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Driver/Warehouse Worker

Mission: We provide food for Iowa children, families, and seniors to lead full and active lives, strengthening the communities where they live.

Vision: A hunger free Iowa.

Core Values: Collaboration; commitment; compassion; courage; creativity.

Job Purpose

This hy-brid position is responsible for: driving a box truck locally to deliver agency orders and pick up donated food, keeping the facility orderly and clean, pulling orders, and assisting with agency order pick-ups.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Be accountable, yet foster collaboration. Provide feedback with compassion and accept feedback with courage. Creatively problem-solve and innovate. Commit to the success of all team members.

• Deliver food and retrieve donations safely, timely and professionally
• Maintain records of vehicle operations and maintenance
• Maintain all licenses, certifications and medical cards in accordance with State and Federal requirements
• Offload food deliveries and place into assigned racking slot
• Pull agency orders
• Assist with monthly inventory
• Assist in maintaining a clean, safe and orderly warehouse
• Operate box truck, all warehouse equipment and perform duties in safely
• Complete required documentation timely
• Complete food safety tracking logs and report non-compliant findings immediately
• Comply with standard operating procedures and appropriate internal control safeguards which are relevant to work responsibilities
• Incorporate trained volunteers where applicable and beneficial
• Other duties as assigned

Critical Working Relationships

The Driver – Warehouse Worker will work in a collaborative manner with Regional Partnership Coordinator, Retail Donation Manager and others to drive toward meeting FBOI strategic objectives, completion of important projects, and fulfillment of the organization’s mission.

Decision Making Examples

SITUATION: The order that the warehouse worker is pulling has a total weight of 2,500 pounds. The worker has to decide if he should leave the order on 1 pallet or split the heavy order onto 2 pallets.
DECISION: The warehouse worker first identifies if the order is a pick up or delivery. If it is a pick up then they ask the team member working at the agency door if they know the vehicle of the agency that placed the order and if it can handle a heavy pallet or if it needs to be placed on 2 pallets or possibly hand loaded. If it is a delivery they ask either the Warehouse Manager or a truck driver if available if a 2,500 pound pallet is acceptable on 1 pallet for delivery.

SITUATION: The driver has a check engine light come on in the truck while doing the pre-trip inspection.
DECISION: The driver reads the trouble code on the truck’s display. If it is a critical code they shut down the truck immediately and consult with the Warehouse Manager or Lead on how to proceed. If the code is a maintenance code then they determine if they continue with that day’s route or if the truck needs to be looked at by a mechanic before proceeding.


• Commitment to Food Bank of Iowa’s vision, mission and values
• Professional maturity, good judgment, integrity and honesty
• Possession of a valid Iowa Class B Driver’s License and current DOT printout with no moving violations
• Knowledge of and compliance with warehouse procedures and common standards
• Acute attention to accuracy in fulfillment of all responsibilities
• Proven ability to work steadily and independently with minimal supervision
• Ability to lift items up to 60 pounds consistently and up to 80 – 100 pounds occasionally
• Motorized forklift certified or aptitude to learn
• Ability to work inside freezers and coolers with temperatures of -10 to 38 degrees
• Must be drug free and will periodically submit to a third party random drug test

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

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 and perceive depth. Conditions may include working inside, working with computers, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, truck, van and bus.

To Apply
Send resume or CV And cover letter to Steve Laudick,Vice President of Business Administration, at slaudick@foodbankiowa.org. Please, no phone calls.