Full-Time Delivery Driver
Drivers are responsible for delivering food and veterinary products to association member hospitals/clinics, as well as picking up deceased pets for cremation and returning ashes to association member hospitals/clinics.
- Minimum of high school diploma or general education degree (GED)
- Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
- Must pass a pre-employment background check and drug screening.
- Driving experience with knowledge of greater Twin Cities area; able to read and comprehend maps.
- Must be able to read tags and paperwork, both handwritten and typewritten.
- Must have interpersonal communication skills to interact effectively with customers, including problem-solving as needed.
- Must be self-motivated and able to work unsupervised, make routine decisions, and solve routine problems effectively and independently.
- Must be able to mentally and emotionally handle the task of picking up and transporting deceased animals.
- Must pay close attention to detail; able to organize a truck and deliver merchandise efficiently.
- Possess good judgment, basic decision-making, and common sense.
- Can understand and adhere to safety requirements, especially relating to safe lifting protocol.
- Sitting/driving for long periods in a driving position.
- Possess valid driver’s license and able to drive safely, navigating throughout the state to efficiently visit clinics. Able to drive up to 250 miles per day.
- Able to move about truck and clinics including reaching, bending, stooping, crawling, climbing, etc., simultaneous to lifting and moving products and animals in confined space of a vehicle.
- Bending at the waist to lean into chest freezers and stretching and reaching into chest freezers to remove and lift deceased animals weighing up to 75 pounds unassisted, 150 pounds with assistance.
- Able to lift and carry 50-60 pounds repeatedly throughout the workday, in and out of clinics, truck, and VHA offices.
- Able to regularly climb steps in the clinic while simultaneously carrying products and/or animals.
- Operate cell phones and other common office equipment.
- Basic hand tools, including but not limited to, wrenches, screwdrivers, etc., related to performing building maintenance, minor van adjustments, etc.