Job Title: Transportation Associate Job Status: Part-time, Exempt
Reports To: Manager of Operations
Who We Are: Urban Recipe is an Atlanta-based non-profit organization focused on combating food insecurity in a manner that affirms dignity while providing support and a sense of community among its members and partners. For 32 years, Urban Recipe’s food cooperatives (Food Co-ops) have provided consistent food to people in need, doing so in an environment where recipients build relationships with one another and gain ownership by participating in the process. Our mission is to partner with our members and supporters in creating food security, building community, and providing a platform for personal development.
Position Summary: The Transportation Associate for Urban Recipe is responsible for driving trucks to collect merchandise from the warehouse and safely transport materials to programming locations. Their duties include loading orders onto trucks and shipping containers, picking up goods and materials, verifying loads for accuracy, and delivering them as instructed. The Transportation Associate will also be responsible for the support of the Manager of Operations in the warehouse with needs and tasks as needed for all of Urban Recipe’s programs and partnerships.
Drive and operate trucks to collect merchandise from the warehouse and safely transport materials to programming locations.
Pick up goods and materials, verify loads for accuracy, and deliver them as instructed.
Load and unload cargo from deliveries.
Responsible for basic vehicle maintenance; comply with all safe work practices, policies, and processes at all times
Receiving and documenting merchandise for delivery or return
Pre-inspect trucks and identify any missing, lost, or damaged materials and immediately notify the operations team and direct supervisor,
Ensuring that all the merchandise is safely and securely packed and labeled for shipping
Assisting with storing all merchandise with appropriate care
Assisting with adding labels to ensure products are transported to the right destination
Assist with ensuring all distribution trackers, logs, and administrative paperwork are completed weekly
In collaboration with the warehouse team, ensure the appropriate quality, quantity, and variety of inventory is available at all times
Serves as a representative of Urban Recipe at vendor locations and distributions
Identify innovative strategies for continually improving Urban Recipe’s impact, effectiveness, and overall quality of transportation
Support warehouse team with needs and tasks as needed
Wear and utilize all required PPE and safety equipment/tools
Carry out administrative warehouse tasks as required to facilitate an efficient working environment
Performs other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Forklift license preferred
At least 2 years of experience in driving box trucks and or CDL driving
Experience with a community-based or nonprofit organization is strongly preferred.
Experience with working in a warehouse and delivery driving
Experience in driving box trucks and or CDL driving is strongly preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Have a deep commitment to the mission of Urban Recipe
Self-starter with the ability to work independently and effectively
Excellent planning and organization skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Demonstrate the use of appropriate and effective techniques to encourage orderly warehouse operations
Ability to work collaboratively with others
Previous experience interacting directly with warehouse equipment
Strong problem-solving skills
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The employee will be required to lift and transport heavy items to waist level, up to 40lbs, daily
Frequent bending, stooping, reaching, and walking are required
Required to wear and utilize all required PPE and safety equipment/tools
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each responsibility, competency, and essential function satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the qualifications, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities with disabilities to perform essential functions.
This job description supersedes all prior job descriptions and does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee. It should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of requirements, duties, and responsibilities. Management retains the right to add or change the duties of this position at any time.