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Driver/Warehouse Worker

Please note: this position is located at our Ottumwa branch


This position is responsible for pulling orders and completing warehouse duties as assigned as well as the timely and professional execution of product donation pickups and order deliveries for the Food Bank of Iowa. Responsibilities also include proper maintenance of vehicles, equipment, proper logs, and other warehouse duties as assigned by the Warehouse Manager.


The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Accurately pull agency orders (dry and frozen product).
  • Operate all warehouse equipment in a safe and efficient manner (i.e.; forklift, pallet jacks, etc.).
  • Assist in maintaining a clean, safe and orderly warehouse.
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with Food Bank of Iowa staff, donors, agencies and volunteers.
  • Timely and professional execution of product donation pick ups and deliveries.
  • Complete and perform accurate documentation for shipping, receiving, unloading and warehousing of product.
  • Maintain accurate records of vehicle operations and maintenance on a daily basis and report conditions to Warehouse Manager.
  • Maintain all current licenses, certifications and medical cards in accordance with State and Federal mandated requirements.
  • Participate in third party Random Drug Testing program.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Warehouse Manager or Executive Director.


This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Knowledge of warehouse operations, practices, procedures and standards.
  • Possession of a valid Iowa Class B Drivers License and current DOT printout with no moving violations.
  • Proven ability to work steadily and independently with minimum supervision and to follow standardized procedures.
  • Ability to lift and/or move items weighing up to 60 pounds consistently, up to 80 – 100 pounds occasionally.
  • Certification to operate motorized forklift
  • Ability to work inside freezers and coolers with temperatures of -10 to 38 degrees.
  • Ability to work well with other staff and to relate well to donors and agency representatives. Speak to customers with poise, voice control and confidence, providing information in a clear and understanding manner.


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.

  • Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, lift and carry up to 50 pounds, perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
  • Conditions may include working inside and outside, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, radiant and electrical energy, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane. May require work in both cold and hot conditions.
  • Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, automobile, floor jack, and fork lift.


Download and complete application and send with resume to Joe Schulz, Ottumwa branch manager, at jschulz@foodbankiowa.org. Please, no phone calls.