US Foods Delivery Driver Trainee in Norwich, Connecticut
To attract candidates with a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with less than six months commercial driving experience. This is a trainee position, involving a structured 90-180 day training program, both classroom and on-the-road. Must have a valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with less than six months commercial driving experience. Class A issued by the state of legal residence with the necessary endorsements and be DOT qualified. At the conclusion of this training program, a successful candidate should be qualified to advance to the position of Delivery Driver. All functions must be completed in a safe and timely manner and in accordance with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. During the training period, the trainee will work with designated senior drivers selected to participate in the program and will assist in delivery duties to gain insight into the physical requirements of the job, safe work practices, and receive coaching on their driving skills.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- 100 % attendance in all elements of the training program, actively participating in classroom exercises as well as hands on instruction.
- Maintains satisfactory feedback from supervisor and driver/coaches during the classroom and on-the-road driving portion of the training program.
- Assists designated US Foods drivers in route completion, learning all aspects of the job.
- Achieves defined performance expectations during the first 90 day probationary period of program.
- Successfully completes the US Foods Driver On-Boarding program as part of the training curriculum.
- Attends all required company meetings and adhere to all safety practices and company policies.
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Education/Training : High School Diploma/GED preferred.Must be able to read, write and communicate in English as it relates to the job and to the safety regulations. Must have basic math skills (add, subtract, multiply, divide) and ability to work with money collected from customers to ensure the amount collected matches the invoiced amount.
Related Experience/Requirements:Less than six months CDL Class A commercial driving experience. Experience delivering food or beverage products preferred but not required. Experience operating heavy motor vehicle equipment and/or one year’s experience as a warehouse selector in a foodservice or comparable product environment preferred but not required.
Must be able to pass DOT physical and obtain a two year DOT Medical Card upon receiving a conditional employment offer.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities : Must be at least 21 years of age.Must be able to use, or learn to use, all equipment, global positioning systems (GPS) i.e. XATA, POD, and tools used to perform the job.Must be able to perform all job functions safely.Must be able to work the scheduled/assigned times and required overtime for the position.Must know/have ability to learn material safety data sheet information regarding all material used within the scope of the work.
Must be able to perform coupling procedures for the Tractor/Trailer.Must have excellent customer service skills.Must successfully complete the DOT written examination for drivers and pass a controlled substance abuse screening test.Must be able to work in extreme weather conditions, including applying tire chains if needed.Must adhere to all safety practices and company policies.
No more than two convictions in the past two year period for traffic violations. No more than one of these may be a serious (as defined by DOT) violation or result of an accident - company or private vehicle; No DUI convictions within past three years, regardless of type of vehicle operated; no driver's license suspension within past three years (insurance and overweight tickets are excluded); and no termination by previous employer for failure to comply with safety regulations or for accident involvement.
Physical Requirements: Must be able to work in extreme weather conditions. Must be able to perform the following physical activities for described length of time:OCCASIONALLY:1% - 33%FREQUENTLY:34% - 66%CONTINUOUSLY:67% - 100%JOB REQUIRES WORKER TO:1. STAND Frequently 2. WALK Frequently 3. DRIVEFrequently 4. SITFrequentlyJOB REQUIRES WORKER TO LIFT:1. 1-10 lbs (Sedentary)Occasionally2. 10-20 lbs (Light)Frequently 3. 25-50 lbs (Medium)Frequently 4. 50-100 lbs (Heavy)Occasionally5. Over 100 lbs (Very Heavy) OccasionallyJOB REQUIRES WORKER TO CARRY:1. 1-10 lbs (Sedentary)Occasionally2. 10-20 lbs (Light) Occasionally3. 20-50 lbs (Medium)Occasionally4. 50-100 lbs (Heavy)Occasionally5. Over 100 lbs (Very Heavy)NeverJOB REQUIRES WORKER TO:1. Push/pull Frequently – e.g.: Hand truck, gate, straps, metal ramp, truck door, dolly, boxes, truck gear shift2. Climb/balanceFrequently – e.g.: In/Out Truck/Trailer (2 vertical step
Primary Location: Norwich-CT
Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Job
Job Function: Delivery
Job Level: Individual Contributor