Position: *Truck Driver - CDL Class A or B - Panama City, Florida - #ZR Type: Full TimeLocation: 3207 E 4th St, Panama City, FL 32401
Starting wage $13 per hour
FULL TIME POSITION WITH BENEFITS ELIGIBILITY AFTER 30 DAYS
ONE YEAR DRIVING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
The mission of Goodwill Industries-Big Bend, Inc., Transportation and Warehousing is to provide logistical support to the retail stores and donation centers. In doing so, we further the mission of Goodwill through professional materials management and movement.
Under the supervision of the Transportation Supervisor, the Truck Driver is responsible for operating large delivery vehicles (under 26,001 lbs.) within the areas served by Goodwill to deliver and or collect goods, as directed.
Strong Communication Skills (Verbal and Written)
Great Driving Record
Ability to Multitask
Demonstrate Great Judgment
- Perform maintenance check on vehicle prior to leaving yard
- Complete daily inspection forms
- Report all defects to dispatcher and/or supervisor
- Follow directives of dispatcher and supervisor
- Complete all pick-ups and deliveries, as directed
- Handle, load, unload and secure goods in manner which protects goods, donors and employees; Assist store personnel with placement of store shipment, and store returns.
- Present friendly, cooperative attitude to donors and general public at all times; Be well groomed and polite at all times
- Work cooperatively with truck helper prevent bodily and property injuries
- Adhere to all driving rules and regulations; Report motor vehicle violations (on/off duty) within 24 hours
- Report all property damage immediately and complete written accident reports
- Return truck, all equipment and donated goods to Goodwill plant by the end of each shift. ? Responsible for all issued pick-up tickets
- Complete and maintain required reports and records;
- Follow all safety procedures; Use appropriate safety and protective equipment as necessary.
- Report injuries, safety concerns and violations immediately
- Adhere to all Goodwill policies, procedures and regulations
- Maintain an acceptable attendance and punctuality record
- Must be certified to operate forklift within 1 year
- Must be certified to operate baler within 2 weeks
- Must be at least 23 years of age;
- Speak, read, write, and understand English;
- Able to successfully pass a road test;
- Knowledge of Goodwill’s service area; Ability to read map and other written directions;
- Good communication skills; Able to operate two-way communication system in compliance with regulations;
- Good work ethic
- Able to follow instructions and comply with policies and procedures
- Able to work with minimal supervision
- Able to maintain good relationships with co-workers
- Flexible and willing to learn
- Must be able to understand and follow training instructions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- This position requires a physical exam every two years
- All drivers must be free from alcohol and drug abuse.
- Frequent lifting, pushing and pulling awkward materials a minimum of 75 lbs.
- Able to move 1000 pounds with assistance
- Frequent walking, standing or stooping
- Ability to sit in heavy duty truck for periods up to one hour
- Occasional climbing stairs
- Able to perform constant physical labor throughout the day – most labor involves repetitive upper body movement, twisting and bending
- Good eye-hand coordination and good vision
- Walking, pushing, standing, stooping, lifting and carrying required
Typical Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Outdoor weather conditions ranging from 30 to 100 degrees
Exposure to wet and humid conditions.
Normal traffic and driving conditions
Will possibly be working alongside others with social, mental, and emotional disabilities.
High School degree or equivalent, preferred
- One-year truck driving experience, preferred
- Valid Class B CDL
- Good driving record with no more than two points on DMV record within the previous 12 months.
Dr. Helms’ vision set an early course for what today has become a $4 billion nonprofit organization. Helms described Goodwill Industries as an “industrial program as well as a social service enterprise...a provider of employment, training and rehabilitation for people of limited employability, and a source of temporary assistance for individuals whose resources were depleted.”
Times have changed, but Helms’ vision remains constant: “We have courage and are unafraid. With the prayerful cooperation of millions of our bag contributors and of our workers, we will press on till the curse of poverty and exploitation is banished from mankind.”
Goodwill’s network of 165 independent, community-based Goodwills in the United States and Canada offers customized training and services for individuals who want to find a job, pursue a credential or degree, and strengthen their finances. Each local Goodwill must be accredited, apply for membership and meet certain criteria established by Goodwill Industries International (GII).
The GII Member Services center, located in Rockville, MD, offers local Goodwills a number of benefits to enhance their programs and services, and grow their Goodwills.
Goodwill Industries – Big Bend, Inc. was founded on June 1, 1965. The first local Goodwill store was opened on Jackson Bluff Road in Tallahassee.
At that same time Goodwill collection boxes were placed in all major communities for the collection of used clothing. These donations were taken to a workshop for repair, then sold to assist disabled and disadvantaged people the area.
Over the next 35 years Goodwill Industries – Big Bend grew significantly. A Halfway House for men was established on July 1, 1972, providing temporary supervised living for Personal Work Adjustment Training clients. In 1981, Goodwill Industries – Big Bend began the Gulf Coast Division, a branch operation, with a store in Panama City, and in 1989, opened their first apartment complex for people with disabilities.
By the turn of the century, Goodwill Industries – Big Bend had retail outlets throughout the Big Bend area. The first computer training class began at the Mabry Street facility in March 2001 and Career Training Centers were added to many stores.
Now with 26 Retail Stores, 14 Attended Donation Centers, 9 Career Training Centers, 13 Residential Communities, and an Automotive Resale Lot, Goodwill Industries – Big Bend, Inc. continues to grow and offer more services to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.