Co-op Seeks Part-time Driver!


Starts as soon as possible - 2 days a week to begin, $15 / hour - to help with produce pick-ups and deliveries! 

Want to be part of growing a farmer-led cooperative? This person will assist in pick-up and delivery operations of the co-op from farm to aggregation space and from aggregation space to customers. Responsibilities include completing product deliveries to customers, including school districts and multi-farm FarmRasier and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs as well as variety of wholesale accounts providing fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables around central Arizona. This year-round position will be up to 25 hours a week to start but increase to full-time as customer base expands.

Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Picking up produce from area farms
  • Checking quality / quantity of produce being picked up – communicating with dispatch immediately about any issues found
  • Delivering orders to customers on time and during scheduled pickup windows
  • Working with customers and SPC staff and volunteers at various pick-up locations to trouble shoot general delivery or pickup concerns and communicate issues back to co-op dispatch
  • Provide friendly customer service
  • Communicate with co-op dispatcher when leaving each stop
  • Write down reefer temperature at each stop on pick-up and delivery invoices
  • Monitor, maintain and report operational and maintenance needs of delivery vehicle daily (gas, oil and other fluid levels), any damages;
  • Keep truck clean inside and out
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Requirements include:

  • An Arizona driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to operate a 12 to 16 ft. refrigerated box truck or van
  • Properly operating cell phone with GPS to use for communication with the co-op
  • Strong customer relations / communications skills
  • Neat, clean appearance
  • Closed-toe shoes, work gloves and clean, not torn work clothes

The pay for this position starts at $15 / hr.

 

Interested? Please send a brief work history that includes driving / delivery experience to: sunproducecoop@gmail.com


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