles which are usually larger sprinter vans.
Deliveries include retail grocery deliveries (to homes, apartments, houseboats, etc), wholesale deliveries (to restaurants, preschools, food businesses, etc), and/or farm pickup routes (driving to our farm aggregation locations, picking up freshly-harvested products, and bringing them back to our Seattle warehouse). You will be expected to deliver up to 65 residential grocery orders, or complete up to 7 hours of wholesale deliveries, whether rain, snow, or shine and then ensure everything is cleaned and put back in its appropriate place.
Each week and day is different. We have many of the same customers that allow you build a flow and relationships but we also provide high level service that require you to pay attention to detailed instructions and be an excellent communicator with our team and the customer.

Schedule -------------------------------------------
  • Monday - Friday (no weekends!)
  • Mostly Day-time though Monday and Thursday evenings may be required, as late as 10pm

Qualifications Required --------------------------
  • Ability to drive a 15-passenger van in all types of weather conditions (e.g. rain, snow, sleet) and a willingness to learn to drive longer vehicles (i.e. 20'-25' vans and box truck)
  • Ability to work standing for 6+ hours
  • Ability to walk, bend, squat, climb, reach, and kneel
  • Ability to lift/push/pull up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to use and read a scale and do basic math (add, subtract, multiply, divide).
  • Ability to pass driving record check
  • Cell phone with data plan and understanding of Google Maps
  • Read, write, and speak English

Preferred -------------------------------------------
  • 1-2 years of food delivery experience to homes/restaurants
  • Highly organized and excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to quickly problem solve and keep a positive attitude when circumstances change
  • Excited to be part of a team and cares about supportive workplace relationships
  • Knowledge of basic vehicle maintenance
  • Familiarity driving a 16ft box truck
  • Familiarity with local food and produce varieties
  • Energetic and excited about our mission
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