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Truck Driver

Employer
The Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Salary
Starts at $19 an hour with benefits and vacation
Closing date
Oct 27, 2022

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Focus Areas
Employment, Housing / Shelter, Human Services, Veterans / Public Benefit
Job Function
Facilities / Equipment
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
High School
Willingness to Travel
Not willing to travel
Experience Level
Entry-level
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Job Details

The Furniture Bank is a small, tight-knit staff that helps over 5,000 individuals in the Atlanta area annually. We work hard every single day to meet our lofty goals, but we also have a lot of fun in the process. The right person to join our team is able to efficiently achieve goals and exceed expectations in a fun and flexible work environment..

The Furniture Bank collects furniture from the community and redistributes it to individuals and families coming out of homelessness, fleeing domestic violence, or living with HIV/AIDS, as well as countless others who are struggling to make ends meet.

We are seeking a full-time driver to operate a 26-foot box truck. The ideal candidate is flexible, patient, and good at multi-tasking. The role requires creative problem solving and the ability to complete tasks efficiently with little to no supervision on a daily basis. As a driver leading a team in the field, the candidate must be ready to step into an assertive, supervisory role immediately.

Job duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Safely operate a 26-foot box truck
  2. Conduct pickups at individual donors’ homes and places of business
  3. Conduct deliveries at our clients’ homes
  4. Properly load furniture onto trucks using ratchet straps and cargo blankets so furniture reaches the final destination without damage
  5. Work quickly to stay within timeframes for each stop on the daily route
  6. Supervise crew while in the field and serve as the face of the Furniture Bank to the public
  7. Manage any donor or client issues in the field and escalate to proper manager if necessary
  8. Work in the warehouse to supervisor unloading, inventory placement, and basic warehouse upkeep/tasks
  9. Properly and completely fill out necessary forms and paperwork
  10. Ability to lift up to 75 pounds
  11. Ability to use dash mounted GPS unit
  12. Rarely work special events on nights and weekends
  13. Complete any other necessary and related tasks as assigned by manager

Job qualifications/necessary skills:

  1. Valid Georgia driver’s license (no CDL required)
  2. Good driving record/clean MVR
  3. Ability to pass a DOT physical
  4. Experience as a route driver – at least 1 year of experience is strongly preferred
  5. Capability and willingness for hard, physically demanding work
  6. Strong communication skills
  7. Punctuality and reliability
  8. Creative problem solving and analytical thinking
  9. Ability to work efficiently and complete tasks with little supervision

Company

MISSION: THE FURNITURE BANK’S MISSION IS TO CREATE STABILITY FOR FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS IN NEED BY DISTRIBUTING DONATED FURNITURE TO TURN THEIR HOUSES INTO HOMES.

VISION: EVERY FAMILY HAS THE FURNITURE THEY NEED

Find Us
Website
Telephone
404-355-8530
Location
908 Murphy Avenue SW
Atlanta
GA
30310
United States
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