Full-time, seasonal, May/June through November
As Delivery Driver, you are responsible for the safe and timely delivery of our CSA shares and wholesale items. This position works with an Assistant, making deliveries 3 to 5 times per week, depending on the time of year. CSA deliveries occur weekly, Tuesday through Friday, each day going to multiple locations and drop-sites. Wholesale deliveries occur on Fridays and Saturdays.
The delivery route, which you will repeat every week, will remain the same throughout the season. Wholesale deliveries occur on Fridays and Saturdays and can vary in location and route. You will primarily drive our large 24’ box truck, and occasionally our smaller 20’ box truck as well. Both trucks are diesel with manual transmissions.
We begin loading the truck at 7:00 every morning, using a detailed color-coordinated packing sequence. As such, applicants cannot be color blind and must be able to follow an organized packing system.
This position requires a high attention to detail, punctuality, and a clean driving record. Applicants should have prior experience driving large trucks, a familiarity with basic auto mechanics, and be content driving many hours each day.
This position interacts with our CSA drop site hosts and other CSA members, and as such is a representative of the farm and its values. Applicants should be knowledgeable and enthusiastic about local agriculture, and patient and friendly representatives of the farm.
This position works closely with the Delivery Assistant and Office Manager, and as such must have strong communication skills. Due to the complexity of the routes and the necessity for prompt communication with the Office Manager as needed, applicants should have a smartphone with GPS and texting capabilities.
Please note: Candidates must be able to lift 50 pounds and move heavy items. If you have a history of chronic back pain or other serious physical ailments or limitations, this position would not be a good fit for you.
Driving a 24’ manual transmission box truck, including in densely populated urban areas
Making multiple deliveries a day, and keeping a tight schedule to ensure items are delivered on time
Interacting with CSA members, and acting as a positive and cheerful liaison between the farm and its members
Packing and organizing the truck for both CSA and Wholesale deliveries
Heavy lifting for extended periods of time
Prompt and clear communication with the Office Manager if/when problems arise while on route
Ensuring that the trucks are running smoothly, and promptly communicating issues if and as they arise
Working alongside and supervising a Delivery Assistant
At least one year of experience that is applicable to this position (truck driving/deliveries/produce)
Attention to detail
Punctuality and strong time management skills
Positive and energetic disposition with strong interpersonal skills
Strong back with the ability to lift heavy and awkward objects
Ability to work well in both a team setting and independently
Fast learner and ability to adapt to new positions and working with new people
Ability to take direction, accept constructive feedback and to ask for help when needed
Ability to give direction and act as a leader among peers and colleagues
Ability to work for long durations in inclement weather
Ability to perform and endure repetitive physical work
40-60/wk (hours change with the season) working on a Tuesday-Friday schedule from June through late October
Commensurate with experience, and includes one small CSA share. Additionally, vegetables from the field are available for the picking, as well as partner share items at discount price.
Office Manager, Farm Manager
Please email a letter of interest, resume and 3 references to:
Dan Finkelstein and Valerie Cochran
Helsing Junction Farm
Please write “Delivery Driver” in the email subject line and include where you found this job posting in the body of the message.
We will only accept applications via email. Mailed or walk-in applications will not be accepted.