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Kids Cafe Driver

High Plains Food Bank Amarillo, TX

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: 401k, dental, life_insurance, medical, vision
Job Description

Job Title:   Lead Driver                                  Department:  Kids Cafe

Reports To:  Kids Cafe Coordinator        POSITION(S) SUPERVISED: N-A

FLSA Status: Hourly                                     

Prepared By:  Director of Kids Cafe        Prepared Date: March 5, 2016                                        

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The Lead Driver is employed by the High Plains Food Bank is an operations position designed to support the goals and objectives of the High Plains Food Bank; The Kids Cafe Program; The Child and Adult Care Food Program through The Texas Department of Agriculture/United States Department of Agriculture. The Kitchen Manager is responsible for supporting the Kids Cafe Coordinator in the organization, scheduling, evaluation and implementation of all Kids Cafe program material intended for our client population and the general public. Duties and responsibilities are subject to change in order to meet the needs of various programs, allow for growth, and fulfill the needs of the Kids Cafe program.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES                        Vehicle Operations

*        Advocate for children who are food insecure and/or economically disadvantaged

*        Ability to physically participate in a fast paced environment in day to day operations including but not limited to kitchen and warehouse work

*        Maintains a strong and favorable relationship with participating site partners

*        Prepares outgoing deliveries; makes deliveries; retrieves equipment used at partner sites

*        Schedules and develops vehicle maintenance

*        Provides direction to the route drivers throughout the work day

*        Responsible for daily cleanliness and regular maintenance of vehicles

*        Facilitates training as needed for the route drivers

*        Responsible for maintaining quality standards by performing regular vehicle inspections

*        Completes truck logs and documents in a timely manner

*        Must be able to reach, bend, balance and transport various objects weighing up to 30 lbs repeatedly during a shift. At times it may be necessary to lift up to 80 lbs.

*        S/he must be able to safely operate heavy machinery including kitchen equipment

*        Must be able to work around various levels of temperatures (snow, sleet, rain, hail, heat, cold, etc.)

*        Can perform basic reading, math and measurement calculations in English

*        S/he must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of Employees, Management and Vendors

*        Creating invoices for deliveries and retrieving

*        Ordering and receiving vehicle maintenance products

*        Maintaining catering equipment; (carts, hot boxes, etc.)

*        Assisting in the kitchen with stocking, rotating, and moving food product weekly

*        Assisting in the kitchen with dishwashing, floor cleaning, and trash removal daily

*        Maintain a clean and safe sally port area and parking lot area

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

*        Knowledge and experience with children

*        Able to communicate effectively and professionally with others

*        Able to pass and maintain a clear criminal background

*        Able to pass and maintain a drug screening test

*        Must be effective in a team environment and in an independent work setting

*        Must have great written and oral communication skills

*        Must be organized and detail oriented

*        This position functions in an office/kitchen/garage environment and requires travel within the service area. It requires the use of general office equipment          such as a telephone, computers, adding machines, calculators, fax, and copiers

*        Some weekend/evening hours required

*        A minimum of 1+ years in reference to driving/delivering or maintaining vehicles

QUALIFICATIONS:  

Required: High School Diploma or equivalent or College Education, Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and internet-based communications; Maintain a valid Commercial Driver’s License from the State of Texas 

Preferred:  Experience working with administrative aspects of government sponsored programs, Working knowledge of the Amarillo and Texas Panhandle Area, Familiar with food service concepts, practices, and procedures, Short and long-term planning, Ability to oversee multi projects simultaneously

Company Description
The mission of High Plains Food Bank is to alleviate hunger in the Texas Panhandle. Founded in 1982, High Plains Food Bank (HPFB) is a nonprofit organization serving as the clearing house for collection, storage, and distribution of donated and purchased grocery products, providing aide to the top 29 counties in the Texas Panhandle. HPFB partners with 165 different agencies, including churches, senior centers, child care facilities, halfway houses, soup kitchens, Kids Cafes, emergency pantries, shelters, and other nonprofits. Counties in our 30,000 square mile service area include Armstrong, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Collingsworth, Cottle, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Donley, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, and Wheeler.

Many families in the Texas Panhandle are food insecure, or truly make choices between paying utilities or buying food each month. HPFB can provide 4 meals worth of food for every dollar donated, in part due to our membership with Feeding America and their nationwide partnerships. Other sources of donated food include the USDA’s Emergency Food Assistance Program, local food drives, grocery stores, processing plants, and individual donors. Additionally, HPFB purchases food to supplement the warehouse supply in order to provide a variety of foods high in nutritional value. HPFB accepts donations and make recurring giving easy through our secure web page: hpfb.org/donate. The need is real, and your help is vital.

High Plains Food Bank

The mission of High Plains Food Bank is to alleviate hunger in the Texas Panhandle. Founded in 1982, High Plains Food Bank (HPFB) is a nonprofit organization serving as the clearing house for collection, storage, and distribution of donated and purchased grocery products, providing aide to the top 29 counties in the Texas Panhandle. HPFB partners with 165 different agencies, including churches, senior centers, child care facilities, halfway houses, soup kitchens, Kids Cafes, emergency pantries, shelters, and other nonprofits. Counties in our 30,000 square mile service area include Armstrong, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Collingsworth, Cottle, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Donley, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, and Wheeler. Many families in the Texas Panhandle are food insecure, or truly make choices between paying utilities or buying food each month. HPFB can provide 4 meals worth of food for every dollar donated, in part due to our membership with Feeding America and their nationwide partnerships. Other sources of donated food include the USDA’s Emergency Food Assistance Program, local food drives, grocery stores, processing plants, and individual donors. Additionally, HPFB purchases food to supplement the warehouse supply in order to provide a variety of foods high in nutritional value. HPFB accepts donations and make recurring giving easy through our secure web page: hpfb.org/donate. The need is real, and your help is vital.

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815 Ross St

Amarillo, TX
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