Delivery Driver Assistant

 
 

Position Details:

Full-time, seasonal, April  through November

As Delivery Driver Assistant, you will assist with the safe and timely delivery of our CSA shares. This position works with the farm’s main Delivery Driver, making deliveries 4 times per week from June through October.

CSA deliveries occur weekly, Tuesday through Friday, each day going to multiple locations and drop-sites. This position will be trained to drive our manual transmission box trucks and will learn the delivery routes, but will only drive when our Delivery Driver is unable.  

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’s main responsibilities include helping load and unload the truck, providing directions and assistance to the Driver as needed, communicating with our Office Manager and interacting with CSA members. Applicants must have a high attention to detail, a clean driving record, and be punctual.

Applicants should have prior experience driving large trucks or heavy equipment, should have a familiarity with basic auto mechanics, and be content making deliveries for many hours each day.

This position interacts closely 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 Driver 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 must 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.

 

Responsibilities:

  • 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 pleasant liaison between the farm and its members

  • Communicating promptly and regularly with our Office Manager

  • Packing and organizing the truck for both CSA and Wholesale deliveries

  • Heavy lifting for extended periods of time

  • Driving a 24’ manual transmission box truck, including in densely populated urban areas

  • Ensuring that the trucks are running smoothly, and promptly communicating issues if and as they arise

 

Qualifications:

  • Prior experience that is applicable to this position (farming/truck driving/deliveries) desired but not a must

  • 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

 

Working Hours:

40-60/wk (hours change with the season) working a Tuesday-Friday schedule from June through late October.

Compensation:

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.

 

Reports to:

Office Manager, Delivery Driver, Farm Manager

 

To Apply:

Please email a letter of interest, resume and 3 references to:

Dan Finkelstein and Valerie Cochran
Helsing Junction Farm
helsingfarm@gmail.com

Please write “Delivery Driver Assistant” 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.